You know what’s amazing about weight loss support?  Every single person I work with struggles to see the pathways that are right in front of them! It’s like we have blinders on.


I’m not sure why it is, but my clients see challenges ahead and literally can’t see the strategies that are also available. With weight loss, you need to talk about your struggles and allow others to help. Another perspective can often show the path you can’t see.

So many clients walk into one of my meetings or boot camps with what feels like an impossible challenge. Moreover, they’re certain there’s no way to handle it and that failure is inevitable, while others in the group see it so clearly and differently.

Group members throw out endless ideas about the small things to do to overcome the challenge. It’s like a miracle to watch what happens for the person struggling. Not only does she get all these new ideas that she didn’t think of on her own,  but also sifts through all of the possible solution to figure out which are most realistic for her to try. Talk about your challenges with a support system!

You will see the light at the end of the tunnel and in fact, you’ll walk out with a game plan and a hopeful attitude that creates success! There is ALWAYS another way to face a situation, but left alone we may never think of it. In essence, weight loss support takes the blinders off!


All things considered, there are endless ways to find support. To get you thinking, I have outlined some below. I’ll say again that each of you has a very specific type of support that’s most comfortable.

In brief, I recommend joining a group – it can be in person or online. All things considered, you owe it to yourself to at least give it a shot! Weight loss is an emotional, mental and physical battle best done with the support of outside eyes and ears helping you figure out what’s right under your nose.


A few options to consider as support pathways would be:

  • Private in-person coaching
  • Online coaching in groups or alone
  • Commercial weight loss programs that offer support
  • Social media support and motivation
  • Internet weight loss communities
  • Non-profit community organizations
  • Friends and family
  • Workout Buddies

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Join health, wellness and weight loss expert, Liz Josefsberg, in the Tuscan countryside for an unforgettable, life changing adventure. During this week-long journey, you’ll be inspired, uplifted and challenged to be your best you! The week will include daily meditations, workouts, seminars and one-on-one time with Liz. All of this will be balanced with some of life’s great pleasures – think wine tasting in the Tuscan countryside, because enjoying the best things in life is a key ingredient to achieving your goals!

With over 15 years in the health, wellness and weight loss industry, Liz has one simple mission: to educate, empower, and inspire others to live and sustain healthier lives. Liz is likely best knownfor her hands on involvement helping Oscar winning actress and singer, Jennifer Hudson, lose weight and transform her life. Liz’s roster of celebrity clients also includes Jessica Simpson, Charles Barkley, Katie Couric and Amber Riley, among others.

She is also the author of the revolutionary “Success Handbook” (2013, Weight Watchers) and “Find Your Fingerprint”, as well as her highly anticipated new book ‘Target 100’ coming out Fall 2017. Liz consults in the wearable technology sector, creating weight loss programs for forward-thinking companies like Lifetime Fitness. Liz has served as an ambassador and national spokeswoman on television shows including Good Morning America, QVC, The Dr. Oz Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Katie! and The Doctors. Liz has written for national print publications such as People Magazine, The New York Times, Ebony, Real Simple, Women’s World, and Us Weekly Magazine.

During this magical, intimate and all inclusive week, you will receive personal support from Liz, working one on one with her to create the best plan for your health and lifestyle. You will leave with a blueprint for how to live your healthiest life through simple, manageable and easy to implement ideas.

The setting for the retreat will be the 1,000 year old exclusive estate, Villa Montecastello, a working organic farm and olive orchard that has been immaculately renovated to offer its visitors an authentic luxury experience in Tuscany. Located one hour south of Florence, the Villa is surrounded by olive groves, with vineyards and nature reserves at its base.

Villa Montecastello is a full size working organic farm, producing award winning extra virgin olive oil, as well as a unique and vast assortment of garden produce and herbs which will be used in your meals and cooking classes throughout the week. The villa is home to an array of farm animals including the local breed of Cinta Senesi pig, donkeys, chicken and guinea fowl. Your week spent in this storybook setting will be complemented by clean farm to table eating, magical day trips to ancient local towns and hamlets, cooking classes and visiting boutique vineyards of Tuscany. Every detail of your week will be taken care of with the utmost attention to detail, so all you have to do is arrive and be ready to have the time of your life.

Each room is uniquely furnished with the utmost attention to detail. All rooms offer luxury hand ironed linens, hand made olive oil soap and shampoo, fresh cut flowers, air conditioning and free WiFi throughout the villa. Villa Montecastello offers 8 room options of varying sizes and pricing, each is filled with beautiful antiques, warmth and charm. The Villa Montecastello has many shared sitting areas both inside and out, a library filled with books about Italy, food and wine, as well as a professional chef’s kitchen where your cooking classes will take place. The intimate retreat will have a minimum of 6 guests and a maximum of 12 guests.


The week will include:

* All overnight accommodations at Villa Montecastello

* All meals including 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

* All local transportation for day trips including airport pickup and drop off at Florence airport

* Daily workouts and daily meditation

* Two personalized one on one sessions with Liz

* 60 minute massage

* Four group wellness seminars

* Tuscan Cooking Class and olive oil education

* Day trips to Siena, San Gimignano and Montalcino for a winery tour and tasting

* Free time to enjoy the pool and soak in the countryside

* A welcome Prosecco reception, plus house wine served with dinners from a professionally curated selection

Not Included in Pricing: Airfare, extra beverages outside of meals, transportation or activities outside of itinerary.

*For a detailed itinerary, please email or call 973.327.2336

All Fitness Levels Welcome


* Frantoio Suite $6700 per person for double occupancy
Our most romantic room, beautifully appointed with a King size canopy bed and en suite bathroom with claw foot tub
* Pendolino Studio $6400 per person for double occupancy, $6900 per person for single occupancy
A charming studio with Queen bed, private en suite bathroom and kitchenette
* Foresteria Room $6400 per person for double occupancy, $6900 per person for single occupancy
A beautiful large bedroom with King bed or two Twin beds and private en suite bathroom
* Moraiolo Bedrooms #1 & #2 $6100 per person double occupancy, $6600 per person single occupancy
Cozy and lovely rooms with private bathrooms across the hallway, just a few steps outside the room. Bedroom #1 has the option for a King bed or two Twin beds. Bedroom #2 has a Queen bed.
* Frantoio Bedrooms #1 & #2 $5800 per person double occupancy, $6300 per person single occupancy
Two beautifully appointed rooms with an extra large shared bathroom just a few steps outside the room. There are two separate rooms in the bathroom for extra privacy, one for the toilet and one for the shower and vanity. Perfect for two friends who want their own room but don’t mind sharing a bathroom.

50% deposit is required to secure your booking, 50% balance is due two weeks before departure. Deposit payment can be made by Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover) or Personal Check made payable to Montecastelli Selections.

Contact Villa Montecastello for questions, availability or to book:
By phone (973) 327.2336 or email

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We hope you can join us in Tuscany!

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