5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight-Loss Surgery

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5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight-Loss Surgery

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery is Expensive

5 Reasons to Try a Diet Before Weight-Loss Surgery. Weight-loss surgery is expensive; it comes with a number of health risks, and, in certain circumstances, can sometimes result in non-reversible, medical complications. Additionally, the surgery will often have unexpected lifestyle implications. These changes often affect not just the patient, but also the lives of their close family and friends.

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Gastric Band, Sleeve or Bypass

Weight-loss surgery, regardless of whether it is Gastric Band, Sleeve or Bypass, seldom delivers the expected positive long-term results. A large number of weight-loss surgery patients have somehow started to believe that surgery provides a guaranteed weight-loss result; sorry, but it doesn’t! The same people also expect any weight they do lose to be permanent. And that, of course, is not true either.

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

Hybrid Approach to Weight Loss

The alternative method of weight loss that we will be detailing on this page is really a ‘Hybrid’ approach. The award-winning My Weigh Less programme (MWL) is ‘psychology-focused’. It benefits from the inclusion of a number of ‘science-driven’ components, which result in a piqued level of success. The treatment incorporates developments in the field of neuroplasticity, along with the work of Professor Philip Zimbardo, of Stanford University, around the Theory of Time Perspectives.

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

Why Hybrid? – What’s Different?

As we mentioned earlier, the MWL programme focuses on the use of psychology, introducing permanent change in the mind of the dieter. At the same time, the programme leans towards the empirically proven concepts around adopting a low-carbohydrate diet. Most people are aware of how a hybrid car works, with its two sources of power, selecting which one is appropriate, at any given time. The MWL concept follows similar lines, allowing a continuous choice between two proven options. Our work was featured in Hello.

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight-Loss Surgery

Many people who are not aware of our work in the weight-loss arena question the vital role psychology. But, you see, it’s a fact that no child has ever been born obese; that, sadly, is a learned behaviour. If you ask an overweight person, do you ever eat when you are tired, sad, lonely, bored, depressed, feeling down, stressed, or just to take your mind off things, in 90% of cases they will answer: “Yes!”

These are, of course, all psychological triggers, that need to be, and can be reset. However, if someone underwent weight-loss surgery and these issues were not rectified, the patient would be plagued with them for the rest of their lives. This unfortunately is the main reason for the dreaded ‘regain’, or ‘weight creep’, that many people suffer with, following surgery.

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

Hybrid Approach Works….

One area of MWL that always gains media interest is our mental ‘re-programming’ around the word ‘WANT’. Basically, we use a number of approaches, including clinical hypnosis, to introduce change in a person’s thinking around the words WANT and NEED. Let me give you an example… You are sitting in a restaurant with friends. When you order your meal; let’s say it’s a gourmet burger, as an example, the waitress asks: “Do you want fries with that?” But, after our treatment, you are more likely to hear: “Do you need fries with that?” It may sound like a small thing, but the fact is, at a cognitive level, we react to those words very differently.

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5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight-Loss Surgery

After treating over a thousand clients, and amassing in excess of 15,000 treatment hours, we know that the majority of overweight people are seeking a ‘Quick Fix’ solution. And ideally, they would prefer one that comes with a zero effort requirement on their part. Of course, whilst this sounds wonderful, in reality, that scenario just does not exist; it resembles something from a Disney fairy tale!

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

Dieting is a Challenge

Dieting, losing weight is often a challenge, and anyone who says it’s easy is just not being truthful. However, science is progressing, and the interest in overcoming obesity is growing at a global government level. New approaches and interventions are being shared in the media on a near weekly basis. As an example, the newly published research findings explaining the connection between a person achieving the recommended number of hours of quality sleep hours each night and obesity has introduced a whole new facet in the weight-loss arena. You may also like to read our dedicated page on the site, explaining all about sleep and weight loss.

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5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight-Loss Surgery

On the pages of this website you can read a number of our clients’ verified case studies, along with their before and after photos. You can also read about Sarah Hart, photo below, who lost of 140 pounds, half her body weight. Sarah later appeared on TV, in both the UK, and Australia, to talk about her weight-loss journey. Also, in the success stories section of the site, you can read about Kay Lindley, who lost 100 pounds. And, as a bonus, she also reversed her ten-year diagnosis of having type 2 diabetes.

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Read before Going Under the Knife….

So what are our top five reasons why we recommend you to follow a structured, non-surgical, weight-loss programme, before even considering ‘going under the knife’? Also, at the bottom of the page, we are going to share with you a few ‘Weight Loss Gems’ that we are sure will help to make it a little less stressful for you to get you started on your weight-loss journey.

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#1. Why should I try a diet before weight-loss surgery? One of the main benefits of seriously trying a non-surgical intervention is that you will be able to monitor the effects of changes in your diet and lifestyle habits, and see just what works and what doesn’t. You can do this without the risks, or side effects, of the surgical alternative.

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5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight-Loss Surgery

#2. An ever-growing range of different weight-loss approaches are continually becoming available. The easiest diet to commit to for a longer term is a low-carb diet. At a scientific level, there are many reasons that explain just why ‘Low-Carb’ is proving so successful for weight loss. One of these is the dramatic effect the diet has on certain hormones, in particular insulin and grhelin.

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Firstly, following a low-carb eating plan helps your body respond better and be more sensitive to the fat storage hormone, insulin. As a result the body produces less insulin, your cravings for sugar are reduced, and less fat is stored. Secondly, the body releases less of the hunger hormone, ghrelin, in response to a low-carb diet. The direct result is that you experience fewer cravings and no longer feel hungry. Many people report feeling liberated after completely eliminating snacking from their lives by choosing a low-carb lifestyle!

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Change Your Lifestyle

#3. If undertaken correctly, dieting will not only help you lose weight, but more importantly, it can help you change your lifestyle to better manage your weight on a permanent basis. On the other hand, weight-loss surgery is a drastic and permanent solution that isn’t for everyone. It’s vitally important for each person to consider the pros and cons of dieting, or weight-loss surgery, before making a decision. On a personal level, having met so many people who have undergone the surgery, the biggest surprise was the effect on their general lifestyle. Family holidays, post-surgery, where you can maybe no longer sit in a restaurant as a group, or eat on a plane, can be life-changing.

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

#4. What are some of the negative aspects of a diet? If not approached correctly diets can be restrictive, resulting in the dieter feeling deprived. This is a problem because people tend to crave things that they are not allowed to eat; this heightened awareness can lead to the dieter ‘throwing in the towel’. On the other hand, a well-constructed diet, with additional input, can be very successful.

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight-Loss Surgery

 #5. A doctor can help you decide whether you’re a good candidate for a diet, or surgery. However, if you have a BMI over 30, have been diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnoea, then it’s advised that you go on a diet before even considering surgery. We are often asked: “How much weight will I lose each week?” On our programme, we would expect the weight loss in the initial period to be in the region of two-three pounds per week. As you progress, like with any weight-loss regime, this will slow down to around two pounds per week. And finally, as you move close to your target weight, between 1-2 pounds.

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Start Your Weight-Loss Journey Today

In conclusion, with a programme like MWL, there are no pre qualification requirements regarding your starting weight, or BMI. Also, there are no waiting lists. So, you can literally start today if you wish, and record you first week’s weight loss in seven days’ time. Finally, of course, if you were considering private weight-loss surgery, then the cost of MWL, at just £399, for the same result, is a significantly smaller financial commitment. Read our Dedicated Page Alternative to Weight loss Surgery Here

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight-Loss Surgery

Are you tired of trying an endless list of diets that just don’t work? And becoming weary of your efforts, which always result in you regaining all the lost weight? Are you looking for a medically endorsed solution; one based on thousands of hours of clinical experience?  Maybe something that doesn’t involve following a restrictive diet, doing lots of exercise, or having invasive surgery…?

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

So, go ahead, relax, and take a few minutes to daydream… What would it be like to be slim and healthy, to be at your target weight? Can you imagine if you never had to go on a diet again, or be afraid of food? What if you were able to enjoy every social event, with the amazing feeling of extra energy, and improved self-esteem?

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

Award-Winning Weight-Loss Solution

Read on to find out about our award-winning solution! But first, allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Martin and Marion Shirran, and we have worked in the field of weight loss for almost 20 years. We are both clinical therapists, and the developers of the globally acclaimed Gastric Mind Band Permanent Weight-Loss Treatment. Articles about our successful clients have appeared in many different newspapers, including the Daily Mail, The Times, The Telegraph and the Express. Additionally, magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Hello, Woman, Reader’s Digest and Psychologies have featured our work.

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

Over a thousand people, including medical professionals, celebrities, and members of the public, have travelled from around the world, to experience our weight-loss treatment. They invested their time and money because we are regarded as specialists in the weight-loss arena. Some clients simply want to shed their excess weight to look better, however others tell us that health is the main reason. Many of our past clients have successfully reversed medical conditions such as insulin resistance, diabetes, high blood pressure, and fatty liver disease, whereas others have managed to avoid having knee, or hip replacement surgery.

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5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight-Loss Surgery

Our weight-loss approach has been the subject of continued research and development over the last thirteen years. Sharon, above, lost 75 pounds. Our youngest client was just fourteen, and the oldest, eighty-six. Some clients wished to lose just a few pounds to fit into their wedding dress. But others, like Sarah, below, went on to lose over 140 pounds. As a result, she was featured globally on the TV and in the press. Follow this link to sign up for our course now, and you can start your weight-loss journey.

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Psychology-Focused Weight-Loss Method

The treatment is based on proven science, incorporating Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Neuroplasticity. It also includes our own Life Architecture Therapy, along with TCBT, our upgraded version of CBT, which is the subject of our bestselling book, published globally by Hay House. Professor Windy Dryden, of Goldsmiths University in London, endorsed the book, and Professor Philip Zimbardo, of Stanford University in the USA, wrote the foreword.

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

You can feel comfortable in the knowledge that our weight-loss approach has been the treatment of choice by many different medical specialists, including doctors, dentists, nurses, anaesthetists and consultant surgeons. You may like to read more details on our Medical Endorsements page.

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5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight-Loss Surgery

So, how would you feel, if you had the opportunity today, to sit down over an ever flowing cup of coffee, with two experienced, weight-loss specialists? And, what if, over the course of 12 hours, we explained everything you need to know to effortlessly achieve permanent weight loss? And we also shared with you all the tips, techniques and secrets we normally reserve exclusively for our visiting international clients?

Martin and Marion Shirran

Martin and Marion Shirran

Well, the good news is you can! And that’s because we have spent many months completely reformatting our unique, phenomenally successful approach to weight loss. As a result, the course is now instantly available to download to your phone, tablet, or computer. This also means that you can complete the entire course, without having to leave the comfort and security of your own home. Welcome to the ‘My Weigh Less Master Class’!

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Read on the pages of this website how the award-winning ‘My Weigh Less’ downloadable treatment is successfully delivering what is surely ‘utopia’ to dieters: a medically endorsed, proven weight-loss approach that provides permanent results! The programme is also based on over 15,000 1:1 clinical treatment hours. My Weigh Less can help you reach your weight-loss goals. Follow this link to sign up for our course now, and you can start your weight-loss journey today.

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

My Weigh Less Delivers…

Permanent Weight Loss
– No Diet or Exercise Required –
– Medically Endorsed –
– 15,000 1:1 Clinical Hours Experience –
– Fully Downloadable –
– Featured in Global Media –
– Award-Winning Programme –

Registered Stakeholder in NICE – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Marion Shirran, as a director of Oxford Therapeutics Limited, is proud to be a registered Stakeholder in NICE – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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Marion is also involved in the government’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity.

We were proud to be awarded the ‘Most Innovative Obesity Psychological Therapy’ in the UK Mental Health Awards 2022.

Mental Health Awards 2022 "Most Innovative Obesity Psychological Therapy Service"

We also appeared on the This Morning TV show, with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

Holly and Phil interviewed Martin and Marion Shirran

And, in 2010, we travelled to New York to be interviewed on the Good Morning America TV Show.

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We are also co-authors of two, bestselling books, about non-surgical weight loss, published by Hay House.

Martin and Marion Shirran
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5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

Below is a selection of weight-loss tips that everyone can start using straight away. And, if you enroll in the My Weigh Less Course, you will learn many more of our helpful tips and techniques about how to achieve successful, permanent weight loss.

Tip No. 1 – Only Eat When You’re Hungry!

This has to be our number one, golden rule, when it comes to achieving successful weight loss. In our experience, most overweight people eat for many different reasons, other than physical hunger. But, if you allow your emotions to control your eating habits, then it is unlikely that you will be able to control your weight as a result. So, before you reach for anything to eat, stop and ask yourself first if you physically NEED to eat, or you just WANT to…

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Tip No. 2 – Use a Smaller Plate!

You’ve probably heard this many times before, but it’s a fact that people who use larger plates tend to eat more food than those who eat from smaller plates. No doubt you know about the power of optical illusions. But are you aware of just how much more generous the same size portion of food appears, when presented on a smaller plate, instead of a larger one? Have a look at the image below. It’s known as the Delboeuf optical illusion. If you stick to our mantra, “always go for quality over quantity”, then you will definitely lose weight much more easily.

Delboeuf Optical Illusion

Tip No. 3 – Drink a Glass or Two of Water Before Your Meal!

Reduce Your Calorie Intake by over 20%, with almost with no effort! Research results, published by Harvard Medical showed that people who drank two large glasses of water, just before eating, consumed, on average, around 20% less food compared with when they didn’t drink anything before they ate. This is possibly as a result of the stretching and fullness sensation in the stomach.

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Tip No. 4 – Eat Slowly and Mindfully!

A growing number of studies have consistently found a correlation between speed of eating and weight, so it is officially accepted now that faster eaters are definitely more likely to become overweight. Studies have also shown that people are much more likely to eat more when their eating is mindless, as opposed to mindful. So, make meal times an occasion by sitting down at a table, with no distractions. Then eat slowly and savour every mouthful. You will naturally eat less food and also find it easier to lose weight as a result!

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Tip No. 5 – Stay Away From Sugar and Highly Processed Foods!

It’s a fact that sugar and highly processed foods have addictive properties! So much so, that many people find that once they start eating these foods, they literally can’t stop. And, of course, if you’re making such poor food choices, this in turn will make it almost impossible for you to lose weight. So, our advice is to choose healthy, unprocessed foods and limit the amount of sugar you consume. As a result, you will have far more control over how much you eat and also how much weight you can lose.

5 Reasons To Try a Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

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Tip No. 6 – Eat Your Favourite Foods on the Plate First!

You may not be aware of how important this tip is, but the order in which you eat your food can actually have a big impact on how much you consume! It’s quite common for overweight people to “save the best til last” when eating. In other words they only eat their favourite food right at the end. It’s not so surprising then, that they also tend to eat everything on their plate, regardless of how uncomfortably full they feel. Because, of course, they don’t want to miss out on the “best bit”!

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However, our advice is to eat your favourite things first. Not only will you enjoy it more, but it’s also much easier to stop when you’ve eaten just the right amount and leave the rest on the plate.

You can read a full breakdown of all the components included in the treatment package on the Course Details page. There is also an explanation of the treatment on the Does This Work? page. We look forward to working with you. Additionally, you can read reviews from medical and other professionals on the Medical Endorsement page.

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