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Be Happy and Slim. Let’s think about weight loss for a moment. Consider it a journey that many people embark upon—a journey towards a healthier, more vibrant and fulfilling life, achieved just by shedding those extra pounds that burden our bodies.  

Imagine a life where you wake up every morning with increased energy, where your body feels light and agile, and where you can truly engage in all the social activities you love without limitations. That is what its like to be happy and slim. And it certainly does not have to be a distant dream; it can easily be a reality waiting for you to embrace.

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Be Happy and Slim

So, let’s delve into some of the remarkable benefits that come with shedding excess weight.  

Improved Physical Health: Reducing your body weight brings a plethora of health benefits that cannot be ignored. It significantly lowers the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer. By taking steps towards a healthier weight, you’re actively investing in a longer, healthier life. It’s a no-brainer for sure.  

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Increased Energy Levels: Carrying excess weight can be physically exhausting, leaving you drained and lethargic. Shedding those pounds means less strain on your joints and muscles, resulting in a surge of energy that you may have long forgotten. Try putting 20 pounds of stones, or anything else in a bag and going for a short walk with it, you may not last long.  

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Enhanced Mental Well-being: The rewards of weight loss aren’t just about the physical transformation—it’s about nurturing your mind as well. As you achieve your weight-loss goals, your confidence soars, and your self-esteem receives a boost. The sense of accomplishment and empowerment will quickly impact your overall mental well-being, reducing stress and anxiety.  

Improved Sleep

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Better Sleep: Obesity often leads to sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. As you reduce your body weight, you’ll likely experience improved sleep quality. A good night’s sleep is essential for rejuvenation and cognitive function, and it can set the tone for a productive and fulfilling day.  

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Better Mobility

Increased Mobility and Flexibility: Shedding excess weight takes the strain off your joints, allowing for better mobility and flexibility. Everyday tasks become easier, and you’ll find yourself more willing and able to participate in physical activities you might have once shied away from.  

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Positive Social Interactions: A journey towards a healthier weight can also enhance your social life. Increased confidence and improved physical appearance often lead to more positive social interactions. You’ll feel more comfortable and confident in social settings, fostering deeper connections with those around you.  

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Be A Star

Setting a Positive Example: By choosing to lose weight and embrace a healthier lifestyle, you become an inspiration to those around you—your friends, family, and even your children. Your journey can ignite a spark of change in their lives, showing them that with determination and dedication, positive transformations are possible. Be Happy and Slim. 

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Longevity and Quality of Life: Ultimately, the benefits of reducing body weight extend beyond the immediate rewards. By taking control of your health and making conscious choices, you’re investing in a longer and more vibrant life, ensuring that you enjoy a longer and healthier life. And it matters not how old you are, it is never, ever too late.  

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In Conclusion

In conclusion, it’s crucial to emphasise that happiness should not be solely tied to body size or weight. Body positivity movements have gained traction in recent years, promoting self-acceptance and self-love at any size. True happiness comes from a combination of factors, including nurturing healthy relationships, pursuing personal passions, and maintaining a positive outlook on life.

Ultimately, the connection between happiness and being at your correct weight is about striking a balance. While achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can contribute to a happier and healthier life, it’s equally important to prioritise self-love, self-acceptance, and mental well-being. Happiness should be holistic, embracing the diversity of body shapes and sizes that make up our wonderfully diverse world.

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So join us, let us demonstrate and guide you on a journey towards achieving a reduced body weight. It will not be without its challenges, but remember this: every step you take, every healthy choice you make, brings you closer to a life filled with vitality, joy, and limitless potential.   The path ahead may have obstacles, but with determination, perseverance, and a positive mindset, you have the power to overcome them all. Oxford Therapeutics Ltd, with its non-surgical My Weigh Less Programme has helped hundreds of people just like you to achieve their dream.

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FAQ 1: Can I Be Happy And Slim?


Yes, it is absolutely possible to be both happy and maintain a healthy weight. In fact, these two aspects often go hand in hand. Here’s how they can be interconnected:

  1. Positive Mindset: Cultivating a positive mindset and practising gratitude can contribute to overall happiness. When you feel good about yourself and focus on your accomplishments, you’re more likely to make healthy choices, including those related to your weight.
  2. Physical Well-being: Maintaining a healthy weight is not just about appearance; it’s about taking care of your body’s overall well-being. Regular exercise and a balanced diet can release endorphins, which are known as “feel-good” hormones that contribute to happiness.
  3. Increased Energy: Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can lead to increased energy levels. With more energy, you’ll be more motivated to engage in activities that bring you joy and satisfaction.
  4. Improved Confidence: Reaching your weight goals can boost your self-esteem and confidence. Feeling good about yourself can lead to increased happiness and a more positive outlook on life.

FAQ 2: Does being overweight make you depressed?


Being overweight or obese can potentially contribute to feelings of depression, but it’s important to note that the relationship between weight and mental health is complex and can vary from person to person. Here are some factors to consider:

  1. Psychological Impact: People who are overweight or obese might face societal stigma, discrimination, and negative comments, which can lead to lower self-esteem, body dissatisfaction, and feelings of social isolation. These factors can contribute to the development or exacerbation of depression.
  2. Body Image: Struggling with body image issues can lead to psychological distress. Individuals who feel unhappy or dissatisfied with their appearance due to their weight might be at a higher risk of experiencing depressive symptoms.
  3. Health Issues: Being overweight or obese is associated with a higher risk of various health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, and sleep disorders. Dealing with chronic health conditions can contribute to feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression.
FAQ 3: Does being depressed make you gain weight?


Depression can affect weight in different ways for different individuals. While some people might experience weight gain as a result of depression, others might experience weight loss or have no significant changes in weight at all. Here’s how depression can potentially influence weight:

  1. Weight Gain: Some individuals with depression may turn to food as a way to cope with their emotional distress. This can lead to overeating, particularly high-calorie and comfort foods, which can result in weight gain over time. Changes in appetite, particularly an increase in appetite, are common symptoms of depression for some people.
  2. Changes in Physical Activity: Depression often leads to reduced motivation and energy levels, which can result in decreased physical activity. A lack of exercise can contribute to weight gain over time.
  3. Hormonal Changes: Depression can affect hormonal regulation in the body, including hormones that influence metabolism and appetite. Imbalances in these hormones might contribute to changes in weight.
  4. Medication Effects: Some medications used to treat depression can have side effects that impact weight. Certain antidepressants, for example, might lead to weight gain in some individuals.
  5. Binge Eating: Emotional eating, particularly binge eating, can be a coping mechanism for some individuals with depression. Binge eating episodes involve consuming large amounts of food in a short period due to emotional distress.
  6. Slower Metabolism: Some research suggests that depression might be associated with a slower metabolism, which can contribute to weight gain.

It’s important to note that not everyone who is depressed will experience weight gain, and the relationship between depression and weight is complex and can vary widely from person to person. Some individuals with depression might experience weight loss due to changes in appetite or an increase in anxiety levels that affect eating patterns.If you or someone you know is experiencing depression and its potential effects on weight, it’s important to seek support from mental health professionals and healthcare providers. Addressing the underlying emotional concerns through therapy, counselling, medication, and lifestyle changes can help manage both depression and its potential impact on weight.

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…?

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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?

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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.

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Martin and Marion Shirran

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.

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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.

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Successful Weight Loss

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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Our weight-loss approach has been the subject of continued research and development over the last fifteen years. Sharon, above, lost 75 pounds. Our youngest client was just fourteen, and the oldest, eighty-six. You may be interested to read about some of our successful clients and see a selection of before and after photos on our Success Stories page.

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Some clients wished to lose just a few pounds to fit into their wedding dress. However, Katie, above, lost 100 pounds, and 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 today.

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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.

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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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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? Be Happy and Slim.

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My Weigh Less Downloadable Weight-Loss Course

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.

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My Weigh Less Delivers…

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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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Additionally, she is involved in the government’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity.

We were proud to be nominated the ‘Most Innovative Obesity Psychological Therapy Service’ 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, on the topic of non-surgical weight loss, published by Hay House.

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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.

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

Reduce your calorie intake by over 20%, with almost no effort! Research results, published by Harvard Medical, showed that people who drank two large glasses of water, just before eating, on average, consumed 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.

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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. Be Happy and Slim.

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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Click on the link below to listen to our short audio introduction of the weight-loss course.

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You can download the complete My Weigh Less course, and start your weight-loss journey today.

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Although the weight-loss results and success stories shown on the site are typical, individual results will vary, and are not guaranteed. Weight-loss success depends on each individual’s level of motivation, commitment, food intake and metabolism. Read our full disclaimer in the Terms & Conditions.

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