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Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Band.

Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Band

Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Band all come under the banner of Bariatric Surgery, better known as weight loss surgery. Not so long ago, many people had never heard of bariatric surgery. But more recently, people talk about the various bariatric procedures almost as often as the weather! There are, however, a few misconceptions about this type of surgery. Firstly, for some reason, many people believe that the expected weight loss is pretty much guaranteed. Secondly, others believe that any weight loss achieved will be permanent!!!

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No Guarantees, and often not Permanent

It‘s surprising for some people to learn that the desired weight loss following bariatric surgery is not guaranteed. Many medical sites state that up to 35 per cent of bariatric patients do not achieve their weight loss goals. Additionally, a percentage of patients will regain any weight lost in the following couple of years. However, the stark realities around the potential results often don’t deter those who are eager to lose weight. Consequently, more and more patients are happy to go under the surgeon’s knife, with some paying a hefty price for the privilege.

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Bariatric Surgery Can Deliver Life-Changing Results

For some people, of course, bariatric surgery is the last resort, providing life-changing results. Whereas others simply see it as an easy route to weight loss, requiring zero effort from them. At the end of the day, however, it is a surgical procedure, and no-one should ever choose elective surgery without doing considerable research beforehand. An additional issue that is often overlooked is the potential lifelong effect the surgery will have on the person’s day to day life, and that of their close friends and family. As a result, Christmases, celebrations and family holidays may never be quite the same again.

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OK, let’s be honest, we are on the opposite side of the table, with regard to weight-loss treatments. Because, for fifteen years, we have been providing a non-surgical alternative, a Permanent Weight Loss Treatment. You may also find it interesting to read that a number of our clients are medical professionals, including Nurses, Anaesthetists and an NHS Consultant Surgeon. So, our treatment is Psychology-Focused, because, like many, we believe that being overweight is not a physical issue. We ask people do you eat when you are feeling tired, sad, lonely, bored or depressed…? And if so, how can surgery possibly resolve those issues…?

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Sarah Lost 140 pounds – No Surgery

Sarah Hart, above, is one of over a thousand clients who have completed our treatment. Please read the Case Studies and Medical Endorsements of our clients on this website. At the bottom of this page, we invite you to download an audio introduction of our treatment. We are not asking for your email address, or credit card details, but just five minutes of your time. So, now let us provide you with a brief overview of each of the three main surgical alternatives. You can obviously find additional in-depth information regarding each one on the Internet. You may also like to read our dedicated page: “5 Reasons to Try a Diet Before Weight-Loss Surgery.”

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The Gastric Sleeve

The Gastric Sleeve procedure, like the Bypass described later, is permanent and non-reversible. During the operation surgeons remove over 70 percent of one of the most important organs in the body. You can see in the image above just how much of the stomach is made redundant. Complications following the surgery can include excessive bleeding, infection, negative reaction to anaesthesia, blood clots, breathing problems, and leaks from the edge of the stomach where it was cut. Some information taken from

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The Gastric Bypass

I recently read an article on the web “10 years ago I had a Gastric Bypass” written by Irina Gonzalez. Anyone even remotely thinking about undergoing this procedure should read it. The Gastric Bypass operation is non-reversible; it is with you for life. As she says; “Sure, you’ll lose the weight, but what then? If you’re anything like me, keeping the weight off will be a lifelong struggle”. As her surgeon told her: it’s not a solution, it’s a tool, something for you to work with. Read our Page on NHS Surgery here

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Gastric bypass surgery comes with risks. Possible complications include infection, blood clots, and internal bleeding. Another risk is an anastomosis. This is where a new connection is created in your intestines and stomach during the bypass surgery that will not fully heal, which then causes leakage. Leaking of digestive juices and partially digested food through an anastomosis is one of the most serious complications after gastric bypass surgery. From

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The Gastric Band

The Surgical Gastric Band is the most common bariatric procedure. However, like the alternatives, it takes place under a General Anaesthetic, which comes with increased risks if the patient is overweight. The procedure is the least invasive of the bariatric offerings, and is now an important part of the overall global management of obesity. Gastric Band surgery has several potential complications described below. Thus your medical team should clearly explain them to you. From We also have another dedicated page about Gastric Bands.

Potential Complications

The potential complications include slippage, port or tubing malfunction, stomal obstruction, band erosion, pouch dilation, and port infection are examples of complications that may occur. Upper gastrointestinal tract imaging is often necessary to diagnose these complications. Some complications can be managed in the primary care setting, through behavioral diet modification, or removal of fluid from the band (band deflation). Other complications, however, require surgical repair or removal of the band.

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Martin Lost 85 Pounds

Martin Shirran was the second trial candidate for the unique non surgical weight loss treatment that has been featured on TV and in the media on both sides of the Atlantic. You can read his story, and that of others, along with verified before and after photos on this site. In conclusion, if the results are not guaranteed, and if the treatment comes with a number of surgical risks, don’t you owe it to yourself to at least investigate the alternatives…? You may also like to read our post: “How to Reduce Your Risk of Surgery Complications”

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Top Weight Loss Tips

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…When you have a spare moment you maybe interested in our dedicated page Celebrity Weight Loss Secrets.

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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. Remember the famous Delboeuf optical illusion, because a small portion of food looks more generous when served on a smaller size plate. 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 than previously. 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.

Downloadable Weight Loss Treatment. Katie Drew, featured below, lost an incredible 100 lbs following her treatment with Martin and Marion. She was featured globally in the press. You can read further information on this site, along with additional details about Katie, in the Success Stories Section.

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Dream to be slim…’

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Go ahead, relax, and take a few minutes to daydream about what it would be like to be slim and healthy. How about being at your target weight? 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? And you also had an abundance of extra energy, and improved self-esteem. Welcome to the evidence-based My Weigh Less Master Class! A proven, psychology-focused, downloadable weight-loss treatment, that delivers permanent results. Based around over 15,000 clinical 1:1 hours treating overweight clients.

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A Downloadable Weight Loss Treatment

My Weigh Less, a weight loss treatment that is fully downloadable built around a version of Martin and Marion Shirran’s globally acclaimed Gastric Mind Band Permanent Weight Loss Treatment. For the first time, the unique, phenomenally successful approach to weight loss, is instantly available to download to your phone, tablet, or computer. As a result, you can complete the entire course in the comfort and privacy of your own home. The approach concentrates on what is agreed to be the epicentre around the issues and problems of excess weight. We’re talking about Psychology of course!

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A Weight Loss Treatment that is Fully Downloadable

Over a thousand people, including Medical Professionals, celebrities, and members of the public, have travelled from around the world, to visit the Elite Clinic in Spain. They invested thousands of pounds to spend four days with the Shirrans, who are regarded as experts in the weight loss field. They all shared a common desire; to lose weight. If you are wondering just why they came and valued the treatment so highly, then please take a look at the page on the site that explains exactly how and why the treatment works.

Kay Lindley reversed her Type 2 Diabetes following her treatment with Martin and Marion

Kay successfully reversed her Type 2 Diabetes

Some clients simply want to shed their excess weight to look better, 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. Psychologies Magazine featured the Shirrans. You can read a Blog post on addressing Diabetes. Vogue Magazine also featured Martin and Marion’s work.

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The Shirrans’ weight loss approach has been the subject of continued research and development over the last fifteen years. Their 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 Sharon, pictured below, wanted, and went on to lose over 75 pounds. Read her full story on the Success Stories Pages. The My Weigh Less Treatment has been designed to help men just as much as women, you can read a dedicated page about Weight Loss For Men Here.

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The psychological approach incorporates Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Clinical Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). It also includes the Shirrans’ own Life Architecture Therapy, along with TCBT, their own upgraded version of CBT, which is the subject of their bestselling book, published globally by Hay House. Professor Windy Dryden, of Goldsmiths University in London, endorsed their book and Professor Philip Zimbardo, of Stanford University in the USA, wrote the foreword. Marie Claire featured the Shirrans’ work.

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Overweight People Are Not Lazy

Being overweight, having an unhealthy relationship with food, is predominantly a psychological issue; a learned behaviour… because people are not born obese. Rarely are people overweight because they are lazy or lacking in willpower. But people are rarely overweight because they are lazy or lacking in willpower; the issue goes much deeper. As a result, they simply need a ‘Psychological Reset.’ Alison, photo below lost 70 pounds with Martin and Marion’s treatment.

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Many clients tell us that they can’t remember the last time they ate in response to real, physical hunger. And so, we will ask you: “Do you eat when you are bored, stressed, tired, lonely, depressed, sad, to reward yourself, or maybe just to please someone else?” Then we will help you to change your mindset around food. You can experience the new fully downloadable weight treatment today. Hello Magazine featured Martin and Marion’s work.

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We will help you

We will also help you to make simple changes in your other thought processes… How much better could your relationship with food be, if we taught your subconscious mind how to effortlessly replace the word “want” with the word “need”? For example, instead of hearing the waiter asking, “Do you want fries with that?” without thinking you process the question as, “Do you need fries with that?” You can watch a short animated video explaining Want and Need at the bottom of this page.

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So, how would you feel, if you had the opportunity today, to sit down alone with Martin and Marion, with an ever-flowing cup of coffee? And what if, over the course of 12 hours, they then told you everything they know about permanent weight loss? Everything they have learnt after completing over 15,000 hours of 1:1 treatment time helping people permanently lose weight. Psychologies Magazine featured their weight loss treatment.

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Downloadable Weight Loss Treatment

So, allow us to inspire and guide you, enabling your dreams to become reality. You can also read more details about what the My Weigh Less course includes on this site. And there is no reason why you can’t start your weight loss journey today! Below, Martin and Marion appearing on the This Morning TV show with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. Your desire to be slim and healthy may shift from a dream to reality… sooner than you think.

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Read the Medical Endorsement Page Today

A full breakdown of all the components included in the treatment package can be viewed on the Course Details page. An explanation of the treatment can be viewed 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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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. Additionally, Marion is pleased to be involved in the All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity.

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View Short Animated Want and Need Video below

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 course, and start your weight-loss journey today

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My Weigh Less®/ and all associated intellectual property rights, are the property of Oxford Therapeutics Limited, a company registered in London.

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You can read additional information about Martin and Marion Shirran and their weight loss treatment on

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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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