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No More Diet Shakes or Bars

No More Diet Shakes or Bars

No More Diet Shakes or Bars

No More Diet Shakes or Bars! It’s possible that in the past, like many others, you may have tried one of the many meal replacement shakes or diet bar products around. They seem to come and go on supermarket shelves, almost in line with the seasons. They appear to have been far more popular a few years back. Many were marketed as meal replacement drinks. Others were often presented as diet bars for you to consume whilst drinking water. It was stated that users would get all, or at least a large percentage of their daily requirements of vitamins and nutrients, as long as they consumed the set number of units each day.

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So why were they so popular? Well it seems that it came down to the fact that the manufactures believed we were lazy. The products were positioned in the market place as being hyper convenient, for those of us who were always on the go. The advertising campaigns told us it was just so easy to grab a shake, or a diet bar, and go. No food shopping, no meal prepping and zero washing up afterwards, with almost guaranteed weight loss thrown in! What was there not to like….?

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Over the past few years there has been an ever-changing selection of bars, shakes and general meal replacement products available. Now, however, it seems that their popularity is starting to fade. This may be down to the fact that there is something of a seismic shift taking place towards a more science-based approach to weight loss. So, the new kid on the block seems to be ‘permanent weight loss’ and the demise of the age old yo-yo diet may well be on the horizon.

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In the age of Instagram and social media in general, everyone wants to get the perfect body – and fast! And, for the lay person, the shakes and meal replacement products being promoted in the media often seemed to be the fast, perfect solution they dreamed of. But the old saying “if it sounds too good to be true it probably is” all of a sudden made consumers re-think their purchasing decisions. Some of them, of course, had previously been spending hundreds of pounds a month purchasing the range of different products.

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The key to reducing and then maintaining a healthy weight is down to adopting a balanced, possibly low-carb diet. It is no secret that meal replacement products just aren’t as appealing, or healthy, as an actual meal. Just think about it: they can sit on shop shelves for weeks, or even months on end, without refrigeration. So as you can imagine, the ingredients in them are heavily processed to ensure a long shelf life.

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As a result, there is very little left in the way of whole food or nutrition, the basic elements that are essential for a balanced diet. Additionally, nutrient absorption and healthy digestion are hugely diminished. One other negative factor with the meal replacement products was down to the fact that they were so socially non-inclusive. Because they don’t fit in with any form of social life they are simply not sustainable as a long-term weight-loss regime.

You don’t need us to tell you that continuously sipping a diet shake, or eating a meal replacement bar, isn’t quite the same as tucking into a delicious meal. It’s human nature to experience joy from eating, and a diet shake doesn’t have the nuanced flavour profile of say, a delicious chicken salad with fresh vegetables. They also don’t look as appetising, so you don’t get that same kind of excitement and enjoyment.

No More Diet Shakes or Bars

No More Diet Shakes or Bars

Also we should never forget the aroma of wonderfully cooked food. The sensation of ‘smell’ is one of the strongest sensations we have as a species. The smell of frying onions, as an example, can stay with us for a lifetime. Scientific studies have found that simply smelling the cooking food piques our sensations, long before it touches our tongues. This, of course, just does not happen with the bar and shakes. As a result, you are much more likely to fall off the wagon and turn to foods that are unhealthy, just to satisfy your natural craving for some instant gratification. Plus, of course, the social pleasure of enjoying a meal with family or friends is no longer in the equation.

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If you have always struggled with your weight, then you need to investigate a permanent solution, not a quick fix. You should take a serious look at the Gastric Mind Band and the recently launched, award-winning My Weigh Less treatment. Both provide a permanent solution to weight loss. Built on some of the most researched and scientifically focused interventions available, the treatment incorporates clinical hypnosis, along with the unique version of CBT – TCBT that was developed by Martin and Marion Shirran, exclusively for use in the weight-loss arena.

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The Bottom Line

When it comes to weight loss, there is no magic fix. Though diet shakes may seem like a quick and easy solution, they are not a sustainable, or healthy way to lose weight permanently. And now people are starting to realise they are not the magical solution they were built up to be. Most meal replacement products contain unhealthy ingredients such as artificial sweeteners and preservatives. They often don’t provide the same nutritional benefits as real, unprocessed food. In some circumstances they can cause digestive problems, along with a number of other side effects. If you’re looking to lose weight in a healthy way, focus on making dietary and lifestyle changes that you can stick with long-term. And always consult with your doctor before starting any new diet or fitness programme.

Our Top FAQs: No More Diet Shakes or Bars

FAQ 1. Why were meal replacement shakes and diet bars so popular in the past?

Answer: Meal replacement shakes and diet bars gained popularity due to their perceived hyper-convenience. Advertisements positioned them as quick and easy solutions for those with busy lifestyles, offering the promise of weight loss without the hassle of traditional meal preparation.

FAQ 2. Why is there a shift away from meal replacement products towards a more science-based approach to weight loss?

Answer: The shift is driven by a growing awareness that sustainable weight loss requires a balanced, science-based approach. The focus is now on adopting healthy, whole and unprocessed foods, rather than relying on heavily processed meal replacement products that may lack essential nutrients.

FAQ 3. What are the drawbacks of meal replacement products in terms of nutrition and whole foods?

Answer: Meal replacement products often lack whole foods and essential nutrients due to their extended shelf life requirements. The heavy processing involved diminishes nutrient absorption and healthy digestion, making them less appealing for those seeking a balanced diet.

FAQ 4. Why are meal replacement products considered socially non-inclusive and unsustainable?

Answer: Meal replacement products do not fit well into social contexts, making them socially non-inclusive. Their lack of compatibility with social life contributes to their unsustainability as a long-term weight-loss regime.

FAQ 5. How do meal replacement shakes and bars differ from the joy and enjoyment of eating a delicious meal?

Answer: Meal replacement products lack the nuanced flavour profile, visual appeal, and aromatic experience of real, cooked meals. The absence of sensory satisfaction may lead to a higher likelihood of you falling off a healthy eating plan and reaching for unhealthy, highly-processed options.

FAQ 6. Why is a psychology-focused solution, such as the Gastric Mind Band or My Weigh Less treatment, recommended for weight loss?

Answer: Psychological solutions like the Gastric Mind Band and My Weigh Less treatment offer a science-backed approach to weight loss, incorporating clinical hypnosis and unique versions of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TCBT). These interventions focus on changing a person’s relationship with food and their eating habits, which achieves long-term results rather than quick fixes.

FAQ 7. What is the bottom line when it comes to using diet shakes for weight loss?

Answer: There is no magic fix for weight loss. Diet shakes may seem like a quick solution, but they are not sustainable or healthy for permanent weight loss. Many contain unhealthy ingredients, lack nutritional benefits, and may lead to digestive problems and other side effects.

FAQ 8. What is the recommended approach for healthy weight loss, according to the article?

Answer: For healthy weight loss, the article recommends focusing on making long-term dietary and lifestyle changes rather than relying on temporary fixes like meal replacement products. This approach emphasises the importance of real, unprocessed food for sustained and healthy weight management.

No need for shakes and diet bars!

Are you tired of trying an endless list of diets that just don’t work? Frustrated with the constant cycle of losing and regaining 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…? 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 fantastic feeling of extra energy and improved self-esteem? Welcome to My Weigh Less Master Class – The Gold Standard in Permanent Weight Loss.

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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 treatment and successful clients have appeared in the global media, including 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, as have TV shows around the world.

MWL effortlessly delivers the dieter into the eye of the dieting storm. On a psychological level, it delivers a profound and excitingly new approach to the introduction of change in a person’s life. The treatment allows participants to seamlessly overcome their negative issues around food and eating in general, resulting in them being able to make the connection between weight loss and wellness.

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No need for shakes and diet bars!

During the twelve one-hour sessions that make up the programme, dieters learn about aspects of obesity and weight loss that they may have never associated as being connected. The programme has been built around a combination of empirically proven interventions. These include TactileCBT, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, as well as Clinical Hypnotherapy. The treatment is designed to connect your mind with your body, delivering a simple, clean connection between Weight Loss and Wellness.

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Over a thousand people travelled from around the world to experience our weight-loss treatment. Our clients include celebrities, members of the public and medical professionals, including doctors, dentists, nurses, anaesthetists and consultant surgeons. 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. You may like to read more details on our Medical Endorsements page.

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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 was 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 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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Our psychology-focused weight-loss programme provides a ‘Psychological Reset’ for those wishing to lose weight. The programme incorporates an updated version of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, TCBT, 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. We also incorporate the latest developments around Neuroplasticity and Neuro-Linguistic Programming along with many other disciplines. One component of our psychology-focused weight-loss programme provides a ‘Psychological Reset’.

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Just think for a moment how different your relationship with food and weight loss would be if we re-programmed your subconscious mind to effortlessly replace the word “want” with the word “need”? The result: imagine you are out having dinner with friends ordering a burger. Instead of hearing the waiter asking: “Do you ‘want’ fries with that?” without thinking, you hear and automatically process the question as: “Do you ‘need’ fries with that?” Things would be very different, right? You see, at a cognitive level, we process those words differently. Later, maybe the waiter says, do you ‘want’ another glass of wine? You, of course, hear and cognitively process the word stream as do you ‘need’ another glass of wine. You can watch an animated video explaining ‘Want and Need’ and how it works at the bottom of this page.

Another ‘fix’ in the programme relates to just why people eat. So, during the programme, you will be asked when was the last time you ate in response to actual, physical hunger. Most people say: “Thinking about it, I haven’t been physically hungry for years”. And so we ask them: “Do you ever eat when you are bored, stressed, tired, lonely, depressed, sad, to reward yourself, when watching TV, or maybe just to please someone else?” Then, we do another reset, and so it goes on…

Martin and Marion Shirran

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.

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

We have over 100 blog posts on the site, covering many different topics. The blog page section is updated regularly; take a look by following this Blog Page Link.

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

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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

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

Good Morning America

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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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.

Watch the short animated ‘Want and Need Video’ below…

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

Free Sample Download of My weigh Less

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

Register Now for the My Weigh Less Course

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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 us and our weight-loss treatment on the Gastric Mind Band website.

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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