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Reverse or Stop Weight Creep
What is Weight Creep? Can it be stopped, or better still can it be reversed? On this page you will find out everything you need to know about how to stop and reverse ‘ WEIGHT CREEP’. But what do we know you maybe thinking, fair enough question. As you will read at the bottom of the page we have over 15,000 1:1 clinical treatment hours experience, we would like to help you.
What is Weight Creep
Reverse or Stop Weight Creep. So just what is ‘Weight Creep’? It’s a phrase often used among people who have undergone bariatric surgery. Gastric Band, Sleeve or Bypass are the more well-known interventions. The term ‘Weight Creep’, in that instance, relates to the slow, but often consistent, regaining of weight following the patient’s post-surgery weight loss. Many people that have undergone weight loss surgery, including the irreversible procedures, are surprised when the weight slowly starts to return. They believed that surgical weight loss was permanent, which of course is not the case.
The term Weight Creep is also used more generally by people over the age of 55, who start to notice a slow but gradual increase in their weight. They are often alarmed, as their diet, at least in their mind, has stayed consistent, whilst their weight has increased.
Reversing Weight Gain is Difficult
As most people are only too aware, the act of gaining weight can be a very difficult one to reverse. The problem of ‘weight creep’ is made considerably worse, when you don’t have any idea when it started or in fact where it came from. On this page we will try to explain some of the more common reasons for ‘weight creep’ in those over 55 years of age, and also provide you with a few tips on how you can stop and also reverse the situation, ensuring that going forward it remains firmly under your control.
How to reverse or stop weight creep
The average unaware fifty five year plus individual will gain between 1.1 and 2.2 pounds per year, according to the ‘Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’. In the majority of cases, this modest weight gain will ultimately manifest itself as obesity, resulting in a growing number of medical conditions. In fact research indicates that a total weight gain in mid-life of around just 12 pounds increases the likelihood of a person suffering with a number of chronic diseases, including but not limited to, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and non-traumatic death.
It’s not all bad news.
The good news is that midlife ‘weight creep’ can be controlled, and reversed. It’s perfectly possible to stop weight gain and lose those extra pounds, you have unknowingly gained. And you can achieve this by making a few small and relatively simple lifestyle changes. The interventions needed are small and need not impact on a persons lifestyle.
Where did it come from?
But first it’s important to understand just where this excess weight has come from. What happened? How did you magically gain those 14 pounds without noticing? Many people only become aware of the weight gain when purchasing new clothes; guys notice that they need to move up to the next size waist measurement, and women find they have to move up to the next clothes size. Then, in most cases, the alarm bells start to ring.
One of the reasons for the pandemic we call obesity is attributed to the recently described ‘Obesogenic Society’ that we find ourselves living in. What is it? It is almost a society of our own making, one where food, particularly energy-dense, high-carbohydrate, low-quality food is available, 24/7. Add into the mix the fact that physical activity is in a continual decline, and not always because of individual choice.
Reverse or Stop Weight Creep
Everyone is placing pressure on physical activity. Society and government, sometimes without being aware, are playing their part in reducing energy expenditure. Example, have you seen anyone carrying a suitcase in the last five years, do you know anyone that gets up during the evening to change the channel on the TV, exactly. Place these two situations together, mix them up a bit and you will create an almost perfect ‘Obesity Tsunami’. The Obesogenic society, of course, may well have an elevated effect on those of 55+.
In a similar way to Cocaine, Heroin and other addictive substances, it is now firmly established that foods high in carbohydrates and sugars trigger the release of positive feelgood chemicals in the brain similar to dopamine. Just like those using drugs, after a person has experienced the highly pleasurable feeling of consuming the high energy dense foods, the brain starts to crave ever more. Left unchecked the level of desire for carbohydrate foods will become dominant.
Reverse or Stop Weight Creep
Many people experience similar cravings to those of a drug addict, when consuming ‘junk food’. It appears that junk food triggers identical reward pathways in the brain, which can lead to a full blown addiction developing. It is possible that as we age, and move past the 55 point, our ability to control urges becomes diminished, making it harder for us to resist.
The Diet Industry
And, of course, don’t forget that the diet industry also plays its part in the problem of ‘Weight Creep’. The “Global Weight Loss Products and Services Market 2021-2026” report came out recently. It stated that: “The global market for weight loss products and services should grow from $254.9 billion in 2021 to reach $377.3 billion by 2026. It is almost unbelievable just how much the multi-billion industry grows every single year.
So, it continues its non-stop growth, whilst having an openly disclosed failure rate in excess of 95%. And yet people just carry on buying into it! Interestingly, at almost the same rate of growth as the diet industry, is the unchallenged growth in global obesity. It is not rocket science; whatever information the public are being fed just does not work. They, the diet industry are getting richer; whilst the public are becoming poorer and fatter. It’s sad, but true.
There are a few reasons as to why our weight increases with age, such as the fact that as we grow older our body changes. We all slow down as we get older. The changes may be very small, and often pass by unnoticed. Everyone’s body composition changes as we age; calorie burning muscle is almost effortlessly replaced with sluggish fat. As we age, we naturally reduce our general activity level, in just a moderate way, whilst continuing to eat as we always had. The result, of course, is ‘Weight Creep’.
Back to stopping and reversing Weight creep
So how slow is the onset of ‘Weight Creep’ that continues to catch out millions of those in midlife? Research indicates the average weight gain is around two pounds a year, so that probably goes somewhere towards answering the question. Two pounds of annual gained weight can be described as the excess consumption of 7,000 calories. That, of course, comes down to just 20 calories per day. What does that look like? Well, a few slices of cucumber would do it, a small tomato with dinner will also deliver the result. A beer, will give you one whole weeks’ worth of extra calories, as would a glass of wine.
Reverse or Stop Weight Creep
On the energy expenditure side of the equation, occasionally taking the lift when in the past you used the stairs. Watching a film on Netflix, instead of being involved in a sport is another example of burning fewer calories. I read about a guy in the US, whose only change in lifestyle was taking his car to the car wash on Saturdays, instead of doing it himself as usual. His weight gain over five years….exactly eleven pounds.
Reverse or Stop Weight Creep
Below are a few suggestions that will allow you to take control of weight creep. These are ways to freeze your weight, to ensure you are not subject to future weight gain. They are not weight-loss focused. If you are interested in Permanent Weight Loss, do take a look at the information following this article. But without doubt the number one thing is to be aware, and not blindly fall in to obesity and the problems that always come with it
Skip the Mayonnaise
So, how about replacing the mayonnaise on your salad, maybe with a balsamic vinegar dressing? This, of course, also applies to using sauces on other dishes. One tablespoon of mayo contains 75 calories, as does tomato ketchup. Remember you are only looking for a reduction of 20 per day. What about eating your sandwiches the way the Danish do? They eat open sandwiches; no top slice of bread, which would be a reduction of around 35 calories. Could you leave a little something on your plate instead of wiping it clean?
The Bottom Line
Gaining Weight, Something Is Wrong. If you are gaining weight, even slowly, something is wrong. The sooner you start to introduce small changes into your life, the easier it will be to reverse the situation. The changes required are really very small; find the ones that ‘fit in’ with your lifestyle and adopt them.
A novel approach follows. To be honest, I’m not sure just who came up with it. However, it is interesting on a psychological basis. “Flip around the idea that you need to cut calories to lose or maintain your weight. Instead, focus on the positives and think about what you need to add to lose weight” The idea is to make it a more pleasurable experience. When it comes to weight loss, quality is often more important than quantity. By adding nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, and lean protein, you can give your body the fuel it needs to run efficiently. You may find that you naturally eat less when you are getting the nutrients you need.
The problem is psychological
Being overweight is always a psychological problem, it is never a physical one…. Don’t just take my word for it. Go ahead and ask an overweight friend if they ever eat when they are tired, sad, depressed, bored, lonely, or just to please someone else maybe. Sort that and you will sort obesity…. Permanently…. Reverse or Stop Weight Creep
Let us help you….
At the bottom of this page we share with you a few weight-loss tips. You should strive to introduce these into your life, as soon as today. As the developers of the Award Winning and medically endorsed weight loss programme, we would obviously be pleased to be allowed to assist, guide and inspire you s you start your weight loss journey.
So, are you tired of trying an endless list of diets that just don’t work? Are you becoming weary of your efforts, always resulting 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…?
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?
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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
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’! You may like our new dedicated page around why you should think about Skipping Breakfast Here.
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. It’s 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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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, she is 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.
We also appeared on the This Morning TV show, with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
And, in 2010, we travelled to New York to be interviewed on the Good Morning America TV Show.
We are also co-authors of two, bestselling books, on the subject of non-surgical weight loss, published by Hay House.
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.
Reverse or Stop Weight Creep
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…
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.
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.
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!
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.
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”!
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.
Reverse or Stop Weight Creep
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