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Say No To Weight-Loss Surgery

Say no to weight loss surgery

Should I Have weight loss Surgery

On this page we are going to provide you with an insight into weight-loss surgery. We will share with you the positives and the negatives, along with details regarding the risks of having a general anaesthetic whilst being overweight. Additionally, from experience, we will share with you details around the very vital, and honest conversation you must have with your close family members, ahead of making your final decision. So, who are we? Martin and Marion Shirran, with in excess of 15,000 1:1 clinical treatment hours, we are regarded as specialists in treating overweight and obese individuals.

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Losing Weight Under The Knife

In medical terms, Bariatric Surgery, the name given to all weight loss, surgical procedures, is relatively new. Many overweight people see it as the ultimate solution to their never-ending challenges around successfully losing weight. The vast majority of the surgery is now completed by private medical suppliers, which may be a problem in itself. So, why is that, you might ask? Well, it’s because the global market is expected to generate a whopping annual $4.8 Billion Dollars a year by 2023, ( And with that much money involved, its possible that ethics may become a little blurred!!!

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Say no to weight loss surgery The Risks

So few people actually investigate, or understand, the risks involved in Bariatric Surgery, whether it’s Gastric Band, Sleeve, or Bypass. However, as most people are aware, any surgical procedure that involves a General Anaesthetic comes with a risk of complications, or mortality (death). That risk is an accepted medical fact. Another medical fact is that if the person having surgery is overweight, (as hopefully all patients undertaking Bariatric Surgery are), then the risk is even higher.

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What Could Go Wrong?

The Mortality rate as reported on another page on this website is 6%. Some will die on the operating table, others in the following months. The most common cause of death will be Sepsis, followed by Cardiac Causes, then Pulmonary Embolism. At this point, we acknowledge that there is a place for Bariatric Surgery in the treatment of obesity. Of course, it’s a fact that sometimes the risks of not having the surgery are greater than the risks of having it. But this is only true for a very small number of the overweight/obese. And also, data indicates that many overweight patients search the Internet for the “Cheapest, not Necessarily the Best Weight Loss Surgery available.

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A Family Decision

Two of the main surgical interventions are non-reversible, so they will be with you for life. The impact of any of the procedures on people’s lives, both the patient, and their immediate family, can be immense. Enjoying a festive meal with family and friends may become a thing of the past, for instance. Holidays will also be different in many ways going forward. It is absolutely essential that you dedicate sufficient time to sit down with your family and discuss, not only the surgical risks, but also the ongoing effects on everyone’s lives.

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There are Alternatives

You can search the internet and find many stories regarding the breakdown of marriages and relationships, following weight-loss surgery, it is maybe more common than you think. The massive effect on families, especially if children are involved can be life-changing. This of course is especially true if the weight loss achieved proves to be temporary. You may also like to read our page summarising the interesting facts and figures from the Channel 4 TV documentary: “Who Made Britain Fat?” It was presented by Dr. Michael Mosley.

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What’s a Gastric Band Like?

Life post-surgery will of course be very different. One client, who had her Gastric Band removed, told me. “It was on Christmas Day, we were having dinner. Then a piece of food became lodged in my oesophagus. I did as instructed at the hospital, (which surprised me at the time, as I was never told that I would need to learn how to do productive burping when booking the surgery). Basically you have to continue to burp, until you have regurgitated the piece of food, just like an animal. And eventually it shot out of my mouth into a napkin, right in front of everybody.

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Gastric Sleeve, or Bypass

According to, most bariatric patients can expect to lose around 2 lbs per week for the first 6-12 months. Then the weight loss will slow down, until it reaches a plateau. You will have to change everything, including diet, exercise, and lifestyle habits. You’ll have to eat differently, and take a different approach to exercise too. No more eating in your favourite Indian Restaurant, because you will need to avoid heavily seasoned, or spicy foods. You need to learn about ‘Dumping Syndrome’, a condition where food from the stomach is dumped into the large intestine without proper digestion. It’s unpleasant, and may last a lifetime.

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The Psychological Approach

We, like a growing number of professionals believe in a psychology focused approach to Permanent Weight Loss. Ask an overweight person, do you eat when you are sad, tired, bored, lonely, depressed, or maybe just to please someone else, they usually reply yes to all of the above! So, the question is, how can a surgical intervention overcome a psychological problem? In all honesty, it cannot. When training in medicine a fundamental rule is taught: always treat the cause, never the symptom. If someone is overweight, find out why, then fix it, problem solved. Martin and Marion are regarded as Experts in the field of Weight Loss, you can read a dedicated page here.

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Medical Interest

As you can read on this website we have treated a large number of medical personnel, including Surgeons and Anaesthetists. However, it was a conversation with an Australian based bariatric surgeon that we will always remember. He was interested in travelling over to Spain to see us, to be trained in our treatment package, because, in his opinion, it was the ‘missing part of the jigsaw’. He believed that the reason so many of his past patients were experiencing ‘weight regain’ after surgery was because the psychological side of being overweight was not being addressed!!! Read About NHS Obesity Surgery Here.

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In Conclusion

Studies have shown that weight-loss surgery is not an effective way to lose weight. A US study on gastric bypass surgery patients showed that 80% had re-gained weight within 6 years of the procedure, and 95% were overweight or returned to being obese within 10 years. Weight-loss surgery comes with a significant risk of postoperative complications. These include bleeding, infection, stomach perforation, and blood clots. Weight-loss surgery can also be dangerous for people who have a history of eating disorders.

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Weight Loss Master Class

So, is this all ‘Sour Grapes,’ because we provide a non-surgical Permanent Weight-Loss Treatment? Honestly, if you take a look around this website, and others that describe our treatment, you will see that over fifteen years ago we identified a real requirement for a proven non-surgical alternative to surgery. 15,000 clinical hours later, and after global publicity, the Psychology-Focused, and now Medically Endorsed, My Weigh Less Treatment is available to everyone. You can download it today… At the bottom of this page you can take a look at a range of verified images of our past.

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Sarah Hart above was one of our first clients, she lost over 140 pounds. Following her weight loss Sarah has appeared on TV in both the UK and Australia talking about her incredible journey.

First a Few 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…

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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 it’s arranged 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 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.

Also, new research has found that it’s especially important for menopausal women to stay away from added sugar to avoid unwanted weight gain.

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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”!

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.

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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.

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Sarah Hart featured above lost an incredible 140 lbs following her treatment with Martin and Marion. She was featured globally on the TV and in the press.

A Downloadable Weight Loss Treatment

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 now 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. Ruby below lost over 50 pounds.

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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 wanted 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.

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Martin above was one of the first trial candidates of the treatment he lost 84 pounds

For some clients it’s vanity, for others it’s health

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. Martin and Marion were featured in Psychologies Magazine. You can read a Blog post on Treating Diabetes. Vogue Magazine featured Martin and Marion’s work.

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

Kay above successfully reversed her Type 2 Diabetes, and was featured on UK TV

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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 will help men just as much as women. With this in mind, you can read a dedicated page about Weight Loss For Men Here.

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Treatment Based on Proven Science

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.

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Marie Claire, Hello and Vogue 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. People don’t end up overweight because they are lazy, or lack 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. Say No To Weight Loss Surgery. Using a psychology-focused approach is a healthier alternative to going down the “Shakes or Surgical route”.

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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, which provides a risk-free alternative to weight loss surgery. Ruby, photo below, has so far lost 50 pounds following treatment with Martin and Marion.

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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. And they also shared with you all the tips, techniques and secrets they normally reserve exclusively for their visiting international clients? Welcome to the ‘My Weigh Less Master Class!’

Downloadable weight loss treatment can be completed on any device.

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So, allow us to inspire and guide you, enabling your dreams to become reality. You can also read more details about what is included in the My Weigh Less course 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

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.

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

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

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View Short Animated Want and Need Video below

Click on the link below to listen, with no obligation, to Martin and Marion‘s short audio introduction of the weight loss course.

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You can download the first session or the complete course, and start your weight loss journey today, from just £39.00.

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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 the GMBand 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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