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Sleep More Weigh Less

Sleep More Weigh Less

Sleep More Weigh Less

Sleep More Weigh Less, the Secret of Weight Loss. Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about weight loss – WHAM – there’s another new batch of scientific research! So it is now confirmed, the secret to weight loss, it’s simple, make sure you get a whole lot of sleep. On this page we will attempt to go behind the science. We will try to make it both practical and easy. Just don’t fall asleep before we get to the bottom of the page!

Allow us to introduce ourselves….. Martin and Marion Shirran, the developers of the Gastric Mind Band Permanent Weight-Loss Treatment. We are the authors of the two best-selling books on the subject, both published by Hay House in New York. We have in excess of 15,000 hours of 1:1 clinical experience treating clients wishing to lose weight. As a result, we are regarded as specialists in our field. So relax….

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Research confirms – you need to sleep more to weigh less…

Back in 2019, Dr. Michael Breus wrote an article confirming the research data around the connection between sleep and weight loss. It was an extensive study, based on 120,000 people, over a 20-year period. The findings provided additional evidence on the benefit of gaining a full night’s sleep, with regard to weight loss. More recently, The Daily Telegraph featured details of a new study led by Professor Esra Tasali at the University of Chicago Medical Centre. It demonstrated that going to bed 75 minutes earlier each night helps you consume 270 fewer calories each day. That is significant, of course, if you are trying to lose weight.

Also, in 2022, researchers at the Mayo Clinic, in Minnesota, conducted a study, and published their findings in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. It was no great surprise that the group of people who were only allowed to sleep for 4 hours per night consumed more calories than the control group. However, the greatest discovery was that they had gained a substantial amount of dangerous abdominal, or visceral fat, around their organs, during the study period.

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Lead researcher, Dr Vinred Somers, stated: ‘Normally, fat is preferentially deposited subcutaneously or under the skin. However, the inadequate sleep appears to redirect fat to the more dangerous visceral compartment. So, in the long term, these findings implicate inadequate sleep as a contributor to the epidemics of obesity, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.’ 

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The research data was also in line with what we have known for many years. When you’re tired, suffering from a lack of sleep, the body provides additional ghrelin, the hunger hormone. The body simultaneously produces less leptin, the ‘I feel full’ hormone. It creates a perfect storm for the dieter. So, what’s going on? Why do people who fail to get a good night’s sleep tend to be predisposed to being overweight? Well, in addition to the effects on the two hormone levels mentioned above, there are a few other factors coming into play.

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Why Sleeping More Helps in Weight Loss

As the research confirmed, tiredness doesn’t just make you hungrier. A sleep-deprived body also struggles to remove glucose from the person’s circulating blood. This results in the food you eat making you fatter than if you had eaten the same food whilst well-rested. Sleep helps your body remove excess fat and allows your metabolism to run smoothly. Most people instinctively understand the effect of sleep on our eating habits. It influences what we eat, how much we eat, and how our bodies metabolise it.

When we’re tired, we naturally tend to give in to temptation; our reserves of willpower are exhausted. We have extra time to think about food and what we are going to eat. With your judgement and willpower on the floor, you are much more likely to grab the chocolate, or the burger, without even thinking, almost as a reward for being so tired.

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Sleep More Weigh Less

Willpower restores itself during sleep. Many believe that willpower is like a hormone, and its reserves dwindle as the day goes on. And only sleep can replenish it. Research shows that people trying to stop smoking, or to lose weight, as an example, normally cave in during the evening, around 8.00pm. This is when their level of the willpower hormone has been expended.

For those who want to make their weight-loss efforts as pain-free as possible, they should move their food intake into the earlier part of the day. Our metabolism works differently depending on the time. When we’re awake, our body burns calories. But when we sleep, it moves into calorie saving-mode – a hibernation strategy. This is part of our natural Circadian Rhythm. Additional content from an article by Professor Russell Foster  Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford.

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Sleep More Weigh Less

Healthline website suggests eating at least 2-3 hours before bedtime to help with weight loss. This aligns with your circadian rhythm and allows your body to digest your food more efficiently. Also, explains the science behind the circadian rhythm diet, or the “body clock diet”. This involves only eating during daylight hours and fasting for the remaining hours to promote successful weight loss.

So you need to get just the right amount of good quality sleep, and eight hours is believed to be the optimum amount for most people. If you cannot manage to squeeze in the required sleep into your working week, then topping it up over the weekend can go some way towards helping you to balance it out. You may also be interested to read our blog post explaining how you can boost your metabolism naturally.

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Do you have trouble sleeping?

If you have problems falling off to sleep, there are a number of things you can try, such as ensuring that your bedroom is dark, for example. You should also limit your exposure to ‘blue’ light (iPhones, tablets etc) before going to bed. A relaxing soak in a warm bath can be beneficial for many people. Sometimes people will use alcohol to aid sleep. This may help you drop off quickly, but unfortunately, the poor quality of the sleep you experience under the influence of alcohol will create a negative factor.

People who develop a healthy balance around sleep tend to be slimmer and often healthier than people who don’t. This is because sleep helps in the prevention of a range of chronic diseases and obesity. Sleep is responsible for helping your immune system to work at the highest level. On the other hand, a lack of sleep can increase the chances of developing such diseases as heart disease, diabetes, and depression. Finding a healthy balance between work and sleep is never easy, but if you want to lose weight, you need everything to work in your favour. 

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Sleep more weigh less: backed by scientific proof!

In conclusion, the age-old wisdom of “sleep more, weigh less” is not just a cliché; it’s backed by solid scientific evidence. The research spanning two decades and involving over 120,000 people has unequivocally established the link between sufficient sleep and effective weight loss. Beyond the hormonal dance of ghrelin and leptin, the studies reveal a deeper connection between sleep and metabolic function, shedding light on how a well-rested body efficiently processes glucose and regulates fat storage.

The findings of Dr. Michael Breus, Professor Esra Tasali, and Dr. Vinred Somers align with what the pioneers of the Gastric Mind Band Permanent Weight-Loss Treatment, Martin and Marion Shirran, have known through their extensive clinical experience. Willpower, a finite resource, rejuvenates during sleep, influencing our dietary choices and habits. Understanding the intricacies of our circadian rhythm further empowers individuals to synchronise their eating patterns for optimal weight management. In a world where the struggle for work-life balance is constant, prioritising sleep emerges as a crucial strategy not only for shedding pounds but also for overall well-being. Quality sleep serves as a cornerstone for immune system function, reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

Sleep More Weigh Less: Our Top FAQs

FAQ 1. Why is sleep linked to weight loss?

Answer: Quality sleep plays a pivotal role in regulating hunger hormones—ghrelin and leptin. Lack of sleep disrupts this balance, leading to increased appetite and decreased feelings of fullness. Additionally, sleep deprivation impairs glucose metabolism, making the body less efficient at processing and storing fats.

FAQ 2. Can catching up on sleep over the weekend make a difference?

Answer: While catching up on missed sleep during the weekend can have some benefits, it may not fully compensate for chronic sleep deprivation. Establishing a consistent sleep routine throughout the week remains crucial for sustained weight management.

FAQ 3. How much sleep is recommended for effective weight loss?

Answer: For most adults, aiming for a consistent eight hours of good-quality sleep is considered optimal. Research suggests that this duration helps maintain hormonal balance, supports metabolic functions, and contributes to overall well-being.

FAQ 4. How does willpower play a role in weight loss and sleep?

Answer: Willpower, often compared to a hormonal resource, depletes throughout the day. Sleep replenishes this resource, influencing our ability to make healthier food choices and resist temptations, especially during evening hours.

FAQ 5. Does the time of day affect metabolism and weight loss?

Answer: Yes, our metabolism follows a circadian rhythm. Daytime metabolism is geared towards calorie burning, while during sleep, the body shifts into calorie-saving mode. Aligning food intake with this rhythm, such as eating earlier in the day, can support weight-loss efforts.

FAQ 6. How does sleep impact the immune system and overall health?

Answer: Adequate sleep is essential for a robust immune system. It helps the body defend against infections and chronic diseases. Conversely, a lack of sleep increases the risk of conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and depression.

FAQ 7. What are some practical tips for improving sleep quality?

Answer: Creating a dark and comfortable sleep environment, limiting exposure to electronic devices before bedtime, and establishing a relaxing pre-sleep routine, such as a warm bath, can contribute to better sleep quality.

FAQ 8. Can alcohol aid in sleep, and does it impact weight loss?

Answer: While alcohol may induce sleep quickly, its influence on sleep quality is negative. Poor-quality sleep under the influence of alcohol can disrupt the body’s metabolic processes and hinder effective weight loss. It’s advisable to seek healthier alternatives for promoting sleep.

You need to sleep more to weigh less

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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Sleep more to weigh less!

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.

Sarah before and after losing weight

A psychological approach…

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…

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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 sleep more to weigh less and reach your weight-loss goals. And, because we are aware of the importance of sleep, we have dedicated a whole section of the course to the topic, along with our unique mp3: “hypnosis to help you sleep.”

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We have over 100 blog posts on the site, covering many different topics. We update it regularly; take a look by following this Blog Page Link.

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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. 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 appear 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.

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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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