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You Need To Sleep More To 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 – another chunk of scientific research gets published! 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!

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Who are we?

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 from 2019

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.

Research from 2022

The Daily Telegraph recently 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. Daily Telegraph.

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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.

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Don’t be Sleep Deprived

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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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.

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Eat Earlier

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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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.

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Find a Healthy Balance

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.

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.

Sleep is Really Important

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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Are you tired of trying an endless list of diets that just don’t work? And becoming weary of your efforts, which always result 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.

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Martin and Marion Shirran

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.

Sarah before and after losing weight

Psychology-Focused Weight-Loss Method

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?

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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’!

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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. 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.

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Marion is also 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

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

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

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We are also co-authors of two, bestselling books, about non-surgical weight loss, published by Hay House.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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.

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.

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