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So why are you overweight?

Sometimes people ask why are you overweight? Do you think that sounds like the most ridiculous question anyone has ever asked you? Don’t worry, hundreds of people think the same. Do you think you are fat simply because you eat too much, or maybe because you just don’t move enough? Or maybe someone said it’s because you have little or no willpower. You may even think how can I be overweight or fat when I hardly eat anything…?

Why am I overweight and fat if I hardly eat anything

The question is pivotal

After working for many years as fat and weight-loss specialists, that simple question has become a pivotal part of the forensic questionnaire that we use with all new clients. Why is that? Well we believe that it’s important to understand how you arrived at your current situation regarding your weight and how fat you have become.

Why am I overweight/fat if I hardly eat anything

Medical Training

When medical students arrive at university to start their medical training, one of the first things they learn is to always treat the cause, never the symptom of the pain, or illness. That makes perfect sense, even to a lay person.

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Forget the Aspirin

If a patient visits his doctor with a pain in his chest, it would be very dangerous for the doctor to give him a couple of aspirins and send him on his way. He could walk out the door and two minutes later suffer a life-threatening heart attack. So the pain quite rightly required more than a little investigation.

Why am I overweight/fat if I hardly eat anything

What of Obesity?

So why not, in some instances at least, use this diagnostic approach when treating people suffering from being overweight or fat? After all, it is now common for obesity to be described as a medical condition, so maybe it would benefit from being treated as such. Luckily there is a small, but growing number of medical professionals adopting this approach.

Why am I overweight/fat if I hardly eat anything

Obesity and Depression, what comes first

One example that is the subject of ongoing research is the unquestionable link between obesity and depression. The question does depression cause obesity, or conversely does obesity cause depression, is a ‘hot topic’ for those in the weight-loss arena. It resembles the old ‘Chicken and Egg’ puzzle.

Why am I overweight/fat if I hardly eat anything

Ask if they ever feel depressed

If you ever enter into a conversation with an obese person, do ask them if they ever feel depressed. They will often answer “Yes!” Alternatively, meet a young lady who is a perfect size….whatever, Ask if she is depressed, and you will often get the opposite answer.

Why am I overweight/fat if I hardly eat anything

No medical training required

Of course, you don’t need to be medically trained to grasp the fact that if depression does cause obesity, then it is highly likely that the depressed patient seeking their doctor’s help to lose weight, could well have been treated incorrectly, possibly for decades. That’s frightening… So what do you think? Is it possible that if we fixed the person’s depression, their obesity may fix itself? Maybe…

Why am I overweight/fat if I hardly eat anything

Willpower is not the problem.

We know that when it comes to obesity, there are a lot of factors that can contribute to the problem. It’s common for people to blame being overweight or fat on a lack of willpower, or discipline around food. However, the reality is that in many instances there are a variety of underlying causes that could play a major part in their weight gain.

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Maybe it’s genetics

For some people, genetics may play a role in them being overweight or fat. For others, it could be due to a medical condition, such as hypothyroidism or polycystic ovary syndrome, or maybe insulin resistance. Alternatively, it could be a side effect of certain medications. Obesity of course is a complex medical condition that has multiple causes. But the simple diagnosis that “you’re fat because you eat too much” maybe is just that, a too simplistic and dare we say lazy diagnosis.

Why am I overweight/fat if I hardly eat anything

Psychological Factors

We know from our own research that many psychological situations often play a major part in someone becoming overweight or fat. It could be due to factors such as comfort eating, or emotional bingeing. For many people suffering with obesity the problem can be traced back to their childhood. It may even be as simple as them remembering the instruction to: “Eat everything on your plate, (regardless of if you are hungry or not) – think about the starving children in Africa.”

Why am I overweight/fat if I hardly eat anything

Endless Possibilities

It could also be because they are in a dead-end or boring career. Or maybe because they have recently settled into a sedentary lifestyle, such as getting married or starting a desk job. In some cases, it may be linked to them being bullied, either in the past, or even currently. They may be living in an abusive relationship, or suffering from chronic financial hardship. The psychological possibilities are endless.

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Social environment can be part of the problem

Professor Martin Marshall, head of the Royal College of GPs, tells the story of one of his patients, Mohammed, who is obese and has type 2 diabetes. Marshall says that for 18 months he “failed miserably” to treat this patient’s obesity and diabetes. Then he did a home visit and finally got to the root cause of the problem…

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Saved by a home visit!

Mohammed lived in a 2-bedroom flat with 17 other people and no kitchen. So no one in his family cooked and all their meals came from the local fried chicken shop! And that was precisely why Mohammed’s weight and diabetes was so out of control! After Mohammed was rehoused and had some cooking lessons his health improved dramatically! (As reported in the Daily Telegraph).

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Bands and knives don’t work

So how about treating an overweight or fat person, whose condition is due to being locked in a physically abusive relationship, by surgically removing half of their stomach, or placing what resembles a cable tie around it. How do you think that would work out? Exactly! This is a classic example of treating the symptom and not the actual cause of their problem…

Why am I overweight/fat if I hardly eat anything

Weight Creep

For some unknown reason many patients who undergo bariatric surgery seem surprised when in the months following the surgery the weight starts to return, the medical name for that is ‘Weight Creep’. Of course, if the underlying reason for their obesity was never investigated and rectified, weight creep was almost guaranteed to happen.

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Being fat comes with health problems

Obesity increases the risk of developing chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. There is also a link between obesity and certain cancers. Additionally, it puts unnecessary strain on the joints and bones and can lead to sleep apnea and other respiratory problems. Whatever the cause, it’s important to remember that obesity is a complex condition with many different contributing factors.

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Never Treat the Symptom

Simply treating the symptom (of being overweight) without addressing the underlying cause will seldom lead to a long-term permanent result. With the right help, of course, you can uncover the origin of your weight problems and start on your weight-loss journey.

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Now ask the question

So why not sit down alone, somewhere quiet, and ask yourself the question: “Just how did I get like this?” Sadly, however, most people never think to ask themselves, what is maybe the key element with regard to their excess weight. If you are serious about wanting to take control of your weight, then take some time to understand exactly how you arrived at the point where you are today.

Why am I overweight if I hardly eat anything

So, why am I overweight if I hardly eat.

If you really don’t have a clue how you became overweight or fat, then in all honesty it will make any weight-loss regime much harder. We know how important it is for people trying to lose weight to understand exactly how they managed to arrive at their current situation.

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The Solution

Oxford Therapeutics Limited provides the successful “My Weigh Less” programme. It’s non-surgical, medically endorsed, and focuses on overcoming the psychological issues around weight gain and obesity. The treatment is based on 15,000 1:1 clinical hours of experience.

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Medically Endorsed Programme

You can read multiple pages of information regarding the award-winning programme on this site, as well as reading a number of verified case studies and medical endorsements. Martin, below, was fat for many years , but he successfully lost 85 pounds with the programme.

Why am I overweight if I hardly eat anything

Why am I overweight if I hardly eat anything?

During the treatment we will uncover if you eat for psychological reasons rather than when hungry. For example, do you eat when you’re tired, lonely, sad, depressed, bored, angry, upset or to please someone else? Then we will show you how to take control and reverse those tendencies.

Why am I overweight if I hardly eat anything

However, addressing your psychological issues around food is just one of the many components of the whole course. So, if you want to see a transformation like Sarah Hart, above, who lost over 140 pounds, come with us. It will be worth it! And, if you’re ready to start your weight-loss journey, you can sign up and start today. So, why am I overweight if I hardly eat.

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FAQ 1: Will this weight-loss course restrict me to just one diet?

ANSWER: With our My Weigh Less programme we recommend a low-carbohydrate diet, as research indicates that this approach is one of the most successful and easiest to sustain over the longer term. However, there’s no reason why you can’t follow a diet of your own choice.

The best diet to lose weight is the one that fits your lifestyle and addresses the underlying cause of your weight gain. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as each person is unique. If you eat mainly unprocessed foods and limit your intake of highly processed options, you will have all the necessary nutrients and lose weight at the same time.

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FAQ 2: Do I need to know the reason why I am fat before I can lose weight?

ANSWER: The best way to lose weight is to find the underlying cause of your weight gain and address that. Once you have addressed the underlying cause, you can then follow a healthy diet and exercise plan to lose weight. Check out My Weigh Less. You can download a free MP3 intro session. No credit card or email address required, just a few minutes of your time.

FAQ 3: What are some health problems associated with being overweight or fat?

ANSWER: Some health problems associated with being overweight include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Also a number of different cancers are directly associated with a person being obese.

Why am I overweight if I hardly eat anything

Why am I overweight

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…?

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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?

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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.

So, why am I overweight if I hardly eat.

Martin and Marion with Holly and Phil

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.

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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. So, why am I overweight if I hardly eat.

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Successful Weight Loss

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.

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So, why am I overweight if I hardly eat.

Our weight-loss approach has been the subject of continued research and development over the last fifteen years. Sharon, above, lost 75 pounds. Our youngest client was just fourteen, and the oldest, eighty-six. You may be interested to read about some of our successful clients and see a selection of before and after photos on our Success Stories page.

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Some clients wished to lose just a few pounds to fit into their wedding dress. However, Katie, above, lost 100 pounds, and 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 today.

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.

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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, why am I overweight if I hardly eat.

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So, how would you feel, if you had the opportunity today, to sit down over an everflowing 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

My Weigh Less Downloadable Weight-Loss Course

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’!

My Weigh Less

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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My Weigh Less Delivers…

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

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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Additionally, she is involved in the government’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity.

We were proud to be nominated the ‘Most Innovative Obesity Psychological Therapy Service’ 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.

Good Morning America

We are also co-authors of two, bestselling books, on the topic of 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.

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View Short Animated Want and Need Video Below

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

Free Sample Download of My weigh Less

You can download the first session, or 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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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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