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So Why Am I Overweight?

So why are you overweight?

Why am I overweight? Sometimes people ask why you are overweight. Do you think that sounds like the most ridiculous question you have ever heard? Don’t worry; hundreds of people think exactly 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 after working as a weight loss specialist. 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 for both you and us to clearly understand exactly how you arrived at your current situation regarding your weight and just how fat you have become. Why am I overweight?

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

If a patient visits his doctor with 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 is 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.

One example that is the subject of ongoing research is the unquestionable link between obesity and depression. The question is, 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.

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

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 fix the person’s depression, their obesity may fix itself? Maybe…

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. You may also find this page interesting: “Does obesity run in families?”

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, 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” may be just that, a too simplistic and, dare we say, lazy diagnosis. We also have a page: “Weight-loss tips for PCOS sufferers”

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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 from 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.”

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.

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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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 were so out of control! After Mohammed was rehoused and had some cooking lessons, his health improved dramatically! (As reported in the Daily Telegraph).

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…

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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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.

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.

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 may be 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.

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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.

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.

In conclusion, the question “Why am I overweight?” is not as simple as it may seem. Many individuals struggle with weight issues, and the causes are often multifaceted. It’s vital to move beyond surface-level judgments and address the underlying factors contributing to weight gain.

Why am I overweight if I hardly eat anything

The Solution

Medical training teaches us to treat the root causes of problems rather than just the symptoms, and this principle applies to obesity as well. The common belief that obesity solely results from overeating oversimplifies a complex issue. Factors like genetics, medical conditions, medication side effects, and psychological factors can all play a significant role.

Understanding the psychological aspects of weight gain is crucial. Emotional eating, comfort eating, and past experiences can all contribute to obesity. It’s essential to look beyond the visible symptoms and delve into the patient’s history to uncover the true causes of their condition. You may also like to read our page: “Sleep more to weigh less”

The “My Weigh Less” programme offered by Oxford Therapeutics Limited provides a medically endorsed, non-surgical approach to weight management. By addressing the psychological aspects of weight gain, this programme helps individuals gain a deeper understanding of how they arrived at their current weight. Through this understanding, patients can take control of their eating habits and embark on a successful weight-loss journey.

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It’s clear that tackling obesity requires a holistic approach that considers the whole person, both physically and mentally. By addressing the underlying causes of obesity and not just the symptoms, individuals can achieve long-term and sustainable weight loss. Remember, the journey to a healthier weight is not solely about understanding and addressing the root causes.

FAQ 1: Will this weight-loss course limit me to just one dieting method?

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.

FAQ 2: Do I need to know why I am overweight before losing 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 is required; just a few minutes of your time.

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

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.

FAQ 4: Why am I overweight even though I don’t eat much?

Answer: Being overweight can result from various factors beyond the quantity of food consumed. It could be due to genetics, medical conditions, hormonal imbalances, or even psychological issues such as emotional eating or bingeing. Many underlying factors may contribute to weight gain, even when food intake appears to be minimal.

FAQ 5: Are there medical conditions that can cause weight gain?

Answer: Psychological factors, such as emotional eating, comfort eating, or childhood experiences, can significantly contribute to weight gain. These habits often develop as coping mechanisms, leading individuals to consume food for reasons other than hunger. Understanding and addressing these psychological factors is essential for lasting weight loss.

FAQ 6: How can I address the root causes of my weight gain?

Answer: Addressing the root causes of weight gain requires a holistic approach. Seeking professional help from programs like the “My Weigh Less” programme offered by Oxford Therapeutics Limited can be beneficial. These programs focus on uncovering and addressing the psychological aspects of weight gain, providing individuals with the tools to take control of their eating habits and embark on a successful weight-loss journey.

FAQ 7: Can social and economic factors affect weight gain?

Answer: Social and economic factors, such as living in an abusive relationship, facing bullying, or experiencing chronic financial hardship, can contribute to weight gain. These external stressors can lead to unhealthy eating habits or a lack of opportunities for physical activity.

FAQ 8: Can psychological factors contribute to weight gain?

Answer: Psychological factors, such as emotional eating, comfort eating, or childhood experiences, can significantly contribute to weight gain. These habits often develop as coping mechanisms, leading individuals to consume food for reasons other than hunger. Understanding and addressing these psychological factors is essential for lasting weight loss.

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A Psychological Approach to Sustainable Weight Loss

Consider a new psychological approach to weight loss, where you effortlessly learn to eat when you’re genuinely hungry rather than relying on emotions like tiredness, sadness, loneliness, stress or depression to dictate your eating habits. You can complete the whole My Weigh Less Master Class from the comfort of your own home. The course includes a PDF forensic questionnaire, 12 audio MP3 sessions, nine different hypnosis sessions and much more. For more information, you can read our Course Details page.

Imagining a Healthier You

Picture yourself as a healthier, slimmer version of yourself, free from dieting fears and able to enjoy social events with boundless energy and boosted self-esteem. Meet the experts behind the success: Martin and Marion Shirran are clinical therapists with nearly two decades of experience in the weight-loss field. They are the creators of the globally acclaimed Gastric Mind Band Permanent Weight-Loss Treatment. Sharon below lost 60 pounds on the programme.

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Celebrated in the Media and Beyond

Their ground-breaking work has been featured in prominent newspapers such as the Daily Mail, The Times, The Telegraph, and the Express. Leading magazines like Vogue, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, and Reader’s Digest have also recognised their contributions. The Shirrans and several of their clients have also made television appearances on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Over a thousand individuals, including medical professionals, celebrities, and the general public, have travelled from around the world to experience their weight-loss treatment. Some sought to enhance their appearance, while others prioritised their health, successfully reversing medical conditions like insulin resistance, diabetes, high blood pressure, and fatty liver disease.

The My Weigh Less programme has undergone over fifteen years of research and development. Clients of various ages, from fourteen to eighty-six, have achieved remarkable results. Check out the many verified weight-loss success stories and before-and-after photos on this website.

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So are you ready to embark on your weight-loss journey? Martin and Marion Shirran, in the photo above, along with Oxford Therapeutics Ltd, have made their unique approach more accessible than ever. You can download their ‘My Weigh Less Master Class’ to your phone, tablet, or desktop computer today. You can complete the entire twelve-session course from the comfort of your own home.

Experience the ‘My Weigh Less’ downloadable treatment, a medically endorsed, proven weight-loss approach backed by over 15,000 hours of clinical treatment. Say goodbye to dieting struggles and hello to permanent results.

Begin your weight-loss journey today. Discover how a psychology-focused weight-loss method that works will ensure you finally reach your goals. Visit the ‘Buy Now’ page to start your transformation.

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

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We were proud to be nominated for 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

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 on the topic of non-surgical weight loss, published by Hay House.

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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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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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