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What is it like to lose weight

The Answer: It’s Amazing

What it’s Like To Lose Weight. Whether you are trying to lose weight to reverse a medical condition, or maybe you just dream of looking like a million dollars on the beach this summer. Whatever the reason, just make sure you enjoy the whole transformational experience. Because losing weight is always a massive achievement and can bring huge benefits.

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On this page we will try to explain some of the less well-known facts around how weight loss impacts on your emotions and your health. We will also share with you some proven tips on how you can lose weight quickly permanently and safely.

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First the negative effects of weight gain

Seeing your weight gradually creep up can be extremely depressing and stressful. It is even more so if you are surrounded by friends that seem to be able to almost effortlessly maintain their ideal weight. When people gain weight, they will tend to slowly start to feel unhealthy. Owing to their level of obesity, they may start to experience certain aches and pains and levels of tiredness that their slim friends don’t. 

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Negative Effects of Weight Gain

The negative effects of weight gain may include heart and blood pressure problems, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, obesity related illnesses, all resulting of course in decreased life expectancy. Often overweight individuals may also feel socially ostracised from their friends. On average, they will need to visit their doctor, or receive a hospital referral, nearly twice as often as a person of normal, healthy weight.

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People who are overweight experience many things in life differently, often they are not aware of the small changes that take place. As an example, they may start to book a different type of holiday, one that requires less physical effort. They often lose interest in fashion and purchasing clothes. Those married to, or in a relationship with, an overweight partner, often report a reduced level of intimacy. 

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The positive effects around weight loss.

As people lose weight, they often very quickly feel better, both physically and mentally. This feeling is often referred to as the “health benefits of weight loss.” When losing weight, a person’s overall positive outlook on life is ‘piqued’. People who have lost weight often remark on the fact that the future looks brighter, and things no longer ‘get them down’ like they used to.

They find they can more easily take things in their stride, with little effort. Often people are surprised that losing weight can have these types of effects.

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Losing weight is a journey.

Losing weight is a journey, and everyone has to start somewhere. It can be a way of showing yourself, and those around you, that you care, and want to take better care of your body. Whilst losing weight normally has a positive effect on a person’s mental health, it can also be beneficial in other ways. As an example, it’s well known that as someone loses weight they experience an elevated level of self-confidence and self-esteem.

One of the positive effects of losing weight is the effect of increasing the functioning of the immune system. It has been said that people who were overweight may have to make some mental adjustments  as their weight reduces, in order to release some of the negative emotions, such as guilt and shame, associated with them previously being overweight.

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What makes weight loss feel good?

Weight loss can often be difficult, and sometimes it feels like a long, uphill struggle. But when you do lose the excess weight, it’s like you’re winning a lifetime battle against your body. Many of the things that happen when you lose weight are physical. These include the weight loss you can clearly see on the scales, the lowered blood pressure, and the increased energy levels.

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Others are quasi-mental changes, such as an increase in the overall feeling of positivity. You will become aware of a growing level of self-confidence, along with a rapid improvement in your quality of sleep.

Losing weight can be both a frustrating, and sometimes, a disappointing experience. But generally it will be a very positive time in your life. Why? Because when you lose weight, everything in your life can and will change.

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Getting Motivated To Lose Weight

So how do you increase your level of motivation in order to start on your weight loss journey? When you’re trying to lose weight, it can be difficult to keep yourself motivated over an extended period of time. It is vital that you maintain a positive outlook; that you constantly visualise a time in the near future when you will be at your target weight.


Losing weight is a difficult and often frustrating process. Non-surgical weight loss options can help you reach your goals. There are many different programs available, and finding the right one for you can be a challenge. However they will often provide the ultimate solution, and an effective way to lose weight and keep it off. Sarah Hart above lost 140 pounds following our programme.

These programs typically involve incorporating small changes in your lifestyle, such as sleeping more or managing stress. Non surgical weight loss is often successful in helping people reach their weight loss goals.

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Setting short-term, achievable goals, with small, built-in rewards, often helps. If possible, start to mix with slim friends, start to live like a slim person, because they really do things differently.

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FAQ 1. How quickly will I start to feel better?

ANSWER. There really is no set answer to this question. You will start to feel better from day one as your weight reduces, but at the outset the changes will be minor and you may not notice them. But generally, you will see and feel results within a month, maybe less. See Best Weight Loss Secrets here.

FAQ 2. I have Type 2 Diabetes, can I really reverse this?

ANSWER. 100 per cent yes! Read the Case history of Kay Lindley in the success stories section of this site. Kay lost over 100 pounds and reversed her condition completely. Kay told her story live on the Lorraine show on ITV. Read about Kay’s weight loss here.

FAQ 3. I am under the doctor for Depression, will losing weight fix that?

ANSWER. Yes, depression is often the result of obesity. You can read on the site a Blog post asking the question. Does Obesity cause Depression, or does Depression cause Obesity.

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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. Remember the famous Delboeuf optical illusion, because a small portion of food looks more generous when served on a smaller size plate. 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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A Permanent Solution to Weight Loss

Are you tired of trying an endless list of diets that just don’t work? Are you becoming weary of your efforts, always resulting in you regaining all the lost weight? Has your approach to dieting made you fear social events?

Are you looking for a Medically Endorsed solution; one based on thousands of hours of experience? Do you dream of finding a ‘Permanent Weight Loss’ treatment? Have you searched on Google in the hope of finding a proven programme? Maybe something that doesn’t involve undertaking a restrictive diet, doing lots of exercise, or having invasive surgery… And no need to buy any “Meal Replacement” products!

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My Weigh Less Downloadable Course

Read on the pages of this website how Oxford Therapeutics Limited – ‘My Weigh Less’ is successfully delivering what is Utopia to Dieters. A Medically Endorsed, proven weight loss approach. A programme based on over 15,000 1:1 clinical treatment hours.

You can download a free MP3 introduction right now. No email or credit card details required, just ten minutes of your time. Find out how My Weigh Less can help you reach your weight loss goals and discover long term weight management!

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Martin and Marion Shirran, the developers and joint Clinical Directors, appeared on both the Good Morning America and the This Morning Breakfast Show. Kay Lindley, photo below, lost over 105 pounds, and reversed her type 2 diabetes, following her treatment with the Shirrans.

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Lose Weight Permanently

So go ahead, relax, and take a few minutes to daydream about what it would be like to be slim and healthy. If you were at your target weight? And then 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.

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Welcome to the evidence-based My Weigh Less Master Class. A proven, psychology focused downloadable weight loss treatment, that delivers Permanent Results. It’s also based on over 15,000 1:1 clinical hours treating overweight clients. Sarah Hart, below, lost 140 pounds following her treatment. Follow this link to hear a complimentary audio introduction of the course.

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No Diets, Just Psychology

The My Weigh Less treatment is psychology-focused, built around the experience of treating over a thousand clients. The fully downloadable treatment has also been the subject of extensive real person trials. But, as with your considerations regarding any weight loss approach, do take a look at the verified case studies, and their before and after photos on the My Weigh Less Site. And afterwards, if you require additional comfort, visit the Medical Endorsement page.

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The Gold Standard in Non-Surgical Weight Loss

The downloadable My Weigh Less course consists of twelve, one-hour weight loss sessions, with the Shirrans, who have accumulated in excess of 15,000 hours of 1:1 clinical treatment time. In addition to the twelve sessions, clients receive a number of videos, animated presentations, visual aids and hypnosis sessions.

Martin Shirran below was one of first trial candidates.

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The My Weigh Less Course is new and refreshing, incorporating the latest, science-based, behavioural change techniques. It’s also completely based on an approach that has changed the lives of over a thousand people. And now, you can also experience all the benefits, the changes in your life, and your thinking around food from the comfort of your own home. Martin, above, also went on to lose 84 pounds himself.

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Permanent Weight Loss is the Goal

If you want to lose weight permanently, and have looked into different diets, and possibly even surgery, then take a step back, before you decide which approach to adopt. You don’t need to spend any money right now, but just take ten minutes to read the pages of the My Weigh Less website. After all, you have nothing to lose. Martin and Marion Shirran’s GMB site contains additional information.

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Registered Stakeholder in NICE – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Marion Shirran, is proud to be a registered Stakeholder in NICE – The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. In addition, Marion is registered with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity. She also looks forward to being able to share her vast experience, and help you achieve your weight loss goals.

The Downloadable Weight Loss Solution.

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Martin and Marion Shirran are Directors of Oxford Therapeutics Limited, which owns the Intellectual Property rights of My Weigh Less product.

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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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