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Why Bother Losing Weight?

Why Bother Losing Weight? Because it really is important….

Losing weight can have several benefits for your overall health and well-being. Here are some of the potential benefits:

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Benefits of Losing Weight

Firstly, reduced risk of chronic diseases. Losing weight can lower the risk of developing chronic conditions such as heart disease. High blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, and joint problems are other issues linked to obesity.

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Why Bother losing weight?

Secondly, improved cardiovascular health. Weight loss can improve heart health by reducing the strain on the heart, lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It can also help to decrease blood pressure, enhance circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots.

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Thirdly, increased energy and stamina: Shedding excess weight can improve your energy levels and physical stamina, allowing you to engage in daily activities more easily and with less fatigue.

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Additional Benefits of Losing Weight

Another benefit is enhanced mobility and joint health. Losing weight can alleviate pressure on your joints. This is particularly advantageous in weight-bearing areas like the knees, hips, and ankles. This can reduce pain, improve mobility, and prevent or manage conditions such as osteoarthritis.

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Improved sleep quality is yet another. Weight loss can help alleviate sleep apnea and snoring, leading to better sleep quality and increased daytime alertness.

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More Benefits of Losing Weight

Additional benefits include enhanced mood and mental well-being. Achieving weight loss goals can boost self-confidence and self-esteem, leading to improved mood and a more positive outlook on life. Regular physical activity during weight loss can also release endorphins, which can contribute to feelings of happiness and well-being.

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Why Bother losing weight?

Losing weight also leads to better management of existing conditions. If you already have certain health conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, losing weight can help you manage them more effectively. It can also reduce the need for medication.

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Improved fertility also goes hand in hand with weight loss. For individuals struggling with fertility issues, losing weight can improve reproductive health and increase the chances of conception.

Why Bother losing weight?

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Reduced Strain on Organs

Additionally, let’s not forget the reduced strain on organs. Carrying excess weight can strain organs such as the liver and kidneys. Weight loss can alleviate this strain and promote better organ function.

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And last, but not least, increased lifespan: By reducing the risk of chronic diseases and improving overall health, weight loss can potentially increase life expectancy.

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Do it for the family

Losing weight and regaining your health is a profound journey that extends beyond the individual; it can have very deep and positive effects through immediate families, often profoundly impacting their lives. The psychological effect of this transformation is undeniable.

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Why Bother losing weight?

Partners and children often witness a loved one’s increased confidence, energy, and overall well-being. They often join in celebrating milestones and successes, feeling proud of their family member’s commitment and discipline. Moreover, the sense of inspiration and motivation radiates, fostering healthier habits within the extended family unit.

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Conversely, the emotional burden of obesity can strain family relationships. When a family member sheds excess weight, it often lifts this burden, reducing stress and improving the overall family dynamic. There’s a sense of unity and shared accomplishment in the family’s support of the individual’s journey.

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Why Bother losing weight?

Ultimately, the psychological impact on immediate family members can be overwhelmingly positive. Witnessing a loved one transform their life through weight loss can lead to increased happiness, stronger bonds, and a shared commitment to healthier living, creating a lasting legacy of well-being for the entire family.

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Benefits of Weight Loss

It’s important to note that the benefits of weight loss may vary from person to person, and individual circumstances should always be considered. It’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian to develop a personalised weight loss plan that suits your specific needs and goals. as featured in Vogue Magazine.

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FAQ 1: How long will it be before I see the benefits of losing weight?

ANSWER: The time it takes to see the benefits of losing weight can vary depending on several factors, including your starting weight, your overall health, and the approach you take to lose weight.

FAQ 2: Is permanent weight loss possible?

ANSWER: Yes, permanent weight loss is possible. However, it requires making sustainable lifestyle changes rather than relying on short-term diets or fad approaches.

FAQ 3: Are there any downsides to losing weight?

ANSWER: While losing weight can have numerous benefits for overall health and well-being, there can be potential downsides or challenges associated with weight loss. It’s important to note that these downsides may not apply to everyone, as individual experiences can vary.

Benefits of Losing Weight Permanently

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.

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. Why Bother losing weight?.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

Psychologies magazine

Why Bother losing weight?

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.

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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?

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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’!

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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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My Weigh Less Delivers…

Permanent Weight Loss
– No Diet or Exercise Required –
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– 15,000 1:1 Clinical Hours Experience –
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– 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.

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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.

Martin and Marion Shirran
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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, on average, consumed 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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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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