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Today I want to talk about sleep and how important it is for your health, and that there is a direct correlation between sleep and weight management.

About the Host:

Melissa is an Integrative Health Practitioner and Master Practitioner in NLP and Timeline Therapy and a Board Designated Hypnotherapy Teacher Trainer, helping people get to the root cause of their health issues and then get lasting results. Melissa neither diagnoses nor cures but helps bring your body back into balance by helping discover your “toxic load” and then removing the toxins. Melissa offers functional medicine lab testing that helps you “see inside” to know exactly what is going on, and then provides a personalized wellness protocol using natural herbs and supplements.  Melissa’s business is 100% virtual – the lab tests are mailed directly to your home and she specializes in holding your hand and guiding the way to healing so that you don’t have to figure it all out on your own.

Melissa is the winner of the 2021 & 2022 Quality Care Award by Business From The Heart and is also the recipient of the Alignable “Local Business Person of the Year “Award 2022 for Whistler.

Melissa has been featured at a number of Health & Wellness Summits, such as the Health, Wealth & Wisdom Summit, The Power To Profit Summit, The Feel Fan-freaking-tas-tic Summit, the Aim Higher Summit and many more! She has also guested on over 60 different podcasts teaching people about the importance of prioritizing our health and how to get started.




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Melissa Deally:

Welcome back to another episode of health hack as I continue talking about sleep, and why it is so important to your health, and there is a direct correlation between sleep and weight management. So one of those connections that I want to talk about today is that getting the right amount of sleep allows us to better regulate our appetite. Because our hormones are better regulated and the hormones I'm specifically talking about our leptin, our satiety hormone, and gray Lin, our hunger hormone, and when we have the right amount of sleep, the Leptin hormone is better produced and better able to function as it gets suppressed with lack of sleep. When we are tired, our body needs energy. And we get energy from food and from sleep. And not only is our satiety hormone suppressed, we're also looking for quick energy. And so what happens is we tend to go for food with quick energy, unhealthy foods that are high in sugars, etc. And on average, we consume an additional 200 calories per day when we haven't had enough sleep. Now that calculates out to 73,000 extra calories per year when we're only getting five to six hours of sleep per night. And that results in an extra 15 to 20 pounds of weight gain in the year. So if you are struggling with weight management, could it be one of the reasons be because you are not getting enough sleep? And in reality, that's a pretty easy fix. You just need to decide to prioritize your sleep. And if you need help with that, reach out I've got lots of tips and tools to help you