The Link Between Sleep & Weight Loss

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is the Founder of A Better Weigh Center–a place for people to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy.  Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

What Dr. Hamilton could say on
Sleep and Weight Loss:

Poor sleep habits are an independent risk factor for weight gain: studies show reduced sleep is contributing to the obesity epidemic.
    • Studies compared people dieting who slept 8.5 hours a day versus 5.5 hours a day (all being equal) the more sleep and the more calories (energy) are burned.
    • People who have healthy sleep habits tend to be thinner.

    • A decrease in sleep leads to an increase in food intake.
    • Hormones play a crucial role. A decrease in sleep decreases leptin (satiety hormone), and increases ghrelin and cortisol levels, all leading to increased hunger.
    • The obvious solution here is to help people lose weight by helping them to get more sleep!
    • Strategies to improve sleep are striving to get regular exercise and physical activity during the day, behavior modification techniques, stress management, meditation and/or deep breathing exercises, and tips for practicing good sleep hygiene.
    • Counseling and therapy can help manage the emotions that could be contributing to this issue.

 

Interview: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Hamilton is a Triads Award-Winning, Board Certified Surgeon, who gave up operating on the stomach to operating on the mind to treat chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes. She is the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . , and now educates other providers around the world on what she discovered in her practice through her master class.

Dr. Hamilton is passionate about helping to change the lives of those she meets through practicing medicine and consulting. As a once practicing bariatric surgeon, Dr. Hamilton has firsthand experience addressing the challenges and pain points of patients being treated for cardiometabolic diseases. She founded A Better Weigh Center—a place for her patients to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy.

Dr. Hamilton has a TV show on BINGEnetworks.tv called “Examining Medicine,” and is a podcast host on Your Health Transformed that discusses a variety of popular and innovative health topics to challenge our current way of thinking about medicine.

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