Want to lose weight? Get more sleep. We've got the skinny on the sleep-weight-hormone connection.

"A lot of people want to lose weight, but the majority of the people I see want to feel better," says author of The Hormone Diet, Dr. Natasha Turner. In her follow-up, The Supercharged Hormone Diet: A 30-day Accelerated Plan to Lose Weight, Restore Metabolism and Feel Younger Longer, Turner gives readers a Best Body Assessment, a diet detox, an exercise prescription, recipes, snacking advice and explains why sleep is important in achieving a healthy weight.

"Optimizing sleep is one of the areas I focus on," Turner says. "If you aren't sleeping properly, hormones that increase your appetite are upset. It is just about impossible to stay on track with your nutrition habits when you're not sleeping properly. Around 74 per cent of us are sleep-deprived and around the same percentage are overweight."

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