I’m going to let you in on two surprising secrets of weight loss.

Don’t go hungry. And it’s not your fault.

Persistent excess weight is a complex medical condition, not a moral failing.

I have seen hundreds of patients suffer because they’ve been told that weight loss is simple and that it’s their fault that they are struggling.

It’s not your fault. Persistent excess weight is a complex health condition, not a moral failing. Science tells us that complex genetic, biologic, and environmental factors contribute to weight gain and the challenges that people have with weight loss.

The good news is that weight conditions are treatable and better health is attainable for those who seek it.

In my care you will benefit from a wealth of medical science and experience. You will be guided along the journey step by step. We will face the struggles and the successes together.

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No Blame, No Shame

You are entering into a safe space where you will not be blamed, shamed, or judged for your weight or for not being perfect.

“Sandra’s compassionate care is helping me reconnect with the very best part of myself. It’s powerful to be reclaiming the beautiful part of who I am. I am reconnecting with my body and am practicing excellent self-care. It is helpful to have her as a guide.”

– B.K.

Your Partner on the Journey

Weight loss is challenging, as is the journey to better health. But you don’t have to figure it out on your own.

When you work with me, you’ll have a medical expert by your side, guiding you through the physical and emotional hurdles.

You will gain the knowledge, strength, and skills to successfully manage your weight and your health for the rest of your life.

Everyone needs a little help. Connect with Sandra Christensen to talk about starting your journey to better health.

Profound Patient Experiences

“In 30+ years of trying everything to control my weight and bouncing from heavy to very heavy, it never occurred to me that a successful weight control lifestyle could come from knowledge about your own biology, reasonable exercise and a coach to catch me when I want to wallow in the hopelessness of being heavy. Sandra Christensen offers the most reasonable, doable and successful weight loss I have ever experienced. Truth in—health out.”

– C.A.

“I always thought that bad eating + no exercise = being heavy, and that it was the sign of a character flaw. I’ve learned that the equation is far more complex. Realizing that there were so many other factors that led to my obesity has given me the tools to lose weight. It certainly isn’t easy, but it hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would be.”

– J.B.

“I have lost approximately 43 pounds and have gone from size 14/16 to size 8. I feel so much healthier and have much more energy. The thing I like most about this journey is that it is sustainable. While I’ve significantly changed my eating habits, I don’t feel like I am missing out on anything. It truly is a lifestyle change, not a ‘diet’.”

– R.M.

“Sandra took me beyond the typical discussion of better diet and improved eating, down a path of self-discovery, ultimately leading to root causes and greater personal understanding. Today, I have a solid knowledge base from which I can develop better habits for a healthier life. I’ve had many “aha” moments along the way and am more aware of the powerful forces that influence my eating choices – putting me back in control. I’ve kept the weight off – it’s truly sustainable weight loss.”

– T.V.

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