Inspiring Health

with Sandra Christensen

Room for Possibilities

Room for Possibilities

I’m excited to announce that Integrative Medical Weight Management has moved to a larger space, one that creates room for new possibilities! My new office is located inside the Lake City Professional Center, an historic two story red brick building that was originally...

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The Weight Loss Science of Hope

The Weight Loss Science of Hope

When people lose weight and improve their health, a whole host of wonderful things happen. Life improves. Hope grows. Research shows that losing just 5-10% of initial body weight can greatly improve metabolic, physical, and mental health.  For someone who weighs 200...

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Make Courageous Change One Step at a Time

Make Courageous Change One Step at a Time

What thrills me most about my work is seeing people transform their lives in remarkable ways.

Not sudden, giant swoops that might land them on the cover of a magazine, but in steady, powerful steps that take them further into health.

They wrestle with discouragement and internal voices urging them to quit…

But they don’t.

It was the wakeup call of impending diabetes that changed things for Bernadette. But as a busy working mom, she had no time and no energy to jump into big changes. In fact, just five minutes was too much for her to swallow at first.

Despite fear of failure, discouragement, and her very chaotic life, she took small steps that led to:

Preventing diabetes
Living a fuller, healthier life with her kids
Finding the courage to overcome the fears that have held her back in the past

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The Light in the Darkness on Your Health Journey

The Light in the Darkness on Your Health Journey

On this, the darkest day of the year, we know one thing for sure—the light will return, bringing brighter, better days. This makes it one of my favorite days of the year.  I’m grateful for the powerful reminder that no matter how dark it gets, new life is always...

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A Big Step Forward for Obesity Awareness

The first ever National Obesity Care Week launches today—November 1st, and continues through November 7th.  This week-long campaign is designed to raise awareness and advocate for those affected by obesity.  It is the beginning of a much-needed national conversation...

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3 Tricks for Escaping the Halloween Candy Trap

3 Tricks for Escaping the Halloween Candy Trap

And 23 Halloween Treat Alternatives Are you freaking out because Halloween marks the beginning of the weight gain season? Are you haunted by memories of buying candy for the kids and then eating it well before October 31st… Then returning to the store to replace it......

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The 5 Antidotes to Weight-Related Shame

The 5 Antidotes to Weight-Related Shame

Developed in collaboration with Cynthia Benge, psychotherapist and shame resiliency trainer. (Don't miss the two resources I created for you - The Weight Blueprint, Build Your Support Team - you can get below!) Have you ever held back or said no to an opportunity,...

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Finding Freedom from the Grip of Weight and Shame

Finding Freedom from the Grip of Weight and Shame

Sally thought the shame and embarrassment she felt about her weight would never let her go to Hawaii or enjoy the oceanside sun and surf. But then things changed… The Grip of Shame It is not unusual for those carrying extra pounds to carry something that feels even...

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Meet Sandra

As a nationally recognized weight management specialist, I dedicate myself to educating others about the complexities of weight issues. I empower patients and health care providers to address weight issues with knowledge and compassion.
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