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What if you could be a successful doctor and be at a healthy weight for the rest of your life?


Sound impossible? Maybe that’s because you’ve been relying on willpower to lose the weight or maintain. (psst…willpower never lasts!) Maybe it’s because every minute of every day feels eaten up by obligations and you can’t see how you can ever find the time to tackle your weight issue. Maybe the mental and physical exhaustion of being all things to all people as a doctor leaves you without any energy to care of yourself. Or maybe, because you’re a doctor, you think you should be able to take your intelligence and your vast knowledge of the human body and figure out the weight thing by yourself, but it just isn’t happening.

I get it, the struggle is real!

I’m Katrina Ubell, MD. I’m a pediatrician and up until recently, I was in the exact same place as you are now! I’d gained and lost the same 40 lbs at least 10 times since puberty. I went straight from college (Johns Hopkins, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering) to med school (University of Michigan) to residency (Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin) and then worked for over 10 years as a general pediatrician in a very successful and very busy private practice. I kept thinking that life would get easier and slow down “soon” but what I found out was that it actually got crazier! And as I approached 40, I was losing motivation to prioritize my health.

I had a million excuses for why I just couldn’t lose weight permanently.

Then I discovered life coaching through The Life Coach School.  It’s different than anything I ever learned online or at a Weight Watchers meeting. I learned that the reason willpower doesn’t work is because of the conscious and subconscious thoughts we have about ourselves and our weight are going against what our weight loss goals are. And straight up, the brain wins every time! I hired a coach to help me work through the thoughts and feelings that were holding me back from achieving my weight loss goals and it’s been ah-mazing! And now I’m a Master Certified life and weight loss coach helping you achieve your weight and health goals, too.

I love coaching doctors who are open to non-traditional wellness strategies.

You are my people! You’re smart and high-achieving and give every piece of yourself to your patients. You’re a critical thinker who wants to know the why, not just the how. You’ve dedicated your life to caring for others and now it’s time for me to help you learn to care for YOU!

As your life and weight loss coach, I don’t spend our time together agreeing with you and telling you what to do. Deep down, you know that already! I also do not give medical advice. What I do is create a safe space for you to unpack all of the baggage that is manifesting itself as extra fat on your body. Then, piece by piece, we work through all of it. Believe it or not, weight loss is pretty much effortless once you’ve worked through all of those thoughts that are holding you back.

That’s why this is amazing work.

It’s tailored to you and your specific life so you get the results you want, permanently. And I understand better than anyone else what it’s like to be a doctor – the demands, the lack of sleep, the expectations, all of it!

So where do we start?

If you’re an MD or DO physician currently in clinical practice and you’re ready to change your life for the better, click below to sign up for the waiting list for my next coaching group. You’ll be among the first to hear about how you can work with me!


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