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About Dr. Sapna Makhija

Dr. Sapna Makhija started her undergraduate education at the University of British Columbia, followed by a medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Makhija’s post-graduate education includes completing an Internal Medicine residency and further specialization in Gastroenterology at the University of Calgary. Her leadership and academic pursuits include serving as chief resident, as well as partaking in several research projects.

She has published journal articles in gastroenterology and has written a textbook chapter. After residency, Dr. Makhija completed a fellowship in Clinical Nutrition and Obesity at the University of Toronto and has published in the nutritional assessment area. More recently, Dr. Makhija completed the qualification to become a Diplomat of The American Board of Obesity Medicine to further expand her growing practice. To broaden her qualifications, she was also certified to become a precision nutrition coach in 2020.

Dr. Makhija is very passionate about educating and empowering clients to optimize nutritional health. She recognizes that PlanU is a tailored approach and that everyone is unique. Dr. Makhija is excited to bring her passion into this program to help educate others about health and wellness and provide them with the tools to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

Alisha Rawji

Hello! I’m Alisha Rawji, a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, passionate about guiding individuals on their path to better health. With over 5 years of experience, I’ve dedicated the last 3 years to helping clients achieve their weight loss goals.

As the first trained Allurion nutritionist in Ontario, it’s been an exciting part of my journey to guide and support Allurion weight loss patients in achieving their desired results.

My approach to nutrition is grounded in the belief that it’s the key to successful weight loss. I advocate for a holistic perspective, considering not only what’s on the plate but also crucial lifestyle factors like stress, sleep, physical activity, and mindset when creating personalized nutritional plans.

At the core of my practice is educating and empowering individuals to make informed choices about their nutrition, impacting both physical and mental well-being. My goal is not only to assist clients in achieving weight loss but also to instill a lasting understanding of the profound connection between nutrition and overall wellness.

If you’re ready to embark on a journey of positive transformation, I’m here to support you every step of the way. Let’s work together to make choices that truly transform your well-being, both inside and out.

Why Choose Us

Choosing PlanU for your weight loss journey is a decision backed by the expertise of Dr. Sapna Makhija, a seasoned internal medicine doctor and Diplomat of The American Board of Obesity Medicine. With a comprehensive understanding of the intricate relationship between internal medicine and nutrition, Dr. Makhija provides a holistic approach to weight management. Her extensive experience, coupled with a tailored and personalized methodology, ensures that each individual receives specialized care on their journey to better health. Dr. Makhija’s commitment to continuous learning and qualification as an obesity medicine expert further reinforces the credibility of Plan U. By choosing Plan U, you are not just embarking on a weight loss program; you are investing in a personalized, evidence-based approach led by a dedicated professional, ensuring a transformative and sustainable path to a healthier, more active lifestyle.

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