Incredible Shrinking Man featured by People

Incredible Shrinking Man featured by People

The story of an Otis Orchards man’s incredible weight loss journey has caught the attention of major national publication.

In May 2018, KXLY 4 News shared the story of Alan Christiansen, whose friends started calling him The Incredible Shrinking Man when he lost more than 300 lbs. in less than 18 months.

This week, People published an article on Christiansen with the headline “This Man’s Family Was His ‘Wake-Up Call’ to Lose 317 Lbs.” In the article, Christiansen tells People, “I’m a better man, spouse, dad, employee, son, brother and friend to everyone around me. I truly feel free from my chains that bound me for so many years.”

Alan is now a certified coach through his health program, Optavia. In addition to maintaining his weight of 221 lbs., Christiansen told KXLY in May that he’d helped over 30 people lose more than 2,000 lbs. combined.

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