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Nutritional Planning

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician in Grapevine, TX

Nutritional Planning services offered in Grapevine, TX

What you eat dictates a lot about your long-term health and wellness, and a poor diet can have a more significant impact than you might expect. At the office of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, in Grapevine, Texas, Dr. Shabnam and Tatiana Daniel, NP, offer nutritional planning services to help you manage your weight or improve your general health. Schedule your one-on-one nutritional planning consultation over the phone or online today.

Nutritional Planning Q & A

What is nutritional planning?

Nutritional planning involves strategically building a diet that suits your personal health and wellness needs. 

When creating your nutritional plan at Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, your provider considers any dietary restrictions, allergies, and personal preferences you have. 

They teach you everything you need to know about your body’s nutritional needs so you can fulfill them with meals and snacks you enjoy. They also teach you about portion sizing. 

Dr. Shabnam supports you as you work toward your nutritional goals. During your consultation for nutritional planning, they may use lab testing to identify any nutritional deficiencies or imbalances you have. 

 

What is the goal of nutritional planning?

There are many reasons why you might be interested in nutritional planning. Your eating habits greatly impact your physical health and can contribute to your mental well-being too. You might be interested in nutritional planning to:

  • Manage your weight
  • Manage a chronic health condition
  • Have more energy
  • Improve your cardiovascular health
  • Mitigate your genetic health risks
  • Increase your longevity
  • Improve your metabolism
  • Improve digestive function

Medical weight loss, also available at the office of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, includes nutritional planning as a key part of your program. Your personalized medical weight loss plan might also involve increased exercise, appetite control medications, supplements, and other steps. 

 

How does nutritional planning work?

When you visit the practice of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, for nutritional planning, your provider weighs you and performs a brief physical exam. They take your heart rate and blood pressure, go over your medical history, and ask many questions about your current eating habits. 

Your provider might also ask you to keep a food journal for a week or two to gain a better understanding of how you typically eat. 

Your provider helps you identify specific goals you’d like to reach with nutritional planning, such as a lower weight, more energy, or more satisfying sleep. They create a personalized diet plan to optimize your health and wellness with consideration to any dietary restrictions or allergies you have. 

Dr. Shabnam provides regular follow-up visits so they can keep track of your progress and offer support as you work toward your nutritional goals. 

Find out more about nutritional planning and what it entails by scheduling a consultation over the phone or online today.

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