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Weight Loss

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician in Grapevine, TX

Weight Loss services offered in Grapevine, TX

Weight loss can be a lengthy process, especially when you want to make sustainable changes in your lifestyle. At the office of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, in Grapevine, Texas, Dr. Shabnam and Tatiana Daniel, NP, support you as you go through a personalized weight loss plan with medical assistance. Schedule your consultation for weight loss services over the phone or online at the office of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, today. 

Weight Loss Q & A

What is weight loss?

Weight loss is something you can do on your own or with assistance from professionals, like nutritionists and doctors. Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, wants you to get the best possible results from your weight loss efforts and offers medical weight loss to help you reach your goals. 

Medical weight loss is different from other weight loss programs and strategies because it’s directed by a medical professional. After examining you and reviewing your medical history, Dr. Shabnam develops a weight loss program just for you. 

 

How does my health benefit from weight loss?

If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight can help you manage health conditions you already have and prevent new complications from developing. You might also notice a few positive changes in your well-being, like more energy, a better mood, or improved sleep. 

Weight loss lowers your risk for:

  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Certain cancers

The team at the office of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, might provide regular medical testing to evaluate your health, such as blood sugar tests or cholesterol tests. Results of these tests offer insight into your overall physical health. 

 

How does weight loss work?

Dr. Shabnam might include multiple strategies in your weight loss program to increase the calories you burn off. Your weight loss program might involve:

 

Nutritional planning

Nutritional planning involves strategic dietary restructuring to make sure the nutritional content of your meals meets your body’s needs. Your provider can also help with portion sizes and can accommodate any dietary restrictions you have. 

 

Exercise

Regular exercise is a necessary part of any medical weight loss plan as exercise boosts your metabolism and helps you burn calories. It also boosts your mood due to the release of endorphins during exercise. 

 

Medications and supplements

There are prescription weight loss medications that restrict your appetite or help you feel full faster. Your provider might also recommend supplements if you have dietary restrictions that prevent you from getting certain nutrients you need. 

To schedule a consultation for medical weight loss, call the office of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, or book an appointment online today.

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