Ali  Sheybani, MD -  - Internist

Ali Sheybani, MD

Internist & Primary Care Physician located in Sherman Oaks, CA

Obesity & Nutrition Specialist

Obesity and nutrition are closely connected in most cases, and patients need help with both if they're to be successful in their weight loss endeavors. Dr. Ali Sheybani, MD, an internist and primary care physician who practices medicine at Ali Sheybani, MD in Sherman Oaks, California offers customized plans for help with obesity, nutrition, and weight loss.
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Obesity & Nutrition Q and A

by Ali Sheybani, MD

How is obesity defined?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines obesity according to Body Mass Index (BMI.) The higher your BMI is, the closer you are to being obese.

  • A BMI of under 18.5 means that you're underweight.
  • A BMI of between 18.5 and under 25 means that you're in the normal healthy weight range.
  • A BMI of 25-30 means that you're overweight, but isn't high enough to put you in the obese range.
  • A BMI of 30 or higher qualifies as obesity. Even higher BMIs may qualify as morbidly obese.

When you come to Dr. Ali Sheybani, MD, Dr. Sheybani evaluates your overall health, including a BMI check. If you're obese, Dr. Sheybani can help with nutrition and customized weight loss.

How should your nutrition change if you're obese?

When you're obese, a change in your eating is essential. Many obese patients have very unhealthy eating habits. Some of the most common nutritional pitfalls for obese patients include:

  • High fat consumption
  • High sodium consumption
  • Oversized portions
  • Snacking between meals
  • Too many processed foods

Dr. Sheybani gives obese patients clear nutritional guidelines to help them in their weight loss and health journey. You'll learn about the foods to eat, the foods to avoid, when to eat, and how to practice proper portion control.

How does a medical weight loss program help obese patients?

In addition to teaching a new way to eat, a medical weight loss program can help you in several other ways. If you qualify, Dr. Sheybani may prescribe appetite suppressant medication. These medications can help curb excessive hunger pangs until your stomach adjusts to the new portion sizes.

Supplements can be critical in ensuring that you're getting all the vitamins and minerals you need for total health and wellness. You can get these supplements quickly and easily through IV injections.

Many obese patients say that a medical weight loss program helps so much because it requires accountability. You'll visit Dr. Sheybani regularly to check in. These visits include a weigh-in and discussion of goals.

If you're experiencing a weight loss plateau or if you're experiencing any particular issues with weight loss, Dr. Sheybani provides guidance and help at each check-in.

Struggling with obesity and need nutritional advice? Dr. Sheybani can help. Make an appointment through the online form or call us for help today.

Insurance Providers

We accept HMO, PPO, Medicare, and other major forms of insurance. Please call the office for more information. 

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "Great Dr., I would definitely recommend him to a friend. He's quick and has availability a couple days a week. Overall good experience!"

    Shannon S.
  • "You need a Dr. who cuts thru the mustard and puts you on the right rode to health. From the moment I met him I knew he was smart."

    Linda D.
  • Yelp

    "Simply put, Dr. Sheybani and his staff are the best. Accommodating, friendly, professional. Excellent care. Highly recommended as a primary care physician."

    M.H
  • Yelp

    "His office is beautiful and located in a place in Sherman Oaks with plenty of street parking. His front desk staff was very nice and super accommodating."

    Ilana O.