I take Warfarin, can I go on the OPTAVIA Program?

If you are taking Warfarin to prevent or limit the growth of blood clots, getting a consistent amount of vitamin K in your diet each day is required in order for this drug to work properly. Contact your doctor prior to starting (and throughout) your OPTAVIA program as they may wish to review your food choices, test your blood, and/or adjust your medication as needed. 

The Lean & Green meal may be an additional source of vitamin K, depending on your food choices. Dark leafy greens, like spinach and kale, as well as okra, scallions, broccoli, and cabbage are rich sources of vitamin K. Mushrooms, hearts of palm, kohlrabi, jicama, turnips, radishes, fennel, squash, cucumbers, and eggplant have lower amounts of vitamin K. 

Consuming a moderate, consistent amount of foods with vitamin K is typically recommend for those taking Warfarin, so it is important to pay attention to the types and amounts of foods you are having for the lean and green meal.

Again, we recommend you contact your doctor prior to and throughout your journey with OPTAVIA so that they can check your blood work regularly and adjust the level of your medication being received to coincide with our Program.