Your Balanced, Healthy Diet
By: Alere Staff
This is the time of year when people often feel inspired to start anew with some ‘healthy’ versions in their lifestyles. Weight loss organizations and fitness facilities see big increases in new memberships. Fad diet proponents advertise claims of quick, easy and impressive weight losses that make the diets tempting to try. However, people who take warfarin should carefully consider the potential side effects of making extreme dietary changes such as those fad diets suggest.
It is recommended that a consistent diet is maintained and significant changes in dietary habits are avoided while taking warfarin. Always talk about dietary changes first with your doctor. Consistency in diet means to be aware of the type of foods you choose every day, pay attention to your portion sizes and be aware of the frequency you consume foods high in vitamin K.
It is certainly possible to eat a balanced, nutritious, healthy diet that enables people to reach appropriate weight goals while taking warfarin. Visiting with your doctor and making a dietary plan together, along with maintaining consistency in diet, will be the safest way to get there.