Body Mass Index
Your BMI measures how healthy your weight is based on your height.
We recommend that you contact your healthcare provider before starting and throughout your OPTAVIA weight loss
journey, especially if you are taking medications (e.g., diabetes medications, high blood pressure medications,
Coumadin (warfarin), lithium, thyroid medications etc.)
Do not use the OPTAVIA Program if you are pregnant. If you have a serious acute or chronic illness (e.g.,
heart attack, diabetes, cancer, liver disease, kidney disease, anorexia, bulimia, etc.) do not use the OPTAVIA
Program until your healthcare provider says you have recovered or that your condition is stabilized. The Optimal
Weight 5 & 1 PlanTM is NOT appropriate for teens (13 to 18 years of age), sedentary older adults (65
years and older), nursing mothers, people with gout, some people with diabetes, and those who exercise more than
45 minutes per day. For special medical or dietary needs, refer to our program guides online.
NOTE: Rapid weight loss may cause gallstones or gallbladder disease for those at high risk. While adjusting to
intake of a lower-calorie level and diet changes, some people may experience lightheadedness, dizziness or
gastrointestinal disturbances. These usually are temporary.
This Program and any of its materials do not in any way constitute medical advice or substitute for medical