Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan®

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Why the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan?
Our clinically proven Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan ® jump-starts your optimal weight journey. It’s fast, hassle-free, simple to follow, and based on the healthy habit of eating six small meals per day — one every two to three hours...
What is a lean and green meal?
A lean and green meal includes 5 to 7 ounces of cooked lean protein plus three servings of non-starchy vegetables and up to two servings of healthy fats, depending on your lean protein choices. You can enjoy your lean and green meal(s) for any of yo...
What would prohibit my use of the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan?
The Company (“We”) recommends that you consult your healthcare provider prior to starting any weight loss program, and during the course of your weight loss program.  Do  NOT use any OPTAVIA Program if you are pregnant or unde...
What to expect on the first few days?
As you begin your journey to Optimal Wellbeing, you may feel hungry, tired, or irritable as your body adjusts to a new way of eating. This is temporary, but make sure you keep close watch on your hunger during this time. If you’re excessively ...
How many calories and carbohydrates does the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan provide?
The Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan provides approximately 800 to 1,000 calories per day and 80-100 grams of carbohydrates, depending on your personal selections.
What is the average weight loss on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan®?
Average weight loss on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan ® is 12 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks. OPTAVIA recommends you contact your healthcare provider before starting a weight-loss program.
What snacks can I have?
In addition to your five Fuelings and one lean and green meal, you may choose ONE of these optional snacks daily. Talk to your OPTAVIA Coach about plan-approved optional snacks including: OPTAVIA Snacks 3 celery stalks 1 fruit-flavored sugar-fre...
How much water should I drink? What about other beverages?
We recommend drinking 64 ounces of water each day. Talk with your healthcare provider prior to changing the amount of water you drink as it can affect certain health conditions and medications. There are many different recommendations and viewpoint...
What if I stop losing weight?
At some point, you may find that your weight loss slows down or seems to stop. Typically, a weight-loss plateau is defined as two or more weeks with no weight loss at all. Rates of weight loss can vary from one week to another. Weight loss should re...
Should I go on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan if I do not have weight to lose?
The Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® is designed for weight loss. If you do not have any weight to lose but wish to improve your eating habits, we recommend the Optimal Health 3 & 3 Plan®
Where can I find information about Transition?
Keep in mind the Transition phase is only intended for those following the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan ® . It is designed to gradually increase calorie intake while reintroducing a wider variety of foods. The calories you need after transition...
Can I substitute a Fueling for a lean & green meal?
We do not recommend substituting a Fueling for the Lean & Green meal for two primary reasons: The Lean & Green meal provides essential calories, healthy fat, protein, fiber, and other nutrients that differ from the nutritional makeup of ou...
Can I skip Fuelings?
It is extremely important that you get in all of your Fuelings and the full portions of your lean and green meal(s) each day. Each Fueling is scientifically formulated with the right balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat which helps promote a ge...
What condiments and healthy fats can I have on the OPTAVIA program?
Condiment Recommendations Use condiments to add flavor and zest to your meals, just remember that they contribute to overall carbohydrate intake. We recommend reading food labels for carbohydrate information and controlling condiment portions for...