Why the Optimal Weight 4 & 2 & 1 Plan?

Our Optimal Weight 4 & 2 & 1 Plan® is perfect for you if you prefer a flexible meal plan to help you reach a healthy weight.


The Optimal Weight 4 & 2 & 1 Plan can meet the needs of a wide range of individuals. It is suitable for you if you:

  • Want to incorporate all of the food groups, including fruit, dairy, and starches
  • Have type 1 diabetes and are closely monitored by your healthcare provider
  • Have type 2 diabetes
  • Are 65 years or older and not regularly active
  • Exercise greater than 45 minutes per day
  • Have less than 15 pounds to lose


It’s as simple as this:

  • Eat 4 Fuelings + 2 Lean & Green meals + 1 healthy snack
  • Eat six times daily, once every two to three hours


Each OPTAVIA Fueling has a nearly identical nutritional profile designed by our team of food scientists and refined by our Registered Dietitians and nutrition team. Each OPTAVIA Fueling is scientifically formulated with the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat to help you achieve a healthy weight on the Optimal Weight 4 & 2 & 1 Plan.


Like all of the OPTAVIA meal plans, the Optimal Weight 4 & 2 & 1 Plan emphasizes healthy habits such as portion control, exercise, drinking plenty of fluids, and eating small, frequent meals. 


For more information about the Optimal Weight 4 & 2 & 1 Plan, contact your independent OPTAVIA Coach and refer to the Optimal Weight 4 & 2 & 1 Plan Guide