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 to maintain your weight varies according to your height, weight, gender, age and activity level.
Information about the 6-week Transition phase can be found in the OPTAVIA Guide.
*Fresh, or, if canned, unsweetened and packed in juice, not syrup.
**Grilled, baked, poached, or broiled – not fried.
***Examples: 1 slice of whole-grain bread, ½ whole-grain English muffin, ¾ cup high-fiber cereal, ½ cup whole-wheat pasta, or 1/3 cup brown rice.