Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan®

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Why the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan®?
Our proven Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan jumpstarts your weight loss! 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. Five of your daily meals are...
What is a Lean & Green meal?
A Lean & Green meal includes 140-200g 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. Click here to view details on how to prepare a Lean &am...
What would prohibit my use of the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan®?
We recommend that you consult a doctor prior to starting any weight loss program. Do not participate in any OPTAVIA Programs if you have gout, are pregnant, breastfeeding or under the age of 18. If you have a serious acute or chronic illness (e.g., ...
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.
How does the fat-burning state work?
On the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan ® , the amount of protein you eat is comparable to that found in a typical meal plan. However, the amount of carbohydrates is less compared to what may be typically consumed. On the Optimal Weight 5 & 1...
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 (5.4 kg). Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.  OPTAVIA recommends that you contact your doctor before starting a weight-loss program. 
What snacks can I have?
In addition to your five Fuelings and one Lean & 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  1/2 cup serv...
How much water should I drink? What about other beverages?
We recommend drinking 2 liters of water each day. Talk with your doctor prior to changing the amount of water you drink as it can affect certain health conditions and medications. There are many different recommendations and viewpoints on what coun...
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 res...
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 transiti...
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 & Green meal(s) each day. Each Fueling is scientifically formulated with the right balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat which helps promote a ...