What if I work night shift or have long days?

If you work night shift or have long days, you can rearrange the timing of your Fuelings to accommodate your schedule. Most important is that you consume all of your OPTAVIA Fuelings and the complete Lean & Green meal in a 24-hour period. As much as possible, try to eat every 2 to 3 hours throughout the time you are awake. If you need to, you can split the Lean & Green meal into two smaller meals so that you are eating a total of 7 meals instead of 6. You may also incorporate an optional snack if needed. Be sure to talk to your OPTAVIA Coach for further guidance and support. 

Here are two example meal plans for someone working the night shift:

Sample Day #1
total of 7 meals

3 PM: 1st Fueling

5:30 PM: ½ Lean & Green meal (example: 85g cooked shrimp, 1½ cups leafy greens, 2 Tbsp reduced-fat salad dressing)

8 PM: 2nd Fueling

11 PM: 3rd Fueling

2 AM: 4th Fueling

5 AM: 5th Fueling

7:30 AM: ½ Lean & Green meal (example: 200g tofu, ¾ cup chopped tomatoes and bell peppers, 1 tsp olive oil)

Sample Day #2
total of 6 meals

3 PM: 1st Fueling

5:30 PM: Lean & Green meal (example: 170g cooked chicken breast, 1½ cups steamed broccoli, 1 tsp olive oil)

8 PM: 2nd Fueling

11 PM: 3rd Fueling

2 AM: 4th Fueling

5 AM: 5th Fueling