I just finished up week 6 of the Optavia 5&1 program.
I feel really good - like surprisingly good. I have my hunger under control, my portions under control, and I'm not even a little stressed about the holidays and meals. I'm not much for turkey, but I do love some side dishes, but I decided that it is more worth it to me right now to be healthy, and I can have mashed potatoes or pumpkin pie another time. I even pureed fresh pumpkin to freeze, so I can make another pumpkin pie in a few months when I move into optimization.
This past week was my birthday, so I was eating out more than I normally would. I had dinner out the weekend before my birthday, then the night of my birthday, and then the weekend after my birthday I was out of town. I know all the sodium just from eating at restaurants, plus the travel and being off my normal schedule, played a part in my body not making much changes this past week. I still ended the week down a full pound, which is awesome!
I still tend to stick to seafood for my protein in my Lean and Green, and I prefer salads over cooked veggies the vast majority of the time. Overall, this program has really fit quite nicely into my life, and it has been super easy to maintain following the guidelines. I'm really happy I decided to move forward, and I'm excited to see what the future holds for me.
P.S. It feels GREAT to purge some of the clothes that don't fit me anymore, because I'm not going to wear them again!
Average weight loss on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan is 12 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.