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Now that we’ve learned the importance of eating every two – three hours in Element 08, let’s focus on what you should be eating.

A healthy meal or OPTAVIA Fueling optimizes your nutrition and helps you to create a healthy weight. OPTAVIA Fuelings are also scientifically-proven and designed to help your body enter a gentle and efficient fat burning state while also supporting your digestive health.

Here are some additional benefits of choosing OPTAVIA Fuelings on your journey to optimal health and wellbeing:

  • There are more than 50 convenient and nutritionally interchangeable options.
  • In addition to a healthy lean and green meal, they help create a mild fat-burning state.
  • They are portable or are easy to prepare, which makes them convenient for a busy lifestyle or traveling.

Fuelings are also an integral part of the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan®, designed to help both Coaches and Clients lose weight in a safe and easy way by choosing five Fuelings and one lean and green meal a day, eating every two to three hours.

Your lean and green meal can be consumed any time of day and includes a lean piece of meat, poultry or fish, along with a green vegetable or salad. It ensures you are incorporating healthy fats, which are important for digestion. For lean and green recipe ideas, check out our recipe in this week’s newsletter or visit OPTAVIA’s Pinterest page for other featured recipes including new lean & green recipes developed by The Culinary Institute of America this year!

Connect with me, your OPTAVIA Coach, to discuss which Fuelings have optimized your nutrition as you seek a healthy weight on your journey to Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a Time®. Stay tuned for next week’s newsletter featuring Element 10— tips to hydrate during weight loss and beyond to accelerate your results.

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Whether you are looking to achieve or maintain a healthy weight, eating the right amount of food is just as important as what you eat. The terms “portion size” and “serving size” are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are actually different. Portion size refers to the amount you eat in one setting while serving size is the recommended amount of food you should eat. 

Although you may be eating healthy foods, it is important to still practice portion control. Use these tips to keep your portions in check:

  • Drink water. Dehydration can be mistaken for hunger. Have a glass of water before your meal to help you feel fuller and prevent overeating.
  • Fill your plate with green veggies. Fill up your plate with green vegetables that are low in calories and rich in nutrients.
  • Eat slowly. Eating quickly can prevent your brain from processing that you are full. Take your time when eating a meal. Savor each bite so your body is able to recognize those important hunger and fullness cues.
  • Track your food. Keep track of your meals and portion sizes in your Habits of Health® App to effectively manage your portions. By using the App, you’ll have record of exactly what you’re eating.

Ask me, your OPTAVIA Coach, about other ways to keep your portions in control during your journey to Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a Time®.

Per Serving: 1 Lean | 3 Green| 3 Condiments| ½ Optional Snack        

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 60 minutes


12 cups chopped collard greens

2 cups chicken stock

3 cloves garlic, crushed

5 tbsp powdered peanut butter

1 tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

½ tsp allspice

¾ tsp hot sauce

2 tsp lemon juice

1½ lbs. pork tenderloin


  1. In a pot with a tight fitting lid, combine the collards with the chicken stock, garlic, hot sauce, and half of the salt and pepper. Cook on low heat for about one hour, or until collards are tender.
  2. Once tender, stir in the allspice, powdered peanut butter, and lemon juice. Keep warm.
  3. Season the pork tenderloin with the remaining salt and pepper, and broil in a toaster oven for about 10 minutes to an internal temperature of 145°F. Turn the tenderloin every two minutes to achieve even browning. When finished, remove the pork from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Slice the pork and serve on top of the braised greens.

Per Serving: 320 calories | 45g protein | 15g carbohydrate | 10g fat

Visit our OPTAVIA Pinterest page for an extensive assortment library of Lean & Green meals.

Living Out Loud

“My dad passed away unexpectedly a couple of years ago while I was on vacation. Needless to say, my world was rocked and my heart was broken.”

Kristin’s husband Shawn was introduced to OPTAVIA a few weeks before her father’s passing and had started his own weight loss journey.

“In hindsight, this was a hidden blessing for me because I was at the lowest point I’d ever been in my life. I was depressed, overeating, over drinking, and had no energy or motivation. I knew I needed to try something, anything.”

Kristin was still a little skeptical, but she decided to reach out to her husband’s OPTAVIA Coach as a hope for help.

“I was not convinced that this Program would work at all, but within seven short weeks, I felt truly amazing. I lost 18 pounds*, I slept great, my cravings were gone, and my energy was through the roof.”

After reaching her weight loss goal of 28 pounds*, Kristin had a strong passion pay her success forward by becoming an OPTAVIA Coach.

“I felt that if others were going through similar hardships of their own, OPTAVIA could be the answer for them! Because of this Program, I am living my life out loud.”

Kristin believes that helping others get healthy has brought her back to life and has given her newfound purpose.

“I am beyond grateful. I have never looked or felt this good in my entire life. I want to touch as many lives as I possibly can. We all deserve optimal health. No one knows how long our journey through this world will last, but one thing I know for sure, I plan on living it to the fullest and helps others do the same! I know my dad looks down on me and is proud.”


Kathy Glazer
3 Washington Circle N. W. #303, Washington,D.C. 20037, Also Falls Church,VA

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