*Average weight loss on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® is 12 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.

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Our OPTAVIA story began in 2009, when Len, VP of Medical Affairs at our local hospital, learned of our parent company (Medifast.) He began the “5&1 Program” secretly & within weeks hospital colleagues asked what he was doing. Not only was he losing weight, but looked more vibrant. Maggie (nursing professor & researcher) began the Program & with more people asking, we decided to pay this gift forward, and became Health Coaches. We reached our weight loss goals in early 2010. Len lost 46 pounds and was able to get off all his meds (blood pressure & cholesterol) & Maggie lost 30 pounds. We've both maintained our 5-pound target range now for our 8th year. Now semi-retired, we're bringing Health & Hope to those who feel invisible and are struggling. If you share our vision, we welcome you to join us in our mission to Get America - and soon the World by inviting us to help you with your own personal health; and to explore joining our health coach team.

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