If you spend any time reading diet programs, nutrition advice, or fitness forums, you've likely encountered the acronym NSV. This shorthand stands for non-scale victory, and it's an alternate yardstick to weigh-ins to gauge progress on a diet. Since weight fluctuates throughout the day, focusing only on the scale can leave you feeling defeated or frustrated if you don't see immediate results. But there are other signs that you're making headway on your goals, from shinier hair to a better digestive system. Here are some NSVs to look for that signal you're on the right track.
Unfortunately, optavia does not offer a vegetarian option and their fuelings (bars, shakes, entrees like homestyle chili or 'chicken noodle' soup) contain lanolin. I also don't think it's a good idea to put kids on the diet, especially if they haven't yet learned healthy eating habits on their own. Dieting kids as a way of getting them to lose weight is associated with lower self-esteem and body satisfaction later in life. It's important to meet them where they are emotionally and let them have a balanced, nutritious diet.