Your USANA Guide to Weight Management

Wellness comes in all shapes and sizes. But there’s no question maintaining a healthy weight is associated with feeling your best today and protecting your future health. Whether you want to lose weight, bulk up, or simply regain control of your diet to maintain your waistline, USANA is here to help.

Check out the products and lifestyle habits that can support you as you work to reach the right goals for your body and your life.*

man and woman drinking smoothies with healthy foods in kitchen

If you’re ready to start your wellness and weight-management journey, the following products are generally recommended for most healthy adults.*

Start with Everyday Foundational Nutrition


USANA Bottles of Vita Antioxidant and Core Minerals Vitamins

You know how you’re supposed to eat. And shifting your lifestyle to manage your weight will help improve your food choices. But even the most dedicated healthy eaters don’t achieve optimal nutrition every day. And if you’re restricting calories or food groups to lose weight, your chances of insufficient intakes are even higher. A quality multivitamin-and-mineral supplement provides confidence from knowing you’re getting a broad range of all the important nutrients you need for good health.*

HealthPak rounds out your nutrition routine while you slim down with CellSentials plus added support for your journey to a healthier you. Each convenient daily pack includes MagneCal D™, which provides magnesium, vitamin D, and calcium. You may need calcium during weight loss for a couple reasons: Some dieters restrict dairy, leading to low calcium levels, which could slow fat loss. And, evidence has linked calcium intake with maintained lean body mass and weight loss—showing small, but supportive, roles for supplementation during calorie-restricted diets. *

Add Daily Optimizers for Your Unique Needs


If you don’t eat three servings of omega-3 rich seafood a week, a fish oil supplement could do your body good. It helps support many aspects of your health, including benefits important for weight management. *

Combining fish oil intake with regular exercise does more to help reduce body fat and maintain metabolic health than exercise alone. Additionally, while omega-3s haven’t been shown to help you lose weight, a 2016 study found an improper omega-6-to-omega-3 ratio in the body was linked to an increased risk of an unhealthy weight. Supplementing omega-3s can help reestablish a more ideal ratio.*

Vitamin D

If you’re overweight, you likely need to take more vitamin D than someone of a lower weight to achieve the right amount in your body. *

Use As Needed

USANA® Probiotic

If you’ve been eating a less-than-healthy diet, your gut microbiome may need some support. This probiotic supplement contains two of the world’s most well-documented strains of bacteria. They can help replenish beneficial bacteria to support digestive health and help keep you regular (which might be helpful if you’ve suddenly increased your fiber intake).*  

Digestive Enzyme

Dietary changes may cause a little rumbling in your tummy as it adjusts to the healthy, whole foods you are eating. Take up to three of these enzyme tablets before you eat to give your digestive system some assistance and help alleviate any discomfort or bloating.*

5-Day RESET™

Lose a few pounds in only a week and start gaining control over your cravings with this simple-to-follow program. There’s no guesswork about what to eat. Just replace your meals with low-glycemic Nutrimeal shakes, eat whole-food snacks, take the supplements, and drink plenty of water. Available with a mixture of Dutch Chocolate and French Vanilla or with plant-based Nutrimeal Free.**


Shake up your diet with a nutritious and satisfying low-glycemic meal replacement. Available in delicious Dutch Chocolate or French Vanilla. Or choose the plant-based Nutrimeal Free, which has a mild flavor that makes it easy to blend with your favorite mix-ins. Each hunger-fighting shake is about 240 calories and contains at least 15 grams of protein and eight or more grams of dietary fiber.

USANA® MySmart™ Protein Shakes

Available in whey or soy protein, these shakes are formulated with a healthy ratio of macronutrients, including 18 grams of protein and eight grams of dietary fiber. The mild flavor is easy to blend with fruits, vegetables, and flavorings. And at only 150 calories and no sugar, you can enjoy your shake with zero guilt.

USANA MySmart Boosters: Protein Plus and Fibergy Plus

Sometimes you want additional protein or fiber to support your weight-management efforts without a lot of fuss. These boosters are the answer. You can mix them with any beverage to easily increase your intake. Fibergy Plus delivers a hunger-satisfying 12 grams of fiber and only 15 calories. Protein Plus supplies 10 grams of high-quality whey protein and only 50 calories.

WholeBio™ Microbiome Nutrition Bar

When you’re cutting calories, you want to swap nutrient-poor options for a smarter snack. This chocolatey bar does more than simply satisfy your hunger with fiber and protein from nutritious whole foods. It also helps support a healthy, happy digestive system. Your gut will love the blend of prebiotic starches and fibers along with a boost of additional beneficial probiotic bacteria. It’s a tasty snack that helps support a healthy microbiome.

How to Design Your Weight Management Meal Plan

Weight management is all about maintaining the right calorie balance. It’s important to know your goal calorie range. Then you can make a plan to ensure you get the best nutrition every day. You can start putting your personalized meal plan together by following these two essential steps:

Step 1: Know your numbers

Determine how many calories and how much protein and fiber you should eat. First, you need to understand your estimated daily needs to maintain your current weight.

Plug your height and weight into this calculator (available in English only) and answer a couple questions. The results will tell you the number of calories you should eat to maintain your weight. Goal amounts of important macronutrients, including protein and fiber, are also provided.

If you want to lose weight, subtract 500 calories from the “Estimated Daily Caloric Needs” to lose one pound a week. Subtract 1,000 calories per day to lose 2 pounds a week. But do not drop below 1,200 (women) / 1,500 (men) calories per day unless under the supervision of a doctor.

Step 2: Plan your meals and snacks

Divide your total daily calories into three scheduled meals and two snacks.

  • Generally, both snacks should be about 10 percent of your total daily calories.
  • Divide the remaining calories into equal amounts for each meal. Or, adjust to fit your appetite (e.g., eat 20 percent of your total daily calories at breakfast, 25 percent at lunch, and 35 percent at dinner).

Spread your protein intake out fairly evenly throughout the day. So, divide your recommended intake number by three. That’s the amount of protein you should aim to have in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

After you’ve figured out your protein distribution, fill in the calories you have left with mostly fiber-rich whole grains and colorful veggies and fruits. By spreading out your calories and protein, as well as consuming fiber throughout the day, you will feel more satisfied and less tempted to indulge.

Now you have guidelines. The final part of this step is to sit down and plan meals and snacks to meet your daily targets. In the beginning, this part will take the longest. But you will soon have a few tried-and-true meals and snacks you know you enjoy and that fit your goals.

How to Fit Weight Management Products into Your Day

Your goals will shape what your days look like. And keep in mind that higher calorie and protein targets may require you to add more foods, beverages, or MySmart Boosters to complement your shakes. Here are four suggestions to help you watch your waistline:

  • To lose weight (after completing your 5-Day RESET), drink one Nutrimeal or MySmart Protein Shake for two meals a day.
  • To maintain weight, drink a Nutrimeal or MySmart Protein Shake for one meal a day.
  • To gain weight, drink a Nutrimeal or MySmart Protein Shake with your meals up to three times a day.
  • WholeBio Microbiome Nutrition Bars are a great snack for any stage of your weight-management journey.

When it comes to your supplements, create a schedule that works best for you. Remember to spread your USANA supplements throughout the day. And, for best results, take them with food.

  • 6:00 a.m.

    Rise & shine

  • 8:00 a.m.


    Vitamin D

    8:00 a.m.

  • 10:00 a.m.


    Probiotic (1/2 packet or full packet every other day)

  • noon


    1–3 Digestive Enzyme (if needed)


  • 3:00 p.m.


  • 6:00 p.m.


    1–3 Digestive Enzyme (if needed)

    6:00 p.m.

  • 10:00 p.m.


Lifestyle Tips for Weight Management

There’s more to managing your weight than skipping dessert and switching from soda to water (although both will certainly help). The key is to find a balance between healthy choices and living a life you enjoy.

Don’t try to tackle everything at once. Start by setting small, achievable goals. Even a small step will take you in the right direction to win at weight management.

Click any image below to learn more about lifestyle habits that support success.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

**Individual results may vary. The 5-Day RESET program lowers your daily caloric intake and recommends moderate exercise for best results.

It is suggested that you take these products to your health care professional and secure their advice if you intend to change your diet, begin an exercise program, are pregnant or lactating, have allergies, are taking medications, or are under the care of a health care professional.

Children under the age of 18 should not participate in the 5-Day RESET program, except on the advice of their health care professional and/or dietician.

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