Gaining an additional 50 pounds After his knee Surgeries left him desperate for a solution. This is why I love our community, our program and our passion so much! Your employees need solutions. Brian, Way to go my friend!!! I love our community, our program and our passion so much! Way to go my friend Brian. “He’s become a Coach himself, and shares his story to inspire others to keep striving.” Independent OPTAVIA Coach Brian Brister’s inspiring transformation was featured in Men’s Health! *Average weight loss on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan® is 12 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.