Losing 80 pounds in 8 months takes a lot of effort but doable when you follow a healthy diet and exercise plan. The exercise plan that you planning to follow should consider your current level of physical activity and your diet plan should consider the BMI. Finding out the body mass index will help you know if you are overweight, underweight or obese for your height. Before starting a weight loss plan it is recommended that you consult your physician. The American Obesity Association says that you should seek health care advice if your daily intake falls below 1000 calories as it will not supply you with sufficient nutrients.
To start with you can note down the calories in a dairy on a daily basis so that you do not exceed or reduce your daily calorie intake. If you find it counting calories tedious you can opt for weight loss programs like Nutrisyste, Medifast, Jenny Craig, etc that completely eliminate the hassle of counting calories or checking portion sizes. Among the two programs, Nutrisystem seems to be more convenient to follow and has a vast menu containing over 150 meal options. It has diet plans for diabetics and vegetarians as well. The program claims that by following Nutrisystem diet plans the dieters will lose up to 2 lbs per week in a steady manner if they strictly adhere to the dietary principles suggested by Nutisystem. People who do not prefer eating meat can choose the vegetarian meal plan that consists over 90 plant based food options. Go through the pros and cons of one over the other if you are struck between the choices of Nutrisystem and Jenny Craig.
Ensure that you work out at least 30 minutes daily including exercises of moderate intensity. The activity that you do should increase your heart rate than a one at your leisure stroll. You can work out for 60 to 90 minutes in a week with moderate intensity and give half the time for high intensity workouts.