How Long Does It Take To lose 80 Pounds?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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How long does it take to lose 80 pounds?

Well, if you are watching a Biggest Loser TV show rerun it would take you about 30 days. But that is not a realistic or healthy weight loss whatsoever. But most registered dieticians and nutritionist experts know that it is unhealthy to lose weight like that so fast. And you can do permanent damage to your metabolism especially when you are on a diet lower than 1000 calories a day.

A healthy weight-loss is one to two pounds per week so if we calculate that over time that gets us to 10 months losing 80 pounds. And that is you losing 20 pounds in 10 weeks which is realistic and sustainable.

How long does it take to lose 80 pounds?

In fact, I had a client that used to play professional football and played at USC, and I helped him lose 80 pounds. And we did that in just 10 months of time. It was a gradual loss of bodyfat every single week and that is the best approach to lose weight and keep it off.

The goal is to lose weight and keep the weight off. The goal is not for you to lose weight in an extremely rapid way where you are eating 500 calories a day. And then doing 4 hours of cardio a day. And then you gain the weight back immediately. The studies have shown that most people who lose weight in an extreme way majority of them gain the weight back.

When you first start off on any structured weight-loss program you will typically lose the most weight the first week. I’ve seen people lose up to 7 to 9 pounds the first week. And some of them think this is normal and that they can continue to lose weight like this. But most of that weight you lose is honestly water weight. And then after that first week it normalizes. And it stays within those 1 to 2 pounds per week depending if you are on the right program.

How long does it take to lose 80 pounds?

If your BMI is over 30 then that means you are clinically obese and you need to lose weight. And if you need to lose 80 pounds you are probably obese and unhealthy. Your daily caloric intake range if you are trying to lose 80 pounds would be anywhere between 1,200 and 1700 calories per day. And that is predicating on how much you weigh and your physical activity level.

Your calorie diet would consist of fruits and vegetables such as oranges, apples, bananas, strawberries, peaches, apricots. The types of vegetables are broccoli, spinach, green peas, asparagus, brussels sprouts with half of your meals. Also, the more fruits and vegetables in your diet the more fiber is in your body. And the fuller you will be meaning you won’t be as hungry throughout the day.

And your protein intake would be

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Fish
  • Salmon
  • Beef
  • Quinoa

And your carbs intake would be

  • Brown rice
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Beans
  • Oatmeal 

And your fats intake would be

  • Almonds
  • Nuts
  • Yogurt
  • Avocado

 Balance is always key when being on any type of nutritional diet and exercise program. So, you are getting all your daily macronutrients. You always want to incorporate working out at least 30 minutes a day, 3 to 4 days a week. And that would consist of cardiovascular and some form of a weight-training or strength-training program.

This is also going to help with burning calories which helps with creating your caloric deficit. You can’t lose weight without achieving a daily or weekly caloric deficit.

“If your BMI is over 30 then that means you are clinically obese and you need to lose weight. – Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike”

But exercise will also help with speeding up your metabolism too which is needed for losing any type of weight especially 80 pounds.

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