Weight gain in an individual can be due to various reasons. There are television commercials that claim that losing 60 lbs in four months is doable. Unless you have a huge amount of weight to lose, dropping 60 lbs in 4 months period is not advisable. In order to lose 60 pounds in 4 months you will have to shed 3 to 3.75 pounds per week which is not instantaneously achievable even with medically supervised low calorie plans. You can use this period of 4 months for constructing healthy lifestyle habits that will help you lose around 32 pounds reasonably. This way you can attain your goal of 60 lbs of weight loss in 7 to 8 months.

To road to weight loss is eating fewer calories than what you burn. To lose one pound of fat you will have to burn 3500 calories. Therefore to lose 60 pounds you will have to burn 21,000 calories than what you eat. If you are new to weight loss and have no idea about counting or burning calories, you can opt for weight loss programs like Nutrisystem, Medifast, etc that have high reputation in the weight loss field. Both these diet programs deliver low calorie diet meals that help the dieters lose weight in healthy and safe manner. However, there are a few minimal differences in how they operate. So, read this article before choosing your diet plan from any of these programs.

As per many of the weight loss programs and experts, the healthy rate of weight loss is about 2 lbs per week. For this you have to create a calorie deficit of 500 to 1000 calories per day through diet and exercise. It may be challenging for some of the people to sustain, still this deficit is easier to stick to for long term. Losing weight quick is not sustainable as it returns with extra pounds.