80 Day Obsession Frequently Asked Questions Answered
Q: Where can I find 80 Day Obsession?
A: The 80 Day Obsession program will be available exclusively on Beachbody On Demand. As a Beachbody On Demand member, you’ll get 80 unique workouts, plus the starter guide, eating plans, workout calendar, and tracker sheets. You’ll also be able to watch Autumn’s quick start tips and eating plan tips videos, plus Weekly Obsession videos, where you get to go behind the scenes with Autumn and the cast as they share their real-life experiences with 80 Day Obsession.
Q: Do I need a BOD subscription to take part?
A: Yes - 80 Day Obsession is exclusively on Beachbody on Demand (think NETFLIX of fitness) if you don’t have a subscription, I highly recommend it… no stock pile of DVD's, this subscription allows you to workout anywhere and anytime, it's that easy! Bare in mind, you’re doing 80 different workouts – you want it to be digital! There’s a number of membership options if you want to subscribe, but the best value is the yearly subscription here, and much cheaper than a gym membership!
Q: What equipment do I need for 80 Day Obsession?
A: You will need weights: light, medium, and heavy, depending on your fitness level. (Autumn and the cast use anywhere from five-pound up to 40-pound weights.) You’ll also need Beachbody Resistance Loops, Beachbody Strength Slides, and Beachbody Portion-Control Containers for your eating plan. Optional equipment includes a Beachbody Foam Roller and the Beachbody Core Comfort Mat. You can purchase everything (except for the weights) from your Team Beachbody Coach in convenient, specially priced 80 Day Obsession equipment packages or on TeamBeachbody.com.
If you are currently a Beachbody on Demand member you can also grab a completion pack to add the needed equipment to your membership
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Q: How should I care for my Resistance Loops?
A: To ensure the longest life, you should store your Resistance Loops in a cool, dry place out of the sun. Before each workout, check your loops for tears. If you see any, throw that loop away and get a new one. You can purchase replacement loops as a standalone item from here: Beachbody Resistance Loops
Q: Can beginners do 80 Day Obsession? What intensity level is it?
A: 80 Day Obsession is best for intermediate to advanced fitness levels. It’s not a beginner workout, so you should already have a base of fitness before attempting this program. If you’re not sure whether you’re ready for this challenge, don’t worry! You can start with several rounds of A Little Obsessed, Autumn’s 5-day introductory program and work up to 80 Day. A Little Obsessed is shorter 30-minute workouts that feature some of the moves and equipment from 80 Day Obsession. You can also begin with Autumn’s other beginner-level programs, like 21 Day Fix or Country Heat, and 21 Day Fix Extreme
Q: Can I do this program if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: This is not a program for pregnant woman however if you’re breastfeeding, you will likely need more calories so please consult your physician before doing the 80 Day Obsession program. If you have doctor approval and want to lose weight, calculate your Calorie Target using your Maintenance Calories, but don’t subtract Calorie Deficit since nursing your baby will help create a deficit. To maintain weight, use your Maintenance Calories, then bump up one plan. See page 4 of the starter guide for more information.
Q: What makes the 80 Day Obsession Meal Plan different?
A: If you’re used to using the portion control container system, 80 Day Obsession uses the same container system, but it’s TIMED around your workouts and daily routine. This allows you to have a steady source of energy, fuel for your workouts, and allow your worked out muscles to recover with proper nutrition.
Q: Do I have to use incorporate nutrition timing?
A: I’m sure you’ll still have great results by following the portion fix container system and workouts, but you’ll get better results by following the meal schedule. Autumn designed the plan so that it helps you fuel your days and workouts, as well as aid muscle growth, fat loss and recovery. The workouts will be intense, so it’s important you’re feeding your body correctly.
Q: Can I swap out containers?
A: If you are a veteran to any of Autumn's previous programs like, 21 Day Fix then you know you could swap a yellow container for a treat or drink in some circumstances. However, the 80 Day Obsession nutrition is much stricter. For 80 Days, you must stick to the plan. No Swaps No Treat (I mean, it’s ONLY 80 days…you can do anything for 80 Days... right?)
Q: Can I swap Meals 1, 2 and 3?
A: Yes, according to program creator Autumn, meals 1, 2 and 3 are interchangeable. As long as the containers stay the grouped in the meals, your workout block timing stays the same, and they’re 2-3 hours apart, meals 1, 2 and 3 can be eaten in any order. Personally, my meals 1-3 are consecutive, but that’s because my workout block is in the early evening and I eat 1-3 in the morning/early afternoon.
Q: I’m having trouble with my plan, any advice?
A: I have a free downloadable template of my Plan A meal plan here, which you can download and change or earase and fill out with your stuff – if you’re not on Plan A, just add the extra containers where you have them. If you’re starting from scratch, I’d recommend you work out where your workout block will be first. The workout block covers 5 hours of your day when you consider your preworkout, Energize if you take it, your workout, your recovery drink if you use one, and then finally your post workout meal. Know when you’ll be working out, and go from there. Once you have your workout block in place (remember preworkout meal, workout, and post workout meal are not interchangeable in your day – they must all be together), you can use the rest of your day to fit your meals 1-3 in the spaces in between.
Q: I work shifts – help!
A: Working shifts might mean tweaking your plan a little. My advice is is to start with your workout block, making sure your preworkout meal and post workout meal is timed correctly. Then, work out where you can have meal breaks at work, after work, and before work, however your day allows. And meal prep! If you have to eat at work, prepare your meals in advance so you always have something ready to eat when you can eat.
Q:Does it have to be 2-3 hours between meals 1-3?
A: The meal plan suggests eating every 2-3 hours as that’s what’s going to get you the best results and fuel you best for your workouts. Not everyone can eat strictly every 2-3 hours, like my previous answer. If your days are longer then you will want to east every 2:30-4 hours, which is slightly off plan. I believe, as long as they are roughly every few hours and reasonably well proportioned throughout your day, you’ll be ok. Also pay attention to how you feel, everyone is different. Someone who is awake 12 hours of the day is going to have a different day to someone who is awake for 17 hours. Keep them evenly spaced and make sure you stick to the timings for the workout block.
Q:I don’t like certain foods, can I swap them?
A: Yes - there is a LONG LIST of items to choose from and by no means does this plan MAKE you eat anything. Not a fan of tuna, guess what you never have to eat it. If you don’t like something, there’s a whole load of alternatives you can eat. If you’re not keen on certain veggies (or veggies in general) find new ones to try, or new ways to eat it. If you’re drinking Shakeology, you can add a green container of spinach into your shake without even being able to taste it, for example. The meal plan has been designed specifically for you to achieve the goals advertised in 80 Day Obsession – if you start making up your own rules for the nutrition guide, swapping things that are on the list for things that aren’t, you’re not really doing 80 Day Obsession.
Q: Can I do the 80 Day Obsession if I’m vegan?
A: Yes! There’s a vegan meal plan on BOD! It’s slightly different to the standard plan as some foods are moved to different containers, so make sure you check it out in the workout documents on Beachbody on Demand.
Q: I am on Plan A but my partner is on Plan D how do we make that work?
A: MEAL PREP, MEAL PREP, MEAL PREP! I recommend you batch cook your proteins, veggies and carbs ahead of time and scoop them out in the portions each of you needs. Check out my post MEAL PREP FOR BEGINNERS. You’ll both be eating foods of the same list, so it makes sense that you’ll be able to share your meal prep – even making meal prep more efficient if there’s two of you eating the same foods. The only change is the quantity of foods, so make sure you measure your containers according to each of you, and fit them around your individual days. You might find your work/life commitments mean your workout blocks are different times of the day, so meal prepping will make it easier for you both to grab your containers and eat when needed.
Q: Should I prepare separate meals for the rest of my family?
Why would you feed yourself healthy foods and the rest of your family unhealthy foods??? Autumn hits the nail on the head with her Answer. You can always make substitutions. If your kids won’t eat zucchini noodles make them whole wheat noodles. With only a few extra steps in making alterations you are teaching your family how to eat well and this is SUPER IMPORTANT. You are setting your kids up with a lifetime of healthy eating habits and what's better than that?
Q: Will I Need Supplements?
A: Supplements are amazing addition to the program because it ensures that you are getting the nutrients you need. I believe in general you should aim to get our nutrition first from real, whole foods! That being said this program is intense and I have found the Beachbody Recovery has been a LIFESAVER! Seriously, you know that feeling when the day after an intense workout you dread having to go to the bathroom? Well - recovery to the rescue! I also use Energize and if you follow me on Instagram - you will find daily I not only use it as a preworkout but also a mid day pick me up for cleaning, laundry, LIFE! So many supplements I’ve tried are full of junk fillers and additives. But the Beachbody Performance line supplements contain real ingredients, nothing fake. While you can see results without these supplements, they can certainly help your results, fuel your body, and get you through your workouts with less soreness.
Q: Can you tell me more about the different phases?
A: You can hear it from Autumn herself
Q: I still have questions & need help!
Contact your coach and make sure you get yourself into an accountability group! You don’t have to participate and post every day, but to have that accountability there for you is invaluable and a place to go to ask questions. Who doesn't want to be part of a community where all the members are working toward the same goal! Contact your coach about their next challenge group or if you are not working with a coach, please feel free to send me a message!
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