There are so many tips you can read about weight loss that sometimes makes you confuse. Many people find it hard to follow all the tips so they want to know which of these tips can help you lose weight fast and healthy. Of course if someone can follow all the tips around that would be even better. In this short post we explain the 6 most important tips for a fast weight loss.

1. Drink a glass of water an hour before every meal. This will make your stomach full and as a result you will eat fewer calories during the meals.

2. Avoid taking pills that promise fast weight loss. Usually these pills help you lose water weight. In the short run you think they are good because your weight goes down, in the long run they are harmful to your health because they dehydrate your body. Water is vital for the normal functioning of the body and during weight loss is even more important. Do not get fouled, there are no miracle ways on how to lose weight.

3. Your weight loss goals should not only be to lose weight. If you plan to lose some weight and keep it off then you should aim in changing your eating habits. This means that you should eat smaller meals at regular hours; you should eat food that is low in fat and calories and that you should not combine food with your emotions. Many people when they are sad or feeling stress they tend to find an escape through food. This is absolutely wrong. Make sure that you separate your emotional condition from your eating habits.

4. Start weight training. Weight training can offer you a lot of advantages. First it can help increase your metabolism. Second it will help you burn fat. Third it will make your joints stronger avoiding several other diseases (like osteoporosis) as you grow older. You can start weight training gradually. Start with 20 minutes per day for 2 times per week. As time goes by increase that to 45 minutes per day, 4 times per week. Once you become accustomed to this form of exercise try to add more resistance to your workouts by increasing the weight. After a couple of months you will see some very good results with your weight loss efforts and you will also feel better.

5. Do not just think about losing weight. Many people want to lose weight but they only do this in their minds. You need to set your goals and take action. You can not achieve anything by seating on the couch or watching TV. Write your weight loss goals on a piece of paper and put somewhere you can see it all the time. Stick to your goals and the results will come.

6. Analyze what you drink and eat. The only way to understand how much calories you consume is to keep a daily journal where you can record everything that goes into your mouth. This should include both food and drinks. Do that for a couple of weeks and then make a calculation of how much calories you consume. You can read the food labels to see how many calories each food contains. Once you have this information identify which items from your list have the most calories and replace them with other low calorie products. Continue doing this analysis for a couple of more weeks until the total number of calories you consume is within acceptable levels and less than the calories your burn. To lose weight the calories you consume must be less than the calories you burn.