Maybe you started a rigorous exercise program of jogging and muscle toning. Or you started eating several small portions a day, rather than three large traditional meal-sized portions. Maybe you started taking all kinds of supplements that promised to boost your metabolism.
The thing is, all of these methods can work.
Exercise, eating strategically, and ensuring that your body has catabolism-friendly supplements are three of many generally good weight loss ideas.
So what’s the problem?
The problem is, many of us have no real scientific understanding of what, how, or why these methods boost metabolism.
For example, a person may start a vigorous exercise program that includes significant aerobic cardiovascular movement, such as jogging or cycling. After a week, that person may notice a drop in weight.
But is this due to a boosted metabolism? Maybe - maybe not. Could it be due to water loss through perspiration that hasn’t been adequately replenished? Maybe - maybe not.