You run three or four times a week, and you watch what you eat. But lately you’ve noticed that you have a little less energy and a little more, uhm, meat around the waistline.
You’ve tried running more (good) and eating less (not so good), but the result is you have even less energy, plus you’re starving.
Worse, you see no change around the middle, much less in your thighs. At this point, you throw in the towel and stuff yourself, because you’re dying of hunger.
Sound like you?
What’s going on here? We’re willing to bet that your metabolism, your body’s kilojoule-burning furnace, is stuck on low. Especially if you’re older than 30, at which point your metabolism begins to drop by about one percent a year.
But here’s the thing: You can fight back. You can boost your metabolism in several ways:
Rev your metabolism with food.
Boost your metabolism with exercise.