How to Lose Weight and Boost Your Metabolism
If you're following the keto diet or curious to try it, or you simply want to eat more fat, we're not going to stop you. We just want you to know that there's a high possibility you won't lose weight with it. Other doctors have found that restrictive diets like the keto diet are hard to sustain in the long term; instead, they recommend finding a way of eating you can commit to following for years.
To lose weight (and increase your muscle mass), you should begin to follow a strength-training routine — here's a four-week plan to get you started. You should also eat nutrient-dense foods, eat in a healthy calorie deficit, expect to lose one to two pounds a week (this will vary from person to person), and manage your stress.
To boost your metabolism, Dr. Arad recommends increasing your protein intake because it has a higher thermic effect — it requires more energy for your body to digest, break down, and store it. You should also strength train in order to increase your muscle mass; muscle is more metabolically active than fat. Finally, watch your sugar intake, as it requires less energy to process and can easily be stored as fat.