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I for one would like to read any results. Some (myself included) have been in the viscous cycle for so many years of losing weight, regaining the weight, then losing a large amount of weight, then regaining that amount again, and so on...
The largest problem with the above is most of us tend to lose muscle, regain fat, lose muscle, regain fat - again, over and over. Fat tissue needs less calories to sustain, than muscle does, so, folks in this cycle tend to have their metabolism get lower and lower. This cycle frankly is easy to fall into, and so very hard to get out of again.
At one point, between my so very poor physical condition, my great weight, my lack of activity, and my heart issues caused me to be able to sustain my weight in the high 300s with less than 1,000 calories a day. It's been two plus years of hard work and the only good result so far is my heart DR is thrilled (which by itself is very, very good), and I have also dropped to just under 320lbs.
So while it is easy to say
If you are having problems kick starting your metabolism you should hit the gym 5 times a week and include cardio and weight training. That way your muscles are in a constant state of recovery and you burn more calories.
, and while it is also very correct, it is not as easy as clicking your heels - LOL. Of course, raising your metabolism *can* stress your heart too, so care is needed.