Boosting metabolism means that your metabolism is more effective and consumes more calories to sustain life.
Just by adding something to your diet, you won’t achieve that result.
If we’re talking about feeling more energetic and having a clearer mind, then surely switching out unhealthy food for a healthier alternative will suffice.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t. You can make your metabolism adapt to higher calories by consuming higher amounts every day for long periods of time (the same applies when you go down), but you can’t change your metabolism if you eat the same amount of calories just with different things.
Building muscle, actually, not any type of exercise, can increase your metabolism (since muscle mass requires more energy to survive compared to fat mass); by simply running, your metabolism will remain the same (you will, although, consume more calories, allowing you to eat more calories while maintaining your weight), and, as with calories, it will adapt: if you now consume 300kcal in a run, and keep doing the same run over and over and over again, in a given amount of time, your body will optimise and consume fewer calories for that same run.
I don’t particularly eat unhealthy foods… Just very little food overall
Maybe the word metabolism has been used incorrectly… Also an area I need to understand more.
Initially I just need to get some nutrients in me on a regular basis
Inicolett, for what it’s worth I’d say good food, supplements, food combining indeed do help boost metabolism, at least from in my own experience. The better I eat, the more energetic I feel, so I take more exercise, and my metabolism is boosted.