You may be wondering why it is taking so long for you to lose weight. Metabolism is the rate that your body can burn calories. If you have a fast metabolism then you can lose weight quicker than someone with a slower metabolism. However you can change the speed of your metabolism. The longer you make your body wait between meals will put the body into a mode which prevents starvation. Therefore you should increase the frequency and eat smaller sized meals. This will force the body to digest which consumes calories in effect increasing your metabolism. The chemical conversion your body experiences to consume protein for energy requires calories. As a result it is good to include protein in your diet. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day since it kick starts your metabolism. Aim to have between 4-6 small meals per day, 3 hours apart.
You can get herbal products to increase metabolism. These can often be expensive and you will not necessarily see a great effect. I tend to include more energy foods in my diet such as whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits.
Weight training will boosts your metabolism since muscles burn more calories than fat. This is because muscle tissue is metabolically active increasing the fat burning enzymes in your body. Include in your fitness training a high intensity cardio session which will elevate your metabolism during body recovery.
Walking is an activity we can do anytime during the week. Try to walk at least 30mins, three days per week. You can increase the amount of walking you do by changing the way you do things. For example, you could park your car further away from work or even take the dog for a walk. It is important to change up your fitness training (increase speed or distance etc) every now and then because your body will be accustomed to it and will use less energy to recover.
Your metabolism will increase over time but it is up to you whether you give it the chance to. Make sure you keep your fitness training going and you will see the results you want.