But there's no way we're going to starve ourselves with a faddy diet so what can we do to burn more fat?
Getting your metabolism on track is an easy way to aid weight loss, but sleep and exercise are also crucial.
Your metabolism never stops, but certain nutritious foods can speed up chemical reactions and promote calorie consumption and fat-burning.
What you need is a healthy combo of vitamins, minerals, carbs, proteins and those all important healthy fats for a tip-top cell-repairing metabolism.
Better cut out all that junk food now, then.
Check out our lowdown of M-boosting foods to include in your diet today.
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