Questions about metabolism

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I’ve heard that dieting can wreck havoc on your metabolism. This morning I looked into how to “fix metabolic damage” and how to rev up your metabolism, and these were some ideas that I found:

-Eat more (especially if you were eating below your caloric needs)
-Eat often (every 3 hours or so)
-Eat natural foods
-Carb Cycle
-Destress (as stress can affect your metabolism)
-Exercise with intensity
-Include weight and cardio training

I also found more specific nutritional guidelines here, which outlines the usage of different macronutrients to make changes to metabolism.

What are your thoughts? Have you ever struggled with your metabolism? How have you lifestyle to make positive changes on your metabolism?

Sources I looked at:
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/208407-how-to-repair-a-damaged-metabolism-stavation-mode
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/3-phase-plan-fix-your-metabolism-good
http://www.fitwatch.com/weight-loss/how-to-repair-a-damaged-metabolism-456.html

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