There are two ways to boost your metabolism most effectively:
1) Eat a balanced diet of healthy foods with enough to support your daily activity. Undereating will slow your efforts and slow your metabolism.
2) Strength train. Strength training builds lean muscle, which burns more calories at rest, increasing your metabolism and overall daily calorie burn.
Now, about your goals.
You are talking about losing 30 lbs in two months. How much do you weigh now? If you are over 300 lbs, this is possible. That's an average weekly weight loss of 3.3 lbs per week.
However, if you're not, and that's all you have to lose, you simply aren't fat enough to lose weight that quickly, or safely. A good rule of thumb is no more than 3% of your weight loss goal per week. If you have just 30 lbs to lose, then you will be able to lose about 1 lb per week.
At 20 lbs to lose, you will be able to lose about .5 lbs per week.
At 10, you're down to about .25 lbs per week.
Basically, there's a bell curve, and the less you have to lose, the slower it will cause you to lose.
Before you blame your metabolism, though (most people do not have a slow metabolism, they have slow willpower!) you need to determine what you've been doing in the past to lose weight.
IF you hit the gym, but don't track, you can easily overeat and sabotage your efforts.
IF you start yourself, you can slow your metabolism, and slow weight loss.
If you don't track accurately, using measuring cups and scales, then you are probably underestimating your calories burned.
So tell us what you've done in the past, create a sparkpage with a shared nutrition/fitness tracker, and we can try to help you more directly, but realistically, right now we don't have enough information to help you. How much do you weigh, how much do you need to lose, how much are you eating each day, what's your calorie range?
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| current weight: 185.0