I’ll chime in on the exercise deal to – based on what I took from Matt’s books – you don’t want to do extended cardio sessions. That leads to convincing your body you want to run a “marathon” and will need to run more efficiently – and lower metabolism.
Weight training and HIIT methods fit the metabolism-boosting ideal better.
Getting outside for a leisurely stroll as often as possible should also be good – more as a stress reducer and to support breathing more fresh air, than as exercise, but good also to just be moving. My dog likes this plan, too. :)
I’m still trying to incorporate more exercise in my plan.
I need to practice tennis for a tournament coming up, so more work against the ball machine will be in my near future. I would think tennis would fit the HIIT philosophy and be good for long-term metabolism… I hope so, anyway.