While it is true that when you eat the right food, it does increase your metabolic rate and may help you burn more fat down the track. However, every time you eat any food containing carbs or protein you release a hormone called insulin. The more insulin released the more likely you are to store the calories from your food as bodyfat.
Also, if your cells are insulin resistant (Metabolic Syndrome or Diabetes) then you also are more likely to store calories as body fat.
Starving yourself won’t work long term either so you must find an eating plan that has balance and works for you.
Some people do well on 5-6 structured meals and/or shakes a day. Others can only find time to fit in 3-4 meals per day. Some people like to practise intermittent fasting in the morning and eat more later in the day.
You don’t need to force in 6 meals a day to boost your metabolism. Find a plan you can stick to consistently for at least 21 days. Make sure it has sufficient protein, good fats and is moderate to low in carbohydrates. Make sure your plan has plenty of micro-nutrients from a variety of vegetables and some fruits. Consistency is key and good habits can be formed in 21 days. Planning your meals, supplements and training is critical – Fail to plan you plan to fail.