Dear Dr. Diet
I don’t eat a lot and certainly not more than most women I know. Why would I weigh 100lbs more than them?
PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF METABOLISM TESTING
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) is founded on the concept that our irrational beliefs transcend to negative emotions and ultimately to dysfunctional behavior.
When a person that has continually been plagued with “the slings and arrows” of lifelong obesity discovers that they have a very low Metabolic Factor (MF) and likely the primary cause of their obesity….they can begin to shed a good deal of the shame and self-blame that has become their unconscious belief system that has riddled their lives. Often when they have reported to their medical doctors, “I don’t eat a lot,” and their doctors question their veracity by rolling their eyes….they themselves question their own veracity. After all how can I be so fat and not eat a lot. While not every patient has a low metabolic factor, It is a very prevalent cause of a specific kind of obesity.(hypo-metabolic). A simple 10 minute Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) breathing test can begin to unravel the enduring angst that this patient lives with. This rational numeric test could be the beginning of mediating irrational beliefs and subsequent negative behaviors and feelings
I worked with two female diabetes research partners …one a biochemist who weighed 250 lbs. (lifelong obesity) and the other an endocrinologist who has always weighed 135 lbs.(since her teens)
I did their Resting Metabolic Rate tests (RMR) and reviewed the results with both of them at the same time.