Can it be? Any input much appreciated :)
Sunday, July 28, 2013
My hubby told me something that sounded very unrealistic but I have decided to keep an open mind. He was chatting with a friend the other day about weight issues. His friend has been overweight for a few years and although he's quite active both at work and in his free time, he hasn't been able to lose much weight. Apparently, he visited a doctor a few weeks back and he ran some tests (unfortunately I don't have nay information about what they were exactly) which showed that his metabolism can only burn a maximum of 600 calories per day regardless of the activities he does.
Is this possible? In all the years I have been reading about nutrition and weight loss, I have never heard of anything like that. Can there be a maximum number of calories that you can burn and then your body just shuts down? 600 seems like such a low number apart from anything else.
It seems fake but I am positive that hubby's friend wasn't making this up and he did clearly say that he had visited a doctor. Could he have misunderstood? Could the doctor have been telling him about his BMR and he just didn't know what it was?
What do you think?