By Susan Howard
“I had a horrible night last night,” my client begins. “I binged.” And so it goes, the tale of the morning after and for my big weight loss clients, this habit is especially a scary one that feels shameful and out of control. “I am scared,” they continue, “that I am going to put all the weight back on.”
Of course you are. Even the science thinks so.
Once you lose a large sum of weight, the fat cells remain, but have just shrunk down in size. You cannot lose the cells. Stinks right? That’s why it’s best never to get overweight in the first place. Those little fat cells are hanging out asking to be filled up. “Hey, what’s the story, why am I so small now? When am I getting filled up again?”
Here are a few causes for binge eating, beyond emotionally charged stress eating and plain old habit:Taking in too little calories. Anything under 1,500 for an ..read more