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Personal Trainer Susan Howard shares advice on why we binge eat and assures readers that it's okay.

The Morning After, Stories of Binge Eating

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
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MUSCLE BUILDING IS THE #1 WAY TO BURN FAT

Susan Howard Fitness is located in Los Angeles, CA.  Susan is a well-known trainer on the Eastside.  Her gym is in Glendale, where most of her clients train.  She also works in clients’ homes and outdoors in the canyons of Griffith Park.  She has been in the fitness industry for 11 years, consulting for Target C9 fitness line, featured on TV Guides “Hollywood’s Hottest Bodies”, working on Wii fitness games and has published several featured articles on her training methods.

Each session lasts one hour, contact for rates and availability.

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