Binge Eating

Binge Eating

     People with binge-eating disorder lose control over his or her eating. Unlike bulimia nervosa, binge eating does not purge, use excessive exercise, or fast. As a result, people with binge-eating disorder often are overweight or obese. Binge-eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the U.S. The cause of binge eating is unknown. However, binge eating usually begins during or after strict dieting.

 
https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/eating-disorders/binge-eating

What are the Symptoms of Binge Eating?

Symptoms include:
  • Eating 5,000-15,000 calories in one sitting in a specific amount of time, such as 2 hours
  • Eating even when full or not hungry
  • Eating fast during binge episodes
  • Eating until uncomfortably full
  • Eating alone or in secret to avoid embarrassment
  • Feeling distressed, ashamed, or guilty about eating
  • Frequently dieting, possibly without weight loss
  • Overeats throughout the day
  • Often snacks, in addition to eating three meals a day

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/eating-disorders/binge-eating

Woman looking desperate after having had an eating binge