Binge Eating

Binge-Eating Disorder

Binge-Eating is a “catch-all” term that refers to individuals who feel compelled — beyond their own power or preference — to eat excessive amounts of food; sometimes exceeding the physical capacity of their stomach, which causes severe pain and lasting discomfort. Regardless of frequency of each episode, feelings of shame and frustration often forcefully emerge after a binge.

Symptoms of binge eating can include (but are not limited to):

  • Eating very large amounts of food in a limited amount of time
  • Eating rapidly during a binge
  • Eating past the point of satiation
  • Eating alone or in private due to embarrassment
  • Feeling distressed, ashamed, or guilty about eating
  • Regularly dieting with or without weight loss