Binge eating disorder is characterized by consuming excessive amounts of food on a regular basis. This can occur without feelings of hunger and can continue long after feelings of discomfort. After a binge-eating episode, an individual may attempt to diet or regulate their diet and can lead to the next binge-eating episode. Individuals with Binge-eating disorder can be normal weight, overweight or obese.
- Eating to the point of discomfort or pain
- Consuming more food during a binge episode than a normal meal
- Consuming food at a fast rate
- Eating alone
- Feelings of disgust and depression over eating habits
- Feeling that eating habits are out of control