Individuals with binge eating disorder typically eat unusually large amounts of food in a short amount of time and usually feel a lack of control during binges. Unlike anorexia or bulimia, individuals with binge eating disorder do not restrict calories or using purging behaviors.
Common symptoms include:
– Eating large amounts of foods rapidly, in secret and until uncomfortably full, despite not feeling hungry
– Feelings of distress, such as shame, disgust or guilt, when thinking about the binge-eating behavior
– No purging behaviors to compensate for the bingeing