Binge eating is an eating disorder characterized by the total
lack of control with food intake. This means that the subject
consumes excessive amounts of food in one sitting, often until
he experiences physical discomfort.
Binge eaters are often overweight or obese and have a hard
time losing weight although there are people who suffer from
this condition who are able to maintain their normal weights.
Binge eating is considered a psychiatric disorder but it is
still unknown what causes it. Binge eaters are aware of the
amount of food they eat, are often embarrassed about their
eating habits and yet are unable to control their binge-eating
episodes. They usually become depressed, feel guilty or disgusted
after a binge-eating episode. Some binge eaters also suffer
from Bulimia Nervosa.
Binge eating is as much a health risk as Anorexia Nervosa
and Bulimia Nervosa. Since binge eaters have no control over
the amount and kinds of food they consume, often consuming
too much of the unhealthy things, they are largely malnourished.
Binge eaters have a high-risk of acquiring diabetes, heart
diseases, and even certain cancers.
It is recommended that binge eaters consult with qualified
medical professionals that can help them undergo cognitive-behavioral
therapy, monitor personal binge eating triggers and modify