Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is one of the most common eating disorders. It is commonly defined as eating a large amount of food in a short period of time, while also experiencing a loss of control over eating, shame, distress or guilt afterwards.

Some warning signs and symptoms of BED may include:

  • Feeling uncomfortable eating in public and/or around others
  • Eating large amounts of food in short periods of time
  • Frequent dieting, fad diets cutting out entire food groups (no sugar, no carbs, no dairy)
  • Stealing or hoarding food in strange places
  • Making time for binge sessions
  • Feelings of disgust, depression, or guilt after overeating
  • Fluctuations in weight
  • Feeling the lack of control over the ability to stop eating
  • Withdrawal from usual friends and activities

Please remember this information is intended for educational purposes only and should not substitute medical advice from a healthcare provider.