Frequent episodes of uncontrolled overeating without purging.
- Frequent episodes of eating large quantities of food in short periods of time, often secretly, without regard to feelings of "hunger" or "fullness."
- Frequent feelings of being "out of control" during binges.
- Eating large quantities of food rapidly, without really tasting the food.
- Eating alone.
- Feelings of shame, disgust, or guilt after a binge.
Warning Signs of Binge Eating Disorder:
- Eating more rapidly than normal
- Eating until feeling uncomfortably full
- Eating large amounts of food when not feeling physically hungry
- Eating alone because of being embarrassed by how much one is consuming
- Feeling disgusted, depressed, and very guilty after overeating
- Feeling unable to stop eating voluntarily
Binge eating disorder often results in some of the health risks associated with clinical obesity.
Health Consequences of Binge Eating Disorder:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels
- Heart disease as a result of elevated triglyceride levels
- Gallbladder disease