Eating Large Amounts of Food?
Binge Eating Disorder
Binge-eating disorder is a serious eating disorder in which you frequently consume unusually large amounts of food. Almost everyone overeats on occasion, such as having seconds or thirds of a holiday meal. About 1.4% of the population, people get Binge Eating disorder (BED) every week.
5 signs or symptoms specific to the illness/disorder
- You may have no obvious physical signs or symptoms when you have binge-eating disorder. You may be overweight or obese, or you may be at a normal weight.
- Feeling depressed, disgusted, ashamed, guilty or upset about your eating.
- Frequently eating alone.
- Feeling that your eating behavior is out of control.
- Feeling isolated and having difficulty talking about your feelings.
Karen Carpenter (musician): Went on a water diet to lose weight and, as she put it, to appear more attractive. Continued to diet even after losing 20 lbs, until her death at the age of 32. She died of cardiac arrest due to anorexia.