Eating Becomes Your Weakness

Binge Eating Disorder [BED]

Statistic

Binge Eating Disorder affects women slightly more often than men. Estimates indicate that about 60% of people struggling with BED are female, and 40% are male

Symptoms

  • Consuming too much food to prevent weight gain and self induced vomiting
  • feelings of strong shame or guilt
  • Eating alone because of the embarrassment
  • Hoarding food, and hiding empty food containers
  • Lack or control
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Shame

Celebrity Fact

The wife of Ellen DeGeneres, Portia De Rossi, talks about how the pressure in Hollywood to stay skinny encouraged her to binge, purge and eat less than 300 calories a day.