Binge Eating Disorder

Jonathan Chase

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge Eating Disorder, B.E.D., is an eating disorder in which one eats uncontrollably. Most people who binge eat will usually eat extremely fast, large amounts of food when they're not even hungry, eat alone, and will more than likely feel terrible after binging.

How is B.E.D. Caused?

Though there is not an exact answer on how B.E.D. is caused, there are many plausible theories. Some doctors and scientists believe that it has something to do with ones brain chemistry. They believe this disorder affects the ability to regulate food intake.

Facts about B.E.D.

  • 2.8 million people suffer from B.E.D. in the U.S.
  • Binge eating affects women x2 as much as men
  • B.E.D. was recognized as a real disorder in 2013
  • More people suffer from B.E.D. than anorexia and bulemia combined