Binge eating

Binge eating involves rapidly eating a very large amount of food in a relatively short period of time. Other key characteristics of binge eating include feeling out of control when eating, eating until uncomfortably full, eating apart from others, eating in the absence of hunger, and marked distress regarding overeating. Binge eating is distinguishable from other symptoms of disordered eating. Bulimia Nervosa, for example, is a broader pattern of disordered eating including not only binge eating but also compensatory behaviors (e.g., dieting, purging, or exercising to avoid weight gain) and excessive concerns over body size, shape, and weight.