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Binge Eating



Binge eating or binge eating disorder (BED) is the term used to describe recurrent episodes where a person consumes large quantities of food quickly and often to the point of pain. People who binge frequently feel a lack of control over their episodes, frequently followed by intense feelings of guilt and shame. Binge eating is a behavior that can accompany other forms of disordered eating, and it is the most common eating disorder in the United States. Like all disordered eating habits, it can arise in people of any gender, body type, and identity, usually in response to extreme stress or trauma.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

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Binge Eating | Eating Disorders | One Word | Cut

Cut invites people from different groups to weigh in on one word-and their responses show us just how complicated and unique we all are. Small questions have powerful effects when they go viral.

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Empty: A Memoir

For almost thirty years, Susan Burton hid her obsession with food and the secret life of compulsive eating and starving that dominated her adolescence.

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Food, My Frenemy

My struggle with a binge eating disorder began at age 12. What followed were years of shame, lies, weight fluctuations and, at one particularly desperate moment, maternity clothes.

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Binge Eating Disorder Triggers and Treatments

Binge eating disorder is not the same as bulimia which involves eating large quantities of food and then using things to purge the food such as over exercising, vomiting, or using laxatives.

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Feeding the Hungry Heart: The Experience of Compulsive Eating

This is how Geneen Roth remembers her time as an emotional overeater and self-starver. After years of struggle, Roth finally broke free from the destructive cycle of bingeing and purging.

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Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder

The defining characteristic of binge eating disorder is recurrent episodes of binge eating that occur, on average, at least once per month (for at least 3 months). Binge eating is eating an abnormally more amount of food than a person would normally eat in a similar period of time.

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The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food

Do you use food to comfort yourself during stressful times? The Intuitive Eating Workbook offers a comprehensive, evidence-based program to help you develop a healthy relationship with food, pay attention to cues of hunger and satisfaction, and cultivate a profound connection with your mind and...

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Eating Disorder Treatment May Be Failing Black Women

New research sheds light on bias in research and treatment.

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8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience

For anyone who has suffered, their family and friends, and other helping professionals, this book should be by your side.

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Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling

By weaving practical insights and exercises through a rich tapestry of multicultural myths, ancient legends, and folktales, Anita Johnston helps the millions of women preoccupied with their weight discover and address the issues behind their negative attitudes toward food.

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