Over eating is something common around holidays. It’s Thanksgiving and all the food looks so good so you had a little of everything and accidentally over indulged. You might get a stomach ache, take some Tums and go on about your day.
Binge eating doesn’t need an occasion nor hunger to begin, A binge can happen at any given moment and is followed by guilt and shame. Binges can be compulsive and on impulse. A binge is a period of uncontrolled eating and it’s often used to cope with something else. Binges aren’t always followed with purging afterwards. Binges occur frequently and repetitively. People who have BED are known to hide their behaviors from people around them.
BED is an eating disorder and shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s a mental illness.