Binge eating disorder may at times be difficult to spot because individuals are often focused on hiding compulsive eating behavior. However, BED is regularly accompanied by other signs of disturbed mental health or poor physical health.

Often, BED sufferers have co-occurring psychiatric conditions, medical conditions such as diabetes or metabolic syndrome, and impaired social functioning.

Behavioral Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder

  • Inability to stop eating or control what you’re eating
  • Rapidly consuming large amounts of food
  • Eating even when you’re full
  • Hiding or stockpiling food to eat later in secret
  • Eating normally around others and then gorging when you’re alone
  • Eating continuously throughout the day with no planned mealtimes
  • After a binge, you may try to diet or eat normal meals. However, restricting your eating may lead to more binge eating. This can create a vicious cycle.

Emotional Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder

  • Feeling stress or tension that is only relieved by eating
  • Embarrassment over how much you’re eating
  • Feeling numb while bingeing—like you’re not there or you’re on auto-pilot
  • Never feeling satisfied, no matter how much you eat
  • Feeling guilty, disgusted, or depressed after overeating
  • Desperation to control weight and eating habits
  • Unlike a person with bulimia, after a binge, you don’t regularly compensate for extra calories eaten by vomiting, using laxatives, or exercising excessively.

Talk to Us About Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

At The Meadows Ranch, we’re dedicated to equipping individuals and their families with the resources needed to heal from binge eating disorder. With our wealth of expertise, we address binge eating disorders and any co-occurring conditions in the same setting for the best possible chance of long-term recovery. Our focus is on treating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. If you or a loved is suffering from a binge eating disorder, get in touch with us today. Our compassionate staff is standing by to answer your questions and help you begin the journey to recovery.

Call 866-390-5100
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