You feel like you can’t stop eating – even if you’re already full. You quickly eat a lot – even when you’re not hungry. Then comes shame…and that out-of-control feeling. And the cycle starts again.
Binge eating disorder affects about 5.6 million women and 3.1 million men nationwide. While we all tend to overeat once in a while, people with binge eating disorder feel powerless to control their eating. These feelings can cause anxiety and depression – along with shame – and result in difficulties with weight gain and general health.
Getting the right help to modify your behavior and develop a healthier relationship with food starts by having a frank, open conversation with your physician.