what is binge eating

India
July 4, 2008 4:02am CST
is it eating anything that you can lay your hand on, opr is it eating too much of all things you like to eat
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@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Well, for me it's eating the fool you really crave at that point in time. Then, it is when I have no intent to stop eating until I get really really full and 100% satisfied. If I notice that I am not yet satisfied even after 2 burger meals at mcdonalds, I tend to buy deserts and more. I really do not consider my diet at all. Just eat until I drop basically. It's unhealthy in a way since my preference of food to binge on are fastfood and calories soar to over 2500 in just one sitting. Happened only around thrice or so. But the feeling was really intense.
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• Philippines
5 Jul 08
Just noticed it now. That's "food" not fool. sorry.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
4 Jul 08
TO ME....due to my past..binge eating is ALWAYS associated with binge and purge which is more commonly known as bulimia...I would pig out (usually when severly stressed/upset) to the point of being beyond OVER full, feel guilty about it and go force myself to throw it all up.....On a general level though, binging is basically having bouts of overeating..
@greysfreak (1385)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Binge eating can really be different things. Some people may consider a 400 or 500 calorie meal to be a binge, when in reality that is probably a pretty normal meal for someone who needs 1200-1500 calories a day, and that would be more like what a small female or a person on a diet would need. Then there is major binge eating, I have heard of people with binge eating disorder or bulimia(2 different things) going on eating binges where they will eat upwards of 5000+ calories in one binge alone. This is a very extreme example, but there are many people who have these disorders. I have heard of cases much more extreme binges, but I can't remember the details on those off hand. Most normal people can very easily have days where they eat more than they would like. But I wouldn't really call it binge eating. If that was the case, then holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas would be prime examples of binge eating, and actually, it kinda is, but not habitual binge eating, those would be examples of social or occasional binge eating. That kind probably isn't going to hurt anyone too much or be too unhealthy. It is the habitual binge eating that is unhealthy and in *most* people would cause them to gain weight; I say most because there are people who can eat the whole refrigerator and never gain an ounce.