Are you addicted to food?

Compulsive overeating is ingesting large quantities of food in short periods of time and can become an addiction. A binge is a way to "swallow" emotions and gives temporary relief from emotional pain, stress, anxiety, depression, anger, or frustration.

A binge is an episode of uncontrolled eating and most binge experiences share several common factors:

  • Eating an excessively large amount of food, even when not hungry
  • Eating without enjoyment, and often feeling guilt before, during, or after eating
  • A sensation of a void that does not get filled no matter how much is eaten.
  • Frenzy: eating rapidly without tasting the food
  • Feeling out of control and unable to stop eating until uncomfortably full