Even if we’re on a diet plan, we’re all guilty of overeating from time to time, especially when it comes to those special occasions – family get-togethers, dining out or attending special events. You know what I’m talking about – that bloated, uncomfortable feeling in the stomach, sometimes resulting in stomach-ache, after a huge meal.
Lots of us do it once in a while. But occasionally overeating is not Binge Eating Disorder. The National Association of Anorexia and Associated Disorders (ANAD) describe this disorder as: “Characterized by insatiable cravings that can occur any time of the day or night, usually secretive, and filled with shame.”
According to the UK National Health Service (NHS) they define this affliction as “Binge eating is an eating disorder where a person feels compelled to overeat on a regular basis through regular binges”. The general rule of thumb is given as at least once a wee