Signs & Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder can be difficult to identify. If you’re concerned you or a loved one is struggling with anorexia, this page outlines the warning signs and symptoms of this disorder.

Behavioral Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder

  • An inability to stop eating or control what you are eating
  • Rapidly eating large amounts of food, especially foods that are high in fat or sugar
  • Eating even when you are full or beyond the point of feeling full
  • Hiding or stockpiling food to eat later in secret
  • Eating normally around others, but gorging when you are alone
  • Eating continuously throughout the day, with no planned meal times

Emotional Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder

  • Feeling stress or tension that is only relieved by eating
  • Feeling embarrassment over how much you are eating
  • Feeling numb while binge eating – as if you are not really there or on auto-pilot
  • Never feeling satisfied, no matter how much you eat
  • Feeling guilty, disgusted, or depressed after overeating
  • Experiencing feelings of desperation in order to control weight and eating habits

For More Information

If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of binge eating disorder contact McCallum Place to learn about our binge eating treatment programs in St Louis and Kansas City.

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– A Former Resident
Marks of Quality Care
  • Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa
  • International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
  • RenewED, Eating Disorders Support
  • Residential Eating Disorders Consortium
  • Washington University in St. Louis