What happens to your body when you binge eat
Just as anorexia and restrictive dieting are serious issues, there's another side of the spectrum that's often overlooked but is just as serious. Though people use phrases like "eating feelings" lightly, it turns out binge eating can wreak havoc on your body. Of course, we all fall victim to binge eating every once in a while. Whether you're on vacation or celebrating a birthday, it's easy to eat a little (or a lot) more than you probably should, but when binge eating sessions become more frequent, you're at risk of developing a disorder.
According to Executive Director of Binge Eating Treatment and Recovery at Eating Recover Center Julie Friedman, Ph.D., those with binge eating disorder will binge "at least once a week for three months." Binge eating is a serious disorder that comes with both short- and long-term physical and mental consequences. Here's what happens to your body when you binge eat.