7 Surprising Quirks You Didn’t Know About Binge Eating

Posted on January 20, 2016

1) Both Women And Men Engage In Binge Eating - The rate of binge eating disorder in women is about 1.6 percent of the adult population and it is 0.8 percent of the adult population for men.

2) Food Cravings Are Associated With Binge Eating - People with binge eating are sensitive to the intense desire to consume a specific kind of food. The more frequent the cravings, the more likely one my have binge eating disorder.

3) Stress/ Negativity May Trigger Bing Eating - Stressors such as relationship conflicts, school, work, finances, boredom etc.

4) Men Experience Binge Eating Differently Than Women - Men are more likely to report exercising or drug/alcohol use before an episode of binge eating as compared to women. Men tend to report feelings about bodily/physiological sensations, more so than women do.

5) Most Women Binge Eat In Secrecy - Researchers found that most women who have binge eating disorder consider secrecy a component of the disorder.

6) Binge Eating Does Not Discriminate By Race - It is as common in any ethnicity/ racial group as it is in white females. Although, Anorexia and bulimia are far more common among white females than in other ethnic minority groups.

7) People Have Negative Moods After Binge Eating - Some people even feel worst after binge eating than they did before. Women are also reported to have a negative body image after binge eating. Dieting and eating healthily would be a better way to promote a positive body image and improve moods.

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Category(s):Eating Disorders

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