The past 12 months I have seen an increase in the presentation of Binge Eating Disorders especially amongst young girls some as young as nine! This is not simply an occasional over eating episode but a debilitating way of life that affects peoples relationship with food and even more so with themselves.
More often than not there is perpetual cycle of eating large amounts of food in one sitting or over a short space of time and then experiencing feelings of shame, guilt, embarrassment and disgust that often motivates the next binge, restricting episode or extreme exercising.
Binge eating is classified as a mental health issue and this needs to be supported on the road to recovery.
Establishing regular eating patterns, moderating exercise and addressing the perceived mindset about themselves are all important to recover.