Let's start with the definition.
"Binge-eating disorder is a serious eating disorder in which you frequently consume unusually large amounts of food and feel unable to stop eating."
Just that much, nothing out of that definition! Being skinny, overweight, or with a normal body size doesn't explain if you are eating healthy; are anorexic; struggling with BED, or going through bulimia nervosa. Now, you would ask me, if the weight doesn't define my ED, then what does?
To be general, anxiety. Ever heard about coping mechanisms? Acts we do in order to cut ourselves off from our insecurities and worries? Now, I think you are already getting there. Having an ED is waayyyyyyy lesser about your body, then it is about your anxiety. It is a method to cope, just a rather unhealthy one. Now that you know, it is anxiety that gives us ED, there is another question. Who suffers from anxiety?
In one word, EVERYONE! Each one of us has been anxious at one point in our lives or the other. So, this alone proves that whatever gender, body size, race, country, or surroundings we are in, everyone has a logical reason to get an ED. And that reason is ANXIETY!
In order to search for better coping mechanisms, we need to go through a recovery process. Because the ED voice is stronger than our own. And it's not a person screaming stereotype phrases "Just eat more!" or "It's all in the head!" that is going to change the BS we are cooking in our head, it's a combination of the concrete recovery process, and a stern will power to fight.
EDs are tough, messy, filthy, and devastating. And as you all have moved this far, I know you can all do it!!!