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Yes. People are able to have any eating disorder, no matter what their body type is. That's why you can never assume someone has, or doesn't have an eating disorder. If you have an eating disorder, please, go see a doctor, and a therapist for specialized help.
It's absolutely possible! Binge Eating Disorder is characterized by behaviors, NOT weight or body size. Binge Eating Disorder is described as eating more in a given period of time to the point of feeling uncomfortable and even sick. Eating "more" can be compared to other individuals or the time/place in which the episode occurred. For example, eating a little more than usual at holidays (such as Christmas) would not be that out of the ordinary, since most people tend to eat more at some holidays. However, eating to the point of feeling ill and sick daily or even just a few times a week, could be indicative of a problem.
Absolutely. You can be anorexic and overweight, binge and be underweight, etc. You can be any weight and have any eating disorder. It sometimes seems that we forget it's a mental illness that can sometimes affect you physically. No matter what, you still deserve help!
According to helpguide.org, Binge eating disorder is a common eating disorder characterized by three key features:
Frequent episodes of uncontrollable binge eating
Feeling extremely distressed or upset during or after bingeing
Unlike bulimia, there are no regular attempts to “make up” for the binges through vomiting, fasting, or over-exercising
Now, with that being said, I have known people who have had binge-eating disorders with incredibly fast metabolisms, which kept them "skinny", but others who would gain weight as well. If you believe you may have a binge-eating disorder, I highly recommend speaking to someone and the 7cups family will always be here to listen!
Absolutely! Binge eating can happen to anyone of any size. Binging is when someone cannot stop themselves from consuming massive and harmful amounts of food at once. It is also possible to be a binge eater and anorexic. The two are not mutually exclusive.
Yes, it is possible. By definition, binge eating means "compulsion of overeating within a period of time". By that, a person could have binge eating for this week and not eating over the new few weeks. Furthermore, we can't rule out genetic factor affecting one's physical weight.
yes, weight has nothing to do with anything. your behaviours are often what fit a diagnosis criteria for certain types of disorders. Definitely talk to a professional though, and see if this applies to you. i obviously don't know your habits or behaviours but i do know that it is possible to have a binge eating disorder and still be skinny because every BODY is different
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August 17th, 2016 10:31pm
It is very possible. I have multiple eating disorders and I have the same issue. it can do sometimes with metabolism.
Yes. Absolutely. Eating disorders are not only about how much someone weighs. Of course, Anorexia for example is only diagnosed within underweight people but other eating disorders such as Bulimia, BED or EDNOS do not always stand in relation to the person's weight or physical appearance.
Absolutely. Its a common misconception that everyone with an eating disorder has the same body type. Bulimics can be heavier-built and binge-eaters can be very skinny. It's not about your body type but about your relationship with food. If you suspect you or someone you know has a binge-eating disorder it;s important to get help, even if they don't 'look' sick.
Absolutely. Binge eating disorder may manifest itself differently in every sufferer. It is possible that some binge eaters will restrict their diets on other days. This may mean that, overall, this person takes in a normal/lower than normal calorific intake leading to undernourishment and low weight/weight loss.
Of course. There doesn't have to be an immediate connection between an eating disorder and weight. Physical appearance isn't always determined by food habits. There's a huge assumption that skinny = ED and that's really not the case. In actual fact, an eating disorder can have a variety of different effects on people's physical appearance. In this case, an ED where the affected binges usually creates the image of someone overweight, but this isn't always the case. Bingers could not eat for weeks on end, then binge, which is potentially extremely damaging and would likely cause weight loss, not weight gain. It's not black and white.