Binge eating disorder (or BED) is a serious eating disorder in which you frequently consume unusually large amounts of food and feel unable to stop eating.
I’ve been struggling with binge eating for a few years now. I don’t remember exactly when it started, but it came about after years of restricting to the point of worrying about being over 100lbs. I restricted so much that I started eating anything at any point to have enough calories in the day. That lead to continuous snacking, which eventually lead to binge eating.
I’m sure my depression helped along with that as well.
It’s very much a mental health issue as well as a physical issue. That can cause problems because it’s a lot easier to beat physical ailments than it is mental ones, at least for me.