In a short period of time people with BED consume a portion food which is evidently larger than what is eaten by a normal individual in that very time period.
They eat rapidly.
They prefer eating in isolation, and they feel embarrassed while eating in public.
They seem to lose a grip over themselves while eating, and eat to the point of discomfort.
They do not feel satiated despite eating too much.
Binge eating episode is often followed by feelings of guilt.
They do not try to remedy the amount of food they have consumed,i.e., they do not care to balance it using techniques, such as through purging.
These individuals indulge in such a behaviour at least once a week, over a period of three months.
Binge eating disorder causes marked distress in individuals suffering from it.
People with BED show marked poor self-confidence.
They eventually withdraw from socializing.
They prefer living in isolation
They become conscious around others.
People with BED have fear of eating in public.
They spend a good deal of time thinking about binge eating, and plan schedules accordingly
They spend substantial amounts of their earnings on crap food.
These individuals have the habit of hoarding food, and are very likely to steal food as well.
Emotional outcomes may cause binge eating or may be triggered by binge eating.
Additionally, people with binge eating disorder very often show signs of anxiety and depression
Such individuals are bothered by body-image, and spend a considerable time looking in the mirror, and finding faults in their appearance.
They follow fad diets, and are very likely to eliminate specific food groups from their diet, thereby suffering from nutrient deficiency.
They also show considerable worry about their weight [people with BED may or may not be clinically obese].
Noticeable fluctuations in weight.
Stomach cramps and other non-specific gastrointestinal complaints.
Problems at home/school/workplace
Poor quality of life
High blood pressure
High cholesterol levels