B.E.D. Is categorised by:
* Frequent episodes of binge eating involving the consumption of a large amount of food, accompanied by a loss of control over eating and the inability to stop the binge.
* A range of identifiable eating habits, including eating very quickly, eating without being hungry and continuing to eat to discomfort when already full.
* Feelings of guilt and shame about the amount of food.
* Secretive behaviours around food.
So then, when does the occasional overindulgence become a real bingeing problem?
Generally, fully-fledged binge disorders are characterised by feelings of powerlessness, secrecy, shame, social isolation and an inability to STOP. Once someone feels a need to binge in private, or schedule binges around work, school and social obligations, it's time to ask why.