Binge Eating

Scientists Discover Teen Binge Eating Gene

PA | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Scientists have discovered a gene they believe may hold the key to why some teenagers binge-eat.Around 10% of adults and teenagers binge-eat - charact...

Imprisoned By My Eating Disorder

Claire Greaves | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

I worry about my health, I know I could die, I know I could lose out on life and opportunities if I am not well enough to grasp them with both hands. It's a spiral and it's all spinning around my head and it's making me dizzy. I'm constantly out of breath. Exhausted. Exhausted by this mental illness.

Living With Binge Eating Disorder

Sophie Blyth-Bristow | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Blyth-Bristow

Persistently eating too much or too little can be symptomatic or indicative of an eating disorder, but what many people don't appreciate is that food is just one factor in an eating disorder. While they're characterised by disordered eating habits, ultimately eating disorders are serious mental health illnesses.

The Mountainous Trek to Recovery

Claire Greaves | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

I didn't care about anything other than food and calories, I couldn't hold a conversation with my family, I lost interest in my passions: dance, fashion, writing and creativity. It all disappeared. I wasn't me, I was wholly anorexia.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too: Reflections on 2014 and Looking Towards the Year Ahead...

Sam Thomas | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Thomas

MGEDT continues to receive emails from male sufferers from across the UK and around the world several times a week. In many of these emails we hear from sufferers who are isolated and feeling 'like the only one'.

Our Relationship with Food - Biological or Psychological?

Sunita Pattani | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sunita Pattani

We do not struggle with food because we are broken, we struggle with food because we haven't yet personally understood our own equilibrium. Our relationship with food is dependent on both biological and psychological factors, and we need to discover for ourselves how each of these factors affect us.

Coping at Christmas: The Men With Eating Disorders Suffering in Silence

Sam Thomas | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Thomas

From roast turkey, tins of sweets and mince pies - the temptation for excess of food is irresistible for many. However, for those suffering with anorexia and bulimia, the constant reminders of food can feel like never ending pain and torture. The time to be joyful is anything but that.

Psychological Signs of an Eating Disorder

Malminder Gill | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

An eating disorder not only manifests itself physically, but also psychologically. It is an extremely complex mental illness that often takes many years of both physical and psychological treatment, in order to recover.

I Was Told I Wasn't Sick Enough to Get Help for My Eating Disorder

Kat Pugh | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kat Pugh

In 2012, I decided that due to a number of significant events going on in my life it was time to try and continue treatment again. Despite my initial referral taking place in December 2012, I didn't see anyone till October 2013. When I did, I was told by the NHS mental health trust that I wasn't ill enough to meet their very strict criteria.

Binge Eating: The 'Forgotten' Eating Disorder That Is More Common in Men

Sam Thomas | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Thomas

The illness is characterized by compulsive, out-of-control episodes of eating followed by shame, guilt and depression has long been underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed. BED can be perceived 'less serious' than anorexia and bulimia, therefore diagnosed as Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS).

Dieting Writers, Christmas Binges, and the Sad Goodbye to Sugar

Joel Tennant | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joel Tennant

In the world of food and writing, I'm an al dente moaner, a social commentator looking through the holes of glazed ring doughnuts. There's no doubt, after all, that the life of someone who feels the need to write about the world around them tend to have a keen eye for the most delicious foods, often in the largest quantities.

6 Tips To Help Avoid Over-Eating

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As an obesity crisis looms in the UK, with one in four adults thought to be obese, medical experts are calling on the government to stop the situation...

Binge Eating Over the Holidays: What Men With Binge Eating Disorder Are Up Against

Spyroula Spyrou | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Spyroula Spyrou

The one thing that is constantly present across all of these functions is food. As a result a lot of people overeat, binge eat and gain weight over the holidays. Yet, this time of year is not only difficult because of the abundance of food but also due to emotions.

How to Avoid Bingeing During the Festive Season

Sunita Pattani | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sunita Pattani

Not so long ago, these dark evenings covered up a darker secret of mine, a secret that would sometimes invoke panic as these festivities drew closer, a secret that often robbed me from experiencing life to the fullest. A secret known by the name of binge eating disorder.

Betty Draper Overeater

Jody Brettkelly | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jody Brettkelly

Did you see that delicious scene in this week's Mad Men where Betty Draper Francis arrives home, takes a can of whipped cream out of the fridge and squirts it straight into her mouth?

Men and Eating Disorders, a Hidden Evil

Nick Watts | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Watts

Until something is changed, men will continue to be excluded for the eating disorder treatment loop, forcing them into dangerous cycles which only grow in intensity, often leading to very poor outcomes. How many more need to suffer before our society stands up, takes note and realises we have a problem and something needs to be done about it?