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Compulsive Overeating Symptoms & Warning Signs

Symptoms of compulsive overeating are varied and diverse. Compulsive overeating can involve binge eating (consumption of a large amount of food in less than two hours) without the use of compensatory behaviors to expel calories consumed, but it can also involve other loss-of-control eating behaviors including:

Common Compulsive Overeating symptoms include:

  • Eating what most people would think is an unusually large amount of food
  • Eating much more quickly than usual, or eating slowly and consistently throughout the day and/or night
  • Eating past satiety or until feeling uncomfortably full
  • Eating despite feeling full or not feeling hungry at all
  • Eating alone due to shame or embarrassment about the quantity of food consumed
  • Feeling disgusted, depressed or guilty after overeating
  • Loss-of-control eating, including but not limited to night eating, nocturnal related eating, eating past satiety, impulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors like hiding food, food obtaining and eating food out of the garbage.

There’s hope for your compulsive overeating symptoms

If you are experiencing these compulsive overeating symptoms, Eating Recovery Center offers specialized treatment that can help. Masters-level clinicians are available to discuss your treatment options at 877-825-8584.

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