The definition of binge eating is “the consumption of large amounts of food associated with a feeling of loss of control over eating.” Individuals who binge eat describe the experience as almost dissociative. They are frantically eating large amounts of food which they are barely tasting. They feel unable to stop until they are uncomfortably full.
One skill that I teach clients who binge eat and overeat is mindful eating. Mindfulness is a Buddhist principle that involves being fully aware of what is going on both inside yourself and in your environment at the moment. Mindfulness is a skill that anyone can develop.