It’s unlikely that anyone who binge-eats thinks it is a healthy thing to do. In fact, most people who binge-eat would probably like to stop. But it is a disorder. It is often rooted in psychological and emotional problems. Stopping isn’t as easy as wanting to stop. In many cases, the person suffering from the condition would need to seek counseling and really put effort into therapy to understand the cause of their binge eating—since it’s a physical symptom of a deeper issue. I used to suffer from binge eating disorder, and I can say from personal experience that one thing that encouraged me to stop expressing my emotional pain in that physical manner was learning about some of the possible repercussions. I still needed to understand my emotional pain, but it was critical that I knew what I was doing to my body. Here are the risks of binge eating.
Type 2 diabetes
Even if diabetes does not run in one’s family, long-term binge eating can put one at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If one’s binge eating tends to involve high-sugar foods, the body cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the sugar it’s being flooded with. When this occurs, one can develop insulin resistance, and then diabetes.