This disease is often found in people in their 30's to 50's. They may participate in binges, like the bulimic, or constantly eat throughout the day. They do not use compensatory behaviors to eliminate the food or consequences of high caloric intake.
Frequently they are ashamed and distressed about their weight which is often measured as obese. Feeling hopeless about their inability to stop gaining weight, binge eaters are obsessed with guilt and regret.