People who are not overweight or only mildly obese should
probably avoid dieting, since strict dieting may worsen binge
eating. However, many people with binge eating disorder are
severely obese and have medical problems related to their weight.
For these people, losing weight and keeping it off are important
treatment goals. Most people with binge eating disorder, whether or
not they want to lose weight, may benefit from treatment that
addresses their eating behavior.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a