I think that it is pretty clear that humans, like all other animals, "binged" whenever the opportunity arose.
For example, hyenas can eat up to 1/3rd their bodyweight in a single feeding (~50lbs of meat, organ, marrow, etc.)
The question of binging should also include the question "binging on what?"
Our physiological regulation of hunger/satiety is designed for "paleo" foods, and as such, we hit a natural wall with the consumption of things like meat, salt, and overall food volume.
Processed foods, with much higher caloric densities, readily absorbed sugars, reduced water content, "flavor enhancers", and other devious substances subvert our bodies natural checks and balances.
Binging on steak is far different than binging on potato chips or ice cream.
Context is also important in how a "binge" impacts the body.
For example, someone following the Lean Gains protocol could be seen as "binging" if the overall context of the program isn't taken into account.
I am not versed on this, but here are some ideas that immediately come to mind:
mm ... okay ... the end
.... and yes .... I personify inanimate objects ...
Oh, additionally, LiamDownUnder: If you are having difficulty with binge eating I would recommend:
Hope that helped. ~Allie
I think it depends on your definition of a binge and it also depends on how often you engage in it. For me, I think the psychological stress of a binge is far worse than any physical effect.
I'm curious as well. I know for me the short term effects are obvious both internally and externally. I feel as gross as a McDonald's Happy Meal and my chiseled face is long gone the day after... :-( nothing else is too badly affected though.
I think that depends on type of binge eating and frequency. I guess its not that harmful occasionally and it even might be positive. If you binge on carbs you will reduce your immunity acutely. If you binge on carbs chronically you may be on the road to hormonal disbalances. If you binge on fat, I guess it depends on what type of fat you eat: omega6-> inflamation for instance. ANY->endotoxin load.