Although there's no sure way to prevent binge-eating disorder, if you have symptoms of binge eating, seek professional help. Your primary care doctor or other health care provider can advise you on where to get help.

If you think a friend or loved one has a binge-eating problem, steer them toward healthier behavior and professional treatment before the situation worsens. If you have children:

  • Foster and reinforce a healthy body image, no matter what their size or shape is.
  • Talk with your pediatrician. Pediatricians may be in a good position to identify early indicators of an eating disorder and help prevent its development.
April 09, 2015