Binge eating: A theoretical review

Authors: Wardle, J.
"Another perspective on the problem is offered by the experimental research on dietary restraint and counter-regulation. Counter-regulation, found in subjects from all weight groups who are restricting their food intake, is construed as a laboratory version of an eating binge." Meaning that "bingeing" can often be the manifestation of counter-regulation by the body to rectify energy deficits associated with restriction and dieting.