5 Types of Binge Eater: Which One Are You?

19 Aug, 2022 | Binge and emotional eating recovery coach | No Comments

5 Types of Binge Eater: Which One Are You?

Are you an emotional eater, binge eater, or impulsive eater?

Not sure if you actually need help with healing your relationship with food?

Here are some indicators that you might have unhealthy tendencies with food


⭐️Binge until you feel sick

⭐️Hide food packaging

⭐️Eat very fast

⭐️Multitask while eating

⭐️Use food to cope or numb out

⭐️Sneak food

⭐️Over Exercise to make up for eating

⭐️count every calorie or macro you eat

⭐️Lie about your food intake



⭐️Rebellious when you eat

⭐️Feeling like you blackout or are possessed when it comes to food

⭐️Feel anxious when you eat something, not on your healthy list

⭐️Guilt for eating

⭐️Feel fear of certain foods

⭐️Can’t feel hunger or fullness cues

⭐️Feeling shame for what you ate



⭐️Think about food more than usual

⭐️ I can’t control myself around food

⭐️ I’m addicted to food

⭐️I’m a failure, I can’t stop eating

⭐️I can’t trust my body

⭐️I need more willpower


As with many of my clients, I always felt like I was possessed during a binge, having an out-of-body experience while tearing into a box of pastries like a zombie!!


From working with and speaking to 100 d’s of women including my clients, the food zombie shows up in 5 very particular ways. I have done many hours of research and have decided to name the food zombies accordingly!! Here they are in no particular order

There are five different types of binge eaters: 


Anxious Annie 🙋‍♀️

Annie is a stress eater. She’s very good when it comes to food but then faces planting into a box of mince pies when things get tough. Her go-to stress foods are sweets, followed by feelings of failure! She feels she cannot trust herself around food.

Late night, Lizzie 🙋‍♀️

Lizzie does well during the day but usually falls off the track at 4 pm or when she gets home from a year-end function. She prefers the buffet table instead of socializing at parties. She often hides candy cane wrappers so that no one knows how much she has eaten, as she cannot live with the shame.

Possessed Patsy 🙋‍♀️

Patsy cannot stop thinking about Christmas cake. She wakes up hoping that she will not overeat today. She thinks about food while brushing her teeth and getting the kids ready for school and at work while sitting at her desk. She feels like she would be so much more productive and would have achieved so much more if it weren’t for her constant thoughts about either what to eat or how to make up for what she ate.

Wagon Wanda 🙋‍♀️

Wanda is really good at starting a diet. She goes shopping for all the foods for her new diet but also buys a whole bunch of “bad” foods for her last binge before starting her diet on Monday. She really does well for a week or two, but then falls hard during the festive season !! She does not believe in doing things halfway, so she makes sure that she binges and eats all the sugar before starting again in the new year.

Counting Cassey 🙋‍♀️

Cassey has an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy all the time. All foods must be toxic-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, low-calorie, and clean. She judges others for what they eat and feels superior when eating her clean foods. She’s obsessed with defining and maintaining the perfect diet and will fixate on eating foods that give her a feeling of being pure and healthy. Unfortunately, that leaves her constantly craving gingerbread cookies but feeling immense guilt when she does deviate from her strict, clean-eating rules.

Which food zombie can you relate to? Take my quiz to find out

Binge Eating Quiz

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