The binge-restrict cycle is a pattern that is characterised by periods of food restriction followed by binging, during which the person would feel unable to control what or how much they are eating. Bingeing is typically followed by intense guilt,
Eating disorders have historically been thought to greatly affect “only” women. Even when looking at the literature, less than 1% of eating disorder studies have focused on specifically men.
In fact, eating disorders were so associated with women that until