People with Binge Eating Disorder find themselves unable to control intense compulsions to binge eat in a manner very similar to bulimia nervosa. However people with  Binge Eating Disorder do not use behaviours like vomiting or laxatives to compensate for the excessive food eaten. Consequently they tend to have higher body weights than those with bulimia nervosa. Many people with Binge Eating Disorder also describe fears around body weight and consequently can be highly distressed (and depressed) by their constant struggles with eating and weight gain.