Bulimia would also require that he purge, i.e. throw up after eating or abuse laxatives to try to 'undo' the caloric intake. I think he's just a regular binge eater - although depending on how bad and/or frequent his binges are, he might qualify for a diagnosis of binge eating disorder or EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified.)Is it official that Jazz is bulemic?
I can't stop thinking about the binge. How often does this happen that Jazz scarfs an extra 3,000 calories? I feel like I've spiraled into chaos when I eat another 300.
They're both pretty useless as diagnoses - at best, the treatment is therapy (and we know Jazz loves that!) or you'd be directed to a group like Overeaters Anonymous, but even most eating disorder specialists seem to consider plain ol' binge eating as more of a failure of willpower (fat people gonna eat!) or a maladaptive habit (you feel sad, so you eat food? - fix your life, dude) than a dangerous disorder (i.e. you'd rarely see someone with binge eating disorder in a hospital unit, but anorexia or bulimia will both land you in there pretty quickly because they can actually be life-threatening; binge eating might kill you in 20 years when you're 400lbs+ and your heart gives out, but it's not usually a potential emergency.)