Binge eating means eating a large amount of food (more than one would
normally eat) within a certain amount of time.
Purging means getting rid of the food that has been eaten, by enforcing oneself to
vomit and/or by the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas.
The majority of bulimic sufferers binge eat and purge, in order of coping with their emotional difficulties,as well as losing/maintaining their body weight.
A large percentage of anorexic patients also binge eat and purge, in order to keep their
body weight low.