I'm obese. Is this an eating disorder?

Obese-disorder? Usually, bulimics are just about average weight, maybe a little overweight.They are depressed because they have lost the normal control mechanisms of satiety (fullness) due to binge eating thousands of calories at a time, and then try to eliminate them by purging or excessive exercise. Anorexia is very different because the patient loses the feeling of satiety but have an euphoric sense of control.
Maybe or maybe not. Whether obesity is an eating disorder depends on whose definition one uses, and on what odd behaviors occur. A binge eater who eats huge amounts in an hour has an eating disorder. A chocolate addict who got obese on 3 lbs of chocolate a day has an eating disorder and an addiction problem. A person who got obese by eating a normal dessert 3 times a day for 20 years doesn't have an eating disorder.
Depends. There are many causes of obesity and it could represent an eating disorder or it could also represent genetics and underlying medical conditions as well.

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Is obesity an eating disorder?

Yes, Maybe, and No. Whether obesity is an eating disorder depends on whose definition one uses, and on what odd behaviors occur. A binge eater who eats huge amounts in an hour has an eating disorder. A chocolate addict who got obese on 3 lbs of chocolate a day has an eating disorder and an addiction problem. A person who got obese by eating a normal dessert 3 times a day for 20 years doesn't have an eating disorder. Read more...
Yes, Maybe, and No. Its the consequance of decision to eat more than necessary. Read more...
Not nesessarily, metabolism varies, but it can be cured by eating less. You might be hypothyroid and benefit from thyroid medication. Read more...
No. Obesity is a physical condition that may result from many factors, including poor eating habits, heredity and culture. Some people do not know what’s healthy and eat meals high in calories/fat. Others are genetically prone to being at a heavier weight or don't get enough exercise. Binge eating disorder is a complex psychological condition in which people use eating to resolve internal conflicts. Read more...

How high is the percentage of obese people have eating disorders?

Eating disorders. Hard to answer as there are few studies, but the prevalence rate for anorexia nervosa is 0.3% and the prevalence rates for bulimia nervosa are 1% and 0.1% for young women and young men. Since roughly 30% of our population is obese, it would suggest that a relatively small number have eating disorders, though this isn't accurate since many have undiagnosed eating disorders. Read more...
Great question. Many people with binge eating disorder are overweight or obese, but i couldn't find any studies looking at the frequency of binge eating disorder in obese people. (not all obese people have this problem). Another category might be people with night eating disorder -- these people range from normal weight to obese. No studies of this correlation, either -- so both are interesting research topics. Read more...

Are obesity and eating disorders classified as lifestyle diseases?

Most of our health. issues today are related to lifestyle, including obesity and eating disorders. Having said that, there is certainly a genetic and biochemical component to what you mention. A holistic approach to this is best. Nutrition, lifestyle, mental health professional. Please start w/family doc."The Blood Sugar Solution" book by Mark Hyman can be helpful. Peace and good health. Genes are not destiny. Read more...