Compulsive eating is a disordered form of eating that can lead to difficulties with weight loss efforts and can grow into a larger problem like binge eating and obesity. Compulsive eating can be described as eating small amounts of food throughout the day regardless of hunger. People who struggle with compulsive eating report that this pattern is very difficult to stop or control. Compulsive eating shares traits in common with binge eating except that the amounts are rarely “large.” Compulsive eating can affect people of all ages, races/ethnicities, and both males and females. Treatment for compulsive eating may include cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness techniques, and appetite awareness training.