Eating disorders, such as compulsive or binge eating, anorexia, bulimia and dieting failure affect millions of people in every walk of life. Sadly, people attempt to control eating disorders by dieting, fasting, over-exercising, using slimming pills, diuretics, laxatives and purging. These strategies can produce short term weight control, but they do not provide an answer to eating disorders and can often make things even worse because the underlying problem needs to be addressed. There are literally thousands of people who suffer from eating disorders, harbouring persistent weight problems and who are obsessed with food and weight. Such eating disorders can have damaging effects. Control of eating and weight is central to your physical and emotional well-being.