A normal, healthy amount of food for an average teenager or adult is about 1,800- 2,600 calories a day.
During a bingeing episode, it is not unusual for someone to eat 20 to 25 times that amount, which is more than 50,000 calories – which is roughly equivalent to an entire extra-large pepperoni pizza, a tub of ice cream, a package of cookies, a bag of potato chips, and an entire cake.
Bulimics might engage in this type of eating several times a day.
This proves that tolerance is a factor in binge eating. Most people would die if they did that. The stomach and intestines, gallbladder, liver and pancreas could not withstand the overload. Scary.