We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession. And rather than eating sensibly to make up for it, you penalize yourself by purging, fasting, or exercising to do away with the calories. You might have found how easily you are able to get rid of the food ingested during a 'binge' by vomiting or taking diet pills or laxatives. The utilization of these purging techniques may become more frequent as bulimia and addiction to dieting supplements and laxatives take over.