This study seeks to provide an insider’s perspective on the experience of Binge Eating Disorder as it is brought to light from interviews with eight women. Binge Eating Disorder is a recently described and proposed new category of eating disorders characterized by “recurrent episodes of binge eating in the absence of the regular use of inappropriate compensatory behaviours characteristic of Bulimia Nervosa, and a sense of loss of control over eating during the episode.” Based on a phenomenological epistemology, the study aims to investigate the meaning and significance of this eating disorder as it is revealed from the participants’ narratives. The experience of loss of control is of particular interest because this is depicted as the central characteristic of this eating disorder and distinguishes it from ‘normal overeating.’ The study seeks insight into how the individuals experience this aspect during the actual binge eating incident, how it is manifested and interpreted, and what effect it has during the eating episode. It further contextualizes the experience of Binge Eating Disorder in the women’s daily lives and the actual situations and circumstances leading up to the binge eating. The participants were interviewed using semi-structured life-world interviews regarding how they experience and interpret their eating problem; how it started and developed, what impact it has on their life, how the actual binge eating episodes are experienced, and attempts at counteracting binge eating. The narratives were analysed based on principles from Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). The analytical process revealed that the participants experience binge eating as fundamentally different from ‘normal’ eating. Some report several variations of binge eating episodes; it can feel inevitable, like it’s evolving automatically and out of control, and other times as the only option. It is sometimes described as planned and as a choice at the actual moment. The participants describe how binge eating can have a powerful function and sometimes serve as a kind of self-medication producing calmness, relief and emotional numbness. However, it is soon accompanied by highly repulsive feelings of shame, disgust and despair. In this study, it seems that the binge eating act can be seen as a meaningful reaction; sometimes it can be understood as an act of regaining control instead of simply losing control. In this perspective, it’s not sufficient to conceptualize the eating pattern in Binge Eating Disorder as failing to exert control over eating behaviour; it can also be understood as reclaiming and re-establishing control.