Another symptom of bingeing is eating at an unusually fast paste. Many times binge eaters will eat so quickly that they do not know what they are eating and have not actually tasted any of the food. It generally takes your brain twenty minutes to realize that your stomach is full. So when food is eaten quickly, the brain does not know that you have consumed too many calories until well past the appropriate threshold. This leads to rapid weight gain and the multitude of health conditions that accompany being overweight or obese.