I agree with the idea of meeting with someone who can help. For me, my binge eating is more mind over matter. However, I think everyone is different. So, it might be super helpful to get advice and direction specifically designed for you. In the end, it doesn't matter how much people understand binge eating. The important thing is for you to understand and work through it first. If it is important to you that a close friend or family member understands your battle, I'd be clear that you want to share the information with them when they are willing to listen. If they care about you, they will come around and want to learn about your struggles. Best wishes!