Here are posts from kids, who say they eat because they are sad, bored, stressed, lonely, depressed, angry, nervous, frustrated, or even when they feel happy. Some say they feel they are 'addicted' to foods. Here are three articles on comfort eating - 1, 2, 3 - and four videos:

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From Kristen, Age 16 - 02/05/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 228 lb, Current: 186 lb, Goal: 175 lb - Ok, so i just first want to tell everyone that you all have been and inspiration and helped me so much for the past 4 months, just knowing that there are plenty of kids out there who are also going through the exact same things as me is comforting. Recently ive noticed that i had started to binge (only did it twice). It worried me because i didnt want it to become a habit. Losing weight is a learning process whether your trying to stop emotional eating, learning what to eat and what not to eat, learning portion control. Its all one big learning process that we have to get through day to day in order to be healthy. Basically, i forgave myself for my binges but i pledged that i would never do it again. So yesterday, I started a journal about my weight loss for my last 20-25 pounds that i... (view more)

From Jason, Age 13 - 01/30/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 203 lb, Current: 200 lb, Goal: 165 lb - I am very obese...The other kids in the locker room make fun of me. This makes me very angry which makes me overeat alot. So far I can't break my eating habits and I lost 3 pounds in a month! Does anyone have any tips about weight loss and what to do about the taunting? Please help!

From Lucee, Age 16 - 01/28/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 171 lb, Current: 171 lb, Goal: 140 lb - Hey everyone. Yesterday was soooo bad i was stressing out big time about my exams which started today and.. i had the biggest binge ever..okay well not ever ive had worse before but it was huuuge- a family size bag dorritos, pringles, 3 packets chips, 15 chocolate biscuits, 4 bits of caramel shortcake, 2 jam donuts and probably other stuff ive forgotten. i had managed not to binge for over 3 weeks and then i was left in the house myself for an hour and i went completely crazy for the rest of the day =[. I weighed myself last night and it said 174 (3lbs OVER my starting weight) and considering i was 163 yday morning i gained 11lbs in ONE day!! i know some of that weight would be all the food that was in my stomach hadnt digested yet cos i was really bloated so im going to put myself back... (view more)

From Nicole, Age 15 - 01/27/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My child is teased all the time at school and has terrible self esteem issues. When shes depressed she eats and when she eats she gets more depressed because the fact that she ate that, meant she put on more weight. We dont have any junk food around but she will stuff herself on apples and 100 calorie packages. Its not healthy at all. We also have no idea what to do exercise wise. Shes 5'10 and weighs 250. Please help, I want to put an end to her depression.
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From Megan, Age 15 - 01/25/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 195 lb, Current: 193 lb, Goal: 145 lb - After my parents divorce several years ago, I coudn't find anything to do but eat. After realizing how much weight that I gained, I realized that I needed to lose weight. This is almost impossible for me to do..and i truly need motivation. I do winterguard which doesn't really burn very many calories, since we only practice a few days a week, but I want to be healthy, and im tired of being called fat everytime i turn around. I just dont know what to do.

From Jillian, Age 14 - 01/13/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 251 lb, Current: 249 lb, Goal: 151 lb - Ohh yeah and I forgot to say, I think this is pretty cool: Like when drug addicts start to get clean, they call it their 2nd birthday, like since they have been clean, so I think that people should call their start of their diets a second birthday, because basically it is the start of a new you! :DD Anyways, just saying! I think thats what I am going to do! Peace. <3

From Jillian, Age 14 - 01/13/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 251 lb, Current: 249 lb, Goal: 151 lb - Well, I havent been doing really well on my diet lately, and I havent really been counting what i eat, but one thing I haven't drank is soda. The only thing I drank that was soda was about a cup of Dr. Pepper, and it almost made me throw up knowing I was basically drinking pure sugar, so that's all the soda I've drank in exactly 13 days! :DD I used to drink it every day! Oh well good luck everyone. Tomorrow is a new start for me, Im going to excersize good and eat really well! ♥ Tips or anything are helpful!!! <3 bye.
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From sk8ergirl, Age 16 - 01/05/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 215 lb, Current: 215 lb, Goal: 165 lb - Ok my name is Maria. I have been over weight since I was in 5 grade. My family always made fun of me. I didnt have any friends for my first 7 years of school. I am hearing impaired. I am very shy in front of a lot of people. Lately I am accepting who I am and started loosing up. I have more friends than I ever had cause I am starting to get a sense of humor and talking to people. I used to let the people come to me but now I have gotten better at it and started going to other people. I kinda do have confidence problems. I have difficult situations at home. I eat cause I am depressed and bored most of the time. That is the only reason why. I need to loose at least 50 pounds. I skateboard and everyone who saw me skate say I am really good and if I loose a lot of weight I could be a pro skater cause I am really good. Expecially for a fat girl. So yeah. I need to loose weight and I am going to do whatever I have to.

From michelle other, Age 13 - 01/03/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 227 lb, Current: 207 lb, Goal: 130 lb - ok i discovered something i not only eat when im depressed but when im bored too how do i stop help.............taco luv
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From kade, Age 19 - 01/02/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 140 lb, Current: 177 lb, Goal: 140 lb - In high school i weighed 140 pounds. I've never been skinny but atleast i used to be thin and in shape. then when i was a senior i gained almost 20 pounds. i gained another 10 or so in the last year and a half of college. ive gone back and forth with my weight, getting down to 150 lbs at times, but now im at my heaviest and i need some help. i want to be thin and cute again but i seem to be addicted to food.. any suggestions?

From michelle, Age 13 - 01/01/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 227 lb, Current: 205 lb, Goal: 130 lb - im not weighing myself til schools out for the summer hopefully i lose like 20 pounds..........&& school starts back tomorrow do the happy dance happy happy dance ok its over but i neeeeeed school to get my mind off my depressin life before i give up and jusst go eat every thin and watch a scary movie and laugh (my friends keep my from wantin to die neeeeeed school) but ah i haven't been eatin any thin because im not hungry weird but yeah goin to school tomorrow freak yeah taco luv peace

From sierra, Age 13 - 12/30/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 132 lb, Current: 130 lb, Goal: 100 lb - yay! i lost 2 pounds! i guess the speed-walking around my lake worked to loose wieght. and i told my mom to stash away all the hershey's kisses left from christmas. except i still feel guilty...because for christmas my brother bought me 2 bags of about a gajillion pound gummy bears and their delicious. i thought i could eat them because i kept telling myself theyre not addicting but theyre beginning to be. and i dont want to throw them away because i dont want to waste ALL of them. there's alot of them. i hope i can still get the will power to ignore them as soon as possible.

From Emily, Age 13 - 12/21/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 130 lb, Current: 143 lb, Goal: 105 lb - well 4 the past few days, ive been eating lots of coldstones ice sister has a sore throat and is sick so my mom has been buying alot of it. i have been having the chocolate ice cream with chocolate chips, hot fudge, and chocolate brownies. i feel soo horrible cuz there is almost 1000 calories in it and i have been eatng it every day and it isnt very filling either. now i have a majr craving for it but i am actually eating breyers double churned no sugar added chocolate fudge brownie which is good too but not the same... my stomach has become noticably bigger and i just want some damn ice cream!!! i hate this...other then this, i eat pretty healthy(besides 4 tablespoons of peanut butter a day cuz im an addict!!!)

From Jeimi, Age 17 - 12/18/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 240 lb, Current: 230 lb, Goal: 180 lb - hey everyone i did really good yesterday untill about 8 or 9 acolck came i sware idk what happen to me it's like i couldn't stop eating i mean i ate 2 plates of coco pebils i felt really bad but the worst part is that i feel like eating everything right now i don't understand why i get this feeling i'm trying to fight it i brushed my teeth and i just keep telling myself it will all be worth it at the end but it's so hard well i just had to let this out because if i don't i think i would eat my whole frige
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From lizzie, Age 13 - 12/16/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 170 lb, Current: 170 lb, Goal: 120 lb - todayy was bad. all i had was a peice of cantalope. but then i was to hungry nd had a chicken sandwhich, more canatlope, fries, chococlte icing, pretzels, and buttered bread. i didnt eat it just cause i was hungry. i wanted to throw it all back up. i think its become a habit cause i cnt stop it. i need someones help. -liZZiEee

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