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 Megannn, Age 15 - 03/23/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 160 lb, Current: 174 lb, Goal: 140 lb - Okay, so i'm just experimenting with weight loss. I want to loose weight, but I don't think i can make the sacrifice. I love ice cream and pizza, and i'm not sure if im willing to loose those. I joined guard at school, but i ahve only seemed to gain weight. If anyone has any tips or anything, i would seriously appreciate it.
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From Whitney, Age 17 - 03/13/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 200 lb, Current: 170 lb, Goal: 150 lb - Well I didn't weigh in again, I think i'm avoiding the scale...haha But yesterday I did ok i guess no big complaints plus I got a really good work out in so I feel really good about myself. But lets see a lot of people were asking me how i lost all the weight and i actually lost like 45 lbs and was down to 155 but i kinda gained some of it back but really all i did was cut out the bad put in the good and exercise everyday. I mean i know it sounds incredibly easy but thats b/c it is, i mean my main problem was fighting off to not just eat when i was bored so I just found stuff to occupy my time. Oh yea another great tip try eating mini meals. I eat like 5 mini meals throughout the day and it really helps ur body b/c it can break down all the small stuff throughout the day compared to... (view more)

From mary, Age 15 - 02/13/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Wt. 158 - My family is driving me crazy!! I am an emotional overeater, so when someone makes me mad, or if im sad, then i eat. My mom made me soo made today that i ate like 10 hersheys kisses and 3 oreos. Im so stressed out right now. Ive already gained like 8 pounds the past 10 dayz cuz my dad has been back from a militry deployment so my mom bought a bunch of junk food. So, yeah im fat and im stressed and im mad at my mom, and i want to eat. Hope everyone else is doing dandy!
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From Isabella, Age 13 - 01/30/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Wt. 166 - (Was: 184, Now: 166 Goal: 145-150) Hey peeps! I haven't been on here in weeks so I wanted to see how everyone was doing!! As for me? Well I'm a little stuck but I still feel a lot better physically then ever before. I've also learned to look at more positive things about your body and flaunt them! I realized that I have shiny hair, great calves, and muscular arms, so I work it out! And having hobbies and friends to support you really helps. On your journey to being healthier please do it to be HEALTHIER, not just THINNER, because I know that when you eat better foods than your friends you can still be a little heavier. Look for inner beauty as well. Focus on things, have big dreams, set goals, be a better student, learn something new, who knows! Remember: you're not just a number on the scale, a pant size,... (view more)
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From madi, Age 15 - 01/21/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Wt. 268 - hello all. my name is madi, see ok i have struggled with weight for about my whole life haha. i have been pon many diferent diets and weight loss plans and everything!!!!!!! i know you would consider balemia and anorexia a eating disoreder but i have a differnt kind of disorder. i binge ALL the time when i get stressed or depreesed. i dont really excersise. i mean i dance, but thats about it. i get so angry sometimes at myself cause i wont do anything about my weight. my whole family is beautful except me of course. i, the "fat" one. i am known to be funny but honeslty it just is something to cover up my insecurity... i have lots fo freinds and i have been on and off with some guys but its not real relationships with i want something totally differetnt but i cant have it cause im not pretty enuf. i feel like i want to losse weight for ONE guy,. GRRR i need help and support from you guys. love,,,, madi
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From Lyndsay, Age 15 - 01/15/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Wt. 165 - I have compulsive eating problems. I can do good for a really good, eat healthy & excercise. Then, usually on the weekends, I'll be bored and lonely. I'll binge. & eat everything in sight without caring or thinking much about it. Sometimes I lose a few pounds but gain it back. I really want to get rid of these binges. Tips for motivation please?

From Katie, Age 15 - 01/11/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Wt. 145 - i eat all the time when i come home from school, when my dad goes to bed, at school but i dont know if im an emotional eater or why i eat all the time can anyone help me i dont know why i eat all the time
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From mary, Age 14 - 12/18/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Wt. 153 - uhhhh!!!! Finals are next week and i am really strssing out over my biology final and i am a stress eater so i like ate a whole bunch of chocolate instead of eating lunch and my stomache hurts and i ate sooo many calories and im so frustrated!!! I fully plan on getting back on track tomorrow i am going to give the rest of my chocolate to my friend. Hope everyone is doing better than me. Merry Christmas!

From Katie, Age 15 - 11/30/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Wt. 156 - Ok so i have been working on my weight for some time but the thing that always gets me is after school im home alone for almost 4h and i know i dont need food but i eat anyway just because i know no one is home what can i do my dad does not let me go out on school nights so going to see friends or something like that is out of the Q. can anyone help me i want to lose 20 pounds i have been trying for like a year plz help

From Julia, Age 12 - 11/17/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Wt. 178 - I am so worried about Thanksgiving. I mean, it'll be a MAJOR loss if I don't eat all those luscious foods.... juicy turkey... creamy mashed potatoes... whipped creamed pumpkin pie.... oh ya! PLEASE HELP I'M GONNA GAIN LIKE 20 POUNDS!!! It's happened before. =(

From girl in help, Age 12 - 11/04/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5, Wt. 169 - even though my jeans feal looser i still feal fat. when i do feal like that i start pigging out.

From Sally, Age 14 - 10/16/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5, Wt. 198.2 - I just feel like crying all i can do is eat i even eat in the middle of the night, when i get bored, i even bring bags of food to school, does anyone have any tips on how i can stop eating sooo much and how to lose weight fast but healthy and which are better sit up or crunches ♥ thanks bunches homies i really appreiciatate it my dogs my loves i adore yall so much yall may be my only friends a special thanls to kayla and ashley and everyone else on here!!!!!!
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From girl in help, Age 12 - 10/11/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5, Wt. 169 - help!!! i am so overweight i cant help it i love to eat .i normally eat porsion size meals but leave the tabel i just lie and tell my mom i will go to the near by park but instead i go to mc donals and eat the biggest thing they have. after i go to the park and soon the ice cream truck comes by and i get a bag of hot cheetoes and a chocolate bar or two.and it really shows.the last time i went to the mall with my cousin (which is 15) she went to the juniors and got her self a dousin pairs of size 4 blue jeans and i coulden't evan find one pair of jeans that fit.even the size 17couldn't fit me!soon i got depressed and went strait to the food cort were i pigged out ,yet again.i don't get it i was called the stick in fifed graid and now in sevenhth grade i waigh 169!i need help

From Alicia, Age 14 - 09/28/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3, Wt. 187 - I've been drinking lots of water and I've found my face is super clear! I'm so happy! And I've been exercising but I always over eat and eat when I'm bored. What can I do to stop this? Anyone want to be my weightloss buddy? I want to weight 120-125

From courtnie, Age 16 - 09/16/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0, Wt. 140 - hi guys. i'm so tired of overeating. it's been going on for several YEARS now. and i'm more than ever determined to stop this vicious cycle of overeating. could anyone post some tips that has actually worked very well for you to resist overeating and/or eating out of boredom, stress, sadness etc? Thank you very much.
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