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:

  To Post a Message Click Here  
Go to
From erica, Age 15 - 07/21/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Today: 170 lb (BMI %tile: 95) - hey everyone. I am 5'5 and 170 lbs. Most of my weight is in my stomach, a little in my thigs. I have tried diets and things, trying to lose alot of weight in small time periods, but my emotianl addiction to food makes me go off my diet pretty quickly, which in turn blows my whole excerise program. I am 15 years old, and all the clothes I like look very horriable with my 40 inch. stomach and I would like some help along this pathway of regaining my self confidence. Food is always there for me, weather im bored, hungary, depressed, happy and so on, I must have food. I have tried breaking this habit in many ways but nothing seems to work for more then a week. I would like a steady diet and exercise plan to help me along the way. Maybe walking, and cutting junk food out slowly, but I really need some guaidnace. If you could help me in any way...leave a sucucess story for me to ... (view more)
Reply from Aaron, Age 12 - 07/23/03  - IP#:
Reply from me, Age 14 - 07/22/03  - IP#:

From kerri, Age 14 - 07/18/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i know im not overweight but im short and i feel like i eat to much during the day. i eat snacks whenever im bored but i always go walk my dog or go on bikerides with my sister. i need someones help what can help me contain me to stop eating so many snacks during the day so i can still be healthy and happy about the way i look.

From tessa, Age 14 - 07/18/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Today: 298 lb - hey guys any 1 seen me round 298 lbsgal and plus size clothes. i want to impress a guy so i went to my school dance and ask ed him 2 dance he replied as im sorry i dont date fat kids so i cried and ate all night and weighed myself and giined 4 lbs. HELPPP
Reply from Matt, Age 1 - 07/07/04  - IP#:
Reply from Matt, Age 14 - 07/07/04  - IP#:
Reply from Andrew, Age 14 - 07/21/03  - IP#:
Reply from Monique C., Age 13 - 07/18/03  - IP#:

From alli, Age 14 - 07/06/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hey, ever since school got out, i've been spending my summer days (or some of them) at home, and u know, theres nothing on tv, its all re runs, and the computer can only take up so much of your time, so theres nothing else to do here but eat! and its like too hot in the mid day to walk, like 90 somthing. what can i do that will take up my time so i don't eat so much during the day? i gained like 5 pounds because theres nothing here to do but eat. plz help with any advice i could during the day!
Reply from Sam, Age 14 - 07/07/03  - IP#:

From Liz, Age 13 - 07/03/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey guyz. I'm glad I found this sight, let me tell you my story.I was thin and very healthy, I was in basketball which required a lot fitness. When basketball ended I had nothing to do, so I just sat around. I watched TV, was on the computer, and ate. I didn't notice that I was getting, well larger. I was out with my friends at my friends house running around, and I noticed that I got tired very easily, and i was very tired so I left and went home. I pulled on my fave outfit but I noticed it was a little tight. I figured, what the hey who cares. The next morning I went to take a shower and noticed I had balloned up. A LOT. My stomach had inflated and I was just plain huge. I went to go eat because I blew off my appearance that I saw so I ate and ate. I am getting larger my the second. My weight before was 129 and now I am at the size of 150. Keep in mind this weight gain was in the period of about a couple weeks. I am getting fat so if u could plz help me.If u wanna talk on AIM my s/n is Ilovepie76.
Reply from tiffany, Age 13 - 07/06/03  - IP#:
Reply from Bret, Age 13 - 07/04/03  - IP#:
Reply from Liz, Age 13 - 07/03/03  - IP#:

From Cynthia, Age 12 - 07/03/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I am not saying that i am extremely fat, but i just want to shed 10 pounds, but its hard, how do you do it, i am like overcoming a crisis and cant stop eating, and tha more i wanna lose weight people keep callin me fat 3 people have called me fat and i am only 125 (not bad) and they make me wanna lose weight more, but there is so much i wanna say that this is not coming to getther and making sense, i NEED help, holla CENT
Reply from Amber, Age 17 - 07/06/03  - IP#:
Reply from sarah, Age 14 - 07/06/03  - IP#:

From : ( - 06/30/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i have a BIG problem(no pun intended)i cant stop eating! even when im not hungry i just eat! PLEASE HELP ME! i actually am not really hungry most of the day i just time i decided 'thats it' but my family and friends asked if i was going to starve myself. i was like'im just not hungry' but they didnt belive me, especially at restaurants or lunch at school. i seriously wasnt hungry but ive fallen back to my old ways! do any of u have suggestions? i know u dont like always replying to everyone but IT WOULD REALLY HELP!!!
Reply from chloe, Age 15 - 07/01/03  - IP#:
Reply from tina, Age 16 - 06/30/03  - IP#:
Reply from Amber, Age 17 - 06/30/03  - IP#:

From jessica, Age 15 - 06/21/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
everyone is saying not to buy diet pills, but what about things like green tea packets for weight loss and little other "slim downs" they sell? I would never buy anything with endperhra or w/e its called, see my problem is I haev an emotionl addiction to food for a serisous reason I can not put on this website, I have tried eathing healthy and exercsing but I just do not have the will power and stregnth from my past tradagey to do this. I really need diet pills or some kind of "scam" to give me the motoviation and keep me on track, please reply soon, I am leaving at 7 tonight to buy something
Reply from carlos, Age 16 - 07/15/03  - IP#:
Reply from Priscilla, Age 14 - 07/13/03  - IP#:
Reply from Renee, Age 18 - 06/22/03  - IP#:
Reply from kooolio, Age 15 - 06/22/03  - IP#:
Reply from Renee, Age 18 - 06/21/03  - IP#:

From sarah, Age 15 - 06/21/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I eat when I am depressed, bored, happy and it seems Im additcited to it. I understand that I have a problem with emotinal eating and binging(eating everything sight). I've tried strict diets, eating healthier and cutting portions of food I like in half but I cant stay on a diet for long becasue I just love food. Any tips on how to break this cycle of emotional eating and my attachment to food?ps- I do exercise 4 times a week by riding my bike for an hour
Reply from Amber, Age 17 - 06/22/03  - IP#:
Reply from Kelsey, Age 14 - 06/21/03  - IP#:

From Megan, Age 12 - 06/19/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Start: 267 lb, Today: 263 lb - I am plump every day i wake up and try to fit into my jeans but im too fat to even do that im 12 and waer my moms clothes some of her clothes r even 2 small then i sit and wait for the ice cream truck when he comes i haue to chase him but i can never catch him because im 2 fat so kids laugh at me when i do chase the ice cream truck and they make so much fun of me where i just turn around and walk home then i eat because im so depressed i need to go on a diet but cant stick to it can u help me?
Reply from tess, Age 13 - 06/19/03  - IP#:

From Roxi, Age 13 - 06/18/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Today: 167 lb (BMI %tile: 97) - When i was young i was a twig!! now im not im 5'4 and weigh 167. my stomache is 47 inches around. My arms and thigs are flab and when is tand up i cant see my toes.. n e advice? oh and all i do is eat and eat i cant stop!
Reply from megan, Age 12 - 06/18/03  - IP#:

From ? - 06/18/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
im fed up of peope saying there fed up and leaving (i not is controdicting my self but who cares!) if know onereplys 2 your messages its because they have no idea what 2 suggest! just look some were else or ask some one else . dont leave or giv up because thats going 2 upset u even more and then you will feel worse which could cause you 2 eat more and put on more weight! so think about it, in the long run isnt it better 2 stay here and keep trying????????????????i know at least 1 ofyou are going 2 think , thats easy 4 her/him 2 say , but if you think about it it i easy 4 u to say aswell ! please reply if u have a comment on this
Reply from amy, Age 14 - 06/20/03  - IP#:
Reply from ??? - 06/19/03  - IP#:

From Matt, Age 15 - 06/15/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Today: 320 lb - HI. I am 15 and weigh 320 pounds. I know i am over weight but I don't know what to do. I feel like people are always talking about me even when I am around them. I am tired of feeling like I am different. Just because I am fat does not mean that I don't have feelings does it? Please I eat when I am sad, lonely, mad, and when ever I feel like it. I am a fat ugly pig pease someone help me.
Reply from a girl, Age 14 - 06/16/03  - IP#:
Reply from Charles, Age 12 - 06/15/03  - IP#:
Reply from rochelle, Age 13 - 06/15/03  - IP#:

From Jen, Age 17 - 06/13/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I got ppregnant last year , i got really fat afterwards, i was almost 300 pounds , i cried and ate all the time , i was the fattest in the high school , i had to have a special desk , i started to walk the track everyday after school , then jogged , i lost like 10 pounds , then started getting fatter again , i need help
Reply from tanya, Age 15 - 06/14/03  - IP#:

From Renee, Age 18 - 06/12/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'10", Today: 225 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - Hello. When I was little (younger than 8) I use to be pretty scrawney. Now i'm way overweight. I just kept gaining more pounds each year. What's bad is that i'm only 4'10'' tall and i weigh between 225. I've tried diets and exercise...but i can't motivate myself to stick to them. I eat all the time, even when i know i'm not hungary. i don't understand why i do that. Anyways, if anyone has any suggestions, i'd be glad to hear them. thanx.
Reply from Athena, Age 15 - 06/19/03  - IP#:

 Click Here To See Page 49 Of The Comfort Eating Bulletin Board