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 Zainab, Age 17 - 03/05/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 210 lb, Today: 210 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 160 lb - I suffer from emotional eating. I'm addicted to junk food!
How do you recover??
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From Tyler, Age 13 - 03/03/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 190 lb, Today: 190 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 110 lb - I want to lose weight so bad, but I can't start today or tomorrow, I was thinking about starting monday by eating the same foods but eat less portions and cut out my addiction to chips,but when the time comes to me wanting to switch to organic foods,It's going to be hard because my mom will probably not like it because I've always tried to try fad diets and never stay consistent, what can I do?
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From Kay, Age 19 - 03/02/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 180 lb, Today: 180 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 140 lb - So I used to use this site when I was younger and trying to loose weight. I met my goals and then some crazy family things happened and I had to become the parent of my two siblings and I began to gain the weight back. So now I am back at the point where I was 3 years ago. I have access to a gym at my college and I am trying to start to work out again. My biggest issue is eating the right foods. I am make dinner it is easiest to just make something quick and unhealthy, and to top it off healthy food is a bit more expensive. I was just wondering what cook books people use and what supplimnets people use that seem to help them?
Thanks for all your support and help.

From Rachel, Age 19 - 03/01/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 195 lb, Today: 309 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 135 lb - Hi, I'm Rachel. I hate the word "fat" and had always claimed to everyone I wasn't fat, just big-boned because I was too scared to face the truth. I really have gotten fat. I hadn't weighed myself for several years until 2 days ago, and was startled to see the weight I've gained! I eat whenever I am not occupied with something else, and lately this habit has become even worse. I am almost always eating something, usually fast food. After learning about my startling weight gain, 195 to 309, I really looked myself. I barely noticed how large my stomach has become. I can no longer fit in most chairs, and have to purchase 2 airline tickets because I cant fit in a single seat. A few weeks ago I was flying to see my grandparents, and it was so so embarrassing. I tried to fit myself into one seat, but I just couldn't! The button on my jeans (which, apparently, are too... (view more)
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From Kerry, Age 12 - 02/18/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 150 lb, Today: 124 lb (BMI %tile: 70) - In the matter of only 3 months, I cut out all soda and juice from my diet and just drank water. I lost about 5 pounds in a month without realizing it and when I saw that just a small change in my diet made such a difference to my weight, I gained a whole new confidence to lose the weight so that I can be happy with my body and change my lifestyle. My family and I always ordered lunch and dinner from a fast food restaurant and soon junk food became an addiction and I realized I needed to get my family to stop and thats exactly what I did, and when they did order pizza for example i would never eat it and have some veggies or cereal instead which really helped me not get tempted to eat the pizza and not give up on my diet.Everytime I thought of giving up, I'd think about how sad I am with my body, the fact that I'll never be happy in a... (view more)

From Amanda, Age 22 - 02/15/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 225 lb, Today: 165 lb (BMI: 25), Goal: 150 lb - totallllly fell off the wagon this weekend. i swear i had a food hangover... but it was mine and my boyfriends 5 year anniversary and valentines day so it was to be expected lol Anyway, no clue what i weigh still, i'm assuming still 165 because ive had my fair share of ups and downs but i really need to take this seriously, i would LOVE to be 150 for the summer. or at least IN the 150's.. i was 155 last summer and i felt awesome. Hopefully i can get my lazy butt in gear and crack down with my intake and exercise. we got a ton of snow sunday night and i spent over an hour shovelling the driveway yesterday. i am sooo SORE. it was an intense workout. anyways hope everyones doing awesome, good luck guys!
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From Jeimi, Age 20 - 02/10/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 265 lb, Today: 232 lb (BMI: 42), Goal: 135 lb - So i'm 2 pounds down and i've been in school for 3 weeks. It's kind of annoying because i've been workingout so much and so hard almost everyday and i felt like 2 pounds just wasn't good enough. But i am happy that some weight is coming of while i'm in school eating here is so hard because of all the fast food, but i've been staying away from it and controling my emotional eating. It's hard but my goal is to get down to a size 14 by the summer. Right now i can fit into a size 16 but i still wear a size 18 but it's really big on me. This is really hard but we all can do this =) good luck in everyone.

From Brittany, Age 18 - 02/05/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 330 lb, Today: 330 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - Hey everyone im Brittany i just turned 18 and i weigh 330lbs..ive been overweight all my life and it really sucks...i try to avoid scales and have. Unfortunately i just decided to get on a scale and found out ive gained 40lbs in 3 months. I do a lot of emotional eating from problems at home and im having a hard time changing that. Id really like some help so if anyone could help me maybe be like a weight loss motivator id appreciate it..thanks everyone!
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From Kathy, Age 14 - 01/30/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 152 lb, Today: 353 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - I don't know how I let this happen to me. I didn't really realize how big I've gotten until I went to the doctor the other day. they made me put on the kind of papery gown, and I barely fit in it. My Mom was there when I was changing in to it- she has not seen me without full clothing for years- and it almost made me cry to see her face. I tried to hide all the rolls in my stomach and all the stretch marks because I've put on this weight since I started middle school- so basically in the last three years. My Mom was disgusted. The doctor told me I was hugely overweight, and that I need to do something about it. When we got home, my Mom made me jog around this loop in our neighborhood. It is only about 1/6 of a mile, and I could not do it. I was wearing a tightish shirt, and it kept riding way up, and my stomach kept falling out. My stomach is huge, and it was really embarrassing. When I ... (view more)
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From Sammi, Age 12 - 01/29/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 153 lb, Today: 148 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 125 lb - So, I've been overweight since I was 5. It sucked. I used to live in Los Angles, and seeing all the skinny celebrities and friends kinda tore down my self confidence. Then, a few months later, I moved to the Virgin Islands. Here, at least 99% of my friends are skinny. Whenever we go to the beach, I'm the only person wearing a one piece:( I want to lose weight for 1 reason. Every year, we have a Middle School Dance. Well.....everyone dances kinda slutty and there is this thing called grinding that they do. The boys only grind really skinny and pretty girls. I WANT TO BE ONE OF THOSE GIRLS!!!!! I realized what my problem is. At school, I ask for food from other people. So, I'd eat stuff like juice and cookies everyday. I don't drink a lot of juice anymore( like,a glass a month) but I'm trying to quit my cookie addiction. I'm Weight Watchers and I lost some weight. Wish me luck and leave comments<3
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From Kamille, Age 13 - 01/24/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 140 lb, Today: 150 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 120 lb - hi, i just moved from the preteens room
im so fat, and i hav so many food addictions, ive lost count
ive been binging all week
does anyone hav any tips 4 me????
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From Kayla, Age 20 - 01/07/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 248.5 lb, Today: 242 lb (BMI: 42), Goal: 170 lb - Here I am on this site once again! I used this site to help me lose weight before but was unfortunately unable to keep it off.
I am 5 days in on my new journey and so far my spirits are high. I am really coming to terms with the fact that food addiction is real and that I suffer from it. For so long all I could think about is food, I lived my day by what are we eating for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I had a real bad habit of purging at night when no one is watching.
After I watched the series premiere of "I Used To Be Fat" on MTV I decided to challenge myself. I want to lose 90 pounds by June 1st. I think I want and need it so much it is absolutely achievable.
Best wishes to all of you on your weight loss journey :)

From Brooke, Age 14 - 12/29/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 192 lb, Today: 192 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - I've tried dieting before, but I eat when I'm upset and my life has been filled with a lot of downs lately but I've decided that I don't want to be the girl that every laughs at because she gets tired after running a few laps in gym. I'm the second biggest one of all my friends, and i fell so huge when I stand next to all my size 0 friends. I weigh more then all my guy friends. Some days I just want to leave, and have it all be over. But then I realized I need help, so I was wondering if any of you had words of advice that could help me. I want to start looking beautiful and not having to feel bad about myself all the time.
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From Emma, Age 16 - 12/26/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 140 lb, Today: 390 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - Hey everyone. As you can see, I'm a very obese teen. I always told myself that I would start a diet soon, but I never had. I never dreamed I would get this huge. I can't fit in any chairs, and they had to find me special chairs at my school. i got stuck in one of the old ones, and they had to get a janitor and 2 other teachers to help me get out. I cant stand being this huge, but I eat all the time and i just cant stop. When im at school, i cant focus well cuz all i think about is food. I overeat so much always. sometimes when i think about how big i've gotten i cry, but then to make myself feel better i get more food, sometimes i eat a whole pizza and a bowl of candy. i used to have a boyfriend, and then i started putting on all the weight. My parents hate that im so big, but they are gone a lot and i eat when im alone. a few... (view more)
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From Magen, Age 15 - 12/25/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 232 lb, Today: 210 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - well hello my starting weight was 232 pounds about lets say a year ago... i actually got all the way to 195 but now im back up well my june my goal is lets say uhhm 160 and i know what to do i have gym mon-thursday and i go to ZumbA On mondays and wensdays other days i do say 50+ sit ups i write all my food down too so its just a matter of sticking to it. EVerythings possible you just got to believe. my goal size is a size 7 im currently a 11/13 i want to make my ex boyfriend see what hes missing ive been in love with him 4 3 yearrs weve dated on and off but now hes really maken me mad when we broke up i gained 20 pounds. so now im gunna go all the way down to 160 by june, ill show everyone who ever called me fat. Ill show them all because i did it before and ill do it again. Any tips are welcome, anyone who wants to talk ask for my myspace or facebook. okay lol im out.
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