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 Amanda, Age 15 - 11/30/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 260 lb, Today: 335 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 110 lb - HOW can I stop BEing ADDICTed to FOOD???? Because I THINK that's why I OVEReat and have no WILLpower! I'm so HEAVY now I can feel my WEIGHT CRUSHing me ALL the TIME but I still get CRAVEings and OVEReat anyWAY!!! In SCHOOL I can't even LISTEN because of how UNCOMFORTable it is to be SO HEAVY but ALL I want is to go HOME and have ICEcream or COOKies to feel BETTER. WHAT do I do because its getting REALly hard to COPE with my WEIGHT and I DON'T think I can STAND GETing much BIGger. PS EXERcise is OUT of the QUESTION because of my WEIGHT I can barely even WALK between CLASSes at school, it feels like CARRYing a MOUNTAIN and SOMEtimes I have to LEAN on the WALL and rest and them I'm LATE.
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From Kamille, Age 12 - 11/27/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 140 lb, Today: 145 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 120 lb - well, ihave a tendency to binge on chicken nuggets and toast when im bored, and i think this is wat made me overwate in the 1st place

From Blah, Age 14 - 11/25/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 160 lb, Today: 160 lb (BMI %tile: 97), Goal: 130 lb - I'm always Saying How Ima Sart My Diet & Loose Weight, But I Never Do, I wasn't so big before, I was actually alot smaller, But Eating Makes me Happier, & Feel Better, Pero Now, Im not giving in, Im Gonna Keep going till I succeed.
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From Amanda, Age 21 - 11/24/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 225 lb, Today: 165 lb (BMI: 25), Goal: 150 lb - alright so, since gaining 10 pounds over the last 6 months ive been reallllly down on myself, which causes me to eat more out of being upset about it. funny eh, you gain weight and as a result you eat more to cope lol hardly sounds like the smart thing to do. anyway im done feeling sorry for myself. i'm going to do this. i want to lose at least 5 pounds to start feelin a bit better. im starting college on monday as well as working so i'll be busy and wont have time to lay around and eat, ill also exercise at least 3 days a week, and try to avoid fast food/candy etc. i really hope i can do this lol god i miss being 155. hope everyones doing awesome, keep up the good work!
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From JORDAN - 11/13/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i turn to food when i'm boared and all i do is eat and thats almost everyday i need help
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From Taylor - 11/13/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i have been trying to lose weight for 8 months. My parents are always pressuring me and I gets so annoying that they make me soo mad that I just stress eat, and that has made it very hard for me to make my weight goal... Please help me...
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From soum, Age 19 - 11/12/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 187 lb, Today: 187 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 160 lb - HI!
well I have been struggling wid my weight issue since wen I was 4:(
so my dreams of wearing bful dresses...........making ppl stop and look back (dey do look back sometimes but for d wrong reasons....which left me heartbroken) have been dreams.
Its been hurting me, but the disappointment of failing at all my attempts has made me gain 20 pounds in the last six months..............i have cried in trial rooms as i dont fit into maximum size dey have available, looked at my girlfriends in amazing clothes and thot to myself "will i be able to wear it?"
But now i am just sick and tired of myself, and , i am so glad dat i found dis site...........reading ur stories have given me HOPE! thank u............
SO, TO a new beginning and lots of weight loss:)
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From eric, Age 16 - 10/26/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'0", Start: 350 lb, Today: 350 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 200 lb - i feel like i only eat alot and bad when i am bored but i just dont know what to do to stay entertianed all the time i dont like video games or sports and i really feel if i can just stop being bored i will lose weight. i hate not being able to waer nice clothes and i just am annoyed at being fat it really would be nice to loss 100 pounds
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From candyss, Age 21 - 10/25/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 170 lb, Today: 151 lb (BMI: 25), Goal: 130 lb - so i have been struggling with losing weight for a while and it seems as though im having a realyl hard time on a simple task which is dont eat when you are not hungry. when it comes to eating meals i eat healthy i eat salads and eggs and just good things but it seems as though i get bored between meals, i wont be hungry but i will be like hmm i want chocolate and i will eat it and then feel bad but when im eating it its like i dont care its weird i was wondering if any one had any tips to not eat when your not hungry its really frustrating im soo close to my goal i dont want to give up now im really active so i have been staying the same weight but i want to continue to lose please help
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From Ruby - 10/14/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 367 lb, Today: 367 lb - dear all. my name is ruby and ive been fighting obesity all my life im 5'2'' (160 cms) and i weigh 367 pounds. I have no friends at school, because I have no confidence because of my enourmous weight, and sometimes when I get back from school I can eat a whole loaf white bread with butter out of comfort. My parents work full time and are often away, so I hardly ever see them, which makes me more depressed. I spend most of my time with my nanny, who is also obese, and most evenings we eat from takeout, as my parents are quite rich, so they give me a lot of money. most days go like this :
wake up at 7, have a fry-up breakfast ( bacon, sausage, fried egg...)
get ready for school. (My school jumper is an XXXL) we will stop at mcdonalds and I will get a muffin and a milkshake. When its break time, I will usually go to the tuck shop in our school and eat... (view more)

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From Denii, Age 14 - 10/11/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 195 lb, Today: 163 lb (BMI %tile: 96) - Heey Everone:) I've Been Reading Many Stories On Here. I Find It Amazing How Many People Change Their Lives w/ Just Losing Weight. This Is My Story ;
I've Always Been That Chunky Girl. Maybe Not "Always," But By The Age Of 7 Or 8, I Guess That's When It All Started. I've Always Been A Happy Person. When Youu Look At Me, I'd Always Have The Biggest Smile On My Face For Just Being Alive. I've Always Loved Food, C'mon, I'm Latina (; I Sometimes Eat More Than I Should. Even If I'm Full, I Keep Eatinn' Until My Plate Is Cleaned. My Parents seperated When I Was About 5. My Mom Got Married To My Step-Dad. It Took A While For Me To Get Used To Him, But w/ In A Year or So, He Was Like My Real Dad.♥ He Died About 5 Years Ago, & I Guess It's Sad Times Like Those Where I Eat & Eat & Eat. I Just Eat Away My Problems, Or Try To.... (view more)

From Ashley, Age 18 - 10/10/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 149 lb, Today: 152 lb (BMI %tile: 86), Goal: 125 lb - So school started, and for the first 3 weeks I got down to 140, I was super excited everyone was complimenting me on my figure and how good I looked. I hated the compliments, I didn't want to gain the weight back. Then I got voted onto homecoming court. Me on homecoming court, I was s excited and I granted it all to the fact I lost 20 pounds. I got the cute tight fighting dress and all. But that wednesday, 2 days before homecoming, I started binging again, and beating myself up again which lead to more binging, I gained 3 pounds on homecoming night, luckily the dressed still fit. That weekend I kept binging and beating myself up over it. I have been trying to suppress this for a month, but now I have gained 12 pounds, and I just don't know why I still overeat when I have the oppurtunity t say NO!! I guess maybe subconciously I do not think... (view more)
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From sante, Age 14 - 10/07/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 170 lb, Today: 170 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 145 lb - im addicted to food. I know it's bad to overeat but it tastes so good when I'm doing it.
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From Molly, Age 15 - 09/29/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 265 lb, Today: 265 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 230 lb - I can't stop overeating. Food is like my best friend. It is getting so hard to find stylish jeans in my huge size 24, which is getting tight. I eat food when I am bored or whenever anyone else has food, I feel the need to be eating, too.
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From Cat, Age 17 - 09/29/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 250 lb, Today: 262 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - I just cant stop... i dont know whats wrong with me... My grandma trusted me 2 be home alone and the first thing i do is make myself 4 huge burgers that were like super greasy and a massive plate of salty fries.. idky i do this.. i need 2 stop but i dont know how. and i like drank 62 oz of apple juice and ive caught myself eating entire loafs of bread.. i need help :( any ideas?
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