COMFORT EATING

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 STACE, Age 19 - 01/10/10 - IP#: 68.8.70.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 181 lb, Today: 163.4 lb (BMI %tile: 88), Goal: 130 lb - I stopped exercising and just got back on track and I went from 168 to 163. My weight fluctuates a lot! I mean one week I'm doing good the next I'm binging. I hope I stay on track this time. I was wondering if anyone thinks banana chips are unhealthy. I mean I know it contains a lot of sugar but I just can not lay off of it. I'm totally addicted to it. Can this hinder me from losing more weight or no if I eat in moderation?
Reply from Taylor, Age 16 - 01/10/10  - IP#: 75.66.56.xxx

From Tara, Age 17 - 11/17/09 - IP#: 24.15.176.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 189 lb, Today: 147 lb (BMI %tile: 76), Goal: 120 lb - 37 more pounds until I reach my goal. I've been pigging out but that needs to stop. I thought I'd gained a lot of weight seeing as the last time I weighed myself was months ago but I wasn't but 1-2 lbs heavier than I was when I'd lost a lot of weight. Let's get back on track!!! No chips, buns, candy, soda, cereal (I'm addicted to frosted cereals) soooo pumped!!!!
Reply from Tiff, Age 15 - 11/19/09  - IP#: 72.209.12.xxx

From Caragh, Age 17 - 10/20/09 - IP#: 83.70.244.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 181 lb, Today: 181 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 147 lb - I'm on day five of my current effort to lose weight, I don't want to call it a diet because I'm trying to make permanent healthy changes. I've been doing really well so far, stopping myself from emotional and comfort eating and I'm only realising how big of a problem it was for me that I was in total denial of. I'm finding it really tough today though, I'm stressed and there's lots of goodies in the house. I don't want to go near them because I know in my current mindset I'd probably just pig out and not be able to just have a small portion. I don't need it and I'm just telling myself it's not worth it. I thought I'd come on here instead of stuffing my face and I might take my dog for a walk so I get away from the food. My weigh-in day is Thursday and I really want to lose 2 pounds by then. It's so hard :(
Reply from charles, Age 15 - 01/22/10  - IP#: 207.160.43.xxx

From Amanda, Age 14 - 10/09/09 - IP#: 75.125.237.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0", Start: 260 lb, Today: 304 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 100 lb - Things are going REALLY bad for me! I think I'm ADDICTED to FOOD, I read about that on the web but what can I do??? I TRY to eat RIGHT but I go CRAZY until I eat stuff that TASTES GOOD! I can barely FIT into the desks at school. They PUSH on my stomach but I DON'T want to sit at a table! That would be SO EMBARASSING! My ankles and knees HURT so much just walking between classes. When I went OVER 200 I thought that was so huge and it couldn't get ANY worse! Going over 300 seemed IMpossible! Now I would LOVE to only be 200 because that would be 100 pounds less and SO much EASIER to MOVE and BREATHE! I feel like I can't HANDLE any more WEIGHT. It's like I'm carrying a MOUNTAIN when I walk and even WORSE going UP stairs. I know I NEED to stop OVEReating, but I TRY my BEST to diet and CAN'T!
Reply from ellie, Age 10 - 11/08/09  - IP#: 96.229.56.xxx
Reply from Matt, Age 19 - 10/12/09  - IP#: 71.132.218.xxx
Reply from Amanda, Age 14 - 10/12/09  - IP#: 75.125.237.xxx
Reply from hii, Age 13 - 10/09/09  - IP#: 76.103.94.xxx

From Alessandra, Age 19 - 09/23/09 - IP#: 99.225.235.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 205 lb, Today: 205 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 150 lb - Today I just realized that i weigh 205 pounds,the heaviest i have in my entire life. I knew that i gained weight but not to this extent. I weighed 180 last time i checked which was a year ago. I have always been on the chunky side even with my height but now ive gone too far. I had a really tough year and have just endulged myself with food because of stress. I am now determined to eat healthy and start excercising more to get it off. I hope i am determined enough to do this

From Ashleigh, Age 15 - 09/13/09 - IP#: 99.191.163.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'0", Start: 280 lb, Today: 280 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 200 lb - hi. I the type of person who eats when they're depressed and bored. I have been overweight since i was like four years old and now that i just entered high school and everyone starts to humiliate you it makes you even more depressed. I tried so hard and then kids at school make fun of me and i started eating again. My family says ignore them but they are not the ones that has to go to school and deal with it. Any advice?
Reply from ellie, Age 10 - 11/08/09  - IP#: 96.229.56.xxx

From Ashleigh, Age 15 - 09/13/09 - IP#: 99.191.163.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'0", Start: 280 lb, Today: 280 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 200 lb - Hi i'm Ashleigh and i'm obese. I really wanted someone to talk to with my same problem because all the kids in my school are not like me and most of them like to humiliate me in front of everyone. My problem is depression growing up made me eat a lot and now i can't stop. If you need a weight loss buddy or someone to talk to about anything email me at ash_72316@yahoo.com because i know what it feels like to be made fun of and i know i wish i had someone to talk to.

From Jennifer, Age 16 - 08/05/09 - IP#: 84.131.28.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 211 lb, Today: 228 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - Hi. It's me again! Still no good news. I'm eating like mad. And I'm gaining. It feels like I'm addicted to food. I have to eat until I'm full. And then I eat again, perhaps an hour later. I'm getting so fat. It seems there's no way out. Anybody here feels like me?

From stacey, Age 17 - 08/05/09 - IP#: 81.155.143.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 11 st 0, Today: 11 st 0 (BMI %tile: 91), Goal: 9 st 0 - help! iv put alot of weight on recently. the clothes i wear dont look rite anymore and this is nockin my confidence and insted of doing any thing about it i jst turn to food. im in need of soom advice on how to lose weight. iv tried giving up junk food and iv even brought a wii fit which did start to work but thn i started to slip and now iv jst givin up and finding it hard to start again.  (Note: 11 st 0 is 154 lb.)

From Carissa, Age 16 - 08/01/09 - IP#: 98.121.209.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 260 lb, Today: 254 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - Im sixteen and have struggled with my weight ever since I was about 5 yrs old. I started dieting when I was in the fourth grade. At first I dieted by myself and then In fifth grade my mom took me to weight watchers with her... I failed. After that My weight kept balloning. In sixth grade I got weighed in gym and was so embarassed my weight was 200 lbs. I felt lyk a failure which caused me to gain more weight. By eighth grade I was 225 lbs so I asked about going to a weightloss place. I lost 14 lbs but gained them back plus more during school wich put me at about 242 and then up and up. At the end of tenth grade I was at 264. Then my mom took me to The Metabolic Weightloss center. She heard this program catered to teens. So we went and my first weight was 260 I had lost 4 lbs in a few weeks before going for my first visit. then I went on the profast program which is a liquid diet.... (view more)

From ashley, Age 12 - 07/28/09 - IP#: 67.77.174.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 99 lb, Today: 165 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 100 lb - Yes i know its a lot and i don't know what to do my bros had grown up and are abusing me i eat for comfort i can't help myself
Reply from Anna, Age 14 - 08/03/09  - IP#: 74.166.122.xxx

From Jennifer, Age 16 - 07/27/09 - IP#: 84.131.24.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 211 lb, Today: 223 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - I've eaten sooo much and gained 2 lbs!!! :-((( I'm feeling awful. When I'm bored, I eat... What can I do? Please help!!!!
Reply from stephhhh, Age 15 - 07/30/09  - IP#: 71.75.142.xxx
Reply from Twitch, Age 14 - 07/28/09  - IP#: 71.198.39.xxx
Reply from Jennifer, Age 16 - 07/28/09  - IP#: 84.131.16.xxx
Reply from kristi, Age 19 - 07/28/09  - IP#: 71.98.76.xxx
Reply from Jennifer, Age 16 - 07/28/09  - IP#: 84.131.35.xxx
Reply from Twitch, Age 14 - 07/27/09  - IP#: 71.198.39.xxx

From Brittany, Age 14 - 07/24/09 - IP#: 75.45.234.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 179 lb, Today: 176 lb (BMI %tile: 97), Goal: 135 lb - Ok well this summer is pretty ok its just know that Im home alone with my sister I get soo bored that I eat. I don't want to but i just stroll into the kitchen and have something in my hands. I've been walking with my mom for like 4 miles a day and im just starting swim team. Do you believe Im gonna lose some inches on my waist from swimming. Theres just nothing to do know for 3 weeks because I have no way of getting there. Any tips on how to stay out of the kitchen?
Reply from Jennifer, Age 16 - 07/25/09  - IP#: 84.131.5.xxx
Reply from hii, Age 13 - 07/24/09  - IP#: 67.188.198.xxx

From ashley, Age 12 - 07/10/09 - IP#: 98.216.150.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 139 lb, Today: 135 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 110 lb - Hey guys I'm really stressed today i'm having a pool party at one im cleaning like and crazy and im crying because I invited 7 people 3 never called 3 canceled and only 1 for sure is coming:( well what im getting at is i just ate a donut and coffee! im such a pig im afraid to look at the scale!! any tips?
Reply from Deja, Age 20 - 08/19/09  - IP#: 66.193.245.xxx

From zayra, Age 16 - 07/07/09 - IP#: 76.88.232.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 235 lb, Today: 225 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 118 lb - Hi their my names zayra and yes i am obese. I weigh in about 225 less than what i use to weight 235 but my highest was 245 my goal is 118. Well this is my story, When i was a little girl i wasint that fat i was ok for my age. But i had some family problems and well i consoled my self with eating. Food became a habit to me fried food, greasy food, chips, candy, soda anything you name it. So u c i never really learned how to eat healthy at a young age.
So as i got bigger i got taller i got fatter and yes the teasing begaN the your so fat jokes began by middle school i was 140-180 i got teased a lot about it but i would fight back i wasint the quiet step all over me type id mouth them right back whenever they said something mean and thats how i got friends really good ones that stick up for me when ever they felt that i was feeling low.
so when i got to... (view more)

Reply from Mohamed, Age 17 - 10/24/09  - IP#: 69.137.152.xxx

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