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 Ashley, Age 12 - 06/24/09 - IP#: 98.216.150.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 139 lb, Today: 135 lb (BMI %tile: 91), Goal: 110 lb - ok so I eat when im bored or depressed (which is 99.9% of the time) but school just ended and im already missing my friends and especialy my crush:( any ideas so im not as depressed?

From Emily, Age 11 - 06/22/09 - IP#: 72.184.113.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'10", Start: 149 lb, Today: 149 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 110 lb - I EAT! I EAT A WHOLE LOT! It is usually always when I'm borred! When I get borred, my stomach tells my brain that I'm hungrey, so I go and eat! I am usually always hungrey, but I want to loose the weight!

From Bri, Age 15 - 06/20/09 - IP#: 67.237.115.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 200 lb, Today: 196 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - uh today sucked! My brothers friend has been staying here and my sis who is skinny is always joking about how she's fat and they think it's HILARIOUS! Anyways i was so upset i bought a mountain dew and a pack of peanut M&M's. Anyone have a better way to deal with being upset?
-Much Peace N Luv
Reply from Emily, Age 11 - 06/22/09  - IP#: 72.184.113.xxx
Reply from Jessica, Age 19 - 06/21/09  - IP#: 63.135.9.xxx
Reply from Wendy, Age 20 - 06/20/09  - IP#: 71.235.255.xxx

From Kira, Age 12 - 06/11/09 - IP#: 97.122.248.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 125 lb, Today: 125 lb (BMI %tile: 88), Goal: 100 lb - I can't stop eating when im bored! and im really unmotivated, any tips or help? PLEASE POST IT!
Reply from andrea, Age 14 - 06/18/09  - IP#: 86.42.152.xxx

From miranda, Age 16 - 05/28/09 - IP#: 71.30.140.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1.5", Start: 201 lb, Today: 200 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - ok yeah well obviouslly i just started today on losing weight.when is was younger i was the cute kid i was healthy and everything.when ever i got into the third grade my parents got divorced and in the fourth my dad died.at that time i became depressed and i would turn to food and we lived with my mamaw and she has realy good food and she dont let you go hungry.but anyway its hard enough having people from school say things about you when you walk down the hall but its even worse when you cant hardly go to your grandparents cause everytime they say "why cant you be skinny and pretty like her" or "you would be so much prettier if you wasnt so big" what am i hideous
Reply from Mandy, Age 18 - 06/04/09  - IP#: 24.240.172.xxx
Reply from Catharine, Age 16 - 05/28/09  - IP#: 72.204.207.xxx

From Mandy, Age 18 - 05/26/09 - IP#: 74.233.96.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 195 lb, Today: 195 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 130 lb - Ok so i have always been overweight growing up, but recently ive been a little more then just overweight and have been gaining a lot in a short amount of time. Ive always been ok with being bigger i guess but now it really sucks that i cant even fit into clothes i got for chirstmas. I definatly eat when i am bored, like i will eat a small snack while watcing tv, and then like every commercial i get up to eat another small snack. But lately it seems to be taking a bigger toll on my weight then usual. which is also making my appetite bigger because im gaining weight and being able to eat more. I am planning on going on a diet soon but dont know how to cut out my snacking habbit. its like a part of my daily routine almost to snack all the time but still eat large amounts at meal time. advice? anyone in the same boat?

From Ellie, Age 13 - 05/10/09 - IP#: 69.110.28.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 163 lb, Today: 142 lb (BMI %tile: 88), Goal: 125 lb - You know what I figured out?
It might sound stupid, but it's the closest i've ever come to an epiphany. Ok, here it is;
I was thinking to myself, wow, i'm really fat. I can't even fit into the shorts I just got. That's really actually very depressing.
Then, I had the sudden urge to go get a fudgsicle, even though we had just had lunch 10 minutes ago and I was really full. Right after I thought that, it hit me. I wasn't hungry. That was my epiphany. Eating isn't supposed to be meant the way that overweight and obese people use it. It's not some kind of coping mechanism, it's a way of keeping your body ALIVE. Not your solution to boredom or like me, being fat. So, I've been thinking lately before I pick up a piece of food, Am I hungry? Do I really need this, or am I just bored or upset?
It usually works :)
Like I said, might sound crazy but It's... (view more)

Reply from Deja, Age 20 - 08/19/09  - IP#: 66.193.245.xxx
Reply from Amanda, Age 20 - 05/11/09  - IP#: 63.135.11.xxx
Reply from Lisa Price, Age 15 - 05/11/09  - IP#: 72.152.145.xxx
Reply from britney, Age 15 - 05/11/09  - IP#: 67.84.165.xxx

From Madi, Age 17 - 05/10/09 - IP#: 74.244.14.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 286 lb, Today: 286 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 180 lb - Im having such a hard time. I just got worse news about my health and its becoming too much for me to handle. It just makes me want to eat more.
Im very frustrated and tired. I dont know where to start....
Reply from Andrea, Age 18 - 05/11/09  - IP#: 76.31.209.xxx
Reply from Amanda, Age 20 - 05/11/09  - IP#: 208.96.74.xxx

From Mel - 05/07/09 - IP#: 171.112.7.xxx  Click here to reply  
My Story---and My Advice
I am a twin. I have a twin brother. Both of my brothers are really athletic and such, and they've managed to keep a decent weight. Not too flabby, not too muscular. But my dad, my mom, my sister and I have some how ended up overweight...Of course this is because we refrain from tons of physical activity.
My parents don't buy lots of healthy food, and it gets hard to find something healthy to eat. Yeah, they buy wheat bread, fruits, vegetables, lean meats, milk etc... but it's the tempting stuff that you notice...the chips, chocolate, soda, left-over takeout etc... I think that if my parents had bought healthier food when I was young I don't think I would've ended up this way...I wouldn't be an emotional eater...Now I know it's not fair to blame them...but sometimes it seems like the only reason I ended up this way...that and they've knocked... (view more)

Reply from Melissa, Age 15 - 05/12/09  - IP#: 71.35.239.xxx

From Madi, Age 17 - 04/27/09 - IP#: 74.244.14.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 286 lb, Today: 286 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 180 lb - Hey everyone. I don't know what to do anymore. I am not motivated but I want to be. I used to be active, but I was much younger. Im extremly over weight and I was just diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. This is to much. I have a eating problem and go to food when im sad or bored or stressed. Im so lost and dont know what to do. Any advice?
Reply from Emily, Age 11 - 06/22/09  - IP#: 72.184.113.xxx
Reply from renee taylor, Age 14 - 05/05/09  - IP#: 207.160.43.xxx
Reply from April, Age 15 - 05/05/09  - IP#: 70.185.162.xxx
Reply from Rachel, Age 15 - 04/27/09  - IP#: 70.79.229.xxx

From Bianca, Age 16 - 03/22/09 - IP#: 70.92.249.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'10", Start: 255 lb, Today: 255 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 160 lb - okay so i havent been on this in quite sometime. i've actually gained way lately which isn't good at all. i seem to always find myself snacking or eating when i'm depressed. i'm trying to find something else to do in the meantime but i can't. i've been trying to work out but it's so hard doing everything and balancing it with my real life, especially school. any tips or workouts or advice possible please just let me know.or email me at biancapeters13@yahoo.com or my myspace at www.myspace.com/boricuabiggy THANKS!

From Tyra, Age 11 - 03/01/09 - IP#: 174.152.70.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 130 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 97), Goal: 120 lb - Ok. My name is Tyra and Im 157 pounds at the age 11.Last year 2008-2007 I was 130 pounds. Then i gained 25 pounds in 1 year. Im not toatally fat but getting there if anyone cant help me stop eating when im bored I will be very happy. Contact me here"tyraruss@yahoo.com"
Reply from jamika, Age 13 - 05/01/09  - IP#: 207.160.43.xxx

From anni, Age 13 - 02/12/09 - IP#: 208.96.111.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 139 lb, Today: 135 lb (BMI %tile: 89), Goal: 129 lb - I always eat when im bored! Any ideas how to stop?
Reply from keilen, Age 15 - 04/09/09  - IP#: 207.160.43.xxx

From Tina, Age 17 - 02/02/09 - IP#: 64.12.117.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 203 lb, Today: 190 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 130 lb - I notice I over eat when I am really depressed problem is I am getting more depressed each day. Im not sure why I feel like this I just do. Does anyone know where I can get help? like a website or hotline. I cant talk to anyone I know. Im not ready to but I do want help.
Reply from Taylor, Age 15 - 02/02/09  - IP#: 75.66.64.xxx
Reply from DancingDamsel, Age 13 - 02/02/09  - IP#: 65.10.206.xxx

From brooke, Age 14 - 01/29/09 - IP#: 67.84.165.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2.5", Start: 135 lb, Today: 135 lb (BMI %tile: 87), Goal: 110 lb - you know what i just realized. i ate lunch and i was completely full but i started to think about food and i wanted more but i knew it would make me sick if i ate it. i think thats why i gained alot of weight, i ate til i was full but i just want the comfort of food or whatever. its really weird.
Reply from Alicyn, Age 13 - 04/09/09  - IP#: 207.160.43.xxx
Reply from Amanda Jo, Age 15 - 01/29/09  - IP#: 69.145.19.xxx

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