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 Madi, Age 17 - 04/27/09 - IP#:  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?
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From Bianca, Age 16 - 03/22/09 - IP#:  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 or my myspace at THANKS!

From Tyra, Age 11 - 03/01/09 - IP#:  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""
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From anni, Age 13 - 02/12/09 - IP#:  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?
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From Tina, Age 17 - 02/02/09 - IP#:  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.
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From brooke, Age 14 - 01/29/09 - IP#:  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.
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From Talia, Age 12 - 01/28/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 100 lb, Today: 125 lb (BMI %tile: 88), Goal: 100 lb - I eat because I'm sad. I lost my aunt,uncle,grandma,and grandpa.My family calls me "cubbas". It hurts so I eat.Thats my life. But I need to stop eating or I'm goning to lose my health.I try to lose weight but I gain it all back.
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From ally, Age 10 - 01/27/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'11", Start: 105 lb, Today: 110 lb (BMI %tile: 92), Goal: 95 lb - i eat when im board sad mad i am mad at my self but im mad that i don't know how to stop its just like the food is calling out to me ally ally im very active but i just gain weight i will try to eat less though but when i bring it up with my mom she just says your a kid your grow out of it but she was a skinny kid

From Ben, Age 13 - 01/23/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 234 lb, Today: 212 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - Well, I never thought I was an emotional eater...I know that I'm a bored eater, but emotional, ugh... Sure, I've been losing weight, but it's more muscle mass than fat. :( I know it, because I've barely lost any inches whatsoever. I just...can't resist the foods my parents buy...I feel...mad when I know I have a stomach full of junk...and I'll get small portions of alot of things...Like, 2 cookies of this, a few table spoons of this, and a few chips, and then a few minutes later, I'll do the same thing...
It makes me want to starve myself...

From Kayleigh, Age 18 - 01/20/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 252 lb, Today: 252 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 126 lb - Just turned 18 and i'm morbidly obese I weigh 18 stone (252 pounds),I used to be a healthy 10 stone (140 pounds). I started balloning up after my long term boyfriend dumped me for a prettier,skinner girl. I think I started comfort eating. I have gained 8 stone and my stomach is massive and it hurts my back because it's so big. All my sexy smaller clothes are way to small. I wanna get down to 9 stone (126 pounds) 10st was healthy for me but nine will be better. Any tips and how long will it take?

From James, Age 14 - 01/12/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 162 lb, Today: 180 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 148 lb - Hi I have been bullied alot in my life and I ahve been eating alot and I have gained alot of weight I am addicted to cookies love them
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From Elsa, Age 12 - 01/06/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'2", Start: 329 lb, Today: 329 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 120 lb - I hate being big. I always have been chubby but in the past 2 years my weight has rocketed. At the age of 11 I weighed around 287lbs but since i have got even huger. The thing I hate most is my huge rolls of belly fat it makes me feel sick just looking at it. I eat when I'm bored or upset. It comforts me
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From nicole, Age 15 - 01/03/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 235 lb, Today: 235 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - Hi I am new here. I am tired of looking in a mirror and seeing a blob :( I need to lose weight to be happy. My main problems are overeating and lack of exercise. I eat when I'm bored too. I need advice please!!
Breakfast-sausage mcgriddle
I mostly ate alot today because I worked concessions at a bball game today

From Christine, Age 16 - 12/31/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 186 lb, Today: 186 lb (BMI %tile: 92), Goal: 150 lb - I've been telling myself for 3 years that I would get down to a healthy weight, and I've only gained since. Today, the last day of the year, I went clothes shopping and found myself in size 16 pants while another girl about my age was trying on size 6. This year, I'm going to lose the 40 pounds that I've put on in the past few years and be able to wear a bathing suit next year without worrying about my belly and thighs. I'm going to lose inches from my belly, be able to run, and stop eating when I'm bored. Here's to starting!
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From Taryn, Age 18 - 12/28/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 157 cm, Start: 86 kg, Today: 86 kg (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 65 kg - I have always been fat. I have been on countless diets that work until i give up. I found one that worked for about 6 months.I was doing so well...I had lost 15kg and still going strong and then my family and I were hijacked when leaving my house. I live i South Africa so crime is well just one of those sucky things. A week after we were hijacked we were burgled. I just lost it completely. When I was scared I ate chocolates or icing sugar, when I am angry or sad or depressed I also ate. Food was one thing i had or rather have control over. I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT. I want to look great in a dress for my only school dance in March and I do want a boyfriend although i tell everyone i don't because it is just easier that way. I don't want to be the victom anymore and I hate being teased because I just eat more on the sly then. I want to live and stop pretending...but how?  (Note: 157 cm, 86 kg is 5'2", 189 lb.)

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