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 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.)

From Jeny, Age 13 - 12/22/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 146 lb, Today: 125 lb (BMI %tile: 76), Goal: 105 lb - EVERYONE READ THIS.... anyone who has ever walked on the beach or went to the pool in the summer and feel intimidated by the stick thin girls in 2 peices...or you feel like people stair at you everywhere you go or that everyone names fun of you...well i used to be like you...i used to be really chubby and everyone would make fun of me and make me cry and depressed...and when i got depress i just ate more. Then one day i decided to prove everyone wrong. I exersixed and ate alot healtheyer and lost weight. Me and my friend desided to sign up for a half maraton (13.2 miles) to get fit. It was alot of fun and benifitial. i rally hope all of you guys stay possitive and keep strving fro your goal... ALWAYS BE POSSITIVE...ANYONE WHO PUTS YOU DOWN IS JUST TRYING TO MAKE THEMSELF FEEL BETTER...IF THAT HAPPENS JUST WALK AWAY...TRY TO PROVE THEM WRONG AND LET THEIR NEGITIVIT BE YOU MOTOVATION... KEEP SMILING <333

From Kimberly, Age 13 - 11/30/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 135 lb, Today: 135 lb (BMI %tile: 91), Goal: 100 lb - Well today was my last straw i always search desperatley online for weight loss suggestion sites but this is the best one yet. I wanted to get started today so yeah. I love to excercise I'm gonna do karate on everyday except fridays and sundays and that's usually an hour or so. My problem is stress eating and the will to eat healthy. I was a former anorexic(ironic right?) and the first thing to lose weight that comes to my mind is starving myself, but seeing as I'm not alone it makes me much more motivated. I am so happy now, it all makes sense cut things in half, lose it slow, press your hands together, they were right every addiction can be broken and i will i found the fire inside me and maybe i'll finally learn to love myself too, thats the most important thing, i was always so worried about what others thought of my body that the stress made me eat and eat.I will take ... (view more)
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From Shari, Age 18 - 11/21/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 291 lb, Today: 291 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 180 lb - Well I've been dieting and exercising for a few days now... Im really anxious about looking at the scale next week but Im so afraid that I wont lose a pound... this sucks! I hate anxiety! It makes me want to eat even more.
Oh and congrats to you two below who lost weight... Being on this site does inspire me to lose weight because before I stopped coming on here I lost a significant amount of weight... now Im heavier than ever but very optimistic
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From Ann, Age 17 - 11/16/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 215 lb, Today: 208 lb (BMI %tile: 97), Goal: 150 lb - ...I'm planning on eliminating all simple-sugars (while still keeping complex carbs like whole wheat flour-based products, some of my fav. fiber one products and, of course, all of the veggies and fruits I want. NOT A LOW CARB DIET! I just feel like i'm addicted to candy and super simplistic sugars that I know are horrible for me, and i think i need a break from them to end the addiction)...
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From chris, Age 14 - 11/06/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 229 lb, Today: 231 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 170 lb - hi guys not doin 2 gud put on 2 pounds yeterday i tried not eatin chocolate but ended up eatin 4 bars and the day b4 i had 6 chocolate bars and 4 cans of coke i just seem to be getting fatter and fatter :( even my FRIENDS and FAMILY are commenting on how fat i am i mean at 9 years old i was feared off being under weight now im waaaaaay over. also i feel like i have an addiction to over eating i pick up omethng and ill want it again again and its really not looking good.
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