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 Geoff, Age 13 - 10/28/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 151 cm, Start: 51 kg, Today: 61 kg (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 58 kg - I need to not be tempted I guess when I'm bored if eel like eating it takes the boredom out of evrything I love so many unhealthy foods and I keep a stash of junk food in my room where no one will find it I want to see blubber but I know it's bad for me at school everyday I Eat pasta everyday I keep gaining please someone tell me how to not be bored  (Note: 151 cm, 61 kg is 4'11.4", 134.482 lb.)

From Helen, Age 18 - 09/29/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 395 lb, Today: 395 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 200 lb - I have been overweight since I was about 10 years old. I really want to lose weight and be healthier, but I do feel as if im addicted to food. I'll be full and still go back for more and being almost 400 pounds at the age of 18 scares me. If anyone has any advice they can give me or any support groups out there or ways to help me, please let me know on here or you can email me at thanks :(
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From Beth, Age 13 - 07/14/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0", Start: 178 lb, Today: 178 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 105 lb - I am fat. I never once thought I would be this fat at age 13. I have a lot of extra blubber and fat on me, espeshilly my thighs and stomach. I love to ride horses, ride my bike and walk my dogs when its not to hot or not to cold. But is still am fat. I can't seem to lose weight. I need help. I try to eat healthy, but I am addicted to junk food. I need help. PLease. if you have ANY advice, please help me.
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From Syd, Age 16 - 07/02/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3.5", Start: 192 lb, Today: 185.6 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 137 lb - Depressed might start bingeing
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From Rebecca G., Age 13 - 07/01/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'11", Start: 176 lb, Today: 176 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 120 lb - Hey, I am totally a stress eater and it is really hard. I was wondering any of you guys have tips on how to deal with stress because during the year i get stressed really easily .I am really worried because stress makes you gain weight! Please help. I want to be prepared before the school year starts
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From evie, Age 13 - 06/02/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0", Start: 9 st 9, Today: 9 st 9 (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 6 st 0 - I comfort eat when ever i feel sad and my nan has just died and so i ate 2 packs of biscuts in two days i need help and tips on how to lose weight without loetting my mum know x  (Note: 9 st 9 is 135 lb.)

From Syd, Age 16 - 05/26/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3.5", Start: 192 lb, Today: 188.7 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 137 lb - Need support rite now my emotions are trying to control my stomach and it's really hard

From twig, Age 14 - 04/17/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 180 lb, Today: 160 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 120 lb - I eat alot when im not hungry, when im bored i just eat, i need help with getting rid of that habit.
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From Bailey, Age 21 - 04/15/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 191 lb, Today: 144 lb (BMI: 25), Goal: 130 lb - Hello everyone, Its been years since ive come on this site, and just like everyone else i constantly have struggled with my weight, depression and stress. Slowly throughout the years I have brought my weight down. But as a normal human being I slip and fall off the tracks once in awhile. I see there are alot of you on here struggling and or just want some motivation. I know how you feel! I completely 100% believe we become addicted to sugar & FOOD. We are ALL human and its stressful & emotional challenging. Remember everyone if we would have stuck to our "healthy eating" & gym routines 6 months ago we would have been alot closer then we are today. BUT that also applies to 6 months from now, once we commit and get motivated. Im not saying keep putting it on the back burner but we ALL have second chances to redeem ourselfs, and we have the opportunity 6 months... (view more)

From Evette, Age 16 - 04/12/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I know it says I'm the parent, but the sixteen-year-old is actually me, and mg name is Evette. I'm fifteen, 5'2", and 137 pounds. I've always liked to thinknof myself as a pretty girls, but is it possible to be pretty AND fat at the same time??? I don't think so. My Dad says he's embarassed to be my father because I'm so fat. He says he's ashamed that I'm going to the college he wen to. He says things like "your arm looks as big as my thigh!" And "you look like you weigh 150 pounds. I want to change, but I eat for comfort and when I'm afraid. Help!
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From Han, Age 14 - 03/26/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0", Start: 11 st 1, Today: 11 st 1 (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 9 st 0 - So I have been on here before but like every health kick I do I end up giving up! I really need to lose weight as at the moment my weight is a health issue and I have let it go to far! So today I started doing yoga and I went to the gym! I also cut out most of the bad things or eat like crisps and chocolate and I calorie counted. One thing I'm worried about though is giving in. On about the second day usually I end up getting really upset and comfort eating, and I know I shouldn't but I am an emotional eater! I really hope that I stick to this diet though as I hate being overweight! I can't stand having to get changed for PE at school as my stomach is a great big jelly circular mess compared with all my friend's nice tone stomachs. It's embarrassing! Especially because when I run or even just walk everything jiggles and it takes a few seconds to stop! That's... (view more)  (Note: 11 st 1 is 155 lb.)
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From Brionna, Age 16 - 03/10/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 190 lb, Today: 187 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 125 lb - This is a huge problem for me... when I'm upset all I will do is eat. Stress makes me eat, broken relationships make me eat, and just the feeling the comfort that food brings makes me eat. The problem is once I start eating I don't know how to stop. Even when I know I'm full ill keep eating just because I want to. some days this has caused me to throw up throughout the night and leaves me wondering was that last bite really worth it? I am determined to lose this weight and plan on living a long healthy life. there is so much I want to do with my many things I want do and see and losing weight will give me the confidence to do it! I have an adventurous spirit and I want to have an adventure with someone. I want someone to lose me for me instead of judging me for what I look like. I'm tired of being the fat girl with the pretty face, i'm tired of having 100 guy friends out of which none want me but rather just "stay friends" I mean am I the only one who feels this way?!

From Katie, Age 13 - 01/07/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 131 lb, Today: 138 lb (BMI %tile: 88), Goal: 110 lb - Hello, everyone. I need help. I need to know how to stop the urge to binge eat. It's a huge problem. There have been some times where I lost like 1-2 pounds and I'm really happy about it, but then I binge again, and feel disgusted by myself for it. Please, give me some advice. I've done decently at maintaining my weight, I've grown 2 inches since last year, which is the reason why I gained 7 pounds from my starting weight of 131 pounds. I need to lose weight, because I feel like everyone's disgusted by me. There's this guy I like, and one of my so-called "friends" told him I liked him. So now I feel like he's ashamed that someone so disgustingly fat likes him. I feel like everyone at school is laughing at me behind my back because I'm too fat to fit into nice clothes like American Eagle, I have to buy my jeans at Old Navy, where I get a size 8 in women's. Please, pleaseplease tell me how to resist the urge to binge eat.
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From Spacemonkey, Age 15 - 01/02/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 11 st 7, Today: 11 st 6 (BMI %tile: 92), Goal: 10 st 0 - Being overweight sucks. I hate having such low self-esteem and being ashamed of what I look like. It makes a massive impact on your life and you feel absolutely hideous when around other people. I've had really bad experiences at school with bullying (even before I was overweight), my parents had an bad marriage and my little sister had cancer three times. It all started around the same time when I was 10/11 years old. I felt really lonely and isolated and depressed because I was scared my sister was going to die, I didn't see her or my parents for six whole weeks at one point and I was being tormented when I went to school. There was no escape for me so I would eat to distract myself and try and make myself feel less empty inside.
Now, I've learnt to stop binging and I barely eat now. It's not healthy, but because I don't do ... (view more)
 (Note: 11 st 6 is 160 lb.)
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From daisy, Age 10 - 01/02/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 114 cm, Start: 67 kg, Today: 67 kg (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 52 kg - I hate being overwieght I'm a swimmer but all the swimming means I'm always hungry which means I'm always eating 5 meals a day I'm I eat with my mum its just the two of us together we will lose weight luckly I don't get made fun of at school because all my friends are slightly overwieght to but only by a pound or two I only got overwieght around a year ago because my dad died so my mum would buy surgery and faty food to make us fell better but it didn't work and it doesn't help my mum make fairy cakes as living so on weekends I can end up eating 5 a day.  (Note: 114 cm, 67 kg is 3'8.9", 147.71 lb.)
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