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 Kevin, Age 16 - 06/27/15 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'1", Start: 260 lb, Today: 270 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 160 lb - About a year ago, I was 160 pounds, ripped and in a happy relationship working out. Me and my gf broke up and I starting gaining weight. I kept eating and not moving cause I felt better and now I'm almost too big to walk right, I can't even excerice cause I'm waddling. Anyone know how to shed some of this weight? :\ help
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From Jellybean, Age 12 - 06/18/15 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'9", Start: 90 lb, Today: 106 lb (BMI %tile: 88), Goal: 97 lb - I eat whenever I want if I am having a bad day or a good day if iMac sad happy sad r excited I can't stop when I was 8 I went through a rough time and started eating a ton and I can't stop please help!!!

From Katelin, Age 15 - 05/06/15 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 150 lb, Today: 117 lb (BMI %tile: 64) - Hi - I'm Katelin. I'm 15 years old and I've not had any success in loosing weight. It feels like no matter what I do. I struggled with a severe case of binge eating disorder for 3 years. (5th, 6th and 7th grade) I was going through a lot of emotional turmoil and was beginning to see symptoms of my now diagnosed general anxiety disorder and depression. Of course, I had no clue how to deal with that, so I turned to food. I binged in between two and four times a day and all of my binges tended to exceed 1,000 calories. I quickly shot up in weight, and at my heaviest, I was 150 and 4'11, making me ever so slightly obese. (BMI 30.3)
I ended up telling my mom about the binging, (I had been able to easily hide it, because I was on a medication with a side effect of weight gain) and soon thereafter saw a therapist. It took me over a year to stop binging after... (view more)

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From Henry, Age 13 - 01/25/15 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 400 lb, Today: 450 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - So I binge loads when I'm bored or when im depressed and exercise just doesn't work for me I really need help I love food and hate exercise

From Alex, Age 11 - 01/11/15 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 140 lb, Today: 140 lb (BMI %tile: 97), Goal: 90 lb - Hello. I am struggling to lose weight.I am addicted to sweets and I've tried many diets.I once tried starving myself,but I know now its bad. I really need motivation...My parents said I'm fine.But I checked,and it said I'm obese...I need help.

From Alex, Age 11 - 01/11/15 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 140 lb, Today: 140 lb (BMI %tile: 97), Goal: 90 lb - Hello. I am struggling to lose weight.I am addicted to sweets and I've tried many diets.I once tried starving myself,but I know now its bad. I really need motivation...My parents said I'm fine.But I checked,and it said I'm obese...I need help.

From Taylor, Age 17 - 12/10/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 220 lb, Today: 234 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 135 lb - I've been struggling with my weight for a while and have turned to food as support and coping from a very traumatic event as a kid. I've been to a weight loss camp and lost 40 pounds but now i'm 10 pounds heavier than I was going in. I guess I just want someone to hold me accountable. I know that I'm capable of the weight loss but my slight binge eating disorder is a big problem. I'd love to just have some people to relate to : )
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From Rochelle, Age 20 - 11/23/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 180 lb, Today: 176 lb (BMI: 31), Goal: 130 lb - Hi Guys :).. So I have been overweight since I was very young, always eating and satisfying my emotions with food and overeating. Lately I have been feeling as if I am addicted to sugar, I get really moody if I don't eat sugary foods. I have been on a healthy eating plan but it is more like a roller coaster ride. being overweight I struggle with depression and no energy at all. I would love to help motivate others on their journey as well. So is any one looking for a weight loss buddy?

From Spacemonkey, Age 15 - 11/10/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 161 lb, Today: 136 lb (BMI %tile: 75), Goal: 126 lb - I wrote here a few months ago, very depressed and still overweight. But now, things are much more different! Being overweight is one of the worst feelings in the world. After years of struggling with my weight, I finally reached breaking point and decided that I was going to change. I was sick of feeling ugly, I was sick of having low self esteem, and I was sick of wanting to avoid mirrors, thinking that I best not look in them. Now, I am 25lbs lighter and at a healthy weight. I learnt how to stop binge eating and instead deal with my emotional issues in a healthier, more beneficial way. I didn't go to a doctor, I didn't see a nutritionist, I didn't become super athletic. No, I began bike riding - anywhere and everywhere for an hour per day (up to 7 miles) - and walking to and from school (4 miles of walking per day in total.) I... (view more)
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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.)

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