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 kade, Age 19 - 01/02/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 140 lb, Current: 177 lb, Goal: 140 lb - In high school i weighed 140 pounds. I've never been skinny but atleast i used to be thin and in shape. then when i was a senior i gained almost 20 pounds. i gained another 10 or so in the last year and a half of college. ive gone back and forth with my weight, getting down to 150 lbs at times, but now im at my heaviest and i need some help. i want to be thin and cute again but i seem to be addicted to food.. any suggestions?

From michelle, Age 13 - 01/01/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 227 lb, Current: 205 lb, Goal: 130 lb - im not weighing myself til schools out for the summer hopefully i lose like 20 pounds..........&& school starts back tomorrow do the happy dance happy happy dance ok its over but i neeeeeed school to get my mind off my depressin life before i give up and jusst go eat every thin and watch a scary movie and laugh (my friends keep my from wantin to die neeeeeed school) but ah i haven't been eatin any thin because im not hungry weird but yeah goin to school tomorrow freak yeah taco luv peace

From sierra, Age 13 - 12/30/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 132 lb, Current: 130 lb, Goal: 100 lb - yay! i lost 2 pounds! i guess the speed-walking around my lake worked to loose wieght. and i told my mom to stash away all the hershey's kisses left from christmas. except i still feel guilty...because for christmas my brother bought me 2 bags of about a gajillion pound gummy bears and their delicious. i thought i could eat them because i kept telling myself theyre not addicting but theyre beginning to be. and i dont want to throw them away because i dont want to waste ALL of them. there's alot of them. i hope i can still get the will power to ignore them as soon as possible.

From Emily, Age 13 - 12/21/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 130 lb, Current: 143 lb, Goal: 105 lb - well 4 the past few days, ive been eating lots of coldstones ice sister has a sore throat and is sick so my mom has been buying alot of it. i have been having the chocolate ice cream with chocolate chips, hot fudge, and chocolate brownies. i feel soo horrible cuz there is almost 1000 calories in it and i have been eatng it every day and it isnt very filling either. now i have a majr craving for it but i am actually eating breyers double churned no sugar added chocolate fudge brownie which is good too but not the same... my stomach has become noticably bigger and i just want some damn ice cream!!! i hate this...other then this, i eat pretty healthy(besides 4 tablespoons of peanut butter a day cuz im an addict!!!)

From Jeimi, Age 17 - 12/18/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 240 lb, Current: 230 lb, Goal: 180 lb - hey everyone i did really good yesterday untill about 8 or 9 acolck came i sware idk what happen to me it's like i couldn't stop eating i mean i ate 2 plates of coco pebils i felt really bad but the worst part is that i feel like eating everything right now i don't understand why i get this feeling i'm trying to fight it i brushed my teeth and i just keep telling myself it will all be worth it at the end but it's so hard well i just had to let this out because if i don't i think i would eat my whole frige
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From lizzie, Age 13 - 12/16/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 170 lb, Current: 170 lb, Goal: 120 lb - todayy was bad. all i had was a peice of cantalope. but then i was to hungry nd had a chicken sandwhich, more canatlope, fries, chococlte icing, pretzels, and buttered bread. i didnt eat it just cause i was hungry. i wanted to throw it all back up. i think its become a habit cause i cnt stop it. i need someones help. -liZZiEee

From whatever, Age 17 - 12/11/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'0", Start: 261 lb, Current: 261 lb, Goal: 179 lb - im 261 pounds I am seventeen years old. I hate my body. I'm 6 feet tall. I dieted I lost 35 pounds , then gained it back. I'm ashamed. I a compulsive overeater. I need help. I'm suicidal. I just want to be normal. I'm a prisoner. =/// I'm so happy. I have hope , but I'm falling apart. someone help me. =///

From Emily, Age 13 - 12/02/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 130 lb, Current: 143 lb, Goal: 105 lb - ok so i finally lost 4 pounds...then i went out and TOTALLY pigged out a few days later...i felt soo bad that i just started eating everything in sight...alot was before i fell aseep i gained 5 pounds back...i knew that i should of just got back on track but i didnt...i feel worse then i did before and i look pregnant cuz all of my weight is in my lower belly...i have stick arms too! 2maro im gonna go really light(but not starve myself) and i will try to exercise a bit more but it might be hard cuz i dont have my exercise stuff anymore cuz my mom wanted to throw it out...
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From Sweety, Age 13 - 11/26/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 136 lb, Current: 136 lb, Goal: ... lb - Hi my name is Sweety.I dont have a scale in my home so I dont have my exact weight/Most people look at me and say,sweety your fine what are you worring about?But when I look in the mirror I see a pig.Im a big emotional eater caused by all the stress in school. Im writing this in november 07/and id like to be extremely happy with my weight before I go on a trip .Im gonna to get a new clothes and have fun.I dont have a goal weight,but I do have an image for myself.Ill be soooooo happy when I get there! I want to thank everyone on blubber busters Lucy,Isabella and many more Lucy-thank you for answering my questionss and quiding me Izzy(13)-thank you for posting many things that help other people .Ive read'your story" many times to up my motivation.Its easier to relate to teens instead of... (view more)

From sara, Age 15 - 11/26/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 150 lb, Current: 165 lb, Goal: 130 lb - I'm sara My whole life i was always the fat girl And i dont care wat people say people judge you It was mostly because of my bindgeing some times i'd try and work it off but it dident work my bff is 90 lbs and compared to her i feel hudge i dont want to be a super model or anything i just wanna wear tight jeans and a t-shirt confadently i'm around 165 and am 5'7 and 15 yrs old most of my weight is in my stomac i was around 150 but stoped working out i've tried and know i'm trying again by summer i wanna be 130 and have a mor athletic body i suffer from depressian witch is one of the reasons but i'm not using it as an excuse anymore email me or face book me sara

From paige, Age 14 - 11/17/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 189 lb, Current: 187 lb, Goal: 145 lb - i only try to lose weight for myself not for anyone else but i have a problem i eat when i am stressed out and depressed its soo hard for me i mean like i feel fat and i want to lose weight so i try and it never works

From Isabella, Age 14 - 11/12/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 184 lb, Current: 180 lb, Goal: 145 lb - Hi! I know it's been months since I've been on for those of you who might remember me. Life's been crazy, and my weight has suffered as a result. Over the summer I was going though a rough time with a family so food became my crutch. Then school started and I became overwhelmed with homework, tests, yearbook commitments, boys, and dances. I've also been going though a period where I'm really not happy with my body. I feel horrible about myself. To top it all off I'm always rushing in the morning so my breakfasts are crappy and at lunch there is the temptation of fried food, something I never had to deal with before. All of this contributed to serious weight gain. Over 20 pounds. It really hurts me to say that. I thought I had managed to change my life habits for good, but I guess not, and... (view more)
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From Bryce, Age 12 - 11/09/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 157 lb, Current: 157 lb, Goal: 130 lb - Hey guys, I just found this sight and my java connection aint workin so I can't use the chatroom :P I feel really overweight. I wasn't always it's just I got really depressed when my mom and dad died and tried to eat away pain. Please my email is any tips or someone to help me please email me. I REALLY want help, I'm desperate.

From Bianca, Age 14 - 10/27/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'10", Start: 250 lb, Current: 249 lb, Goal: 140 lb - Well the past few days something personal has happened and I've been totally depressed. Due to that I've been binging every now and then. I know its bad but I didnt know what to do. Now that I ate that I feel absolutely terrible. I need some tips, maybe diet tips, even exercises to do at someones house that doesnt have a machine. Please help guys I need some support. Well like I said you can always add me last name is Peters if it is needed. Thanks guys and good luck to you. <3

From Cat, Age 17 - 10/20/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'11", Start: 171 lb, Current: 160 lb, Goal: 106 lb - Hey guys. I love coming to this site because its so inspirational, though this is the first time I've ever posted. I have a big problem. I tend to binge, BIG TIME. And I've figured out that these binges happen when I'm alone, when I'm bored, or right after I get home from school. Any tips on how to beat this? Thank you, and I hope everyone is doing amazing!
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