COMFORT EATING

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 TiFfAny, Age 14 - 04/04/07 - IP#: 216.229.196.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'10", Start: 130 lb, Current: 698 lb, Goal: 110 lb - Hey everyone!!! it is really hard for me to lose weight!! becaues all i ever do is sit at home and do nothing! it sucks!! the reason i eat so much is cus... when im bored i eat... and im bored all the time... wat should i eat to lose this weight?????? plaese give me advise!! i love yal***

From Nolie, Age 16 - 04/02/07 - IP#: 71.125.100.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 212 lb, Current: 212 lb, Goal: 135 lb - Hey, im new and im soooooo ready to lose weight! I need tooooooo, to be healthy mentally and physically. ok next year im taking a class called bfs (better,fitter,stronger) and they run like 4 miles everyday and to be honest i can barely run 5 minutes with out dying. lol, so lets see school starts on august 25 next year so i have 4 months and 23 days. i would like to get out of my 200's for gooooddd!!! by then and be able to run 4 miles. do you think i can do it and i also any tips to how i can do it. ALSO, im a majorrrrrr boredom eater any tips on that?? in fact thats mostly my problem! also i am starting a job after spring break does getting a job help at all?? thanx guyzzz! please reply, it would definitley helpppp! thanxxx!
Reply from andrea, Age 16 - 04/02/07  - IP#: 66.69.146.xxx
Reply from kim, Age 16 - 04/02/07  - IP#: 71.124.57.xxx

From molly, Age 13 - 03/29/07 - IP#: 64.12.117.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0", Start: 127 lb, Current: 122 lb, Goal: 115 lb - wow! i'm really proud of myself. I didn't eat that much today, especially concidering i was home alone. It's always a problem when i'm home alone because i eat a lot out of boredom. I had a bowl of cereal, a yoplait yogurt, a fruitsnack, some ice cream, and this thing w/ whole wheat noodles, pizza sauce and mozz. cheese, corn, and manderin oranges. I went a little overbored with the noodles, but over all, i'm estimating about 1500 calories. The whole morning, i listened to music and danced. i didn't turn on the TV until 2:30. I also went for a bike ride to the store so i could get my grandma a b-day card. I think i coulda held back a little on the noodles, but at least they were whole wheat.

From shannon, Age 13 - 03/25/07 - IP#: 70.18.29.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 128 lb, Current: 135 lb, Goal: 100 lb - hi, my name is shannon. on my won i lost three pounds, not alot i know. im moving from new york to new jersey this summer and i am so excited. i cant wait to start fresh with new people, new friends, and hopefully new and smaller clothes. my mom has already said if i can loose the weight, and boost my final average for this school year, she will let me dye my hair and put extensions in it. for me, moving is going to give me a new start. i was 95 lbs a year ago, but my parents got a divorce and i felt really down. i started seeing a shrink who put me on anti- depressants. i just came off them, and i want to loose the weight i gained by being on them so badly. i think if i get really serious and eat extremely healthy, exercise alot and try my hardest by july i could lose 10 -15 lbs? that would... (view more)

From alissa, Age 18 - 03/23/07 - IP#: 65.11.140.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'0", Start: 226 lb, Current: 219 lb, Goal: 185 lb - I've been reading lately about different food disorders such as compulsive overeating and night eating syndrom, which I suspect I have because I fit all the symptoms of nes, eating over 50 percent of my calories at night and not being able to sleep without high cal foods...what are your thoughts on these disorders?
Reply from andrea, Age 16 - 03/23/07  - IP#: 66.69.146.xxx

From Megannn, Age 15 - 03/23/07 - IP#: 71.54.61.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 160 lb, Current: 174 lb, Goal: 140 lb - Okay, so i'm just experimenting with weight loss. I want to loose weight, but I don't think i can make the sacrifice. I love ice cream and pizza, and i'm not sure if im willing to loose those. I joined guard at school, but i ahve only seemed to gain weight. If anyone has any tips or anything, i would seriously appreciate it.
Reply from Julie, Age 18 - 03/24/07  - IP#: 216.105.69.xxx
Reply from Jodie, Age 16 - 03/23/07  - IP#: 65.88.218.xxx
Reply from *Sarah*, Age 14 - 03/23/07  - IP#: 67.163.196.xxx

From Whitney, Age 17 - 03/13/07 - IP#: 207.28.183.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 200 lb, Current: 170 lb, Goal: 150 lb - Well I didn't weigh in again, I think i'm avoiding the scale...haha But yesterday I did ok i guess no big complaints plus I got a really good work out in so I feel really good about myself. But lets see a lot of people were asking me how i lost all the weight and i actually lost like 45 lbs and was down to 155 but i kinda gained some of it back but really all i did was cut out the bad put in the good and exercise everyday. I mean i know it sounds incredibly easy but thats b/c it is, i mean my main problem was fighting off to not just eat when i was bored so I just found stuff to occupy my time. Oh yea another great tip try eating mini meals. I eat like 5 mini meals throughout the day and it really helps ur body b/c it can break down all the small stuff throughout the day compared to... (view more)

From mary, Age 15 - 02/13/07 - IP#: 70.171.238.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Wt. 158 - My family is driving me crazy!! I am an emotional overeater, so when someone makes me mad, or if im sad, then i eat. My mom made me soo made today that i ate like 10 hersheys kisses and 3 oreos. Im so stressed out right now. Ive already gained like 8 pounds the past 10 dayz cuz my dad has been back from a militry deployment so my mom bought a bunch of junk food. So, yeah im fat and im stressed and im mad at my mom, and i want to eat. Hope everyone else is doing dandy!
Reply from Lyndsay, Age 15 - 02/13/07  - IP#: 65.54.155.xxx
Reply from kaylee, Age 14 - 02/13/07  - IP#: 69.19.14.xxx
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From Isabella, Age 13 - 01/30/07 - IP#: 72.94.76.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Wt. 166 - (Was: 184, Now: 166 Goal: 145-150) Hey peeps! I haven't been on here in weeks so I wanted to see how everyone was doing!! As for me? Well I'm a little stuck but I still feel a lot better physically then ever before. I've also learned to look at more positive things about your body and flaunt them! I realized that I have shiny hair, great calves, and muscular arms, so I work it out! And having hobbies and friends to support you really helps. On your journey to being healthier please do it to be HEALTHIER, not just THINNER, because I know that when you eat better foods than your friends you can still be a little heavier. Look for inner beauty as well. Focus on things, have big dreams, set goals, be a better student, learn something new, who knows! Remember: you're not just a number on the scale, a pant size,... (view more)
Reply from Emily, Age 13 - 01/30/07  - IP#: 67.171.50.xxx
Reply from Julia, Age 16 - 01/30/07  - IP#: 70.20.83.xxx

From madi, Age 15 - 01/21/07 - IP#: 74.244.14.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Wt. 268 - hello all. my name is madi, see ok i have struggled with weight for about my whole life haha. i have been pon many diferent diets and weight loss plans and everything!!!!!!! i know you would consider balemia and anorexia a eating disoreder but i have a differnt kind of disorder. i binge ALL the time when i get stressed or depreesed. i dont really excersise. i mean i dance, but thats about it. i get so angry sometimes at myself cause i wont do anything about my weight. my whole family is beautful except me of course. i, the "fat" one. i am known to be funny but honeslty it just is something to cover up my insecurity... i have lots fo freinds and i have been on and off with some guys but its not real relationships with guys...like i want something totally differetnt but i cant have it cause im not pretty enuf. i feel like i want to losse weight for ONE guy,. GRRR i need help and support from you guys. love,,,, madi
Reply from Shari, Age 16 - 01/21/07  - IP#: 65.75.89.xxx

From Lyndsay, Age 15 - 01/15/07 - IP#: 67.5.193.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Wt. 165 - I have compulsive eating problems. I can do good for a really good, eat healthy & excercise. Then, usually on the weekends, I'll be bored and lonely. I'll binge. & eat everything in sight without caring or thinking much about it. Sometimes I lose a few pounds but gain it back. I really want to get rid of these binges. Tips for motivation please?

From Katie, Age 15 - 01/11/07 - IP#: 71.245.102.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Wt. 145 - i eat all the time when i come home from school, when my dad goes to bed, at school but i dont know if im an emotional eater or why i eat all the time can anyone help me i dont know why i eat all the time
Reply from Orcy, Age 15 - 01/12/07  - IP#: 68.109.21.xxx

From mary, Age 14 - 12/18/06 - IP#: 70.171.238.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Wt. 153 - uhhhh!!!! Finals are next week and i am really strssing out over my biology final and i am a stress eater so i like ate a whole bunch of chocolate instead of eating lunch and my stomache hurts and i ate sooo many calories and im so frustrated!!! I fully plan on getting back on track tomorrow i am going to give the rest of my chocolate to my friend. Hope everyone is doing better than me. Merry Christmas!

From Katie, Age 15 - 11/30/06 - IP#: 71.245.108.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Wt. 156 - Ok so i have been working on my weight for some time but the thing that always gets me is after school im home alone for almost 4h and i know i dont need food but i eat anyway just because i know no one is home what can i do my dad does not let me go out on school nights so going to see friends or something like that is out of the Q. can anyone help me i want to lose 20 pounds i have been trying for like a year plz help

From Julia, Age 12 - 11/17/06 - IP#: 150.176.174.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Wt. 178 - I am so worried about Thanksgiving. I mean, it'll be a MAJOR loss if I don't eat all those luscious foods.... juicy turkey... creamy mashed potatoes... whipped creamed pumpkin pie.... oh ya! PLEASE HELP I'M GONNA GAIN LIKE 20 POUNDS!!! It's happened before. =(

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