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 Itzel, Age 13 - 05/13/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0", Start: 165 lb, Current: 190 lb, Goal: 118 lb - Have any of your Gym teachers made fun of you because your the slowest one in running? it happened to me today! we were running and my teacher said come on we want to loose weight or dowe want to be overweight like her? every one started to laugh i got so embaressed. then she said i'm just joking but should loose some weight. how rude am i right i got home and started fealling depressed and eating a whole bucket of ice cream with two bottels of soda and you guys think that i will ever loose weight i dont think so i am just too lazy,fat,tired,and bord to make a big commitment like that.i love food so much that i can never let it go i think it is like my best friend!i constently think about it like what is for breakfast lunch and dinner and inetween meals i eat snacks all the time
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From Claire, Age 18 - 05/07/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 210 lb, Current: 159 lb, Goal: 130 lb - I haven't been here for ages and unfortunately I've been doing veryyy bad :'( What do I do? I'm still on this plateu. I hate my stomach, waist has gotten bigger. I used to be so good with this whole diet thing but lately I've been so stressed and I just find myself binging all the time and I can't stop. It's all so hard and I'm just very stressed right now. I feel like my goal is a million miles away and I'm just screwing everything up for myself.
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From Brianna, Age 14 - 05/02/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 171 lb, Current: 171 lb, Goal: 120 lb - This is my first time here having to to write my wieght was very hard for I have very felt self confident until now I don't even like shopping any more. Every time I'm stressed I eat and my weight is making me stressed their is not one day I don't think about my wieght and I try to stay on a diet but since I live with 3 other people we don't keep a lot of the food your suppose to eat on a diet. What is the best way for me to lose wieght?

From Cher, Age 11 - 04/30/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 155 lb, Current: 140 lb, Goal: 115 lb - i did SOO bad today cuz i'm depressed. i started out good in the morning and then at lunch i did kinda bad and now i'm almost finished with a small tub of icecream. o well, i swear to do better tomorrow.
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From Anna, Age 16 - 04/25/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 345 lb, Current: 321 lb, Goal: 290 lb - Okay , so I have been doing kinda bad lately. well not bad, but I could being doing better. I have been having unbearable cravings, for anything. I just want to eat. so I do, and I feel gross afterwards, And I've been feeling depressed. I've been walking to school, back and forth ( 120 min in total) I've been eating grasey food, not alot, but It still makes me feel guilty for eating it. Maybe im just being to worried?

From Caroline, Age 13 - 04/21/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 215 lb, Current: 217 lb, Goal: 120 lb - AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!! HELP! I'm REALLY overweight and I know it. I have friends who accept me for who I am and that makes me happy, but evry once in a while, they crack a joke about my weight. It has made me cry before. It also doesn't help that I'm bisexual. My life suddenly went to the pits when I found actually came out to the girl I like. It's like living he**. I eat when I'm upset so that doesn't help either. Help! My life is sooooooooooo messed up!!!1
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From TiFfAny, Age 14 - 04/04/07 - IP#:  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#:  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!
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From molly, Age 13 - 03/29/07 - IP#:  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#:  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#:  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?
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From Megannn, Age 15 - 03/23/07 - IP#:  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.
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From Whitney, Age 17 - 03/13/07 - IP#:  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#:  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!
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From Isabella, Age 13 - 01/30/07 - IP#:  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)
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