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 Molly, Age 16 - 05/27/07 - IP#: 68.226.141.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 198 lb, Current: 198 lb, Goal: 168 lb - so basiclly I want to lose about 30 pounds in about 2 and a half months. I seriously think that I can do it if I put my mind to it. BUT the problem is I have a huge addiction to food! I can't stop eating even though I know the things I'm eating are bad for me. My best friend is extremely skinny (it runs in her family.) She is so tiny compared to me and sometimes it makes me feel really bad about my image. I do excercise alot but excercising is no good when I go and eat ice cream and cookies an hour later. So if you have any ideas on how to cope with my food addiction please do tell!! thanks
Reply from casey, Age 17 - 05/27/07  - IP#: 72.112.10.xxx
Reply from Sage, Age 15 - 05/27/07  - IP#: 71.111.131.xxx
Reply from Tina, Age 15 - 05/27/07  - IP#: 205.188.116.xxx
Reply from Tina, Age 15 - 05/27/07  - IP#: 205.188.116.xxx

From Michelle, Age 14 - 05/24/07 - IP#: 71.143.3.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 182 lb, Current: 182 lb, Goal: 130 lb - Hi. I used to post here a lot, but I stopped for a while. Since not posting here, I've gained 32 pounds. Yeah.... Not good. I figure posting here will help bring it back down. I have a candy addiction. Don't have a problem with fast food, candy is my Kryptonite. I'm very active, on a swim team and other sports, it's just the startling amounts of sugar that does it.... Suggestions?
Reply from ariel, Age 16 - 05/25/07  - IP#: 64.12.117.xxx

From Stephen, Age 15 - 05/22/07 - IP#: 68.44.73.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 240 lb, Current: 233 lb, Goal: 125 lb - I am 15 years old. I don't know why I eat so much. I am trying to lose weight by eating three-four Lean Cuiseans a day with water and veggies. I have an addiction and I don't know how to cut it. My parents tell me eat more veggies. I ate an entire bag of salad without dressing and it didn't phase me at all, I just want more. What I am I to do? Please help. Steve

From Kaytlynn, Age 18 - 05/21/07 - IP#: 24.252.57.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 200 lb, Current: 189 lb, Goal: 145 lb - Hey every one I just found this site and I am hoping that this might be just one more thing to help me out. If you can tell I am very large and its because i am the biggest emotional eater that anyone has seen. well here is what I ate today. Breakfast: breakfast bar that our school has. Lunch: A salad with a little dressing Dinner: Salad with chicken and dressing H2O: 3 24 oz bottles Is that good? I also am taking these diet pills people tell me not to take them but i feel they work and the make me not want to binge on bad foods. i dont overdose on them like I use to so I think it is okay. Please feel free to tell me what you are thinking call me fat or what ever tell me the truth please and dont hold anything back because that is what my friends do and thats not what i need.
Reply from Anna, Age 14 - 05/20/07  - IP#: 71.124.42.xxx

From Itzel, Age 13 - 05/13/07 - IP#: 72.67.147.xxx  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 cookies.do 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
Reply from justice, Age 13 - 05/21/07  - IP#: 75.39.166.xxx
Reply from justice, Age 13 - 05/21/07  - IP#: 75.39.166.xxx

From Claire, Age 18 - 05/07/07 - IP#: 64.131.205.xxx  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, seriously...my 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.
Reply from Amanda, Age 18 - 05/07/07  - IP#: 63.135.14.xxx
Reply from Maria, Age 13 - 05/07/07  - IP#: 70.142.14.xxx

From Brianna, Age 14 - 05/02/07 - IP#: 71.166.122.xxx  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#: 69.236.165.xxx  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.
Reply from MaKayla, Age 10 - 04/30/07  - IP#: 24.12.87.xxx

From Anna, Age 16 - 04/25/07 - IP#: 75.72.122.xxx  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#: 66.168.41.xxx  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
Reply from Anna, Age 13 - 04/20/07  - IP#: 71.171.188.xxx

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

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