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 girl in help, Age 12 - 11/04/06 - IP#: 150.176.174.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5, Wt. 169 - even though my jeans feal looser i still feal fat. when i do feal like that i start pigging out.

From Sally, Age 14 - 10/16/06 - IP#: 70.149.251.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5, Wt. 198.2 - I just feel like crying all i can do is eat i even eat in the middle of the night, when i get bored, i even bring bags of food to school, does anyone have any tips on how i can stop eating sooo much and how to lose weight fast but healthy and which are better sit up or crunches ♥ thanks bunches homies i really appreiciatate it my dogs my loves i adore yall so much yall may be my only friends a special thanls to kayla and ashley and everyone else on here!!!!!!
Reply from Kelly, Age 14 - 10/17/06  - IP#: 69.129.18.xxx
Reply from sabina, Age 16 - 10/16/06  - IP#: 69.118.233.xxx

From girl in help, Age 12 - 10/11/06 - IP#: 72.67.147.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5, Wt. 169 - help!!! i am so overweight i cant help it i love to eat .i normally eat porsion size meals but leave the tabel starving.so i just lie and tell my mom i will go to the near by park but instead i go to mc donals and eat the biggest thing they have. after i go to the park and soon the ice cream truck comes by and i get a bag of hot cheetoes and a chocolate bar or two.and it really shows.the last time i went to the mall with my cousin (which is 15) she went to the juniors and got her self a dousin pairs of size 4 blue jeans and i coulden't evan find one pair of jeans that fit.even the size 17couldn't fit me!soon i got depressed and went strait to the food cort were i pigged out ,yet again.i don't get it i was called the stick in fifed graid and now in sevenhth grade i waigh 169!i need help

From Alicia, Age 14 - 09/28/06 - IP#: 65.102.126.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3, Wt. 187 - I've been drinking lots of water and I've found my face is super clear! I'm so happy! And I've been exercising but I always over eat and eat when I'm bored. What can I do to stop this? Anyone want to be my weightloss buddy? I want to weight 120-125

From courtnie, Age 16 - 09/16/06 - IP#: 74.108.5.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0, Wt. 140 - hi guys. i'm so tired of overeating. it's been going on for several YEARS now. and i'm more than ever determined to stop this vicious cycle of overeating. could anyone post some tips that has actually worked very well for you to resist overeating and/or eating out of boredom, stress, sadness etc? Thank you very much.
Reply from kelly, Age 13 - 09/16/06  - IP#: 69.129.18.xxx

From Samantha, Age 18 - 09/13/06 - IP#: 158.65.163.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Wt. Now: 176, Was: 205 - OMG I need to stop eating so much! I feel like I'm always hungry, but I drink tons of water, I eat whole grains and plenty of protien and fiber. Idk, but I'm going to gain the freshman 500 if I don't do something about this soon! I don't want to unravel all the hard work I've done.
Reply from caitlyne, Age 15 - 09/13/06  - IP#: 206.47.27.xxx

From Whitney, Age 15 - 08/26/06 - IP#: 68.199.49.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Wt. 201 - Me being overweight hasn't really bothered me until this summer, when I really packed on the pounds. Starting out the summer at around 190, I've gained eleven pounds. This morning I got on the scale and saw that it read "201", and I started crying. I'm still crying. I haven't been paying that much attention to my weight, and I never intended for this to happen. I'm dying to be thin, like my friends. It kills me when my best friend, who weighs 95 pounds, calls herself fat. If she's fat, I'm a monster. Then she says that I'm not fat. She's just saying it to be nice, which kills me. My boyfriend tells me I'm perfect, but I'm sure he wishes I were thinner. I'm horrible at exercise. I'm pretty good at dieting. I really need help getting my weight down. I've never even been on one of these sites. Even now. I saw my weight, got... (view more)

From Lizzy, Age 14 - 08/26/06 - IP#: 69.179.125.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2'', Wt. 140 - hi everyone i just wanted to know what do i do when i get cravings i don't want to give in but i don't know how to get it to stop any suggestions?

From Bianca, Age 13 - 07/10/06 - IP#: 65.25.167.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8, Wt. really big - I hate looking at myself and thinking that Im pretty and healthy when in reality i am not. I am addicted to fatty and sweet foods. Especially pizza, ice cream, soda, and chocolate. I dont have any exercise machines but yet i dont know what to do. I wan to be skinny for prom, or graduation, or my friends quincenera. I wanna be able to shop anywhere and I find the size that fits me. Please help me and I will help you too....i am desperate and I need to lose major weght!!!!! HELP ME!!!!!! (my weight problems sometimes led to suicide thoughts)

From Lauren, Age 17 - 07/09/06 - IP#: 65.78.226.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5?, Wt. 145 - I've been sort of off the wagon lately, and because of that, it seems like my weight loss is a little slow. I haven't really given in to junk food though, but since it is summertime it seems like we are always stopping at some restaurant to eat.

From Kat, Age 15 - 06/22/06 - IP#: 24.222.229.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5,8, Wt. 183 - Well,i keep trying to loose weight but it keeps finding me.lol.I try over and over again but i just cant stick to a diet!..i get bored.or sad and then BANG there i am gettin food again even when i am well over full ugh anyways ill try it again and let ya no how it turns outt
Reply from Kaylee, Age 14 - 06/22/06  - IP#: 66.82.9.xxx
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From Madison, Age 12 - 06/19/06 - IP#: 69.253.15.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7, Wt. 174 - Hey guys .. just a quick question, i want to loose weight this summer, and usually im sort of active, but when i watch tv, i get bored and eat like even when im not hungry! it turns ill just have 2 cookies into ill only have 10 cookies, how do i stop this??
Reply from Madison, Age 12 - 06/20/06  - IP#: 69.253.15.xxx
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Reply from Emmie, Age 12 - 06/19/06  - IP#: 24.140.12.xxx

From Pecan, Age 15 - 06/19/06 - IP#: 65.30.207.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0'', Wt. 150 - ok so i want to lose weight over the summer because i think the reason i never have a boyfriend is because i am heavier. i am fine with my personality, i just have a hard time talking to guys because i am so self concious. plus my mom said she would pay me $50 if i lost the weight as a little incentive- not really working however. I just am an emotional eater. if i'm bored, I eat. if i am sad, I make myself some nice chocolate covered strawberries. i just can't seem to find a way to deal with it anymore. help?!

From Emily, Age 17 - 06/16/06 - IP#: 216.234.216.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'10, Wt. 225 - HEY everyone...i figured somthing out today.....i eat when i am bored...it kinda weird but i just started my summer jon and i am so busy all the time that i dont even think about eating. I took a case of water and put it under my desk and some weight watchers food just in case....but i found out that usually i dont want to eat anything...so i guess i am a boredom eater...does this happen to any body else? if so what do u do to avoid eating just out of boredom?
Reply from cheryl, Age 16 - 06/17/06  - IP#: 86.14.173.xxx
Reply from Megan, Age 14 - 06/16/06  - IP#: 67.11.151.xxx
Reply from Kaylee, Age 14 - 06/16/06  - IP#: 66.82.9.xxx

From Anastasya Izhik, Age 18 - 06/13/06 - IP#: 70.28.92.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5, Wt. 260 lbs - i'm afflicted with emotional eating!!!ever since 12 years old, every time im stressed out or feeling down, uncool, i start eating (binging on sugary/fatty stuff), even if i'm not hungry. right now i'm pressured to study for 2 exams, 1 test and write an isp essay. i cant deal with myself - deep into the binge of cheese, peanut butter and cookies. i despise myself, and feel like dying, way more miserable than before. every day i try to give myself another chance, a new beginning, and fail miserably at the slightest thoughts of uncoolness. i'm terrible, i know i'm a frigging pig and cant be respected. please gimme some tips against emotional eating or binge - eating disorder. i'm such a jellyfish, i have no will power or self control whatsoever. i'm probably going to eat myself to death.

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