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 ryan, Age 16 - 02/21/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5,9", Wt. 210 - Hi im from IL. I think im over weight and im not happy with how i look. I wish there was a way to fix this problem i have. It all started when i got taken away from my mom and went to my dads. Then the problem started. he started to beat me then i just ate and ate.
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From Ros, Age 19 - 02/21/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5"3, Wt. 0 - Hey everyone. I have a binge eating disorder. I binged again today and ate like 5000 calories. I'm seeing a counsellor to try to stop so I don't keep gaining weight, but it would be nice to have all your support. Does anyone here binge? I get really compulsive and crazy and stuff a lot of food down even when I'm not hungry. Hope you're all doing great!

From Ashley, Age 17 - 02/11/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5, Wt. 190 - hi, my name is Ashley. I have been overwieght for the majority of my life. I have tried to kepp high spirits but it gets hard when people say things that hurt your feelings. I love food there is no doubt about that but i also eat when i am stressed or my feelings are hurt, kinda like comfort i guess... i havent really tried any diets but I have stayed in the same wieght range without gaining more in the past few years... unfortunatly i gain back what i lose.. but i hope everyone reading this realizes that no matter how u are u cnt let urself b brought down by it... <33--AShley

From Amanda, Age 15 - 02/02/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4'' - just looking over some of the message boards, it was so depressing to see people having crisises over a size or two.. especially when i need to lose like 150lbs.. im so glad people want to better themselves but im not sure people realize the impact of health and weight.. im a sophomore and recently, in class we started a project called fast food nation.. well we discussed how fast food affects our lives, then watched this movie called Supersize Me.. watch it and be prepared for a reality check.. before i always wanted to lose weight so people would like be but now i want to do it for myself, so ill like myself.. i have a food addiction, im a binge compulsive eater and this is my 1st time posting here.. it seems helpful and i hope it will help me but its going to be so hard.. i live with my mom, brother and... (view more)
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From Marg, Age 15 - 01/20/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5 ft, Wt. ?? - OK so i have been trying to lose weight before our sadies dance, 6 lbs in two weeks...possible? I am going to jog two miles a day and try to cut down on fatty foods. I have been eating breakfast ( for all of you who don't eat breakfast- start- it gets your metabolism going and you lose weight faster! ) I feel sooo bad because today I got home and fried a tortalli in butter and added chocoalte chips. my stomach hurts so badly and i feel like I shouldn't have eaten it. I really need to stop emotionally eating! Any ideas? tomorrow I am going to wake up with cheerios, skim milk, and OJ, then me and my friend are going skiing for a while- but the only food available to us is the things they sell at the ski lodge- should i try to eat smaller portions or what? Please someone help me to get the extra flab off my body! ARGH!
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From hannah, Age 15 - 11/28/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3, Wt. 308 - Hi, i'm 15 i live in england and i am 22 stone!!! thats 308 pounds. I want to go to a fat camp but my parents cant afford it. Is there a strict and hard weight loss camp? I know that if i could just lose the wieght at camp, i would enjoy being thin so much i would just not eat. Does anybody know of a hard and gruelling camp or does anyone just want to talk about thier experiences. I have no friends, because people dont want to know anyone who is fat. I am so depressed that my school work is suffering. People laugh and stare at me when i go out.I am addicted to food.I spend all my money on it-macdonalds,kfc,burgerking. I cant help myself. Even my old friends are begining to get embarrassed I but i am disgusting. Does anyone know of a cheaper than usual wieght loss camp. Please help me. or just chat.  (Note: 1 stone (st) equals 14 pounds.)
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From Bobby T, Age 13 - 11/25/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5-1, Wt. 167 - I love All the hostess products SUCH AS the Funny Bones Twinkies Pound Cake coffe cake Yodles Nothing else seems to taste good. It fills my heart with joy. ANY THINH HEATHY BUT GOOD

From beth, Age 14 - 11/20/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5ft 9, Wt. 204 Goal 150/160 - i agree with mark, loose weight to be healthy, don't worry when you muck up, everyone does! I founbd a way to stop you eating when you're not hungry, take up a musical instrument. I come from a musical family anyway, but was never really interested untill i got into the indie scene, I started playing guitar a month ago. When you want to sound good,(because ppl are always not as good as they want to be when coming to things like that!!!!!!!) you practice more and more. it doesn;t have to be expensive, just one you always wanted to play..... once you get your hands on one and you REALLY want to sound good, the more you practice, the more you practice, the better you get, AND the less unnecessary food you'll binge on when your bored. it might not help you, but it has me, I havent lost that much weight, but it's working slowly but surely :D

From whitneyx<3, Age 14 - 11/15/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4, Wt. 280 - Hey.xx Well...apparently I'm on this board because I want to lose weight. I have been eating a LOT for the past few days..and I think it's mostly because of stress...but today I did a lot better but I still ate a little too much..tomorrow,though, is going to be a lot better, I hope so. I found this place where I can run a distance then run up and down a little hill and there's like 5 steps in the path that I'm running in, so I can do that like 10-15 times a all of that other good stuff called excercise. I tihnk I've got the exercise part's just my eating habits I have to work on. Any support from any of you guys would be 'greatly' appreciated. Later.xx Oh, oh--lookathowawful my weight is. Ugh....makesmesick.

From someone, Age 17 - 10/27/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7, Wt. 178 - i think to loose weight u gotta deal with the issues i ur life. i know everyones always told this. but i noticed my habbits. for ex. i eat too much every day afterschool to avoid hw and cuz the day made me upset. i think im gunna stop coming to this board. stop dieting. stop everything. and work on my life and see what ahppens. cuz i really think i ve tried everything else and i cant control myself enough to eat right. so i need to control my emotions. wish me luck. and goodluck guys. goodbye.
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From krista, Age 12 - 10/23/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6, Wt. 200 or more - omg i can not stand my sis she is acting so mean as soon as she comes home from college i she walks in to the computer room and think is a bad site then she tellls my mom and my mom doesnt belive me that is a weight loss site so i can not wait till my sis goes back to college cause she a f b and then when i get angry at her i eat more cause i am depressed then my mom yells at me for eating i cant loose weight like this
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From joanna, Age 15 - 07/19/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2, Wt. 195 - i have a huge problem, okay i started weight watchers last wednesday... and i did do pretty good, until saturday mind the fact that i got my period, i went out to the olive garden bc it was my moms bday, i got say pasta dish and i only ate half of it and didnt even bother to bring home, for desert i had some fruit thingy, which was really good and me and my mom shared it, so i was still doing good... and my mom even bout me the new harry potter book, which i finished today and i dont want to ruin for ne one but have a box of tissues near u toward the last 100 pages or so, any way ever since then i cant stop eating i have cravings for food but i dont even no what i want, and even after i eat i always feel hungry, i always have a full glass of water with me, but i never drink it... can any one please help me.... ps im goin to weight watchers tommorow night (tuesday)... we have guests commin on wed.... so ill let u no how i did.. please wish me luck and help

From Ishie, Age 15 - 06/05/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I was having such a great day. and a great week eating wise. I don't understand why all the sudden I just ate a ton of food a minutes ago. Ugh I'm so miserable now. i really don't understand why all the sudden I decided to pig out when I knew it woud mess up my diet and make me unhappy. I really think I have a problem. sighhh

From megan, Age 14 - 06/05/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I'm trying my hardest to fight the food cravings.. I keep picking it up and putting it back down again.. It's when I get sad or stressed that I eat :( wish me luck

From megan, Age 14 - 06/04/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
does any body have any snack ideas? and any hobby ideas.. Cuz when I'm board thats when I tend to get the munchies!!
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