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 lissa, Age 17 - 06/03/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
ok so.. i have a problem.. it seems like whenever i'm bored i eat little snacks.. but i'm wondering if there's like a small snack that i can eat whenever i'm just looking for something, that's not gum, and doesn't have alot of calories in it. even if i'm not hungry.. i still eat! it's crazy.. any suggestions at all would be helpful. thanks and good luck everyone!

From Shannon, Age 11 - 05/30/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
ugh, guys i am so bored. i feel like eating but know i should not. my diet has been working and i cant give in. my frind danny kept me occupied but he had to go so im alone and bored. bored makes me eat- please i-m dumblonde12309 if you see this message and want to talk to me.

From ~*megan*~, Age 14 - 05/27/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
WTH.. I worked so hard for months to lose weight.. I wen't from 192 to 145 ish.... then I got depressed and gained it all back!! now I'm one 176.. All my hard work wen't down the drain.. and Now I don't fit into any thing.. does any one have any diet advice or does any one have any advice for me?!?
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From non - 05/18/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i eat when im bored and i weigh 130 and in 4'11 - 5 and if i dont start losing im gonna b huge please help !!!!!! plese im desprate no rude comments
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From Melissa, Age 15 - 05/15/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey, i'm 15 and i weigh right now about 175 lbs at 5'1. i had to go through a really diffucult divocre aroudn 7 grade which lead my kinda chubby body to ballon out because i ate whenever i was unhappy. i joined my school soccer teamn ths spring which lead me to go from 185 to 175 but i want to lose more and get down to 115 before my sweet sixteen and my junior year begins. Ive been reading post of all you guys and its actualyl really insirping an di hope anyone who has advice for me can help me.. i love carbs and snack food lol but i want to lose weight so bad so my family can stop makign comments and i wont get thso rude remarks from ppl at school. I wasnt to look terrffic for this year homecoming so please anyone who can give me adviceplease do..
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From Erin, Age 14 - 05/07/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I must have no life (i am 5'4", 309, and 14 fat in face and stomach). I went into the chatroom today around 4:30 but no one was in there. I am sitting here drinking coke and eating chips(real healthy dont u think), but i dunno how to stop over eating. If u can believe it i used to weigh 110 in 5th grade and now in 7th i am almost 200 pounds over that. I eat compolsivly and cant stop, and my friends are starting 2 notice how much weight i am gaining. Literally i only weight 294 about 2 weeks ago. It is scaring me because i know i can die but i cant stop eating and eating. im sorry i just double checked my weight its 310 so i am 200 pounds more then i was in 5th grade. It is so embarrassing really. I believe in the begining of the year i only weighed 198. I need help my sn is irishblondie224, but please post tips to help me stop my compolsing eating!!!! Thanks!!!!
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From Kristen, Age 15 - 04/30/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi every one my nasme is Kristen and I am really overweight I am 5'4 and I weigh 150 and the whole reason is because my mother got re married and I hate him and his kids and i just eat when im sad or mad and that is why i started to get this big so if anyone can help me i would really like some fast ways to lose weight thank you and good luck to everybody!!!!

From Michelle <3, Age 16 - 04/29/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
ughh I keep eatting my day's suply of calories before 4 oclock! That means I can't eat anything else for the rest of the day and I just get bored and in the mood for food! I should space it out a lot better but its tough...Today I had eggs for breakfast which was only around 200 calories but then I had lots of pasta with cheese and microwave popcorn and pretzels which had to be around 1000 calories right there! So already I'm at 1200.
I went bike riding for hald an hour at least. sighhh
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From meghan, Age 14 - 04/27/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
alright i really need some help... i want to lose weight so badly but it is so hard. and i know you all know that but i really need some tips on what to eat... i have cereal in the morning and im starving by like 1030-1100 oclock so then i eat badly at lunch. then i come home and have a snack and then i have dinner like watever my mom is cooking. any tips on more filling yet healthy breakfasts and lunches so i wont eat snacks? i wont to try to cut them out. i dont drink regular soda so thats not it. i only drink diet and coke c2 every once in a while. today i had ceral for breakfast but then at lunch i had french fries :-/ and then i came home and had a bag of smart food and peanut butter crackers... man i hate this i just cant control it....
on the other though, at the beginning of the year when i ran the mile in gym class, i like couldnt finish the first lap without... (view more)

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From (a$$!3, Age 17 - 04/27/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I went on my mini cycle yesterday for an hour, which is good, but I can't stop eating. *sigh* It's one of those times I just wanna scream "WHY IS IT SO HARD!!" I woke up this morning feeling ill so I haven't been on the mini cycle today, I might go for a bike ride later though.
I'm tired, annoyed, and I'm not hungry, yet I eat. >:(
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From Whitney, Age 14 - 04/20/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Well, toaday has been going good, I ate a banana this morning, but NOW, it is 1pm, and I am bored. I usually eat when I am bored..and I cannot do that right now..:/...Anyone know anything to help the "eating out of boredom" thing?
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From carla, Age 17 - 04/17/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
ive been really stressed out these last couple of days and i usually eat and eat and eat wen i get like this, but the last few days ive held myself back and not done that....however, yesterday i woke up, had grits, an english muffin, 2 bacon, juice, and scrambled eggs....then later i had 1 poptart out of the package, and 1/2 a grilled chicken sandwich from wendys and ate about 8 of my fries.....later i had a small hott chocolate and 1 cookie and one doughnut from tim hortons...during the day i also had a red bull and one many calories do you think i had all together?!?! i feel horrible and now im afraid my weight cudda gone back up!! this is so frustrating!!! :(
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From helen, Age 15 - 04/13/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hey guys..
i have a question, i use to be really social and be like really loud and funny but i have been grounded and isolated from everyone pretty much for like three months in a row and then school started up and i was all shy and silent how do i stop...any tips on becoming social? and please dont say this has nothing to do with weight loss it does because it makes me depressed which makes me not want to care about health and or excersize...please reply with tips i will greatly appreciate it..
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From L!nd$eY, Age 13 - 04/13/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Here's my problem. I think about what I'm eating all day long and keep worrying about it....then I eat worse...and I eat more! Does anyone know how to eat more healthy and eat less??
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From Lauren, Age 15 - 04/11/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
well today i have done really bad, i got kinda depressed over something that was said at school. someone kicked a ball at me on the way home and then some1 else who i know shouted "how could you miss Lauren" n i aint that big either lol so i aint had ne brekkie , then i had a pack o french fries, then @ lunch i had 2 cadburys chocolate freddos then 1 cadburys chocolate carmal freddos! then another bag of crips, and i have drank about 1.5litres of water during the day, when i got home from skewl i have a wholemal pitta bread with tuna and low fat mayo and anuva 2 bags of crips, then a mint cornetto and then i burnt off 500cals and did 50 crunches ma total cal for the day totaled around 1400 cals lol of unhealthy stuff then burnt some off. argh well at least i didnt starve myself!
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