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 ellen, Age 14 - 04/10/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
ugh i'm soo upset! i had been doing really well for almost a 2 wks now and today i ate terribly! this morning was okay (i had 2 bowls of mango) but then i went out w/ some friends and i had a 2 candy bars, and a muffin and then when i got home i had a bowl of cereal! i wasn't hungry at all when i was eating it either i was just bored! ahh even though its not that much food, its really unhealthy and i feel like i gained back everything i lost!
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From Marielle, Age 15 - 04/09/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
do you know whats intersting? i tend to eat when im uncomfortable. like when i'm cold. or too hot. the reason for eating when your cold is because food makes energy which your body tries to transform into warmth. i also tend to want to eat like when my contacts are bothering me. wierd connection.... but true. so be as comfortable as you can, it might help!
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From Nikki, Age 17 - 04/08/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I have a problem. I can go during the week eating healthy and exercising, but I spend the weekends with my aunt and babysit and I can help but over eat at her house. She has so much good food(well not good's just tasty food). Anyone have any tips on how and can avoid not over eating here without it being an inconviance to my aunt.
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From Me, Age 13 - 04/07/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi everyone. I weight 190 and I really need help to lose it! I want to lose this weight by August 10th (my dad's birthday! can I plez get some tips? PLEZZZ??? I really need to lose this weight, but I don't think i will be having any eatting problems because my mom just found out that she had dieabeties (however you spell it) and we are gonna start eatting healthy! but i hope my mom is okay :( she told me she is fine but whatever, the thing is, I am going through a lot of stress and I really need help! When I get stressed, I tend to gain up to 5 pounds a week! Yikes! but I really need to lose this weight, can you guys please help me, please? thank you!
xoxoxo, me!
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From helen, Age 15 - 04/07/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
right now i am really depressed its spring break and i havent done anything i started a good work out plan on monday and then i just blew it off im trying to get back on track but every thing seems like soo much effort and i cant seem to stop crying my appetite has gone away all ive eaten is a bowl of cereal..and its almost 5pm does any one have any idea on what to do about this i think im gonna go out running in a minute...
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From Emily, Age 13 - 04/06/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey everyone, haven't been on here for a while. Well since summer I have gained 30 pounds and feel horrible about i eat, or when ever i feel mad, or sad, or just can't stand myself for not being as skinny as allmy friends i just eat...andi mean not like a cookie or the equivalent of 2 suppers, except its all junk. But i have finally gotten enough motivation and i really started to try as i hard as i could on monday. i did great on monday and felt awsome about myself, then tuesday, i did good throughout the day than i ate a whole bunch at night. well today i have gotten back on track again...but am really really wanting to go eat a bunch of crap that i know i will regret later..but its taking all my will power to stay planted in this chair as i feel if i go upstairs to watch tv. i will end up eating please please help me. i have a major lack of will power and self confidence.
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From Kendra, Age 19 - 04/04/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I didn't binge today, guys! I know this sounds ridiculous, but this to me is a success because for the past week or so, I've been binging like mad. It's really tough, because I have to watch as my belly gets bigger by the day. A typical binge can be up to about 4900 calories for me, so I gained alot. I have mild depression, so it's hard to stay on track sometimes. *~Kendra~*
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From krista, Age 15 - 04/03/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
when i eat i just keep eating i can stop adn i dont know y can somebody help me
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From ChElssEa, Age 13 - 04/03/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I hate when I comfort eat but i do it alot and i just cant stop it that and i eat when im bored I DONT KNOW HOW TO STOP ITS KILLING ME
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From mag, Age 15 - 04/02/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey! i am trying to loose 40-75 Ibs. i am very over weight and out of shape i want to loose weight but the problem is i eat when i get board. so if anyone has any advice for me on how to loose weight PLEASE help me.
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From Ashley, Age 15 - 03/29/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi everyone. How is your weight loss going. Well let me tell you mine hasn't been so great because I have just been giving up. But you know I am just so tired of it!!!!!!! I hate my life because I am unhappy with the way I look and feel. Every day for the past 3 years I have told myself I am going to lose weight and have I got anywhere? No!!! I just get so upset about being fat that it just want to eat more and that is bad. Anyways I really want to do it this time. I know I have said this before but this time I want it to be for REAL! I am writing this because I found another awsome website for teens to visit and become a member of just like this one. It is called / It has all sorts of charts and calculators to help you. I think it is really cool and the best part is I can keep daily track of how I am doing and they even have a food diary and exercise chart for you to type in what you do each day. I just wanted to share this information with you and I wish you all luck and suscess because it is what I am hoping for. I really want to do this!!!
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From Jaimie, Age 14 - 03/29/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hi, this is my 1st time writing in here...and well i have read some of the storys here and thought might as well share my problem. umm well i am about 10lbs over weight, and i gained those in less then 2 months. I am currently trying to lose those once more. i cut-off junk food, but i can't stick 2 my promise, because im constantly craving it. I don't know how 2 avoid them, and also when ever im sad or confused i tend 2 eat. for example when i pass the mirror and see my excess fat and then i see the gurls around me and how skiny they are, i wish to be like them and start eating..and i, once again don't know how i cna stop that. i try excersizing but after a day or two i stop..i hate running and prefer speniding hours sitting on my comp chair....can anyone give me adivse or help me?
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From Sam, Age 14 - 03/29/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Help I feel so fat. I have an extra like 30 pounds on my stomache and it usualy stickso ut from under my shirt and most of my pants don't fit. I feel really depressed and eat a lto of food. Easter didn't help I ate a heck of a lot of chocolate and am even now gettign fatter and even my old pants that used to fit aren't fitting. I need help.
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From sarah, Age 16 - 03/28/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
ive put on at least 3 lbs recently and i can see my weight creeping back up, its making me depressed so ive got to do something about it. im going to try and find things to keep me busy becasue i constantly eat even when im not hungry. i can do it once so i can do it again! does anyone have any advice on how you can stop yourself eating even when ur not hungry? ive tried gum and that didnt work :( please help! xxx
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From Amy, Age 14 - 03/23/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hey- i need some major help!! i have been a yo yo dieter ever since 7th grade!! i have been over weight my whole life and now i weigh 175lbs- i have tried all the diets and i'm a failior- sometimes i just want to die- !! but then i no it's depression- when my mom has her friends over i go straight to my room and don't come out till they r gone- on the weekends i eat to comfort myself- i have a lot of stress and i think that is what is holding my back! i need a loosing weight buddy!! please give my advice! i NEED HELP!! thanks
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