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 me, Age 13 - 02/15/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
what's a way i can like lose 20 pound buy summer (when school gets out and bikni season comes) because my mom bought this really really cute bikni for me when school started last year and then i tried it on and it looked tarrible because all my fat was hanging over and i gained like 30 pounds over this time because i have been depressed about my boyfriend and i breaking up and him still being my friend and i still like him but then he going out with another girl and him changing because of this girl and i need some help and adice (and a lot of it)
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From Kayce, Age 13 - 02/11/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I want to lose weight.. maybe a 100 pounds at the most.. i try to start diets but i usually fail.. Does anyone else feel like their r like hypmotized when they r eating? n they just cant quit? no matter how much they tell themselves to stop?.. well i have this problem.. and i need some techniques or ways to lose weight and to get over my problem.. so i would like to know everyones idea .. please reply
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From Hannah, Age 14 - 02/10/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Guys, please help me. My family has been going through a really hard time... me and my younger brother found out my father had a drug problem and he had to go to rehab.. so that was an event then when he came home, my mom made him move out, and he moved 2 and a half hours away. And I got so stressed out I kept eating and eating and gained alot of weight. PLEASE let me know how to get back to my normal weight. <3
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From Danielle, Age 17 - 02/09/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hey guys, i havent been here in a while but im really upset and need some help, i had lost about 40 lbs , and went from 262-222 but my depression has gotten worse, and i havent dieted as i used to and now i am at 235, i dont want to hit 240 again, because i worked hard and i dont want that to go away, i want to be down between 210-22 by july , then within that nxt year i want to loose another 30-40 lbs and get down to 170 please help im really upset about this, and its not helping my depression and well i just need some support, and advice thanks
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From Hanne, Age 15 - 02/08/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hey everyone, i used to go on this site all the time and i haven't lately which shows because the 30 pounds i lost last year, has all been gained back! i have been through alot of hard times in the past few months and i have gotten way off track! now it's hard for me to get my mind set back into losing weight! i have been trying lately and the exercise really isn't a problem, it's the food! i can't help but eat bad stuff! i know i shouldn't and i regret eating it, but it is such a comfort for me i can't help it! does anyone know of anyway i can start a diet and stick to it? or have anything that could help me? i would greatly appreciate it!! thank you so much
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From Ashlee, Age 15 - 02/06/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I just did the most stupid thing!!! I just ate enough food for like 3 days, just because it's Super Bowl, and my Eagles just lost, I blame McNabb, i actually feel nasuea i ate so much, how do i stop overeating at such "big" events?
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From Jenny, Age 13 - 02/06/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I know how to lose wight, i just can't do it. My dad died last year, and i ABSOLUTELY hate my mom, she is sooo mean, all she every does is yell now. I start to loose ALOT of weight, but then she gets mad, and we get in a fight, and i just start eating TONS of fat stuff again. I dunno what to do. PLEASE HELP! I am open to any advice!
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From Lola, Age 15 - 02/05/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Please help. I eat when I hav a headache cos it helps and then my headache wil go away or when im stressed out or sad kinda like comfort food. I have only gaines weight im 5ft4 and i weigh 155 pounds plz help
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From Ashlee, Age 15 - 02/05/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
HI! I'm Ashlee and Im 15, i am about 5'9 and i way 205, I posted here about a year ago, but havent since then, I went through some bad stuff over the summer and i turned to food for comfort, has anyone else done that, well i gained 35 pounds, I am overweight, and i am sick of feeling sick from my weight, i get headaches, my back hurts, and i just ache, my doctor says the only way to stop it is to lose weight, I do have Winsor Pilates, Walk Away the Pounds, a treadmill, and a Tae Bo tape, if i do these, do you think i will lose weight, PLUS is there a way to lose like 5 pounds real fast, just as a Jumpstart,or determintation booster, Thanx, and sorry its so long
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From Stacy, Age 13 - 02/03/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi i really need help see i do exercise and stuff but when i get bored or upset all i want to do is eat i drink alot of water and stuff to so can someone tell what else to do

From Whitney, Age 15 - 02/03/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey ya'll well I stayed constant at 168 when I woke up this morning which is good I'd rather have that then gain ya know? But yea today might be lil difficult on me. U know that guy that i told ya bout well me and him majorly got into it last night cuz he said sumthin and yea we kinda got into it. I'm so mad and I have a right to be if u knew the convo. Lets just say we've known each other for like a year and he basically said that he's extremly attracted to me but he doesn't know my enough about me and my personality and all this other stuff =. Its kinda complicated and I blew up on him and yea so now I'm all depressed and my mom is making me the best dinner ever tonight cuz she walked in on me crying last night and she feels bad so she's giving me food and yea i'm not gonna let anyone else eat any! LoL! But yea I'll be on lata this afternoon at practice so I'll see u guys then! *muahz*

From sarah, Age 16 - 02/02/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
im down to 142 lbs from 191 lbs! im so pleased! but at the moment im stuck at home all day because ive got the mumps :( im normally really active and im not getting any exercise being stuck in and im afraid of putting on weight because i eat when im bored and also my appetite is really big! help!!!
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From Erin, Age 13 - 02/01/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Well to start off i am 13, 5'4", and weigh around 145 and that not be to bad but i have lots of fat in my face and tons around my stomach and not a lot anywhere else. But kids in my school make fun of me because of my weight and in eigth grade i want to show up and be a new me. But i eat when im sad and bored. so i keep gaining weight each weight and i am not proud i dont even fit into my fat jeans any more i want to lose weight a lot how do u lose fat in the stomach and face. i just need to fit back into my clothes my shirts dont fit my pants dont fit and i have to strech them out to where them i going to have to go to the size bigger then 10. Thanks 4 reading this!
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From Crazymomma, Age 13 - 02/01/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Is Drinking Water Bad For You? Because I Drink About 10-12 Cups A Day. I Do Exercise Everyday For About 10 Mins. I Try Not To Eat At School But The Princpal Makes Me. But The Reason Im So Big Is Because I Get Bored And All I Do Is Eat. Some One Right Back Please
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From Vina, Age 16 - 01/26/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi i'm a female and i am 5'6 and i weigh about 238lbs i have been overweight since i was little and most of my family is overweight and i have struggled with it because i have a had a hard life and i was very depressed a few times and i'm conctantlygoing through changes. Anyways just this past summer i started dieting and excercising.Since i've started i lost about 40lbs because i used to wiegh about 278, and now i am trying to continue the weight loss and my goal is to lose an additional 60lbs by summer or so. Any tips or advice or other websites because i need all the help i can get.I would also like to know if anyone else is or has delt with this type of situation. Thanks, I greatly appreciate it.
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