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 JJ, Age 13 - 11/15/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My mum is such a b*tch!!!! I asked her "can you please stop buying junk food, I really think it would make us healthier and we might lose a little weight" you know what she said?? "No, I need it" I said she sounded like a drug addict and she agreed!!!! (she is majorly obese[as am I])I told her "please stop buying the junk food, I have no will power and you always offer it too me. We aren't healthy and I think this would be a good idea" she goes "if you want to lose weight we should find a plan and stick to it, I'll find one, until then I'll eat my chocolate bars" that was two months ago!!!What can I do to stop myself from eating the candy and junkfood she CONSTANTLY buys?? Thanks Guys. You guys are great.
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From Kaitlyn, Age 15 - 11/08/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Just a few minutes ago, I noticed how big I really am. I use to be 210, now I'm 177, but I still feel like I am way too big. I know that I have done really bad on my diet lately, I have still excersized, but its just not cuttin it for me. Everyday at lunch I have pizza, but I don't really think the hot lunch is ne better. After school, when I'm not really hungry, but I eat ne way. I should do something else besides eat to avoid more weight gain, ne suggestions? thanks, kaitlyn!

From chelese, Age 13 - 11/07/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i want to loose weight, but i dunno i just can't. even when im not hungry i want to eat. i have gotten up to 200 pounds. im crying right now. how could i let this happen? if i could just stick to a diet!!!!! well also im 5'4 200 and 13 years old if any one is wondering.
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From abi, Age 13 - 10/29/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I KNOW THIS IS LONG BUT PLEASE READ IT. Hi im Abi and since the age of about 6 i have been obsessed with my weight and the way i look. I never was big just normal but cruel taunts and nasty comments from people around made me put on weight. At the age of about ten i started to pile on weight, i was getting bullied badly by a couple of boys in my class and life has gone down hill from there. In the three years between then and now i have put on about 4 stone(about 56 pounds). I now weigh 12 stone 12 (180 pounds) and am miserable. I am constantly in arguements with my parents about my weight. I dont want to make them sound mean and nasty because i know they only shout at me because they care and are extremly worried about me. I hate it. I want to do something about my weight. I need your help. I know everything there is to know about dieting so i would be really pleased to have... (view more)
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From Megan, Age 15 - 10/29/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi everyone my name is Megan Kinney!!! I love to eat...all day if i can, its what makes me happy, my daily meals consist of cereal, toast with peanut butter banana pepsi sometimes a hot pocket or two with that for breakfast. Then for lunch, i usually have chicken, chips, bread, pizza, chocalate cake, hohos, pasta, brownies and a salad with like a 2 liter, then for dinner i have pasta, pizza, loaf of garlic bread, ice cream, yogurt, potatoes, fries and then the rest of the chocolate cake with lots of chocalte syrup and icing. I walk a lot of school and sometimes i miss the bus at school so i have to run, so i get my exercise, why am i sooo fat, i weigh 310 lbs. and im only 15, how can i get down to a healthy weight. I hate looking bad and people making fun of me it really hurts my feelings, how can i get down to 130....PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!
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From Birtha, Age 14 - 10/28/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey there. I am 5'3 and 239 pounds. I am currently trying weight watchers. I did it, but gained 5 pounds. I know i don't have a eating problem i just like to eat. That is normal, i think. i sit at home and watch tv, talk on the internet and eat. Why am i gaining so much weight? I get the mail everyday!! its like 20 feet from my house. good exercise!!! What do YOU think? or what should i do.*Birtha
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From Catherine, Age 15 - 10/28/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Today I did really bad. It was because I was stressed out and had a bad day. So I came home and ate and not even realizing why I was eating so much. I hate that, cause one day can ruin everything. I feel so guilty. I dont understand why it is so hard to lose weight. I have done it before, and I know what to do. But it is those days, that you want to eat, makes it so hard. I am just sad right now! I need some motivation!
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From chelese, Age 13 - 10/27/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i went to the doctor today. i gained 15 pounds. im always talking about how im going to loose weight and be happy. i eat even when im not hungry. im always deppressed and i eat when i get that way. then i say im going to loose the weight and finally be happy (now i dont believe that will ever happen.) your probably thinking "your only 13, what do you mean finally?" well i've been trying to diet since i was eight!! what a way to spend third grade eh? well, i wanted to spill my guts(kinda) so , there you go. (sorry if i come off sounding rude, i don't mean to)
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From kelly, Age 17 - 10/25/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
okay every time i say im going to stop chewing so much gum i dont.. but i jsut read osmethign and chewing sugar gum is definitley empty calories just like candy.. id ont know how much cals i consume though cuz i spit it out so fast to go right back adn pop in another piece! lol But anyway yeah thats 800 additional calories i got from chewing 80 pieces a day!! yeah a lot lol.. but i need some motivation to quit!!! i think im going to just drink water when i crave chewing on something, and only chew max 10 pieces per day... lol that sounds like a smoker. Terrible but thats only 100 cals vs. 800 empty ones! any ideas to keep me on track? Thanks so much
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From kristi, Age 15 - 10/22/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
im always not hungry but i get the biggest cravings for things like there any thing to stop them
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From kendra, Age 16 - 10/18/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
does anyone know how to help me? everytime i go out and excersize or when i am bored, i eat a lot until my stomache hurts. does anyone know what to do when i get the urge to eat?
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From Erica, Age 14 - 10/17/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Can anyone tell me HOW and WHY we get streach marks? because i have a bunch of them on my upper thighs and they are starting to go down to my knee! but the even wose thing is I am starting to get some on my lower stomach as well! I it possible that ( i have a pear shaped body) all my excess weight went down to my lower body and now i is running out of places to go so it is starting to fill out my stomach? PLEASE HELP IT SUCKS HAVING NO CONTROL OVER WHAT KIND OF FOOD YOU HANDS PUT IN YOU MOUTH! BTW IM 5'0 122
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From Kevin, Age 15 - 10/16/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hello I am 15 , male and slighty overweight, or so says the BMI things. I have a 25.01 (5'4" 146 lbs). However, I still see ugly love handles on my waist. I don't want to be strappingly muscular, but I want to get rid of the excess fat caused by the stress of my parents' divorce a few years ago and start to see some muscle development. Basically, I just need help getting rid of these last 10 pounds. If anyone could help me with this please reply. Thanks.
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From kally, Age 17 - 10/15/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
omg i just can't stop chewing the gum... is it really goign to make my teeth rot if i chew freedent but at night i floss , brush, and swish with flouride? i've limitee myself, though to only 200 cals most worth ( 20 sticks) wow its like im a chain smoker only gum. lol little by little i'll cut down haha
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