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 Caty, Age 14 - 09/03/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
okay so i started school just a week ago. and its been depressing. the school is very big and there is over 550 students for my grade. everyone is so cliquish and doesnt wanna make friends. ive never felt this before and i cry evryday after school and cry myself 2 sleep. iv never 8 lunch alone in the cafeteria or stuff like that. i have tried to make friends but they just dont want to.... ive tried once and they gave me a dirty look and walked away. i wonder what am i doing here? ive gained 2 pounds and after school i just cry and eat. i sound like a crybaby dont i
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From **Paige**, Age 15 - 08/31/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey guys! I hope yall are doing well on yall's diets. Well today is my first time on this website and I love it. But I found out that 97% of kids my age weight less than me I am 5'5 and weigh 272 lbs, and that makes me just want to die! I hate my life! I know I have a weight problem, but i had no clue that it was that bad. I guess that explains why I've never had a boyfriend and why I don't have very many friends and I always get picked on! I have stretch marks everywhere and cellulite. Its so disgusting, I hate my body!!!! I hate what i see when I look in the mirror!!! I eat all the time b/c I was depressed or bored, and it comforted me, made me feel better and I saw it as Food was my best friend b/c it was there for me and it never made fun of me. I know thats funny but that how I thought and now I realize food is just my worst enemy. Does anyone know any way I can lose a lot of... (view more)
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From kayleigh, Age 16 - 08/31/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hello! does anyone have any tips to stop cravings/eating 4 boredom...they r always my downfall! from now im gona try soooo hard, i joined a gym and i have a trainer so i have 2 work hard there. any help would b great thanx. xXxXx
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From Emma, Age 14 - 08/31/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi i'm Emma and i'm 14,when i saw 67% of teens weigh less than me, it made me feel bad. I've tried really hard to diet over the past year but it hasn't worked, my mum says she's worried about me but they say the scales never lie and according to them i haven't lost a pound. I often make myself sick, it makes me feel better but some calories are already absorbed by the time that i'm sick, so it doesn't work. I tried not eating for a week i dropped a few pounds but i added them again. I eat a lot when i'm bored and i'm a fussy eater so fruit etc doesn't appeal to me. I've tried excerise but i end up fainting. I'm starting school on thursday and the thought makes me want to just stick pins in my eyes. I'm really bad at P.E and i have to wear a nearly see through yellow tshirt. I have strech marks all over my legs. Anyone know of any good diets or ways to get rid of strech marks?

From lindsey smith, Age 13 - 08/29/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hi. im annie and i weigh 260 and im 5'5. my belly and thighs are huge and have stretch marks everywhere. my belly hangs over my pante about like 6 inches. im only 14. my belly is so wide and sticks out so much that i have to have certain desks at school cause i cant squezze in. it sticks out atleast 2 feet:( i need to loose 100 pounds. plz help me. i keep gaining weight. over the summer i gained 40 pounds. i never can wear the same clothes for 1 season. please help me. all i do is lay on the couch and eat but i cant help it. am i really fat or obese. plz help me and tell me what to do and TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT MYSELF. MAKE ME WAKE UP AND LEARN THE TRUTH.
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From Brittany, Age 14 - 08/24/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
im really curious-how many cals would be in a banana muffin? (no walnuts added) I've looked on a few sites but have found nothing.Please,if you know, post! im addicted to them i've already had two today and yeah i wanna know the damage im doing here, calorie-wise!Britter
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From Caty, Age 14 - 08/23/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i was doing good on atkins cept i blew it yesterday. there were some family problems nd i cried alot and i turned to food! not onli that, alot of food..... with alot of carbs. i ate cinnamon rolls, hot pocket, donuts and other stuf. i cant blive i ate that much. i was so full but i kept on stuffing myself even tho i felt lyk throwing up.
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From Ashlee, Age 14 - 08/22/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I havent posted in a LONG time, this summer has been terrible, my mom got extremley sickand came close to dying, she had to get a liver transplant, so she has been in the hospital this whole summer, so i have become "MOM" at my house, and i have turned to food as a comfort,i have gained 27 pounds and i now weigh over 200 pounds which is really scary for me, i was wondering if there is a way for me to not turn to food as a comfort and for me to get under 200 pounds again, and by the way and i am 5 foot 10 1/2
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From Alexis, Age 15 - 08/17/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I really need some help, i'm in the ninth grade and i just relized that in the last 2 years i have gained 110 pounds and i hate it because i used to weigh 132 and i was a cheerleader in 7th grade, and then I had a lot of problems going on in my life so i got really depressed and started gaining a lot of weight and my life is just now finally starting to go good again and then i went to the doctor and found out i gained 110 pounds. I would really like some help and some encouragement because i really want my old body back so maybe i can be a cheerleader again next year. Well if you can help please respond. Luv yall lots Alexis
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From emma, Age 13 - 08/15/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
!!!!!! PLEASE HELP hi guys i am 13 years old im new here i weigh 75kg which is 12 stones and i am 1.72 in height i get so stressed with ma weight and when i get stressed i eat so much i try goin on a diet but think evrrything i am eating is making me put on weight and when i starve ma self i eat more i am reallyy confused and i love junk food i am tryna cut it but right now i am sooo stressed i feel like not going skool when it starts plzzz hass any 1 got any help 4 me plz i feel so hopeless i feel like killing my self coz i see ma friedns wearin skirts and i cant coz i no ppl will bully me in school i really wanna lose weight can any 1 plzzzzz help me plzzzz either reply here or email me on luv emma xxx

From clifford, Age 15 - 08/12/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey I have been off my routine for a while and im slowly starting to get back on my routine and it is getting frustratin cuz I feel I need to eat when I am bored I need to stop that and I need to not eat a lot at meals so I can loose this weight I am doin this one excercise thing to loose 4 inches in a week but I need to stop eating junk to see the results so starting right now today the 12th day of august 2004 I am makein a pac to eat healthy for the rest of my liife and stay in shape so I can become the best basketball player I know I can be. Well good luck everyone and peace to everyone.
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From Kathy, Age 15 - 08/06/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey wassup everyone...about a year ago or 2 i use to weight around 198 pounds i use to eat like crazy because i had to much stress on me and i tought tha way out of it was for me to just eat and eat.....last year the summer b4 entering high school i decided that it was enough so i started doin exercises and eating healthy and went down to 170 pounds in just 3 months or so i can loose weight very quick...well anyways i went down from a size 14 to a size 7 amazing i know.. but then i dont know what happen i enter school and like everythin i was doin just went off i weight 180 pounds and i am 5"5 feet tall....but i decided enough is enough i am goin to start eatin healthy and walkin and doin alot of exercise my goal is to weight at least 150 by september and then by november b in mah weight goal which is 130...anyways ill be tellin ya how i am progressin which me luck
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From Jordan, Age 13 - 08/06/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I always use to be so skinny!!!! But when I became over weight was because my dad met this woman and became close with her!!! A little 2 close!!! My mom & dad ended up splitin up!Ever since then I've wondered if he cheated on my my mom cuz of me!!! Thats when I started gaining weight!! So please someone e-mail me & and give me exercises any advice u have!!
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From Catherine, Age 15 - 08/03/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I did bad again today, I am hating it, it is the third day I did bad. I was doing so well too. Now there is only 3 weeks left of summer before school starts and I have gained a few pounds I know I have. I am so mad at myself. I eat when I am bored and in front of the tv. So I am saying eating meals only at the table. Why do I do this to myself? I want to be thin, When no one is home, I eat! Oh, I am thinking about getting this book, I have heard really good things about it, it is called "Kiss My Tiara", has anyone ever read it, is it good? I am hearing that it makes you feel really good if your a woman, it talks about everything and life. So I need a lot of help and can have any diet buddies, tell me your name and email address and I will write you. I want to be 120 by end of december. I am around 156, maybe higher because I have ate so bad the last few days. My height is 5'5.
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From Beth, Age 13 - 07/31/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I'm so sick of myself, I always say: 'right this is the summer holidays i have 6 weeks to loose as much weight as I can!'. I say it everytime and most of the time...I gain, my parents don't help I can stay on a diet for a couple of days but then we'd be out somewhere and they'd say:'Oh don't worry Bethany everything hjas less calories when you're having fun, so go on take £1 and get an icecream.' or whatever, I need my family actually to help me, not to tell me I need to loose weight cos I mean they must think I'm thick, they don't think I look at myself in the mirror everyday and want to smash it up, look ant my 'bloated' tummy my lumpy calf my huge thighs my massive back and jiggy flab everywere It kills me to look at myself I just wanna thjrow the hairspray can when i'm doing my hair in the morning I think 'whats the point in using up the crap to make myself look better when... (view more)
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