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 clifford, Age 15 - 07/06/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
god today i got upset cuz my dad called and was threatening to call the police to make me go with him tonight since i didnt want to go and i was cryin for like 30-60 mins and i was almost hyperventalating and I was just so scared and didnt no whut to do and was depressed i was hitting myself thorwing things and of course whut i hate is eating and now i feel bad even my 2 10 mile bike rides that burned 772 cals didnt help me any and I hate it and feel that I need to do something and I just feel like hurting myself i was hitting my self earlier cuz i was sooo upset and then i read this journal my mom started when i was 16 months and enede it like 2 years later and I was just really upset and it had stuff bout my cousin who died and my cousin who moved to chicago and havent seen in a while and I just wish everything would get better I hate my life and I am constantly eatin when i get... (view more)
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From Anna, Age 16 - 07/06/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
im sooo misrable! i cant stop crying i thought losing weight was supposed to make to feel good, so why do i feel like crap?
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From TimmysCat, Age 16 - 07/05/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Help :(I just can't stay on track... I ate soooooo much the past few days, even when I am not hungry I have been eating tons of food. I gained back a few pounds... I started at 236, then I lost 9 pounds but now i'm back to 231 :( :( :(It's just so much harder during the summer, I could do wayyyyyy better during the school year, because I don't eat at school. (nothing about my weight I just feel like an animal if i eat with too many people) anyway! hopefully I can stop pigging out, all the yummy food leftover from our 4th of july party is almost gone. Sometimes I wish I was poor and didn't have any food but we do :( anyway... any replies would maybe motivate me or if you want you can Im me(or email) MadlyDrawnJenny@aol.comand AIM - Jenny de Locke
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From Tori, Age 15 - 07/04/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
When i vist friends, parties, barbeques and other places where junk and unhealthy choices are avaibale, I'm usually faced with the descidon to eat or well, not to eat. Some say only have just a slice of that cake, or only have one piece of pizza, but my problem is that if i have that one slice of cake, next thing i know im having another one, and another one and yet another one. If your like me and feel that once you've had the junk food you might as well have more- lsiten to this. There are two types of feelings when it comes to food- craving the food and then the inital guilt that comes after overindulging. Now both feelings are uncomfotable and hard to deal with, but you have to think about which one is more positive, obvisouly the craving. I learned that if I just stay away from the junk food completely, it won't put me on the track to the non stop junk eating road, and... (view more)
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From ????????? - 06/30/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
OK PEOPLE a little dose of reality. We are board,or depressed, or whatever and so we eat. Then we get fatter. when we get fatter we feel more depressed so we eat more. We then get even fatter! It is a circle that most of us have, and most of us will and most of us can GET OUT OFF. I for one am tired of being a statisic in some scientific study about the percentage of currantly obese and overweight teens!! Everyone, I KNOW that you can DO this if you try!! Remember, depression is not the answer and gets us nowhere!! Will-power and strength provide us with the grounds for acheviment!!! Lets show those statistics whose boss!!! WE SHALL OVERCOME!!! PEACE, LOVE YA ALL!!!

From Heather, Age 13 - 06/29/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Is it okay if i start my Diet after the 4th of July....cuz a whole bunch of stuff came up!!!!
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From clifford, Age 15 - 06/27/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
ok u guys i have discovered that i usually eat when i am bored so how can i stop this and become skinny and stuff like that so just wondering how i could do this and stuff like that but its ok if no one nos cuz i dont think i can do it either so maybe i should just give up and forget all bout my goals and stuff dang i suck at this and I will never get to my goal i guess u could say i have given up :( well by and good luck maybe ill still be on here tryin to help others but for me i just dont feel like i can do it any more, buhbye and see ya later
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From Jill, Age 16 - 06/24/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Well i have a few questions that i've been wondering about and i was wondering if anybody knew the answers to my questions u could tell me. OK......... Why should u drink like 8 glasses of water a day, does it help u to lose weight faster or what? Why shouldn't u eat past like 7:00, i mean if u have like a granola bar or peice of fruit after 7 and exercise after is it still bad? And what should i do if i get bored and think about food and want ot eat, how can i ignore my cravings??
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From TimmysCat, Age 16 - 06/22/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I had been dieting a few weeks and I was doing good, but this week I got depressed and totaly pigged out! It's bad and now I can't seem to get back to dieting, we're getting a pool soon so hopefully I can burn calories swimming and get back on the diet. I don't have much motivation so it's hard, no one is suporrting me. Especially my bf because he has got a fetish with this... chubbiness or whatever. I only want to lose enough weight to fit into a size 14 pants and maybe lose weight off my arms, by the way I am 5'4" 229 pounds. Any tips?
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From Josh, Age 14 - 06/19/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey hey im 14 obviously lol and im 5,7 and 160 i Want to lose weight obviously lol and i cant seem to lose any. i want to do something but im just to lazy to do it like ill plan to walk but ill never do it i eat when im bored and watch tv what should i do by the way if yall could help me at all send me a email at thanx
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From Mae, Age 13 - 06/19/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hey guysif your really bored in the summertime and u have nothing to do, you eat right? you just flat out snack. well i recently took up cross stitching and i forgot to eat breakfast thats how busy it made me
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From Stacie, Age 15 - 06/16/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey, i need some tips on how to control how much i eat. i just start eating and can't stop, and its starting to catch up with me. Also wat are exercises for fat on the sides of you? i going to try 2 get register in some classes at the rec center 2 try and keep active but what are some things i can do at home?
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From Amanda, Age 14 - 06/15/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I love food ! My favorite is teriyaki with white rice and my other favorite is shirp with white rice lol.. i know if i eat that to much i will gain weight but i love it soo much! Whats ur favorite food?
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From TimmysCat, Age 16 - 06/15/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I need help, I'm 16 and I weigh 229 pounds, I'm very unhappy. I try to diet, I have been for the past 5 weeks I lost about 7 pounds (but I think the scale is broken) I can't stop eatting, I don't know what to do, my family doesn't help... they buy all this junk food and I end up snacking... I'm at risk for a heart attack
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