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 Lexi, Age 13 - 06/14/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Im so depressed cuz of my excess weight. All day I sit and watch tv, and eat, which is y Im over weight. Well.... I oviesly need to pick my butt up and start moving so if anyone can help me by suggesting a good way to lose about 70 lbs during this summer, I would greatly appreciate it!!!!
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From Kally, Age 17 - 06/10/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i need help with this insane binge eatting at night!! i cant' stop!! i eat thing after thign after thing.. even though im reaching for healthy things like oatmeal, chicken, etc, i eat SO MUCH of it!! i know its the thing thats getting me, but i have this feeling like what i eat at night doesn't count and i know its so baD!! if i am getitng this weight off before school starts it needs to stop .. any tips!?
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From Lexxi, Age 13 - 06/07/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i feel so guilty. whenever noones home after school, my hands just barge in2 the fridge nd i cant stop eating until som1 comes home.i feel so guilty! i gained bac up 3 pounds in 4 days out of the 12 pounds i worked hard 2 lose. i realize that my bodys responding lyk, okay since i lost som pounds, i should reward myself or hav a break. i dont wanna gain back the pounds i lost! i wanna keep on going...:(
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From meee, Age 14 - 06/07/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
whats ur biggest problem with losing weight? everyones seems to be taht they r always hungry but my biggest problem is eating when im NOT hungry.
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From meee, Age 14 - 06/07/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
ok like i always have cerial, im like addicted to it, cheerios mostly but otha kinds too. only when u add milk its like so many calories. like a bowl with milk is like 300-400 calories!!! should i giv up my cerial? i want 2 eat like 5 bowls a day, i could .liv on it!!!
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From FATTY, Age 13 - 06/06/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
HELP! My new step-sister is my age except she is a real jock and is real skinney so she just eats whatever. It makes me really uncomfortable around her and it's harder to control myself.
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From Krystal, Age 18 - 06/06/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi everyone....I'm only 18 years old and i already weight 250lbs. and i can get it off! In december 2002 i found out me and my boyfriend were going to have a baby( i know i was young), but as the months went on the weight just came more and more and now my son is going to be a year old in August and i still can't lose any of the weight. And i keep telling myself ok today is going to be the day, i am going to go on a diet and lose all the weight i need to and then i just can't. And i just don't kow what to do!i try and i try and i try and since i can't do it, that just makes me want to eat more! SOME ONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!! If anyone would like they can email me at
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From Jon, Age 15 - 06/04/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey all, im new here so be nice, i went on a diet a few months back but ended up puting on more and more weight, about 4 years ago i was about 230lbs and im 5 foot 7 so thats quite overweight i think, but ive been under so much stress that im now well over 340 and am having lots of problems walking and generaly geting about, my doctor says that if i don't lose weight im going to end up bed ridden and i don't want that, can anyone give me any tips or idea so i can lose as every diet i go on makes me gain more weight, i do run and swim but i get made fun of too much and i just don't want to do that anymore so if you have any ideas please tell me.
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From Ashlee, Age 14 - 06/01/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
School is almsot over!!!!!! but i am stressin so bad about exams, last night i ate a carton of icecream i ws so stressed, please help me
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From chingy, Age 13 - 05/28/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
always on the week end i always eat so much bad foods how can i stop
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From Amanda, Age 14 - 05/28/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ok this is realy personal to me and i just can't hold it in no more *cries* I know the reason why i'm so fat! I know the reason why i am depressed , and why i don't want to go to school or let other people see me. Because i am ashamed i feel like $hit... ok it all started when i was 6 years old. My mom had to work so she used to leave me with my neibor Maria ( who has 2 dauthers who were 2 and 3 years old at that time.. and she also had a husband) ok so my mom used to leave me with her until she came from work . It was all fine , i played with the girls and had alot of fun and then my mom picked me up when she came from work... But one day when my mom came to pick me up she was talking in the kitchen with our neibor Maria (my baby siter) and i was playing with the girls (the 2 and 3 year old ) then their father called me to their room. Since i was only 6 years old i... (view more)
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From Kate, Age 18 - 05/24/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I know this sounds weird, but I am not sure if I want to be thin. I mean, I've been overweight my whole life, and my whole life, I've been able to hide all my feelings--my anger, my sadness, my pain--behind the spoonful of ice cream in my mouth and the blanket of fat on my body. I don't know how to cope without those "crutches". Not only that, but I've never had to deal with the problems "pretty" girls have--no one has ever flirted with me at a party, whistled at me while I walked down the street, and I have never had to wonder whether someone was being nice to me because I was pretty or because they actually liked me.On the other hand, I want to be one of the pretty girls so badly. I know that I'm 18, and I shouldn't be so shallow, but I can't help it. Any advice?
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From Stefanie, Age 16 - 05/23/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I am 16 and i am 205lbs. I have a problem with eating when i get depressed and when im bored. I need help. I tried being active, it didnt work. I tried not eating, it didnt work. I even tried atkins and that didnt work. I dont know what to do but i know i am tired of being fat. Please help me.
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From Natalie, Age 18 - 05/17/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi everyone, I am Natalie and I weigh 170 pounds. I really need to lose weight by June 10th. can somebody really really help me..... I tried about everything now... when ever i get mad i just pig out,and then get mad at myself. so please, someone tell me something!!!
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From Emily, Age 12 - 05/15/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I have this probalem that I eat good and exercise during the day, but if I get mad or sad i just pig out and don't really care, but after I am really mad at myself. I need to stop this as I want to lose 20-25 pounds by July. PLease, if you have any dieting tips or want to be my weightloss budy, email me at Thanks, Emily
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