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 Ashley, Age 15 - 05/15/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ok I'm trying this new thing...I dont sit around at home as much, cuz if I do I start to eat i'm not exactly on a diet, yet! but is it going to help at all if I just dont eat inbetween meals???
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From Ashley, Age 12 - 05/14/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I weigh 190 lbs and I got a really pretty face...and my boyfriend just broke up with me cuz i'm fat...please help no one likes do I loose weight I LOVE FOOD
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From AMBER, Age 16 - 05/12/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
HI room! I really need a diet buddy! I am down 11 pounds and I need help getting the other 45 off! It is so hard and I feel like giving in sometimes! Alot of this past week I have given in and I can't do that! I need some help! Food is my comfort I guess and I ave been really streesd out! Does anyone have a good diet or excerise plan I could try I would love all the help I could get ! This site means so much to me! I hope you guy are doing good! PLease write back as soon as possible!
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From Niki, Age 14 - 05/11/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I hate exercising. It's sooo boring. I love eating. I eat when I'm hungry, when I'm bored, it's so fun. I want to look good. 10 thing I wanna change about me:1.I'm hairy. I'm a girl yet people say I have a mustach. Well really just my cuz and bro but STILL.2.I have these nasty little white things groths or something under my eyes.3.My stomach is kinda bulging out.4.My knuckles are really big. I kno I should crack them but I love the sound. My finger is too fat for my mom's wedding ring.5.I dunno about my height. I'm 5 foot 2 but all my friends are so short and I feel so tall. Well most of them anyway.6.I hate my hair. It won't grow fast enough. And I used sunin on it last summer now it's growing out and the top is dark and the bottem is wicked light.7.I hate my eyes. I have really bad eyesight. Like REALLY bad. I have contacts but they are so annoying.8.I hate my feet. I wear I size 8 shoe they are soo big.well tahts only eight...i guess tahts it. i feel better now, lol. anyone else wanna share there self hates. it really helps.
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From Jessica, Age 15 - 05/11/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply email me if you want to give or recieve support. it's nice to have a friend. also a quick tip that i like to do: do the free exercizes they show on infomercials. Also drink ovaltine w/ fat free milk. it has no fat and lots of vitamins and it'll fill you up. dont drink too much cuz its got some sugar. also dont eat cuz your bored (thats what i do) do something that distracts you even if its watching tv. you'll lose a little weight if you eat a little less even if you dont exercize.

From christy, Age 13 - 05/11/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
well im 13 years old and im 160lbs 5"8 and im always being picked on i hate it i wanna cry i just cant because it hurts so bad i cant go to anyone about it because they probaly will talk about me i wish i knew how i could lose it all i wanna do is eat and eat in my spare time please help me
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From Sarah, Age 13 - 05/10/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi everyone. Just last year i got some friends at school for the first time ever and i felt gr8. But this year they are ignoring me, and it makes me so upset that i eat and eat. Since the begining of this year i have gained almost 50lbs. At the begining of the year i weighed 295lbs but now i weigh a whopping 340LBS!! I used to be a size 22 but now i can barely sqweeze my flabby body into a size 30! I am the fattest in my school by far, and i have so many embarassing things that i cant do anything about such as:
-My skirt is way too small so i have to wear it under my fat rolls instead of around my waist so my belly flab hangs over the top and bounces, joggles and wobbles all over the place when i walk.
-ALL my clothes are too small so my flab bulges out all corners it can
-In the last three years i have broken 7 chairs just by sitting on them
-When i sit on a... (view more)

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From Kaitlyn, Age 14 - 05/07/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey guys, I know this has nothing to do with being overweight, but I just gotsta have advice before it drives me crazy and makes me eat more to gain weight. See today the 7th and 8th grade went outside and I was over by one of my best friends. My other best friend came over and pushed my best friend and made her teeth hurt b/c she just got braces. It is something that I can't really go in to very big detail b/c it is a long story, but is there ne thing that I could have done or can do? Plz post or e mail me at ! Thanks
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From Stephanie R, Age 14 - 05/04/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi my name is Stephanie and i am 14 years old and weight 225 pounds i am realy uncomftorble with my weight i want to lose atleast 80 or 100 pounds but its just to hard because i look so fat and i dont want to go outside because i dont want people to look at my ugly fatness i have tried doing stuff to lose weight but it never works cuz when i see my skinny neibors i get so mad and jelouse i give up and then i gain 10 pounds i was not like this when i was younger like 7 i dont know what happend to me and my family is poor so its hard to cook healthy stuff. please give me advice i cant go on like this 1 more year! i want to look nice for my 15th birthday :(
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From Lisa, Age 14 - 05/02/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I'm pretty good through out the week but when the weekend comes i eat like a pot-belly pig! I don't know why maybe cuz i'm board and i have time to enjoy the food, i'm not sure but i wind up gaining back all i lossed in that week on the weekend any suggestions??
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From Tara, Age 13 - 05/02/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey everyone A while ago I put a comment I just put can someone help me. Well that weekend I went swimming and played basketball and walked every day or mabey even 2wice. I lost 5 pounds I think in a weekend. I did not eat any junk food and drank alot of water. It seems imposible but I was 140 and then I turned 135Well then I got depressed becuase my father was an acholoic and I started to eat becuase I was so sad. That was like mabey 6 months ago. I am still 135 and want to go back on my old diet cuz it really did work I did advice so you can email me at or im me on aol: tarizzlefoshizle! Im going to really try this site is awesome becuase it motivates people! Well email me or im me! Tara age 13 weigh 135 and height is 5'4 or 5'3
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From Heather, Age 16 - 05/02/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Well. I am gonna try to start the atkins diet today, I mean for me it shouldnt be hard becasue my step-dad is on it and all he makes for dinner it Meat and Salad. But I am home alone every morning so its really easy for my to sit around and do nothing but eat. I just need some will power. I need to take up a hobbie, like knitting ;). "Hmmmm Im hungery,mabnye ill go knit a sweater." LOL. So wish me luck! I'll post what I ate for the day on here. Good or bad.

From Joanna, Age 16 - 05/01/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey everyone! Well I havent been here for a while because Ive been very depressed and gained some weight. I feel a little better now but i weigh 220 now! I want to loose 20 pounds by the end of May. I started a low carb diet, however, I am a vegitarean so Im eating fish (not fried) and other seafood and vegies. Im going to be doing muscle toning and jogging which will hopefully help! There's such cute clothes in the stores and when I went shopping I found myself needing to buy a size 16! That is discusting! For now I just want to get into a 13/14 again but in the long run I want to be a size 7/8 Im 5'6" so I think that would be good :). LoL its only the second day of my diet and Im gonna write in once a week because if I write everyday it seems slower!

From ----------, Age 17 - 04/28/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi,I've lost quite a lot of weight, and now I seem more depressed than I did before... I dunno if this is the right place to write this stuff on but when I was 10 I was sexually abused and after that I REALLY started putting weight on, then when I was 16 and had lost a bit of weight I had some trouble with an obsessive guy. I put on loads of weight after that too. I'm worried now that if I lose more weight then I'll be more attractive so stuff like that might happen again. I know im probably being stupid and I shouldn't let 2 sad losers ruin my life any more then they already have, but I cant stop thinking about it. Also because people know im on a diet they're always looking at me to see if ive lost weight and although I have (I gone from uk size 18-20 to 14-16) then I hate people always looking at me cuz i'm still overweight.
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From abi, Age 12 - 04/27/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
this sounds -pathetic but i am useless at dietini either eat loads even when i am not hungryi am gd all day at skool then i get home and binge or i starve myself all day then binge at home and feel guilty and try to make myself sick but i just cant do iti need serious help i am 12 and i weigh 176 pounds i want to weigh 115 pounds by september i need some help blubber busters i want to lose weight quickl;y and safely and i want people to stop in the corridors and say wow u look so slim girl plz help me love abixxx(my email addy is maybe if there is anyone out there with the same stats as me we could tlk?)
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