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 jess, Age 13 - 04/24/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Can someone please help me? I'm 5'6 and weigh 147 lbs. i feel so fat and ugly all the time. My friends and parents tell me i'm not but when i look in the mirror i see myself as being obese. I get all A's on my report card, but i'm always extemely nervous. Sometimes i have to leave class b/c im so nervous that i cry. Does anyone know if this is weight associated? Please gaive me ur imputs =(
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From Jay, Age 15 - 04/23/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi I'm Jay and I'm 15. Growing up here in the country there is food everywhere and sometimes I'm lured into that greasey food. I weighed myself 12 min ago and I'm 243lbs and god knows I would love to lose 100 lbs. What are some steps I can take to start off my weight lose?
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From clarity, Age 16 - 04/20/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
well, i guess i am "new" here. i hope this place will inspire me to lose weight...about 5 months ago, i was in a real ditch. I hated myself sooo much. Everyday i woould wake up to a day of hell. There was never anything to look forward and i was miserable. I probably thought about my weight at least 30 times a day. I HATE IT, and back then it wasnt good for my health in EVERY way. I couildnt even run a block without being out of breath, and i can not find any clothes. Also, the whole weight thing, plus other issues lead to self mutilation. I started to cut my arms with razor blades and knives. It seemed so good, to hurt something i hated so much. After a while i relized how stupid it was to have done that. I felt so ashamed to do sh*t like that. I was on the upswing, although i did not like my weight, i started to deal with some of my problems, and started to feel alot better about my... (view more)
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From someone, Age 17 - 04/19/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6, Wt. blah! - how do u stop binge eating without seeing someone. i was looking up signs and stuff online and im such a yo yo dietier. im great for a couple days then i suck then im great then.. yeah. :S. does anyone else do this? and how did u stop. i know its probly emotional..
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From Melissa, Age 15 - 04/17/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Wow...I haven't been here in a while...a long while. But I feel very depressed and stuff so I am coming back for real motivation and stuff. I am so determined to lose weight this time that I am going to try harder than ever. I will not however try the whole low-carb diets so if that is your suggestion, sorry but no. There is so much going on in my life at the moment and it is all really hard and very emotional and my friend and I just want to eat and eat and eat and be LAZY. This has to stop! Give me good tips, guys(girls), please. I want to be comfortable with myself and I know I need help.
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From bubble buster, Age 16 - 04/13/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I'm so overweight that i become depressed, and i eat alot! it is impossible for me to loose weight. my parents have tried diet pill, excercising, but whatever pounds i loose, i gain easly. at school, people pick on me and laugh. my parents are thinking of sending me to fat camp, though i knoe it won't work. i'm almost 200 pounds and i'm only 4"11. can anyone help me? i'm afraid to die! my docter said that if i keep gaining, i'm going to die!
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From Joanne, Age 15 - 04/10/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Whola. Ag. i hate it when i feel so FAT. seriously. i hate being stressed and i HATE overeating. i exercise daily though :D haha thats like the only good thing. im 15 [[just turned 15 on the 5th]] =) and i weigh 150.. -______- im 5'7 too. i gave up soda [[eww i hate soda now]] i gave up chocolate and chips [[sometimes]]. i can control my portions but yeah. when i get pissed off by someone i just eat. lol. fun.. well yeah. whoo wants to be my diet buddy? i need one haha. well if you guyz wanna talk then IM me at bEbEE x SMiLE or LiCiOUZ COOkiE. ORRRRR you can email me at :D haha ok byeeeee
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From beth, Age 13 - 04/08/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
ok, Ive always been big and before I went to my new school it never botherd me, I knew I was bigger bust people were just nice to everybody, then i mooved schools,people took the mic outta me all the time, just callin me FAT FAT FAT!!!!!! I got fed up with it so i ate n ate! now I have managed to stick to my size, but I wanna loose the weight, I have gone doen a jeans sizwe without trying but I need to looose MORE, I wanna get 2 b 150lbs rather than the 200 that i am! I KNOW I can do it...eventually, I just need a kick in the roght direction,do u recon i could get there, HELP!
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From Adam, Age 16 - 04/07/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Look guys i am 6 foot 3 and 300 pounds and i need to loose 90 pounds the things is my legs and arms do not have alot of fat on them its just my stomach. I hate it. I have ot loads of sterch marks and when i am bored i eat even thou i feel full i still eat more and more and i don't know why.
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From Shayna, Age 17 - 04/07/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I'm a extremly over weight teen. I have always been overweight. I'm tired off being made fun of and mistreated. My life has been terrible. My mom and baby sister died when i was 10 and my father claims that i am not his. I have been living with my grandma for almost seven years, but my granny past away on 3/28/04 and i am basically on my own. My Aunt and cousins moved in with me but thats not the same to me as my mother and grandmother. i mainly my own means of support. im so stressed out over all this stuff plus im going to start college in september and trying to keep up my grades is extremly hard. I'm 5'8 and weigh almost 300lbs. i would like to loss some weight and change my life style. Please someone reply to me and give me some advice on these things i have explained.
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From chelsea, Age 15 - 04/07/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I'm very depressed right now and actually crying. I don't know If I even want to live anymore. All I want In life is to lose this weight and I keep gaining. I'm 150.. was 145.. and the scale keeps going up. I'm homeschooled because I get embarrassed of myself in school and I never do anything with friends..I always make up excuses because I feel fat. Some one please give me advice. I can't stick to anything. I always eat to numb the pain and I can't stop. I try to exersize but it doesn't make up for the calories I consume. I just feel hopeless. I'll miss out on so much waiting for the weight to come off. I want to weigh 110 so it will take 20-40 weeks if I lose 1-2 pounds a week .. and that's just to damn long to wait. I feel like I'm missing out.. I don't want to lose my friends .. I need help..please e mail me if you can
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From Danielle, Age 13 - 04/05/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey Guys..okay i'm 5'3 and i weigh 170 lbs...i want to get does to at the least 140 but my goal is 130..i get bored and i eat stuff like cereal and i think thats why i might be gaining so much weight..but i dont know.. i want to lose that weight at least by July.. do you guys think it possible..and u u guys help me i would be soo thankful.. and its not just about how i look although thats a big part of it...i play softball anbd imma catcher and i cant have all that extra wight on please meave me some messages..thanx! me if u wanna at danyelle369
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From clifford, Age 15 - 03/28/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
ok i gained two pounds snce last sunday it is because i had a few two many cals but excercised more then i do in the winter since it was nice this week and it is my period started up last night so i kinda binged last night so im a lil bloated but i want to loose like 3 pounds by next week and I think I can because I heard that when u are on ur period and u excercise u can loose the weight u put on before ur period and like 1 or 2 pounds extra so I hope I can loose three pounds by next week startin today Im going to eat better and not worry about things that stress and depress me and just try to have fun so i dont eat when im bored or stressed or depressed. Well see ya all later
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From victoria, Age 14 - 03/27/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
please help i am 178 and i need to lose weight i feel really good when i eat but after i am like why what good did that do for me. i have alot of friends that are skinny and really pretty i feel ugly and fat around them plaese heplp me.

From Amber, Age 16 - 03/26/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
OK , I am 200 pounds ! I am goin on vacation this summer ! YAY!! Nad I want to be down to aleast 135!! I want to look good!! I havenever really been small in my life!! When my mom and dad got divorced I started gaining!! Now I want to loose this weight !!! I need help thought Please help me!! My boyfriends tell me that I look good and it does make me feel good sometimes but I want to know I look good! So please give me some kind of diet or exercise anything!! Thank you!!!PLEASE PLEASE REPLY!!!
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