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 emma, Age 16 - 03/25/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hi am really down about being over weight becuse i can stop eating fatty foods because i enjoy them so much please help me thankyou
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From Lyssa, Age 14 - 03/22/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hiya all, anyone have any idea if drinking Vinegar really helps lose weight (hate the taste but hey..oh well) anyway I heard it does because, like citrus acid, it helps to eat away the calories. Any Ideas? I have those Apple Cider Vinegar pills, but I've not started taking them, not sure if they work. Anyway I just wanted to say hi really, even though it's like 2 am here (I don't sleep much anyway, even though I have to wake up at 7) and I wondered if anyone had heard about how music can effect your weight, like because it can make you angry and depressed and stuff??? Is that right? I'm wondering because I listen to the really depressing, angry punk rock and heavy metal stuff, and it seems to have negative effects on my personality and weight. Any Ideas? thanks, if you have any ideas could you reply or email me? (
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From jazmine, Age 14 - 03/20/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hey everyone omg i soo sick of being fat and i feel like no one knows what im going through when i get depressed i eat or when im bored i like lost 5 pounds before and it took a while to lose that and i just gained it back like nothing i've tried the mircle diet, atkens, and other stuff but nothing seems to work i even tried to starve myself but then my mom made me eat and i was kindda family says stuff about me that makes me even more depressed like omg what happend to you in 2 years you got to huge...and yeah i tell them to stop but no one seems to care i need a diet plan and i need it now im at the point of killing myself because of this i want to look like the people in magazine and tv i want to be admired by people and i want my family to shut it!
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From Me, Age 12 - 03/15/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hello my name is Bethany, I have been overweight since I was was 6 years old. It started when I joined school, I started hearing about this wonderful stuff called chocolate and Mcdonalds which my Friends had told me about....I loved the stuff, I was never really into it as my parents had never taken me and didn't get me many sweets, only when i was 'a very good girl'. But I ate too many of theese when I went to school, there were shops on my way home from school which I would drop into and buy a bar of chocolate or some gummy sweets as i had had a 'hard day' at school amd had 'been good' all day. I don't want to blame my parents,but they are partly to blame. My dad used to take me to mcdonalds every sunday, as we lliked to collect the toys from happy meals. But hen i got fed up with them I mooved onto Extra value meals...loaded with even moore calories. I didn't... (view more)
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From *Julie*, Age 14 - 03/13/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hey guys...i am like so adictied to any kind of chocolate.. can anyone help me to try and stop eating so much of it? like how to get hooked on something good for me, or just how to stop eatting it?
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From Ashley, Age 13 - 03/13/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey, this is Ash again, I am trying to come up with different ways to lose weight!!! Like I said, I skip Breakfast and lunch and when I get home i pig out!!! I know that isn't helping me any. Also when I am bored I eat, i feel like i have nothing better to do but eat!!! I am sooo fat and I even have stretch marks, how do u get rid of them and does anyone have any suggestions to help me with staying away from food. Thanks
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From Lauren, Age 16 - 03/09/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I am 16 yrs. old and I seem to binge whenever I feel cold!! Does anyone else tend to eat a lot when they are cold?? I don't like wearing tons of clothes so it's hard for me to stay warm. I also want to lose 10 pounds. Any suggestions on how many calories I should be taking in?? Thanks everyone and stay strong!!
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From Melanie, Age 13 - 03/04/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey! Could you guys help me? I love to exercise and have no problem to exercise a couple times a day for about 5-10 mins each. My problem is eating.I love to eat. i ahve lost 55 lbs so far, but now I an starting to eat bad again. How can i stop????????I want soem adive about how I can stop eating bad foods and snacking between meals. Please help me. I want to lose about 5-10 more pounds. ( I have some extra flab on my abs and thighs.)
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From Kara, Age 14 - 03/02/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I haven't weighed myself in like a week and I'm kind of scared to because today I found out that I did awful on my Algebra chapter test and I think I am flunking it now. Our grading period is over on Friday! When I got home, I totally binged because I was so upset! Then afterwards, I was so mad because I knew I shouldn't have done that and yet I did! I was all psyched because I was going to stick to my diet really well and then this happened and now I'm all mad. If anyone has any suggestions or ways to overcome setbacks, please respond! Thanks!
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From Jenny, Age 13 - 03/02/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Well, I'm 5ft and weight about 150lbs. Its really frustrating because whenever I get the inspiration to do excercising, I don't, and I get really upset and tend to eat because of depression over other things. But, I think a tip for all of you, that, if you imagine yourself normal or thin, that you could imagine someone you have a crush on to like you, or have a better advantage of making friends, and thats what inspires me to go and do excercise. But, I've recently had knee surgery so I haven't been doing any good, probably gained the 10 lbs that made me 150 :( Well, I just posted to see if anyone knows any useful excercises for you tummy and arms. I have great legs and butt from playing so much soccer ( 8 years). Well, I hope you all believe in yourself and have fun :)
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From Mallory, Age 15 - 03/01/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
k im really upset my friends just told me i backstabed them cause i keep ditching them when there the ones who never make plans with me know there saying im a horrible person and its only cause i sat for lunch witha couple of different people for a few days and know im going ona eat know think later food is my friend binnge and i dont know what to do!
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From Brandan, Age 15 - 02/24/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hey peps, me message got moved to page two so me posting it again cause i got no results
Hey people, does anyone know what the daily intake of energy should be each day if your trying to lose weight? Cause im trying to lose weight, but i EAT LOADS, and when i say loads im talking 10 meals a day, so what should be my daily intake of FAT if i want to lose weight, daily intake of CARBS if i want to lose weight. I need to know some really nice snacks that i can eat when im depressed or something so that i dont put on fat. and finally i have a school assignment and i have to research 'the water diet' where u drink or eat nothing but water. so i need to know things like how safe it is, and wats the longest you can go on it safely for, due in two days. THANX
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From B, Age 13 - 02/22/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
yay yay . i am happy! i have lost 40 lbs ( now 160) ! AND for lent, I am giving up junk food. score. however, i ate a ton today ( bored) maybe im 161... but then again, it IS "that time of the month" so maybe im 159! im am so happy. ya and u know how i lost all this weight? i seriously watched my food. it may not be exactly healthy, but having no breakast, a sandwich for lunch, and small dinner, goes a long way.
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From Emily, Age 13 - 02/22/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi I posted earlier today but its on page 3 now and i want more responses so im asking again! Im 5'9'' and 195 lbs. Im in 8th grade. By the time i start highschool(10th grade) in about a year and a half i would love to be 130 i want to do it slowly so i dont mess up my body and get saggy skin and stuff cuz i have to lose a whopping 65 lbs. I was 130 at the end of 6th grade and by the end of 7th grade I was at 190! During the summer between 6th and 7th grade my dad died, then my doctor said i had something called depressional weight gain.(sorry for the extra info, just for your info) Does anyone know any good exercises( they cant be like running and stuff cuz i have really bad ashtma) and diets or meal plans or like umm how many calories to eat a day i have about 18 months so i'd like to lose about 5 to 10 lbs a month! Thanks again! PLEASE PLEASE pLEASE REPLY!
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From help me plese, Age 14 - 02/21/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hey everyone i have a problem i like was loseing weight before but now i seem like i cant do anything im soo bad i like eat whne im not hungry im 5'6" and im around 190 i really need some help so if anyone can help me at all please e-mail me im soo depressed i cry everynight but when i eat i dont i think im a whole nother person when im eating

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