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 klkl; - 02/21/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i need to lose 70 lbs by august and at least 30 by! i cant diet or exericse becasue im just give up all the time becasue i love food! its an emotional problem
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From heidi, Age 14 - 02/19/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i put on 5-7lbs since christmas and gon up a dress size since wen i wz 7.12lb i am 5.2/3 and wna get bk dwn 2 b slim agen so i am eatin really healthy and doin exercises like wlkin places and exercise vidz and loadsa situps. and i av bin on it like since yesterday lunch so since yestaday dunch it i av eattea - 1/2 can of low fat soup and a granary rolebrek - 2 weetabix and skimmed milkmid morning - 5 strawberryslunch - 1 crumpet and 1 spoon of beans and 50 kcal yog and 5 grapes. I am so determind 2 loose weight i am goin 4 it weneva i wnt choc crisps or out fattenin i think of me lukin fat and it straight puts me off. I am gna do dis 2 prove evre1 i can b slim agen. wish me luk! so my advice is -.only eat wn u r hungry and dnt link food 2 emotions like boredam or unhappiness..Keep a picture of a perfect figure in ur head evreX u av a cravin 4 junk fattenin food u wil immediatlly ... (view more)
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From Claudia, Age 14 - 02/18/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
OMG since I went off low carb and just ate healthy and low fat... I thought I would gain weight, but I lost like 3 more pounds since like valenties day!! that was the 14 and todays the 18 so that's 3 pounds in like 4 days, todays the fifth day so ill just keep eating good and see how much I weigh on sunday. I just decided that the low carb wasnt really worth it because I wanted to change my lifestyle adn lose weight the healthy way, not have to be low carb for the rest of my life :S lol anyways, I was like 148.5-149 when I went off the diet and now I'm 146.5 I gained 10 pounds over the summer because I moved and didn't know anybody adn was bored so I thought that I would just go back down to my old weight before summer (148) because I could never get past the before, but i'm past it now, I'm so happy! All of you should just try to change your lifestyle if you wanna lose weight,... (view more)
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From jessica, Age 16 - 02/18/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I'm the fattest girl in my class,maybe the ugliest,loneliest and the most miserable one.I never had a boyfriend, and it seems like no guy is EVER going to be interested in me. Whenever someone looks at me I feel like he sees all my ugly skinfolds and is going to spit in my eye and tell me I'm THE pig.It makes me wanna cry...hide...I went now and ate even more...I'm really ashamed.I think I'm addicted to food, especially sugar and butter.Please,please someone reply...
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From Lacey, Age 16 - 02/05/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
BAD day- got my SAT scores (1480) and sat in a hole and cried and ate. I feel so sick now- but while i was eating it was satisfying! How do yall overcome setbacks? XoXo, Lacey
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From clifford, Age 15 - 02/03/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ok for those of you who may have forgotten my goals are 160 by vday or as close to that as possible i am 171 about right now and then i want to be 150 by spring break which is beginning of april and then 145 by the end of school which is may 26th and then 135 by the time i start sophomore year next year. Do you think this is possible if i work hard and drink water and maybe one pop a day and excercise and not have any junk . Tommorrow i am going to have a salad and a pop maybe a water for lunch and than i have bball practice after school and than swimming after that. I really want to loose weight and look good for this guy i like and i hope this guy likes me. So weightloss contest here i come wooohooo i will weighin on th weigh in day on sunday and not touch the scale till than so i dont feel depressed and not want to diet any more. Do you think this will work for me. and sorry thius is so long i thought i might as well tell you this cuz i was bored and needed to do something instead of eating.
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From Taylor, Age 13 - 01/29/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey you guys, I just read this thing: ONLY EAT WHEN YOUR HUNGRY! I'ts hard at first, but I'm trying my best. Hey, E-mail me if you want to try this. We can all try together, it'll be easier for me that way. I've noticed that I won't keep u on an eating plan myself.
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From Quisha, Age 17 - 01/26/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I'm a emotional eater and i was watching dr phil on t.v and i kno the reason why i turn to food for support. Its bcuz i dont feel love and if my family wont give me the type of love a family should give than i will find a way to love myself.
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From elizabeth, Age 14 - 01/24/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hey having trouble losing weight. i weighed 204 pounds 2 weeks ago and now am down to 194 but im stuck on on the low carb diet so if u have any good recipies for me that have low carbs, or any good excersies please share. im not a person who sits on my but and does nothing cause i do i play softball and volleyball and basketball. im never home and so im used to not being bored...but when im bored i eat. does anyone have any ideas of not eating when im usually not bored alot only when im home which is on weekends and around 1 hour a day so please please please help me!thanks i love ya all!u can give me ur email my email is so email me and we can talk.!

From hillary, Age 16 - 01/22/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey yall-its hillary. i lost a pound!! haha ok so now im 172 versus 175. yay! haha. anyway, today i went to my fav vegetarian restaurant and had a peice of choc cake. UH OH! i couldnt help it even thou i wasnt even hungry!!! U know how dr phil says there is an emotional reason to every overweight persons overeating? my is definetly comfort food and i think im afraid that even if i lose weight-that i still wont like myself. pretty dumb, huh? oh well....ima start drinkin 8 oz water a day like yall say. im 5"6, 172 lbs and 16 yrs old. if anyone would like to keep in touch regarding weight goals, just tell me. luv yall -hillary (hallie)
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From helen, Age 14 - 01/22/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
do n 1 else comfort eat???if so do ya no of a gd way 2 stop?
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From Krystle, Age 19 - 01/21/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Anyone got any tips for a out of habit white belt kickboxer, trying to get her butt back into gear??????I did kickboxing when I was 15 and since stopping, gained loads. I think I was bored and had too many problems to be dealt with. Krystle
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From don't wanna say, Age 13 - 01/20/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I am 13 years old, 145 pounds. I am so disguested with myself. My doctor says i am in a state of depression so i can't help it. I want to lose wheight though! FAST!! please if you can help me write me back. Thank you so much everyone! we are doing great. I would really like to lose wheight though so can you please help me? please help me!1
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From Elizabeth, Age 17 - 01/19/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I suck I was supposed to loose 10 in a week and I was over before it began I got sick so I was home and I ate and there was good stuff in the house junk that I like so I lost zero I haven't checked today but I hope I haven't gained I'm going to try again new tomorrow got any secrets i could use 'em

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