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 chellie, Age 14 - 12/11/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I feel so down now. Yesterday i binged on just about everything that i could get my hands on and i couldn't stop, It was really bad, I knew that I was conciouslly binging but I COULDN'T stop. I know that i was upset over something a stupid guy said in gym and that was why i was binging. I need help. How can i sort of my emotional stuff and not go to food. Seriously i know i have felt my feelings before and i don't wanna feel them again. I've been depressed before ( even though i wasn't diagnosed, when u think about sucide for almost a whole week, then your pretty sure that ur depressed after you come out of it and relise how stupid u were even to think that crap) anyways that was two years ago, but i deffiantly don't wanna go back there. I just don't know wut i should do to raise my confidence and self respect. I really wanna join or sport team or so sumtime of after school... (view more)
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From Cody, Age 14 - 12/10/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey guys. I feel terrible right now. I ate a TON at lunch and I still felt like I was hungry!!! It's phsyco!!! Then at dinner, my mom got a couple of those pizzas that you get at albertsons or something, you know, the red baron ones. Well, I ate four slices for dinner, and now I am on my seventh!!! I am stuffing it into my face as I am writing this. I just cant stop. My stomach hurts, and my pants are getting a little tight. I was wearing a size 32 mens at the beginning of the summer and now I am wearing a size 34 and they are still kinda tight. I can't stop eating cuz I just don't want to. The food makes me feel better, even when my pants button is about to fly off!!! I felt really good at thanksgiving cuz I didn't eat much. But since then I have pigged out every chance I get. Yesterday I had two packages of top roman, and I ate every bite. I weighd myself today... (view more)
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From lindsay, Age 15 - 12/10/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 117 lb, Today: 145 lb (BMI %tile: 87), Goal: 115 lb - hey everyone well i weight 145 and im 5'4 and in the summer i weighted like 117 casue i was on weight watchers but then i went on vacation and got toaly off focus and sinvethan i have gaid it all back and no one of my clothes fit me and its relaly upset.. sometimes i getsoo upset so i eat and than after i feel like crap. and when iwas smaller i felt soo good about myslef and i look at the pictures from than i look great.. and on March 4 im going on this cruzse with my boyfriend and our family and than like all our friends are going and i wantto be 115 and look good in a bathingsuit csaue right now i just feel fat and ugly but i know im really not itsjust casue of howi feel csaue im overweight than i usaly am... cansomeone tlel me if its poosibleto lose 30 pounds in like 3 months ? please
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From chellie, Age 14 - 12/09/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
HEy y'all haven't posted in a while, but just wanted to see how everyone was doin. I felt really bad earlier(like when i got home)And so i donno wut i was thinkin but i had a small cup of chacolate ice cream. :( NOw i sorta feel worse. Well i really want to lose weight this week so i geuss i better be gettin up to the plate and take responcibility for my actions. well i don't really have any questions or not. just cheaking in with everyone. ttyl much luv ~~*~CHELLIe~*~~

From anne, Age 16 - 12/03/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
wow- i really messed up on my diet tonight and i felt so disgusting. i promised to myself that i'll never ever eat myself sick again like i did tonight. it was more pain then joy. tomorrow i'm going to do great though- and i did drink a little over a gallon of water today so hopefully it wasn't a complete waste! i'm going to exersize a lot but i know that my week isn't destroyed by this- i might even lose more weight because of this because it's gotten me to do more about it. i've had 4 really good days and then 3 really bad days and still lost 2 pounds- heck- i did that last week! i was just a little stressed and bummed and depressed about school but after marty got out of work he made me feel so much better. he's my bestest friend in the entire world and i know that i can change my life however i want to with him by my side because i'm not so afraid of failing because he'll... (view more)
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From Courtney, Age 13 - 12/02/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Today: 173 lb (BMI %tile: 96) - Hello everyone my name is Courtney.I'm 13 and I weigh 173pounds.My mom says it is because I'm tall.My heigth is 5'6.But I worry a lot.I drink a ton of water,but a ton of cokes to.I eat veg. and fruits, but a lot of snacks to go on top.I'm very athletic,but it is really hard for me to exercis.The only time I exercis anyway is if I have to.I don't know what to do anymore.I cry a lot because my step-dad is always reminding me about my weight.I don't know what to do anymore,and if I'm sad I eat or nerves or just hungrey.So as you can tell I eat a lot.What can I do?If you have any imformation PLEASE fill free to share with me.Thank You.
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From mary ann, Age 13 - 11/30/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i cant stop eating sweeets, i need some help to stop becasue I loveeeeee food!!!!!!!!! its always been my crutch and even on health food i overeat it sometimes just becasue its there....HELP!!!!!! thanks so much
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From Matt, Age 12 - 11/23/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 152 cm, Today: 75 kg (BMI %tile: 98) - Hi, I'm 12 and come from Northern Ireland.I weigh 75Kg and I'm 152cm in height. It depresses me. I was on the Atkins diet and collapsed (though I did lose quite a bit of weight!) My mum and dad are divorced so I comfort eat. I have to go to the doctors soon to tlk to them and they might keep me in hospital and suck fat out of me! I'm really scared but the more I try to lose weight, the worse I fell and I can never lose it! I get out of breath from climbing the stairs, I know that I am in majour threat, but I can't help it! I had a attack over the summer where I couldn't breath, I had to stay over night. I am soooooo scared! I've thought about killing myself, but I don't want to upset my family, what should I do?  (Note: 152 cm, 75 kg is 5'0", 165 lb.)
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From rachel, Age 16 - 11/23/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 185 lb, Today: 168 lb (BMI %tile: 89) - im not that over weight, i weight 168 and im 5' 8'. i used to weight 185, and i got all the way down to 159, and now im back up again, im feeling really depressed about the whole thing, and it makes it worse that i know that the reason why i gained is bacause i have been eating a crap load since my boy friend dumped me, ha ha, that is like the moste girly sounding thing i have ever written, see i dont get much ridicule about my weight because i dont have many friends that live where i do so i just stay anti-socilal and dont really talk to any one, and my friends who live else where are all punks (like me) and in the seen no one really cares about weight (or at least that is what we preece) but i see that all that punk guys want is some hot skinny prep, and they just leave the "imperfect" behind
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From Ray Ray or Rach, Age 12 - 11/19/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I really need help! I do really good on my diet at school usually. I don't eat breakfast and I only eat the main thing and sometimes salad at lunch but when I get home I can't stop eating! I've tried to just not start eating until dinner becuase once I start I can't stop but that never works and I end up eating anyway and I've tried like just eating a little bit of something but for me food is addictive so I jsut keep eating more of it. Please help me!
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From Krystle, Age 18 - 11/18/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I feel like a pig at this very moment! I just ate a chocolate cake to myself and ruined my diet/new life style!! But I guess, I'm gonna have to learn from this mistake and not let it get me down. Next time I crave cake, I'll come here instead of stuffing myself silly with the lovely yet very fatty cake!! I love eating chocolate, until I feel sick or feel like the worsed person in the world. I was a vegan, that helped because I couldn't eat chocolate. Anyone any tips on how to stop eating choc beside stopping! lol PS I've gained 2lbs, 165lbs and I wannabe less not more. Doh!!!!! Remember Krystle, it's not the end of the world and I can correct it in time. Until my next update, your friend Krystle
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From Alissa, Age 13 - 11/12/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey guys! it's my first time on the site...i'm 13 and i weigh,....well i don't EXACTLY kno the exact amount right now b/c our scale is broken but somewhere between 130 - 145 im guessing. My mom tells me that i need to get out there and do something active! I just started to do tennis lessons 2x a week. Although, i will admit that i do eat when i am bored and i sit in front of the t.v. basically 24/7! With christmas and thanxgiving comin around the corner...i was wondering if someone would be my weight loss buddy and if anyone out there had any advice on good DIETS THAT ACTUALLY WORK!!!! THANX A BUNCH!! ~Alissa~
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From mary ann, Age 14 - 11/11/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
im so addicted to food...and i cant stay on diets long, everyime i feel the pressure to eat, i give in, I NEED SOME HELP! or i will just keep on gaining weight...
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From Halle, Age 13 - 11/11/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'0", Today: 400 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - This is my 1st time on the site and i fink i have the worst case on here im 13 6ft and 400 lbs! i cnt walk dwn the stairs i have eough trouble walking 2 the bathroom i comforteat i have 2 i stay in bed all day bored my mum homeschools me so i have no friends im all alone never been kissed im ugly and fat i have 5 chins a pot belly and ginormous thighs i cant exercise and cant diet because my mum insists on 3 meals a day and some snacks (she thinks it healthy) i have 2 older sisters 15 and 18 and they r size 4s and eat 3 meals a day and snacks they dont talk 2 me i need help a.s.a.p
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From Unhappy, Age 13 - 11/07/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Alright, I'm mad. At myself. I want to lose weight REALLY bad, but I can't bring myself together and just stop eating junk food and drinking pop (that's just something to start my weight loss). I try, but it just doesn't happen. I have no movitavion, but I want it so bad! Anyone have any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated, and a weight loss buddy that would encourage and motivate me would be awesome! Post here and I'll check back!
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