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 lisa, Age 13 - 08/29/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
im so fat i eat and eat all the time can you help
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From someone, Age 15 - 08/20/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i love eating, and for some reason im either on a strict diet, or i eat like everything in sight. Its very hard for me to control my eating habits, and i usually fall off the strict diet. can anyone help me?!

From Cameron, Age 16 - 08/18/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hey, around last christmas i was happy with my size, then over break i gained alot of weight and i kept gaining it... i have promised myself that i was going to lose it again and be happy, i have began to acept this me, but i still want to get back to how i was. i really am going to try to begin new tomorrow and eat right and stay healthy and only eat when i am hungery and not just bored... like i do alot of the time. if anyone wants to join me in this mission email me at cbell1024@sbcglobal.netmuch love for all

From Alexis, Age 14 - 08/14/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Today: 170 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 120 lb - Is there anyone out there that can help me really lose the weight i want to...?! Im 5'7 and i weigh 170.. i would really like to weigh 120... but i cant seem to do it.. I feel really really fat and that makes me think that i cant do it... and i end up eating!! 99.9% of my friends are really skinny, and i really want to fit in with them... I Hate going shopping with them cause i dont wanna .. not fit into something cause im huge... can anyone really help me lose the weight and keep it of?! PLEASE Help me.. AllStarLexis007 Lexis
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From Kay, Age 14 - 08/13/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey everyone i really would like to loose ten punds it doesn't have to be fast or anything but i would really like to loose it before christmas. I mean im trying ot now but i just can't control myself( not to eat). I mean sometimes i just keep eating and im not even jungry will someboody give me some advice. I don't know what ot do!
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From riss, Age 13 - 08/06/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hey i m havin troubles i will eat healthy all day until i get home from babysittin then i will have nothin to do so i will eat i try and do otha stuff but it doesn't really work any body have ideas to help? does stretching help u lose weight?
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From sarah, Age 14 - 08/06/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
im bored i need someone to talk to no one is home and i am felling like i have no friends. some one please talk i am getting cravings i am already eating a hand ful of chips but only a hand full i only took a handful out an closed the bag and put it away but i want some one to talk to
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From chelsie, Age 14 - 08/05/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8.5", Today: 131 lb (BMI %tile: 50) - Hi everyone,
my name is Chelsea and I am neither under weight nor am I over weight, for now. Currently i weight 131 lbs. and i'm 5ft n 8 1/2 in. All that I would like to say is this, *please don't compare yourselves to media icons like models, or actors/actresses etc. It only makes things worse for yourselves.* I know believe me! Once i became so stressed out about something like that and i actually gained weight. Finally I accepted that it didn't matter that I didn't look the same. Now I am at a steady weight and theres no stress. So, basically just try not to feel embarassed, and DON'T ever think that you can't be at a healthy weight!
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From riss, Age 13 - 08/05/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Today: 148 lb (BMI %tile: 89) - hey i m 5'6 and weigh 148 compared to all my friends i m fat i try and try to eat healthy but it doesn't work like i'll be good all day then i get home after school or after i m done babysittin and i'll have nothin to do so i sit and eat a lot i can't help it if anybody has any ideas on how to lose weight pleazzzzzeee help me also i waz wonderin if diet buddies worked?
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From Sierra, Age 13 - 08/03/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Today: 145 lb (BMI %tile: 87), Goal: 115 lb - hey this sint a sucess story... I am 5'6 in a half and i weigh about 145 lbs i have been reading the succes stories how do you guys do it I know you guys exersise but isnt it hard to not eat junk food I have to eat it all the time I really want to loose weight i would like to be 115lbs bye October 31 but thats imposible
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From Antionette, Age 12 - 08/03/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I just was looking at my photo album one day and I saw how skinny I was in 2nd grade but now I look like a cow and everything is going wrong because of it. My boyfriend broke up with me and I cant find another date I am always made fun of by my closest friends I hate myself sometimes I sit in my room on my bed in a ball and say I WISH I WERE DEAD over and over again hope'n that it will really happen. I weight areound 150lbs and I eat when I am sad and when I am bored and its hard to stay on diets!
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From ashley, Age 15 - 07/28/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
this is my 25th(no joke!) time yo yo dieting...i really need some help on staying on track, i just have this addiction to food. Any tips?
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From ashley - 07/26/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
please help me~! i am very overweight and people lagh at me! i neede to lose some so i can look and feel better about myself. i was fien until i started to comfort eat. now i eat so much, it is unbelivible! please help me and do not ask how much i weigh becouse i do not tell people that. i am to embarresd. please help me!

From rachel, Age 15 - 07/25/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i need a diet plan! i love to eat and i have an emotiaon addiction to food, so restircing diets just dont work for me. If someone could help me I would love it! email me at or leave a message here good job to everyone whos lost weight! i admire you so much and you have given me alot of motivation. and good luck to everyone trying to lose weight(fat i should say) can do it! keep on pushing for your can do anything!
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From ami, Age 15 - 07/23/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hi im bored and i HATE diets

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