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 jake, Age 14 - 06/10/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Today: 190 lb (BMI %tile: 97) - hI it is summer now so I want o lose some weight. but I do is eat,eat,and gess what then eat one more time fr the fun of it I know this is really bad and I hope someone can help me Im 14 ad Im 5'9 and 190 pounds (I really make are boat sink not really its a joke) O ya thats a problem to I make fun of my self cuz how fat Im am so will someone help me my e-mail is and my Sn on aol is mrjake2007 think you jake

From Leigh - 06/08/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Start: 198 lb, Today: 267 lb - HI My parents were gone out of town so there was no one to stop me i went on an eating spree. I polished off 4 bags of family size potato chips, 3 burgers 2 orders of fries and 5 packets of jello pudding. And that was on the first day. My parents were gone for 2 weeks! (Click here to see rest of message).
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From Someone, Age 14 - 06/08/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Start: 177 lb, Today: 165 lb - I'm just posting this because i'm proud, and some very simple tips. At the beginning of the summer i weighed in at 177 pounds. I hated myself, i had this huge stomach, and it was just awful. Well over the summer i decided i wanted to try to lose weight, so i just didn't eat as much. It's all about self control. Usually i gain 10 to 20 pounds over summer, that's because when i'm bored i would just eat. Well this summer i just would go do something else if i was bored, and not snack. I just weighed myself today, expecting to see 180 or something, but to my delight i saw 165! I lost 12 pounds this summer! Self control is the key.
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From marie, Age 16 - 06/07/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Uhg... I just ate so much my stomach hurts! I don't understand how I can eat so much, I don't feel hungery and there is no good food in the house but I just feel bored or just feel like eating so I stuff my face (with food I don't even like) so much my stomach hurts I can just feel it stretching. If someone has tips to like avoid the kitchen or something, I don't know... I know brushing my teeth helps sometimes but usually I just head towards the kitchen.
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From Christina, Age 17 - 06/06/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 120 lb, Today: 160 lb (BMI %tile: 86), Goal: 120 lb - Hi ya'll. i really want to lose about 40-45lbs. im 18, 5'6 & weight about 160 llbs. i lost alot of weight before & was down to 120 in the fall...then i gained about 3-4 lbs & got depressed tehn started eating & eating cuz i hated what i looked like. Now it is out of control. i hate what i look like & so i just eat whatever cuz its a horrible sight what i see in the mirror. PLEASE I NEED some help. anyone know a diet i could be put on ...i need some motavation & determination that i once had. thanks ...please respond!!!!!!

From k, Age 16 - 06/04/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I don't know if any of you gave seen the America's top model show with Tyra Banks or not... but I watched it and it made me feel so bad, the models are so thin and the people kept complemting the skinniest one and some of the other girls were told to lose weight in the thighs or what ever. So I was wondering- Guys- is that realy what you like in girls (bottom 3-4% for weight like the girls in the show) and girls- when you watch stuff like that does it make you want to grab a bowl of icecream (like it does me) or does it motivate you to go run?
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From Andrew, Age 13 - 06/03/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I need help. I'm desperate. Ive gorged at to so many fast food places in the past week and just realized all the weight i gained. Im over 250 lbs. Ive gotton so much bigger. Im ballooning up enormously. My already big stomach, thighs and love handles have been growing huge and out of control. I eat whenerver i feel like it and even when im full. I get tired whenever i get up. I need to no how to kick the bad eating habits. PLEASE HELP!
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From Cass, Age 17 - 05/31/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 125 lb, Today: 145 lb (BMI %tile: 86) - Hello everyone. I've read most of everyone's stories and they are truly sad. Last summer I weight about 125 and I am 5 foot 3 inches I was dating a guy and he left for his mom's we were dating for about nine months he dumped me saying that I'm not what he wanted, so I became depressed sat around the house threw my roller blades away gave away my bike and decided sleeping and eating would help me. I did not pay any attention to my dogs which at that time were going for walks every day. I now weight 145 and a dress size bigger nine months later. I was at a size 5 now I am at a size seven. I ended up going to the doctor for my depression and she would not put me on any meds, because that will not help me lose any weight. She told me to exercise go for a 15-30 min walk. Go outside and do something. To me everyone has a reason why they are over weight. For me I put on the... (view more)

From katelyn, Age 18 - 05/18/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Today: 155 lb (BMI %tile: 81) - hi everyone, im 18 yrs old, 5'6, and weigh about 155lbs. im overweight & feel discusting. recently in the fall i lost alot of weight and was down to 120lbs. it was the best feeling ever!! but then everyone thought i was anorexic & my mom got really worried. she made me eat all this sick food. then i just kept eating and eating & gained all this wieght back plus more. this is the worst shape i have ever been in my life. im trying to lose weight like i did before but i don't have that drive or willpower. i need it very bad. sometimes i become depressed b/c of what i look like then i just eat more & it makes the problem worse instead of better!!! Sometimes it even gets to the point where i wish i was anorexic so i didn't look like this. please reply to this...i need your help!!!!! its so hard to live like this right now. if you want to be a buddy in losing weight with me or have any tips...i would greatly appreciate it! thanks
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From john, Age 16 - 05/15/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'1", Today: 230 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - hye, I weigh 224 lbs at 6'1. This year, befroe basketball started, i injured myself and was out the whole season. I was off my feet for 8 weeks, and its about 6 months after my surgery. i looked int he mirror and noticed i seem to be ballooning up. My clothes are getting tighter on me. I have a size 38 waist now. I noticed ive got a couple fo rolls on my stomach, which has lost all definition. my stomach has started to poke out a lot, and is very jiggly. i jiggle a lot whne i walk, and get out of breath just by jogging up stair, which seems outnof the ordinary for me. My love handles are growing as well, and i look in the mirror and see a very portly person. I find myself gorging oon snacks whenever im home, mostly out of boredom, and when im driving, even when i dont need it, ill stop for fast food. i feel like im just gettin bigger, as i weighed myself 2 days ago and ... (view more)
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From Erin, Age 14 - 05/01/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'0", Today: 200 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 155 lb - Hey! Ok, so I haven't always been large. It happened over the summer right after 5th grade, when I was finally allowed to stay by myself. I was so excited, but the problem was, I didn't have anything to entertain me during the day, so I sat around watching television and of course, eating. Every year since then I have had an over weight problem, but now I am 6'0 ft tall, and I way 200 lbs! People always tell me it is because of my height, but even with my height I should only weight 117-175 lbs. I'm 25 lbs over NORMAL weight, and my weight lose goal is to lose 45lbs by August 18th, the first day of school. I am literally a walking dictionary on "HOW" to lose weight, the problem is I can't find the motivation to help me accomplish my goals. I would like a buddy to help me lose weight, so my email is Thank you and talk to you all later.~*ERIN*~

From Krissy, Age 12 - 04/29/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Today: 155 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - I am 5'1 155 lbs. My doctor put me on a 1300 calorie diet. I follow it sometimes. Yesterday at my g-mas house. She had a BIG bag of M&M's on the TV. Every one was in the kitchen and I started eating them. I had eaten 1/2 a bag by the time we left. I sneak food when my mom is asleep and when my mom goes to the store I start eating. I need help to figure out how I should stop doing this. Please!!! Krissy age 12 155lbs 5'1.P.S If you wanna be a diet buddy email me at or aim im me on lOl LyP oPs RoC!!!THANX!!!
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From Laryssa, Age 15 - 04/25/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Today: 155 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 130 lb - Hey guys.
Just recently, I've realised that I am overweight and my eating habits are really unhealthy.
For days, I'll go on without eating much food, but drinking lots, and then I'll binge with coke and lots of sweets and fattening foods.
At the beginning of high school I think that a lot of that shock and stuff has made me gain weight as i turn to comfort food.. I've always been in the 110-120 lbs zone. It probably doesn't hurt that there are an unlimited amount of candy machines and fatty foods at lunch!
I'm on this site to break this habit and make an improvement.
At the moment, I'm 5'2" and I weigh 155lbs.. but this changes.. and my goal weight is at least 130 lbs... does that sound healthy?
Hopefully I can slim down to my original weight for the summertime ;)
Thanks for reading :)
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From cristeen, Age 13 - 04/09/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey ya i am new here and i finally know wut it is about and it really has good stories and even some of them r simular to mine becus i am an emotional eater wen im happy.sad ar somethin else i eat.Can someone please help me.thank u
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From Tallis, Age 13 - 04/07/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'9", Today: 150 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - Wuts up . I have been trying to lose weight.I weight 150 and 4'9 (i no short)its scary becus i am almost 200 pounds and 200 pounds is making my head dizzy.and my brother weights 95 and in 10 grade ya i know that is too little.I mean ilove Hot Cheetos and cant stop eating them.So i will start a diet eat fruit and drink plenty of water and wake up at 6 in the morning and run run a lap and do 20 sit-ups and push-ups at night time and if anyone says Do u want some thing to eat (fatty food)i will learn to say No.
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