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 Eileen, Age 14 - 03/21/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Today: 170 lb (BMI %tile: 96) - Okay-I am 5'5'' and about 170lbs. I've gained 2 pounds in the past week, so I am even more upset with myself than I was before. So, I trying to shed some pounds more than ever. I can't really exercize at the moment because I've been at crew till late at night. Fortunatly, it kept me from eating when I get home...which is how I gained so much in the first place. Today I started cutting back a lot and drank more than I have in a while. If anyone has anything to say that can help me, I would be very grateful. my e-mail is and my aim sn is lcdcs
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From Aliya, Age 12 - 03/18/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'9", Today: 150 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - hey my name is Aliya i weigh 150 4'9 i am so mad at myself that im 150 pounds.wen i look down at my stomach i dont even see my feet any more.I was so skinny when i was little and people made fun of me so i gained alot of weight.then i got fat.can someone help me.please.
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From staar, Age 14 - 03/12/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Today: 176 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - Hey you guys! This is my first time writing here. I am the oldest of six children and i am huge! I am also really lazy! I know i am supposed to diet and exercise but i just cant find a program that fits my schedule and... i am a really picky eater. I weigh 176 lbs and i am only 5'4''. i think one of the reasons i eat so much is because i eat when i am sad and i am sad a lot. I got the habit of eating when i am sad from my parent who buy me food to solve my problems. i keep telling them that i need their support in losing weight but they are so worried about me becoming anorexic or something that they make me eat and dont give me the support i need. I wish i had someone over my shoulder to help me and push me to lose weight. i know the kids at school are talking about my hugeness behind my back. i dont know what to do. can someone give me some advice, PLEASE!!!
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From Leanne, Age 13 - 03/03/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Today: 168 lb, Goal: 130 lb - HEY! im new 2 this site but im like almost everyone else and trying 2 lose weight. Im im in 8th grage but i weigh like 168 lbs, i want 2 b like at least 150 by my b-day in june but i prefer 2 b at 130, but thats a stretch. I always see my friends who are like size XS-S 0-2's while im a 11-13 L-XL, im embarrassed 2 go shopping w/ my skinny friends sum times, i want 2 b able 2 eat ANYTHING, have fun, not have 2 worry about anything, fit in smaller clothes and look better because im only 13 and i want 2 live each day 2 the fullest w/o having 2 worry about my weight! does anyone else feel like that or is it just me? I have very little time in the day so i cant exercise much and it seems like im ALWAYS eating, i cant help it, any ideas 2 subsitute 4 eating? or sometimes im just 2 lazy or tired 2 exercise or work out. Any one got any ideas on how 2 keep up my energy so i can do ... (view more)
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From Sarah, Age 15 - 03/02/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Today: 185 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 130 lb - Hey everyone. it goes...My name is Sarah, I'm 15, 5'9" and I weigh 185 pounds. I have been overweight since I was about 5. The problem is that my parents always gave me what I wanted. If I wanted some ice cream, they'd give it to me right away...if I wanted cookies...I got them. I'm their first child, so they basically never wanted to say no to me. Then I started getting chubby, but they didnt really mind bcuz they thought I would grow out of it. Well guess what? I never grew out of it. Very young I developed a horrible habbit of over eating. I eat SO MUCH junk food...just thinking about it disgusts me. Ever since about 3rd grade I've wanted to lose weight. I always say "ok, now i'm gonna do it. by next school year i'll be skinny like everyone else." But it never happened. I'm in 10th grade now, and I'm about half way through the year. Now I'm putting my foot... (view more)
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From Liz, Age 14 - 03/01/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Today: 140 lb (BMI %tile: 63) - I am 5' 9'' and 135-140 lbs. I play basketball everday after school, but then i come home and eat and eat and eat!!! I feel so fat. Im not even hungry and i eat, not to mention JUNK food. ha. but seriously, i have ROLLS...i call them my cinnamon rolls. see? i am like obsessed with food! Am i overweight? i think i am.
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From ;( - 02/22/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
seeing all these anerexic pretty models on the tv or in magazines doesnt help weight loss!! its sooo annoying it makes u wanna eat more!! u see them and think they look soo perfect and u wish you could look like that. its SO unfair!
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From Kelly, Age 14 - 02/21/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Help me! I can't stop eating! I want to lose weight and my brain says lose weight but I can't stop eating! Does anyone know anything that helps???? I am a pig and I don't want to be anymore, whenever I get bored I eat. I just can't stop, someone tell me what to do!!!!
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From allisa, Age 14 - 02/20/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
for those that know me i am really not over weight, BUT i do tend to pig out when i come home from school. somtimes i snack out alot and can't eat dinner. i have stoped loseing weight like i use to and i gained 10 pounds! i started doing 100 sit ups a nice but that doesn't do anything at all! i really need help!!!!!!!! how can i stop myself from eating so much after school?
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From Shameca, Age 21 - 02/13/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Today: 265 lb, Goal: 140 lb - Hi everyone out there I'm 21 years old,I'm very overweight. I'm about 265 lbs and is not so funnu but I'm am trying to loose the weight to 140 lbs, I also on jenny cragi but is hard for me to loose it becouse I thinking about the gain wight fodds all the time and i also get sress have problems ,get upset and thats making me eat, still be the same wight but i did it before but now is harder for me to loose it first is wrere easly now is not for me to do cause i'm around people who allow to eat those things that i can't eat and it's making me want to eat this again again again when i lloose it before yes i was happy and feeling good about myself and i also meeting boys too but they just wanting s** from me, good luck for yall guys out there trying to loose remember loose weghit for yourself not for others.
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From Jackie, Age 14 - 02/03/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hiya guys! I have just realized why i cant resist temptations!!! when i see people around me eating junk, or if its just sitting there, i think that if i dont eat it, ill miss out on fun! I dont know why. but can anyone think of a way to help me? I have tried to say to myself "dont worry you wont be missing out" but it never works!
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From heather, Age 15 - 01/03/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i love food have no energy for exercise and hardly any friends because im always depressed,i kinda need help maybe i should become anorexic or sumthin its easy i guess.
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From Jamie, Age 13 - 01/02/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Today: 135 lb - I don't know what my weight is or how much I have lost, but I know I have lost some. I started writing a story and posting it on the internet and I spend all my time working on it and my poetry. I am never hungry and when I do eat (I only eat when I am hungry.) I can't eat very much. I walk for an hour, eat mostly fruits and veggies (I wanna become a vegiterian, but it will take me a while to get used to it.) Since I am half Korean I eat Korean food alot and the thing I like best is tofu. I enjoy holiday vacations like Christmas and Thanksgiving because I usually eat when stressed, but durring heavy eating vacations I don't have school to stress me out. During Thanksgiving vacation (10 days I think) I lost 5 pounds, and I think I lost more over this Christmas vacation. Last time I checked I weighed about 135 pounds. Pants that fit me before vacation are so big... (view more)

From i hate being fat-heather, Age 14 - 01/02/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Today: 265 lb - I posted a message before and i want to add more i read all of these messages and it seem that im the fattest girl here. My normal wieght should be 94 to 138lbs but i wiegh 265. i dont go to homecoming or the sweethearts dance at my school because i look pregnant in a dress i get made fun of all the time i dont want anyone to feel sorry for me i just want someone like me to help me lose wieght. i cry everynight because i want to be like other girls i know i cant. i eat when im depressed and im depressed because i eat so hate being like this. i planned on losing wight before i went back to school but i gained OF COURSE so please someone help me.
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From bigboy, Age 15 - 12/22/02 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 190 lb, Today: 223 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - im 5-9 and 223 its getting close to the holiday and before break kids were giving most of there food during december (iwas 190)i gained 5 lb a week and they called me names like santa (go figure) now ive eaten more becaue it december or as i call Stress Month any help
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