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 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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From Summer, Age 17 - 12/16/02 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 210 lb, Today: 431 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - Hi everyone. My name is Summer and i am 17. I weigh 431 lbs. I am 5'4. I have been overweight my whole life, but at age 12, i could have stopped it. Last year i lost my best friend...she died in a car crash with her 21 yr old boyfriend. He had been drinking and she was begging him to pull over, but he didn't. Then he went on the other side of the road where he collieded with an eighteen wheeler. Both of them died instantly. Before any of that happened i had weighed 210, and i was in progress of losing weight so i would be able to fit into the new dress i had bought for my cousins wedding. I wasn't ALL fat, half fat, and half muscle becasue i swam. But now, i am soo depressed at my deseased friend. It is the reason that i now weigh 431 lbs. If anyone has support or ways to lose weight please post...thanks to everyone for even reading this message. And god rest her in peace,I love you, Genn..(my best friend..)thanks..~Summer
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From Alvina Johnson, Age 16 - 12/15/02 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Today: 183 lb, Goal: 155 lb - Well, name is Alvina and i'm simmilar as the other teenage girl on the website i'm a bit over wieght and un happy sum times i mean sum time when others say things about me it hurt because i weigh about 183 and i have a good shape it's just that my thighs are a bit big and i can't fix into any of my jeans any more so i gave then to my best friend. when i go to shcool i always wear skirts. my boyf reind says that he's happy with me and he does'nt think that i'm fat but i do. It's very hard for me not to eat at home i know that i am not hungry beacause m y stomache is growling or any thing i guess i just have cravings but when i get through eating i get weak and i lies down so that making me gain waight and that not good sum times i don't realize it but i just get really tired. When i used to paly baskeball i looked really good but now... (view more)

From Mary, Age 17 - 04/12/02 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey guys, my name is Mary and I'm 17. I way 200-210 pounds. I am tall in a sense, but not really. My sister is taller than me. I gained weight through depression and anxiety. :P It stinks, but I used to weigh 240 almost 250. I'd love to here some tips you guys have on loosing weight! I also wouldn't mind becoming friends with some of you! I do have some loosing weight tips, if you want any! Because I've lost 30-40 pounds in the last 2 months!
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From Mary Lu, Age 15 - 03/17/02 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi my name is mary lu! I feel that i am so fat! I weigh 153lbs and i red up of all the name calling! When people say things like omg here comes blubber girl or something like that it makes me want to eat more and more! PLEASE HELP ME!!
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From big boy, Age 14 - 01/06/02 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
im 5'7" and weigh 180lb i had a lot of personal deaths and each of them was very special to me. and i think about them and i'm always miserable and now i eat more and more i gain at least 5lbs a week. someone, anyone please help me.
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