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 Rayne, Age 18 - 02/08/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 170 lb, Today: 165 lb (BMI %tile: 87), Goal: 145 lb - 20 more pounds to go, try to workout everyday and drink ONLY water. tell me if you guys have any food tips. I came here like 4years ago when I was 14 5'4 and 180 pounds, I lost 40 pounds and now I guess I started gaining it back, I was 150 last year &I've gained 20 pounds since then, maybe its the stress of college &being so far away from my family, I'm kinda addicted to food I try to eat healthy but its like my body craves calories now. I want to lose 20 more pounds before my birthday April 29 and hopefully with you guys help I can do it. :)
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From sophie, Age 16 - 02/07/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0", Start: 158 lb, Today: 148 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 130 lb - Hi. I used to weigh about 158, then was told I had to lose weight, do I was registered in something called shapedown. It helped, but now I am beginning to get it back. I guess sometimes i'm not even concious of when I eat too much, when i'm bored, or anxious, or have money burning a hole in my pocket. My mom and brother are both healthy, and my brother remains forever skinny for whatever reason. It makes me feel frustrated. I'm having trouble figuring out my priorities. Everytime i'll go on a healthy streak then something takes my attention, and it goes on the bottom of my priority list. Ideas Much appreciated!

From Jessica, Age 16 - 01/16/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 147 lb (BMI %tile: 89), Goal: 104 lb - I almost strssed ate yesterday. I was about my servely austict not coming to Chruch today,I was looking forward to seeing her,she can't talk much,I was crying this morning I was remebering her from last year,I wanted to something fun her,she is 16 years old.Since 09)2011. I was so sad.I don't when I will see her,I hope this summer.
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From shelby, Age 15 - 01/15/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 287 lb, Today: 283 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 145 lb - hey guys so i have had it ruff the past couple days my mom was in a car accident and my grandmother was dignosed with thyrod cancer so i have been eating eveything because oh the anxity i need to get back on track has anyone tryed alli as somthing to help ? my mom has given it to me before and it takes all the grease out of what you eat the only down side is that is you eat anything bad its going to go right through you if you know what i mean lol(GROSS) haha anyways and what about the wii fit ? well guuys i need your help also because in august for my 16th im going to ocean city for a week on the beach and i want to be able to feel confident in a bathing suit so i need your help more than every !!!!
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From Jeimi, Age 20 - 01/05/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 265 lb, Today: 260 lb (BMI: 48), Goal: 165 lb - Hello everyone so a year ago i had lose a total of 40 pounds. I was on this website almost everyday and got so much help, i was doing great. Well i gianed 35 of those pounds back, i honestly feel horrible. I know this isn't something impossible and i can do this. This past semester was awful so stressful i couldn't stop eating, but thats over, I'm on here again because i would like everyones help again. I'm going to start working out tomorrow, for some reason though i have been eating way too much at night does anyone have some tips I could really use them. Thank You and this time i'm here to stay because this website is one of the reasons I've lost weight in the past =)
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From Maddie, Age 14 - 01/02/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 171 lb, Today: 151 lb (BMI %tile: 92), Goal: 111 lb - So I feel complied to tell you guys I screwed up yesterday big time. We had some family troubles and I ended up overeating. But ya know what? It was only 1 day! Forgive and forget.
(Just so everyone knows, I'm homeschooled, that's why I'm on here this morning)
Today's the 2nd day in Meg's challenge! Gonna push it hard today no matter what.
Happy day after the New Year!
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From Jessica, Age 16 - 12/20/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 150 lb (BMI %tile: 90), Goal: 104 lb - I been overweight since I was 11 years old.I was not always overweight,I used to be very active,girl,I became an emoital eater,of my grandfather being sick,I became addicted to candy,soda,at parites,at 14 I became lazy, my heavest weight was 165 pounds at 5'2,I looked through the pictures was I bilnd? I felt horifed,I look better,I hope to be 61 pounds lighter,by June 2012! I Can do it!
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From Megan, Age 15 - 12/18/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'10", Start: 240 lb, Today: 240 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 196 lb - i've only just this minute seen this site and i think it's great...just how do u guys motavate yourself to lose weight? I've always been really overweight and now age 15 i weigh 240lbs, i really want to lose weigh but just cant get motervated as all my friends are slim so then i feel sorry for myself and binge...any advice?
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From Lucy, Age 15 - 12/16/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 144 lb, Today: 142.5 lb (BMI %tile: 85), Goal: 120 lb - I've been soooooo bad this week! Ugh, I feel gross! School has been stressing me out, with midterms and whatnot and when I get stressed I eat...
Can't wait to see what I weigh on Sunday...
Oh Well, school is out soon so I'll be able to focus on my diet and excersize for a good two weeks.
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From meg, Age 14 - 12/16/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 165 cm, Start: 66 kg, Today: 65.5 kg (BMI %tile: 86), Goal: 55 kg - Hey guys! Thanks for all the advice so far! Only been trying seriously to lose weight and I already lost. 5kg (about 2 pounds) :)
But I'm really scared that its not gong to work in the ling run because I always eat when I'm bored and have nothing else to do.  (Note: 165 cm, 65.5 kg is 5'5", 144.403 lb.)
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From Kathy, Age 14 - 12/11/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 353 lb, Today: 369 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - I posted a while ago, after I went to the doctor and then my mom made me run. my mom has kept trying to get me to run, but usually i just walk a little and then rest and then walk a little more. I have put on more weight. i just cant stop, and i honestly dont know what to do. I have tried eating less but the food is so good, and when I am sad I eat. when I get home from school,i usually pretty much eat until i go to sleep. my mom didnt even notice that i gained weight, my stomach is so big now you cant even tell when i get fatter. i cant fit my pants around my stomach anymore so i have to button them under it, but then it hangs out and i dont know what to do to make it stay in my shirt. i fell yesterday in the shower and i couldn't get up and i had to call my mom in. she had to get my dad and my brother to help me get back up. i was stuck in the bathtub for... (view more)
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From Kennedy, Age 14 - 12/09/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 254 lb, Today: 252 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 120 lb - :D I lost 2 pounds!! That is huge for me ! I never have ANY success on diets ! I have followed my eat less do more idea. I find that I hardly ever eat if I only eat when I am really hungry. Like today all I have had is a bagel, some hamburger helper, a popscicle and now I am splitting a bowl of popcorn with my sister. Yesterday I had chef boyardi lasagna, a glass of juice, 6 hershey kisses (kinda bad I know but it was the only bad thing) and then for supper we had grilled cheese sandwiches and fries which I only had a small portion of.
I am also drinking less sugary things. I am only drinking diet pop and I had 2 classes of juice today.
I think ignoring my cravings has made them fade into the background a bit which is really helping me stay on the bandwagon. lol
For excersises I have been doing sit ups (I have a cold so I didn't really feel like walking or anything. I... (view more)

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From Kennedy, Age 14 - 12/05/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 254 lb, Today: 254 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 120 lb - Well, I am really over weight and I am really starting to hate myself for it so I have decided that starting tomorrow I am going to go on a eat less + do more diet. I am going to eat breakfast , lunch, supper and maybe a snack sometime in between. I usually comfort eat or eat when I am bored so I am definitely going to stop that. I am also going to do wii fit/ Just Dance on the wii every night since it is winter and I am not going for a walk/jog in the cold lol. Also if anyone wants to help me to stay motivated and help me reach my goal so I can be healthy and finally be at a normal weight I would really appreciate it :) I just really want to be smaller and I really want to lose as much weight as possible before February. Which I know it won't be very much but I feel like if I put my mind to it I will be able to so if there is anyone that would like to help me reach my goal and I could do the same for them it would be pretty awesome :)
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From Leanne, Age 12 - 11/29/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 121 lb, Today: 112 lb (BMI %tile: 68), Goal: 100 lb - I am overweight. My friends say I'm not but i KNOW i am. I tried everything...literally, EVERYTHING. But i can't lose weight and i have no clue why...I'm active, i eat very little usually (1 meal a day) and i drink about 1-2 bottles of water/vitiman water a day. But....i love to cook and i have my own little business. I eat some of the cookie batter and lick the bowl every single time. Its like an addiction... but i skip lunch because i know that later in the day I'll be doing this. Sooo i should still be losing weight right??????? HELP ME!!!!!!!!
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From shelby, Age 15 - 11/28/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 282 lb, Today: 282 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 145 lb - hy my name is shelby i am severally over weight i need someone to talk to because talking talking to my parents doesnt help. i need someone who is going to listen and knows what im going through. i hate being overweight the stairs i get the comments it hurts. somedays i just plain out come home and cry. my friends are all thin but they say oh i know how it feels when in all reality they have no idea what it is like being as big as me. i have always been big but resintaly i have gained over 30 pounds because i have been having family issues allot has been going on and all the stress has caused me to gain wait. i have the pressure from my family to do good in school and the stress of it just builds up and i look to food for comfort my poarents dont believe the stress i am under all they do is talk to me about the health problems and i... (view more)
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