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 Kennedy, Age 14 - 11/25/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0.2", Start: 173 lb, Today: 169 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - Some times i want to eat for comfort. it is so hard for me because I live with my brother and sister and my step sibling they are all fit and not obese. It is so ahrd because they eat how ever much they want and dont gain and the littlest I eat I gain.

From Maddie, Age 13 - 11/23/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 170 lb, Today: 160 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 115 lb - I was looking thru our family's photo albums today and I saw a picture with me and my grandma at the pool 3 years ago. I was 5'4, 110 pounds back then. Then some REALLY traumatic things happened to me and my family, I started to turn to food for comfort, and here I am, 160 pounds. But I will not give up. Never again will I get sucked back in to my old habits. Ever.
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From Danielle, Age 19 - 11/18/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 170 lb, Today: 170 lb (BMI %tile: 91), Goal: 145 lb - I have hated the way I looked for so long, but I find it difficult to have to motivation to stick to weight loss. I will start out really well on an exercise and eating plan, but when weight loss doesn't come quickly, I quit. I find myself eating to feel better all. the. time. I hate that I do it, but once I get upset, I immediately think, "hmm, some ice cream, (or other kind of yummy junk food.) would really help me right now." Immediately after I am back to disliking how I look. Does anyone have advice to turn around emotional eating? I have tried for so long, but I don't know a healthy habit to replace it with.. does anyone have a success story to share? I need help, really badly.
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From Jasmine, Age 17 - 11/13/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 195 lb, Today: 195 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 135 lb - Hi everyone! This is my first time joining a blog of some sort It's pretty exciting, and so is my first step toward losing weight :) I initially weighed 130 my soohmore year, but after a surgery and emotional eating ive packed on a whole 65 pounds! But with college coming up after graduation im determined to lose it all and start fresh :)
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From amy, Age 22 - 11/07/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 165 lb, Today: 165 lb (BMI: 29), Goal: 140 lb - I have always been on the heavier side. I remember being like 13 and being this weigh-only fluctuating + or - 10 pounds at this same height. I am a very emotional eater, and have trouble motivating myself to exercise. plus i am in college in a dorm with dorm food, so that can be hard sometimes, but i am going to try to finally lose the weight, without obsessing over the numbers

From Rebecca, Age 12 - 10/10/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 9 st 1, Today: 9 st 1 (BMI %tile: 92), Goal: 6 st 0 - Please I really want to loose weight has anyone got any tips for me because I really need them! You may think I am joking but I'm ADDICTED to food :'(  (Note: 9 st 1 is 127 lb.)
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From Jessica, Age 16 - 09/23/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 118 lb - I am stil 5'3 my sneakers made me 2 inchers taller. They are not a flat shoe. I am making new goals now! Thank goodness I dont weigh 170 pounds! not my ture weight! I am going to exrise more! and change the way how much I spend on time on the coumputer! and eat less still, get back on track with the water, and start walking my dog! my goal is still 104 pounds! that my goal for the new year! I hope to be 130s by Decmeber this year! ! I got a new jumropejust renctly! I am going to start useing it ! once it stops raining and thundering! ... Use my scctor, Instead of 2 hours I am going to cut it to one hour! I am going back on track to cutting my food in half.. So I can this fat off my back, and my neck, and get my double chin to a single chin. And my shoe size goal is an 8 womens! I am going to try my hardest to lose weight ! I am going to follow what I just wrote! no more of my lazyness..... (view more)
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From Taylor, Age 11 - 09/18/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 180 lb, Today: 174 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 110 lb - I don't like to go to school.All the kids pick on me and hurts my feelings.Like the first day of school I tripped up the steps and all the kids behind me started laughing.It one kid said wow shes so heavy and I was so up set.So days people do that I just try to ignore them.For some reason some days all I want to do is eat but I try not.My goal is to not eat as much and get thirty minutes of excirese a day.So now my mom try's to find a weight specialist to help so tomorrow please wish me good lick thanks.
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From Jessica, Age 16 - 09/10/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 118 lb - I am going to a picnic next Saturday, well I am bit nervss there is going to be a lot of dressets ahha. It makes me scared and binge which is the worst thing.
James gave me advice 3 days ago.. He told me, only get what you are going to eat. No seconds.. Now I feel better, and a little nervss.. And soda as well, I only drink one glass or cup of soda diet coke or regualr coke.. I dont drink orange soda or Sprite, I got used to not drinking Sprite or Orange soda, and candy. As well, I eat the sugar free.
Instead, I get bubble gum, Trantion had that since I was like 10}1}2 years old at the time I was skinny still somewhat.. I been overweight since I was 11 years old. I was like enough is enough time to get in shape and get more active and eat less, and less soda.
I am trying to get the weight hope to be 30 or 25 pounds light in 3 mounths which will... (view more)

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From jordan, Age 10 - 08/28/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'10", Start: 95 lb, Today: 102.6 lb (BMI %tile: 90), Goal: 95 lb - i dont like being chubby. since last year my mom has been telling me to lose weight beacuse i was 95 pounds. i lost 5 pounds and went down to 90 but gained it all back in less than 9 months it makes me sick and disgusted with myself because i eat emotionally got to go bye

From Heather, Age 13 - 08/19/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 210 lb, Today: 180 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 170 lb - See, I don't eat fastfood, and I don't crave sweets or cake or cupcakes or brownies. I don't really eat sweets or drink sodas. See, I guess that I am kind of a healthy food addict in a way. Milk and water is all I drink, and when I say MILK, its 1 percent. But I've battled with weight problems since I was probably 7. It runs in my dads side of the family. I eat right, sometimes I like to over-eat. And when I was 7 or 8 is when you are introduced to mean girls. And you start to feel bad about yourself. I'm really smart, I was in advanced programs, straight A's, but how you see yourself is main key on how your going to act. Girls would pick on me because of my weight, and I would start to eat healty foods a lot because either I was bored, or I would feel so bad about myself because I never thought I was pretty. Then, I would eat in moderation, and start to run a little more and get involved in sports and I am very happy now :) Girls out there, no matter what mean girls say to you, you are YOU, you are beautiful, no matter what :)
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From Jessica, Age 16 - 08/09/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 118 lb - I can wear some of my old girls 16 clothes or XL!!! I lost more then 7 pounds!! I can't believe it!! I say no to junk food when I can!!! I can't stand MCDONALS yuck.
Don't get cears sald the dressing was nasty .. I was like where is the olive oil? I didn't even like it.. Yuck.. I can finally wear my High School Musical t shirt!! yahoo!! the point is to never give up!!! how you Megan? don't give up your goals!! we all make mistakes... I feel gulity when I make bad choices.. I go like that was not good.. I talked to my male friend on my cell phone last night. I was sad of losing my great great uncle.. my brain wanted food. I was like I don't need food I already ate.. Yikes, go away laying brain!!! I know when I go to 4H Fair in my state and county there is going to be a lot of food I know I am really exicted my male friend James is going to be there!!! He... (view more)

From Jessica, Age 16 - 08/08/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 118 lb - Taylor and Melissa how you girls doing with your weight loss? I been reading in the archves for advice, to lose weight. I know they are old, I can't believe anyone would want to gain weight to be so heavy. That very sad.. I was like what that terrible I was shocked that one teen boy wanted to be 500 pounds. Taylor that so sad.. I am losing weight for my health,, I want to live longer.
'By the I just lost my great great Uncle.. I feel like I want to cry... I feel like I want to eat for comfort, but I was like I am not going back.. I have known him almost all of my life.. I am very sad. Now, I have meories of seeing his face... I feel like everything is an end.. I still remeber seeing him at my grandpartnes 50th Wedding Annaveisy 3 years a go..
I feel down.. That how I feel... my great great just died this past week.. I feel like I want to cry.. I... (view more)

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From Tammy, Age 17 - 08/06/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 230 lb, Today: 218 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 145 lb - I'm Tammy and i have been overweight ever sence the 3rd grade. I haven't ever really been mad fun of but deep down inside i know what they are thinking about me. Sometime in April i decided to stop eatting so poorly and start eatting healthy. What changed my mind was i was with a group of friends and we were all trying on clothes and they all found stuff to wear but me. Because none of the clothes fit me. Just feeling the embarrassment was enough to get me motivated to losing weight. After i started losing weight for a few months, Then things started going down hill. My family and i moved to a different state. And here i am now trying so hard to get back on my diet. And so far it's been paying off. I just want anyone who reads this to let you know never give up. Even if things seem so impossible just keep going.
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From Emma, Age 15 - 08/04/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 17 st 10, Today: 16 st 9 (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 14 st 9 - I'm 15 and I have always been overweight. I tend to comfort eat a lot, whenever I'm sad or angry I will eat something and most the times I'm not even hungry. I really don't know how to stop doing this.  (Note: 16 st 9 is 233 lb.)
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