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 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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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

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