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 Amy, Age 16 - 06/23/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 134 lb, Today: 278 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - Im Amy. I used to be kinda skinny, but I started eating more and not playing soccer, and I've put on a lot of weight in the last several years. At first, I hated being like this. I had to buy all new clothes and it was difficult to force myself into even the larger sizes, and I would always bulge out of jeans or shorts. Now, I dont care. I actually enjoy my weight. Yes, I have stretch marks. I jiggle, and i hate 3 large fat rolls that layer my stomach, and it's hard to get up sometimes. But I can eat whatever I want! i eat when i get stressed out, but lately i havent been trying to stop myself. I've put on a lot more weight, and now I have to wear my pants below my stomach. unfortunately my stomach hangs out all the time, but my parents wont buy me new pants or shirts until i start losing weight. but I dont WANT to lose weight. I love to overeat. I feel like i... (view more)

From Eve, Age 17 - 06/19/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 170 lb, Today: 173 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 125 lb - I feel like I just cannot win. I have worked out for a constant 6 days doing the Jillian Michael's 30 day Shred and doing 3 miles in 30 minutes on the elliptical. I just don't understand. I'm just such a comfort eater and the more I don't lose weight, the more I eat and I feel hopeless. I cannot remember when I wasn't fighting being over weight.... ever. I just want to be thin and healthy and the only person in my family without type 2 diabetes. But I feel like I sabotage myself:/
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From Asante, Age 11 - 06/12/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0", Start: 159 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 100 lb - hi it me AGAIN i eat wen im depressed and thats been happening a lot lately and i dont kno y i dont want 2 hang out with friends or family im so confused right now somebody HELP ME!!!!!!!! i think im goin crazzy
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From Jessica, Age 15 - 06/06/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 118 lb - I used to have a food additcon last June it was my cousins high school graution party, I pig out like crazy it was so horible... I deafted it this time... It is to get rid it but it takes praicte and patnce..
I hope to have helped..
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From Sandra, Age 21 - 06/05/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 239 lb, Today: 185.6 lb (BMI: 32), Goal: 165 lb - so i will be a freshman at famu this fall. i have a little more than two months to meet my goal of 20lbs. i used to be able to lose 13lbs a month but that was when i had school and other things occupying me and my time. but now i am unemployed. single. and at home with my mother! whats worse is my mother doesnt cook so i (on most nights) cook for my whole family, who prefers unhealthy fried food, starches and carbs. I have pretty strong willpower i can look past sweets and control my eating but when it comes to unnecessary movement i just dont. i'd love to work out for 3hrs a day 6 days a week but i dont know if i am biting off more than i can chew.... i am at a loss of what to do but really want to lose the 20lbs. I am Florida a&m university bound and ....i mean its florida! beach bodies are like a must! the weather is hot almost all year and i dont even want to see a pair of shorts right now!!!!!! HELP ME!!!!!!!!
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From Alana, Age 14 - 05/28/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 152 cm, Start: 92 kg, Today: 85 kg (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 55 kg - Hey guys my names Alana! Im quite overweight, obese infact! i think it runs in the family to be honest! being a large weight has had an impact on most of my life, getting teased alot and always feeling alone. i used to eat non stop to comfort myself! my mom would order fastfood and chianese most nights cos it was my favourite! i never exercised at all and would sit on the sofa watching T.V, snacking most of the time. But now , im a changed person! i cut out fastfood from my diet and eat helthier. i only snack on fruit and veg and have started to exercise way more! i kno it probly seems hard , cos for me it was at first! i kept craving and loosing my breath when exercising but with determination, it helped me get through it:) in the past 4 months ive lost 7kg :)and plan to reach my goal weight! you guys can surely do it if i can:D! good luck!  (Note: 152 cm, 85 kg is 4'11.8", 187.393 lb.)
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From Jessica, Age 15 - 05/22/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 118 lb - If I get nervss or borad.. Cudle your pet cat dog or stuff anmail..I feel a differents in my clothing.. I went from a womens xxl to an xl.. I cant wait to be a size s.. As long I dont binge, it is hard to break, but I did it, that how I lost 7 pounds.. spite of being overweight, do something fun to get to do like writeing porty, do something... if I binge i get gulity.. But I stop myself.. I hope for all of you on Bubblebusters in the teen borad...

From Lucy, Age 19 - 05/14/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 208 lb, Today: 160 lb (BMI %tile: 83), Goal: 125 lb - Hey guys, I've been in a terrible funk for a couple months now. I seriously don't know what is wrong with me. I cannot stop eating, it feels like it's not even me doing it. I keep just eating everything and anything all the time and I have NO SELF CONTROL whatsoever. I am starting to seriously disgust myself. I have no idea how to stop it, I keep telling myself everyday "today will be the day, im gonna eat healthy and go for a run" and everyday ends the same, it's like im possessed. the thing that sucks the most is i know how great i would feel if i started being healthy and exercising daily but I still continue to make myself feel terrible and sick and miserable. I am so sick of dealing with weight issues, I feel like my whole life has revolved around my eating habits and disorders. I just want to live a normal life and think about other things besides my... (view more)
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From Jeimi, Age 20 - 05/05/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 265 lb, Today: 234 lb (BMI: 43), Goal: 165 lb - Hello everyone, so i haven't posted anything in a while because i was a little upset and frustrated with myself. I was doing so well and for some reason i let everything going on in my life get to me. It has been a very difficult month and i gained about 6 pounds which is really upsetting. I know that i can do this but it's been a year and all i've lost is 30 which makes me mad. I know dorming affects alot of my food choices but i get mad at myself for not being stronger. Well i'll be home for 3 months in just 4 days which will be very good for me and i know this summer there will be alot of weight loss. I know i can do this and no matter what i wont give up because i want to finish this thanls everyone and good luck this week.

From Lindsey, Age 14 - 03/30/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 240 lb, Today: 240 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 145 lb - i eat when I'm angry, girrr Help me???
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From Belle, Age 9 - 03/29/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 142 lb, Today: 142 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 120 lb - I have a problem: boredom eating
It's like I have no control. My mom never lets me go outside, and so I'm always really bored. Then I get hungry. And hungrier. Well, I think about eating the food, and then it makes me hungry. Then I eat. And eat. And eat. Help!
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From Jeimi, Age 20 - 03/27/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 265 lb, Today: 226 lb (BMI: 41), Goal: 135 lb - so this week was horrible, working and school have made me very stressed which has caused me to eat. I know there should be no excuses so in general it's my fault. I'm so close to losing a total of 50 pounds and i'm just going to pick up the slack this week. I know how bad it was so i wont weigh myself now, i'll work really hard this week and hope that i can get down to atleast 225. LETS DO THIS LOL =)
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From deanna, Age 15 - 03/23/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3.5", Start: 180.4 lb, Today: 180.4 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - I've gained so much weight in the past two years, I've gained 40 lbs total.i stopped playing sports and started to stay at home more and this is what led me to being the person I currently am. I'm afraid if I keep eating likethis it will kill me. i bascially eat anything and everything that tastes good. I eat when I'm hungry,sad,mad,or bored. Food is basically my best friend. I'm very insecure so i don't like people getting that close to me. I feel like i'm constantly being judged. I need help now & I'm calling out to anyone that's ever felt like I do to help me overcome this struggle, tips would be appreciated ! :)
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From Ally13, Age 23 - 03/14/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 204 lb, Today: 124.8 lb (BMI: 24), Goal: 110 lb - Haven't been eating much in the last few days. Personal issues and all that lovely jazz =). I used to turn to food for comfort when I had things going on, but lately, even thinking of food disgusts me. Does anyone else's eating patterns change depending on mood or am I just weird that way? I'd really like to get back on schedule with normal eating habits soon (I'm starving! lol)...
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From Jessica, Age 15 - 03/12/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 156 lb, Today: 156 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 120 lb - Im New here Jessica age 15 when I was little was very skinny through ten years old.. When I was 11 years old. I did not know I was geting overweight oops. I have been fighting this for three years now look I was 161 pounds now lost 5 pounds I use Thomas Edison as my model he never gave up I am not giving up either. I have not been made fun of for a while now thank goodness. When I am sad go outside instead of craveing on food I just started doing track almost two weeks a go. I am very exicted to reach my first weight!!!! I am 5"3 I feel bad for my sister and my niece I am very afraid that she could be obesty someday. I my sister to follow my example. I should not worry about it..
I horse back riding twice a week and do gym clas twice a weel alos,,,, I refushed to eat that candy my friend was trying to get me to eat it.. I said no many times thank... (view more)

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