From katie, Age 13 - 12/06/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I am 13 years old and i weigh 170 pounds. my Family has been on "The South Beach Diet" but it seems we haved eased away from the diet. we have a gazelle but i feel i never have time to work out because i feel so overwhelmed by my emotions. I also feel i am addicted to food, when i ge home from school i always eat tons of stuff and then later i a normal supper. I am sick f being overweight and i dont know how to handle being overweight andhow to handle my emotions and also my addiction to food.will you please give me advice.
Reply from HEY I CAN HELP!!, Age 16 - 12/07/04  - IP#:
Hey guys!! Okay I know exactily what you are going though so please take a deep breath and I'll fix it. Well it is like an eating disorder but not that bad. I actuily had the same problem. I weieghed 135 and went down to 125. Now I want to go down to 115. But its to hard too becuase all I do is think about food and eating it. Well basically...once you get down to your goal weight it will stop. But get rid of all the crap food in your house. Tell your parnets to not buy it, so you wont want it. Also join an afterschool activity. I know it sounds stupid and corney but by the time you go home it will be time for supper anyways, ya kno? I do winter track so I get home at 430 and I just eat supper around then and nothing else for the night. Now I'm all good! But if you guys still have problems please email me at and id love to help becuase i kno what ya'll are going through.
Reply from abi, Age 13 - 12/07/04  - IP#:
i think we have the same problem. i dont like to call it this but i think we might have an eating disorder. do you feel the the need to eat to solve you mixed up emotions and saddness cus i certainly do. the amount i eat depends on how i am feeling i weigh around 13 stone and i am very unhappy but still i eat i dont know why i have tried countless diets but i cant stick to any of them it seems i am ok untill i start eating then i cant stop . maybe you could post back and we could tlk i am really worried about the amount i eat but just cant stop!!!
Reply from Kelly, Age 14 - 12/06/04  - IP#:
hey katie... i know u may not think so but i do know how u feel. i used to always walk strayte to the fridge after school and plop down on the couch. everything else would be fine just after school id be starved and i wouldn't think. i think what mite help you is if u work on finding something fun to do, or at least time consuming, right after school that will keep you away from the kitchen until it's time for dinner. this past week i made a commitment to myself to eat better and to not be so addicted to food and already, i don't feel the need to grab a snack every five minutes. food isn't as much of a priority anymore, and even though i have a long way to go, it feels great to know i'm more in control. so try to make it a priority, for one or two weeks, to concentrate on whether or not that food is worth it. tell urself no even if itz hard and i promise you it will get easier
Reply from anne, Age 17 - 12/06/04  - IP#:
you need to start trying to be happy. i knopw it seems like light advice and not serious but to an extent- you DO have control over them. you CAN try to be the hap[piest possible. then you need to realize that if you don't work at it and keep it in your mind to nopt overeat then you won't get anywhere. believe me- i have the same problem that you've explained. i know you feel outof control but it's possible to control yourself if you just keep it at the front of your mind and push the bad feelings away. i wish you the best of luck...