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 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)

From alyssa, Age 12 - 03/09/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 143.2 lb, Today: 143.2 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 113 lb - okay im tired of being overweight its gotten to the point where i drain myself in tears no one believes me they just say its because of girl things that gain the weight but even so when im not hungry i will still eat someone pleas reply i need ansewers please comment advice THANKS
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From Courtney, Age 17 - 03/05/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 227 lb, Today: 227 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 180 lb - Its horrible, Ive been doing horrible with eating. I just about about 800 cals worth of multi grain cheerios- not counting the milk. Yes i ate most of the box. I was so bored that i couldn't stop, i also binged on some girl scout cookies and 6 cheese sticks. I don't know what to do, and as hard as i try to push the water i can't get past 6 cups of water, it just starts to make my tummy bloated and hurt. Is that bad? Do you guys think i will be able to drink more as time comes? I sure hope so. I aso havent lost anything, which i expected, but im just so disapointed in myself.
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From Zainab, Age 17 - 03/05/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 210 lb, Today: 210 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 160 lb - I suffer from emotional eating. I'm addicted to junk food!
How do you recover??
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From Tyler, Age 13 - 03/03/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 190 lb, Today: 190 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 110 lb - I want to lose weight so bad, but I can't start today or tomorrow, I was thinking about starting monday by eating the same foods but eat less portions and cut out my addiction to chips,but when the time comes to me wanting to switch to organic foods,It's going to be hard because my mom will probably not like it because I've always tried to try fad diets and never stay consistent, what can I do?
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From Kay, Age 19 - 03/02/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 180 lb, Today: 180 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 140 lb - So I used to use this site when I was younger and trying to loose weight. I met my goals and then some crazy family things happened and I had to become the parent of my two siblings and I began to gain the weight back. So now I am back at the point where I was 3 years ago. I have access to a gym at my college and I am trying to start to work out again. My biggest issue is eating the right foods. I am make dinner it is easiest to just make something quick and unhealthy, and to top it off healthy food is a bit more expensive. I was just wondering what cook books people use and what supplimnets people use that seem to help them?
Thanks for all your support and help.

From Rachel, Age 19 - 03/01/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 195 lb, Today: 309 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 135 lb - Hi, I'm Rachel. I hate the word "fat" and had always claimed to everyone I wasn't fat, just big-boned because I was too scared to face the truth. I really have gotten fat. I hadn't weighed myself for several years until 2 days ago, and was startled to see the weight I've gained! I eat whenever I am not occupied with something else, and lately this habit has become even worse. I am almost always eating something, usually fast food. After learning about my startling weight gain, 195 to 309, I really looked myself. I barely noticed how large my stomach has become. I can no longer fit in most chairs, and have to purchase 2 airline tickets because I cant fit in a single seat. A few weeks ago I was flying to see my grandparents, and it was so so embarrassing. I tried to fit myself into one seat, but I just couldn't! The button on my jeans (which, apparently, are too... (view more)
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From Kerry, Age 12 - 02/18/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 150 lb, Today: 124 lb (BMI %tile: 70) - In the matter of only 3 months, I cut out all soda and juice from my diet and just drank water. I lost about 5 pounds in a month without realizing it and when I saw that just a small change in my diet made such a difference to my weight, I gained a whole new confidence to lose the weight so that I can be happy with my body and change my lifestyle. My family and I always ordered lunch and dinner from a fast food restaurant and soon junk food became an addiction and I realized I needed to get my family to stop and thats exactly what I did, and when they did order pizza for example i would never eat it and have some veggies or cereal instead which really helped me not get tempted to eat the pizza and not give up on my diet.Everytime I thought of giving up, I'd think about how sad I am with my body, the fact that I'll never be happy in a... (view more)

From Amanda, Age 22 - 02/15/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 225 lb, Today: 165 lb (BMI: 25), Goal: 150 lb - totallllly fell off the wagon this weekend. i swear i had a food hangover... but it was mine and my boyfriends 5 year anniversary and valentines day so it was to be expected lol Anyway, no clue what i weigh still, i'm assuming still 165 because ive had my fair share of ups and downs but i really need to take this seriously, i would LOVE to be 150 for the summer. or at least IN the 150's.. i was 155 last summer and i felt awesome. Hopefully i can get my lazy butt in gear and crack down with my intake and exercise. we got a ton of snow sunday night and i spent over an hour shovelling the driveway yesterday. i am sooo SORE. it was an intense workout. anyways hope everyones doing awesome, good luck guys!
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From Jeimi, Age 20 - 02/10/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 265 lb, Today: 232 lb (BMI: 42), Goal: 135 lb - So i'm 2 pounds down and i've been in school for 3 weeks. It's kind of annoying because i've been workingout so much and so hard almost everyday and i felt like 2 pounds just wasn't good enough. But i am happy that some weight is coming of while i'm in school eating here is so hard because of all the fast food, but i've been staying away from it and controling my emotional eating. It's hard but my goal is to get down to a size 14 by the summer. Right now i can fit into a size 16 but i still wear a size 18 but it's really big on me. This is really hard but we all can do this =) good luck in everyone.

From Brittany, Age 18 - 02/05/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 330 lb, Today: 330 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - Hey everyone im Brittany i just turned 18 and i weigh 330lbs..ive been overweight all my life and it really sucks...i try to avoid scales and have. Unfortunately i just decided to get on a scale and found out ive gained 40lbs in 3 months. I do a lot of emotional eating from problems at home and im having a hard time changing that. Id really like some help so if anyone could help me maybe be like a weight loss motivator id appreciate it..thanks everyone!
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From Kathy, Age 14 - 01/30/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 152 lb, Today: 353 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - I don't know how I let this happen to me. I didn't really realize how big I've gotten until I went to the doctor the other day. they made me put on the kind of papery gown, and I barely fit in it. My Mom was there when I was changing in to it- she has not seen me without full clothing for years- and it almost made me cry to see her face. I tried to hide all the rolls in my stomach and all the stretch marks because I've put on this weight since I started middle school- so basically in the last three years. My Mom was disgusted. The doctor told me I was hugely overweight, and that I need to do something about it. When we got home, my Mom made me jog around this loop in our neighborhood. It is only about 1/6 of a mile, and I could not do it. I was wearing a tightish shirt, and it kept riding way up, and my stomach kept falling out. My stomach is huge, and it was really embarrassing. When I ... (view more)
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