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 Sammi, Age 12 - 01/29/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 153 lb, Today: 148 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 125 lb - So, I've been overweight since I was 5. It sucked. I used to live in Los Angles, and seeing all the skinny celebrities and friends kinda tore down my self confidence. Then, a few months later, I moved to the Virgin Islands. Here, at least 99% of my friends are skinny. Whenever we go to the beach, I'm the only person wearing a one piece:( I want to lose weight for 1 reason. Every year, we have a Middle School Dance. Well.....everyone dances kinda slutty and there is this thing called grinding that they do. The boys only grind really skinny and pretty girls. I WANT TO BE ONE OF THOSE GIRLS!!!!! I realized what my problem is. At school, I ask for food from other people. So, I'd eat stuff like juice and cookies everyday. I don't drink a lot of juice anymore( like,a glass a month) but I'm trying to quit my cookie addiction. I'm Weight Watchers and I lost some weight. Wish me luck and leave comments<3
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From Kamille, Age 13 - 01/24/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 140 lb, Today: 150 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 120 lb - hi, i just moved from the preteens room
im so fat, and i hav so many food addictions, ive lost count
ive been binging all week
does anyone hav any tips 4 me????
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From Kayla, Age 20 - 01/07/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 248.5 lb, Today: 242 lb (BMI: 42), Goal: 170 lb - Here I am on this site once again! I used this site to help me lose weight before but was unfortunately unable to keep it off.
I am 5 days in on my new journey and so far my spirits are high. I am really coming to terms with the fact that food addiction is real and that I suffer from it. For so long all I could think about is food, I lived my day by what are we eating for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I had a real bad habit of purging at night when no one is watching.
After I watched the series premiere of "I Used To Be Fat" on MTV I decided to challenge myself. I want to lose 90 pounds by June 1st. I think I want and need it so much it is absolutely achievable.
Best wishes to all of you on your weight loss journey :)

From Brooke, Age 14 - 12/29/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 192 lb, Today: 192 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - I've tried dieting before, but I eat when I'm upset and my life has been filled with a lot of downs lately but I've decided that I don't want to be the girl that every laughs at because she gets tired after running a few laps in gym. I'm the second biggest one of all my friends, and i fell so huge when I stand next to all my size 0 friends. I weigh more then all my guy friends. Some days I just want to leave, and have it all be over. But then I realized I need help, so I was wondering if any of you had words of advice that could help me. I want to start looking beautiful and not having to feel bad about myself all the time.
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From Emma, Age 16 - 12/26/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 140 lb, Today: 390 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - Hey everyone. As you can see, I'm a very obese teen. I always told myself that I would start a diet soon, but I never had. I never dreamed I would get this huge. I can't fit in any chairs, and they had to find me special chairs at my school. i got stuck in one of the old ones, and they had to get a janitor and 2 other teachers to help me get out. I cant stand being this huge, but I eat all the time and i just cant stop. When im at school, i cant focus well cuz all i think about is food. I overeat so much always. sometimes when i think about how big i've gotten i cry, but then to make myself feel better i get more food, sometimes i eat a whole pizza and a bowl of candy. i used to have a boyfriend, and then i started putting on all the weight. My parents hate that im so big, but they are gone a lot and i eat when im alone. a few... (view more)
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From Magen, Age 15 - 12/25/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 232 lb, Today: 210 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - well hello my starting weight was 232 pounds about lets say a year ago... i actually got all the way to 195 but now im back up well my june my goal is lets say uhhm 160 and i know what to do i have gym mon-thursday and i go to ZumbA On mondays and wensdays other days i do say 50+ sit ups i write all my food down too so its just a matter of sticking to it. EVerythings possible you just got to believe. my goal size is a size 7 im currently a 11/13 i want to make my ex boyfriend see what hes missing ive been in love with him 4 3 yearrs weve dated on and off but now hes really maken me mad when we broke up i gained 20 pounds. so now im gunna go all the way down to 160 by june, ill show everyone who ever called me fat. Ill show them all because i did it before and ill do it again. Any tips are welcome, anyone who wants to talk ask for my myspace or facebook. okay lol im out.
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From Ellen, Age 12 - 12/23/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 137 lb, Today: 135 lb (BMI %tile: 91), Goal: 100 lb - OMG!!! I had a massive binge. I ate 8 mince pies (300 calories EACH) then I ate a family sized bag of Doritios and then two packets of biscuits. This was followed by pizza and Ica cream for dinner. I'm soo FAT not that i burst my top. HELP!!! HOW DO I STOP BINGING??? PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!
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From Katie, Age 16 - 12/06/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 240 lb, Today: 236 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 180 lb - Hello Loves,
Long time no post. last time i posted i was at 230 and had lost 14 pounds. i went to the doctors the other day to get checked out from a car wreck i was in, and i was back up to 241. id lost 5 pounds since then and Im keeping it that way. its only been a week i must say im proud. im hoping to lose 15 more pounds this month i have faith in myself as long as i dont emotionally eat :/ i actually psychically and emotionally wanna lose this weight this time. I Hate being the only Fat girl in my group of friends. i actually wanna have a boyfriend and go to dances and look pretty. hopefully by the time prom comes this year ill be out of the 200 and A-ok :D I find it useful to read books written by overweight authors that have took the time to loss weight and have recorded it. You might find diet girl to be motivational. Well thats all for today :d
I wish everyone the best of luck through their weight loss journeys. :D
Love Katie (:
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From Ropati, Age 14 - 12/01/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 280 lb, Today: 401 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 180 lb - Hey peoples, I'm new to all of this so here it is. As you can see I'm an over-weight teen and it's been following me all my life. When i was in the fifth grade, i weighed 280lbs. and it's been down hll from there, well up scale, get it. My 8th grade year i weighed 365lbs. As you can see, I gained a lot of weight. I'm the kind of Fat Person that hides his pain through hilarity. Making others laugh to distract them from the way I look. But that's the thing, how do i know if they're laughing with me, instead of at me. That's the question I ask myself all the time. I'm now a freshman in high school starting with a clean slate. Walking the halls of high school Isn't so scary to me, well that's because I'm SO HUGE. You know, some of my friends use me as a walking brick wall to get through people. I don't mind, and then again, I do. Whenever people do they do that to me, I'm always lauhging,... (view more)
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From Amanda, Age 15 - 11/30/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 260 lb, Today: 335 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 110 lb - HOW can I stop BEing ADDICTed to FOOD???? Because I THINK that's why I OVEReat and have no WILLpower! I'm so HEAVY now I can feel my WEIGHT CRUSHing me ALL the TIME but I still get CRAVEings and OVEReat anyWAY!!! In SCHOOL I can't even LISTEN because of how UNCOMFORTable it is to be SO HEAVY but ALL I want is to go HOME and have ICEcream or COOKies to feel BETTER. WHAT do I do because its getting REALly hard to COPE with my WEIGHT and I DON'T think I can STAND GETing much BIGger. PS EXERcise is OUT of the QUESTION because of my WEIGHT I can barely even WALK between CLASSes at school, it feels like CARRYing a MOUNTAIN and SOMEtimes I have to LEAN on the WALL and rest and them I'm LATE.
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From Kamille, Age 12 - 11/27/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 140 lb, Today: 145 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 120 lb - well, ihave a tendency to binge on chicken nuggets and toast when im bored, and i think this is wat made me overwate in the 1st place

From Blah, Age 14 - 11/25/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 160 lb, Today: 160 lb (BMI %tile: 97), Goal: 130 lb - I'm always Saying How Ima Sart My Diet & Loose Weight, But I Never Do, I wasn't so big before, I was actually alot smaller, But Eating Makes me Happier, & Feel Better, Pero Now, Im not giving in, Im Gonna Keep going till I succeed.
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From Amanda, Age 21 - 11/24/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 225 lb, Today: 165 lb (BMI: 25), Goal: 150 lb - alright so, since gaining 10 pounds over the last 6 months ive been reallllly down on myself, which causes me to eat more out of being upset about it. funny eh, you gain weight and as a result you eat more to cope lol hardly sounds like the smart thing to do. anyway im done feeling sorry for myself. i'm going to do this. i want to lose at least 5 pounds to start feelin a bit better. im starting college on monday as well as working so i'll be busy and wont have time to lay around and eat, ill also exercise at least 3 days a week, and try to avoid fast food/candy etc. i really hope i can do this lol god i miss being 155. hope everyones doing awesome, keep up the good work!
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From JORDAN - 11/13/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i turn to food when i'm boared and all i do is eat and thats almost everyday i need help
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From Taylor - 11/13/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
i have been trying to lose weight for 8 months. My parents are always pressuring me and I gets so annoying that they make me soo mad that I just stress eat, and that has made it very hard for me to make my weight goal... Please help me...
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