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 Ashleigh, Age 15 - 09/13/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'0", Start: 280 lb, Today: 280 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 200 lb - hi. I the type of person who eats when they're depressed and bored. I have been overweight since i was like four years old and now that i just entered high school and everyone starts to humiliate you it makes you even more depressed. I tried so hard and then kids at school make fun of me and i started eating again. My family says ignore them but they are not the ones that has to go to school and deal with it. Any advice?
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From Ashleigh, Age 15 - 09/13/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'0", Start: 280 lb, Today: 280 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 200 lb - Hi i'm Ashleigh and i'm obese. I really wanted someone to talk to with my same problem because all the kids in my school are not like me and most of them like to humiliate me in front of everyone. My problem is depression growing up made me eat a lot and now i can't stop. If you need a weight loss buddy or someone to talk to about anything email me at because i know what it feels like to be made fun of and i know i wish i had someone to talk to.

From Jennifer, Age 16 - 08/05/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 211 lb, Today: 228 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - Hi. It's me again! Still no good news. I'm eating like mad. And I'm gaining. It feels like I'm addicted to food. I have to eat until I'm full. And then I eat again, perhaps an hour later. I'm getting so fat. It seems there's no way out. Anybody here feels like me?

From stacey, Age 17 - 08/05/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 11 st 0, Today: 11 st 0 (BMI %tile: 91), Goal: 9 st 0 - help! iv put alot of weight on recently. the clothes i wear dont look rite anymore and this is nockin my confidence and insted of doing any thing about it i jst turn to food. im in need of soom advice on how to lose weight. iv tried giving up junk food and iv even brought a wii fit which did start to work but thn i started to slip and now iv jst givin up and finding it hard to start again.  (Note: 11 st 0 is 154 lb.)

From Carissa, Age 16 - 08/01/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 260 lb, Today: 254 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - Im sixteen and have struggled with my weight ever since I was about 5 yrs old. I started dieting when I was in the fourth grade. At first I dieted by myself and then In fifth grade my mom took me to weight watchers with her... I failed. After that My weight kept balloning. In sixth grade I got weighed in gym and was so embarassed my weight was 200 lbs. I felt lyk a failure which caused me to gain more weight. By eighth grade I was 225 lbs so I asked about going to a weightloss place. I lost 14 lbs but gained them back plus more during school wich put me at about 242 and then up and up. At the end of tenth grade I was at 264. Then my mom took me to The Metabolic Weightloss center. She heard this program catered to teens. So we went and my first weight was 260 I had lost 4 lbs in a few weeks before going for my first visit. then I went on the profast program which is a liquid diet.... (view more)

From ashley, Age 12 - 07/28/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 99 lb, Today: 165 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 100 lb - Yes i know its a lot and i don't know what to do my bros had grown up and are abusing me i eat for comfort i can't help myself
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From Jennifer, Age 16 - 07/27/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 211 lb, Today: 223 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - I've eaten sooo much and gained 2 lbs!!! :-((( I'm feeling awful. When I'm bored, I eat... What can I do? Please help!!!!
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From Brittany, Age 14 - 07/24/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 179 lb, Today: 176 lb (BMI %tile: 97), Goal: 135 lb - Ok well this summer is pretty ok its just know that Im home alone with my sister I get soo bored that I eat. I don't want to but i just stroll into the kitchen and have something in my hands. I've been walking with my mom for like 4 miles a day and im just starting swim team. Do you believe Im gonna lose some inches on my waist from swimming. Theres just nothing to do know for 3 weeks because I have no way of getting there. Any tips on how to stay out of the kitchen?
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From ashley, Age 12 - 07/10/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 139 lb, Today: 135 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 110 lb - Hey guys I'm really stressed today i'm having a pool party at one im cleaning like and crazy and im crying because I invited 7 people 3 never called 3 canceled and only 1 for sure is coming:( well what im getting at is i just ate a donut and coffee! im such a pig im afraid to look at the scale!! any tips?
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From zayra, Age 16 - 07/07/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 235 lb, Today: 225 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 118 lb - Hi their my names zayra and yes i am obese. I weigh in about 225 less than what i use to weight 235 but my highest was 245 my goal is 118. Well this is my story, When i was a little girl i wasint that fat i was ok for my age. But i had some family problems and well i consoled my self with eating. Food became a habit to me fried food, greasy food, chips, candy, soda anything you name it. So u c i never really learned how to eat healthy at a young age.
So as i got bigger i got taller i got fatter and yes the teasing begaN the your so fat jokes began by middle school i was 140-180 i got teased a lot about it but i would fight back i wasint the quiet step all over me type id mouth them right back whenever they said something mean and thats how i got friends really good ones that stick up for me when ever they felt that i was feeling low.
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From Ashley, Age 12 - 06/24/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 139 lb, Today: 135 lb (BMI %tile: 91), Goal: 110 lb - ok so I eat when im bored or depressed (which is 99.9% of the time) but school just ended and im already missing my friends and especialy my crush:( any ideas so im not as depressed?

From Emily, Age 11 - 06/22/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'10", Start: 149 lb, Today: 149 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 110 lb - I EAT! I EAT A WHOLE LOT! It is usually always when I'm borred! When I get borred, my stomach tells my brain that I'm hungrey, so I go and eat! I am usually always hungrey, but I want to loose the weight!

From Bri, Age 15 - 06/20/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 200 lb, Today: 196 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - uh today sucked! My brothers friend has been staying here and my sis who is skinny is always joking about how she's fat and they think it's HILARIOUS! Anyways i was so upset i bought a mountain dew and a pack of peanut M&M's. Anyone have a better way to deal with being upset?
-Much Peace N Luv
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From Kira, Age 12 - 06/11/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 125 lb, Today: 125 lb (BMI %tile: 88), Goal: 100 lb - I can't stop eating when im bored! and im really unmotivated, any tips or help? PLEASE POST IT!
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From miranda, Age 16 - 05/28/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1.5", Start: 201 lb, Today: 200 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - ok yeah well obviouslly i just started today on losing weight.when is was younger i was the cute kid i was healthy and everything.when ever i got into the third grade my parents got divorced and in the fourth my dad that time i became depressed and i would turn to food and we lived with my mamaw and she has realy good food and she dont let you go hungry.but anyway its hard enough having people from school say things about you when you walk down the hall but its even worse when you cant hardly go to your grandparents cause everytime they say "why cant you be skinny and pretty like her" or "you would be so much prettier if you wasnt so big" what am i hideous
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