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 whatever, Age 17 - 12/11/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'0", Start: 261 lb, Current: 261 lb, Goal: 179 lb - im 261 pounds I am seventeen years old. I hate my body. I'm 6 feet tall. I dieted I lost 35 pounds , then gained it back. I'm ashamed. I a compulsive overeater. I need help. I'm suicidal. I just want to be normal. I'm a prisoner. =/// I'm so happy. I have hope , but I'm falling apart. someone help me. =///

From Emily, Age 13 - 12/02/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 130 lb, Current: 143 lb, Goal: 105 lb - ok so i finally lost 4 pounds...then i went out and TOTALLY pigged out a few days later...i felt soo bad that i just started eating everything in sight...alot was before i fell aseep i gained 5 pounds back...i knew that i should of just got back on track but i didnt...i feel worse then i did before and i look pregnant cuz all of my weight is in my lower belly...i have stick arms too! 2maro im gonna go really light(but not starve myself) and i will try to exercise a bit more but it might be hard cuz i dont have my exercise stuff anymore cuz my mom wanted to throw it out...
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From Sweety, Age 13 - 11/26/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 136 lb, Current: 136 lb, Goal: ... lb - Hi my name is Sweety.I dont have a scale in my home so I dont have my exact weight/Most people look at me and say,sweety your fine what are you worring about?But when I look in the mirror I see a pig.Im a big emotional eater caused by all the stress in school. Im writing this in november 07/and id like to be extremely happy with my weight before I go on a trip .Im gonna to get a new clothes and have fun.I dont have a goal weight,but I do have an image for myself.Ill be soooooo happy when I get there! I want to thank everyone on blubber busters Lucy,Isabella and many more Lucy-thank you for answering my questionss and quiding me Izzy(13)-thank you for posting many things that help other people .Ive read'your story" many times to up my motivation.Its easier to relate to teens instead of... (view more)

From sara, Age 15 - 11/26/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 150 lb, Current: 165 lb, Goal: 130 lb - I'm sara My whole life i was always the fat girl And i dont care wat people say people judge you It was mostly because of my bindgeing some times i'd try and work it off but it dident work my bff is 90 lbs and compared to her i feel hudge i dont want to be a super model or anything i just wanna wear tight jeans and a t-shirt confadently i'm around 165 and am 5'7 and 15 yrs old most of my weight is in my stomac i was around 150 but stoped working out i've tried and know i'm trying again by summer i wanna be 130 and have a mor athletic body i suffer from depressian witch is one of the reasons but i'm not using it as an excuse anymore email me or face book me sara

From paige, Age 14 - 11/17/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 189 lb, Current: 187 lb, Goal: 145 lb - i only try to lose weight for myself not for anyone else but i have a problem i eat when i am stressed out and depressed its soo hard for me i mean like i feel fat and i want to lose weight so i try and it never works

From Isabella, Age 14 - 11/12/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 184 lb, Current: 180 lb, Goal: 145 lb - Hi! I know it's been months since I've been on for those of you who might remember me. Life's been crazy, and my weight has suffered as a result. Over the summer I was going though a rough time with a family so food became my crutch. Then school started and I became overwhelmed with homework, tests, yearbook commitments, boys, and dances. I've also been going though a period where I'm really not happy with my body. I feel horrible about myself. To top it all off I'm always rushing in the morning so my breakfasts are crappy and at lunch there is the temptation of fried food, something I never had to deal with before. All of this contributed to serious weight gain. Over 20 pounds. It really hurts me to say that. I thought I had managed to change my life habits for good, but I guess not, and... (view more)
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From Bryce, Age 12 - 11/09/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 157 lb, Current: 157 lb, Goal: 130 lb - Hey guys, I just found this sight and my java connection aint workin so I can't use the chatroom :P I feel really overweight. I wasn't always it's just I got really depressed when my mom and dad died and tried to eat away pain. Please my email is any tips or someone to help me please email me. I REALLY want help, I'm desperate.

From Bianca, Age 14 - 10/27/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'10", Start: 250 lb, Current: 249 lb, Goal: 140 lb - Well the past few days something personal has happened and I've been totally depressed. Due to that I've been binging every now and then. I know its bad but I didnt know what to do. Now that I ate that I feel absolutely terrible. I need some tips, maybe diet tips, even exercises to do at someones house that doesnt have a machine. Please help guys I need some support. Well like I said you can always add me last name is Peters if it is needed. Thanks guys and good luck to you. <3

From Cat, Age 17 - 10/20/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'11", Start: 171 lb, Current: 160 lb, Goal: 106 lb - Hey guys. I love coming to this site because its so inspirational, though this is the first time I've ever posted. I have a big problem. I tend to binge, BIG TIME. And I've figured out that these binges happen when I'm alone, when I'm bored, or right after I get home from school. Any tips on how to beat this? Thank you, and I hope everyone is doing amazing!
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From Nancy, Age 17 - 10/12/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 165 lb, Current: 165 lb, Goal: 120 lb - I have an article called "10 Steps to Freedom from Emotional Eating". It helped me a lot. If anyone wants an emailed copy, send an email to me: "". Warmest, Nancy

From Marisa, Age 10 - 10/12/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'7", Start: 133 lb, Current: 133 lb, Goal: 100 lb - I feel depressed! I think I am en emotional eater. I eat whenever I feel sad. There have been about 10 people in my family that have died lately. My grandpa died last year and I miss him so much. I also get made fun of at school becuase I am overweight. People call me names and say mean things. I try not to let it bother me, but it does! I want friends who accept me for who I am. If you want or need a friend let me know

From Abby, Age 16 - 09/18/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 170 lb, Current: 164 lb, Goal: 140 lb - I know how to lose weight. You eat less and exercise more. I have gained and loss weight a million times. But right now my biggest struggle is finding the motivation to lose weight. I have been really sad lately and have been overeating because of it. I need some words of encouragement to get me right on track. Anything or any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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From unknown, Age 19 - 09/11/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'10", Start: 238 lb, Current: 238 lb, Goal: 170 lb - i just started college after graduating this past may and im having the hardest time loseing weight. i am severely overweight according to statistics cause im 19 and 239lbs and i hate being this way but for some reason i cant stop eatting as hard as i try all i can do is eat. i eat when im sad, i eat when im mad, i eat when im scared, i eat when im happy.. i just dont know what to do anymore i need help and i dont know where to turn my mom looks at me with that look when i ask her for her opinion and she always tells me something positive about myself but you know the look people get in thier eyes when you know they are lying about it and it hurts so much to feel that. so if anyone can help me out it would mean alot i just dont know what to do....

From Laura, Age 17 - 08/29/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 231 lb, Current: 231 lb, Goal: 150 lb - Hey everyone, I have finally realized that I need to take some serious action about my weight problem. So I'm starting my diet this week. I have tried so many times before to lose the weight and nothing has worked but this time I'm gonna do my best because I'm putting my health badly at risk by being this big. I'm not too close to my family so I'm going to need all the help and support I can get from you lot. I know I need to exercise but I love to eat, even when I'm not hungry I eat. Theres no one here to stop me from doing it and once I start eating I just want more and more! Food is a total addiction to me, how do I stop it??? any help would be great thanx!
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From Lexi, Age 14 - 08/26/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 140 lb, Current: 180 lb, Goal: 100 lb - i try to lose weight but i just impossible im addicted to food i can stick to a diet wen people pick on me i eat loads which is ever day i eat like 4000 calories a day i'd got loads of stretch marks and i hate it. i look huge and i hate it i have gained 0lbs this year help me plzzzzzzzzz

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