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 victoria, Age 15 - 08/22/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 140 lb, Current: 140 lb, Goal: 120 lb - OK...i am 15 right...and i am 140 punds! i hate it i don't like how i look i know i look over weight! i have a sweet tooth and it sucks i don't eat as much sweets as i used to because well i just don't really but if there is something in the house i might eat it if i want but sometimes i don't!...i think my main problem is i eat our of bordem! please can someone give a me an idea on what to do?...i am a kid who is in love with basketball and baseball they used to keep me fit i think but than i got injured and my parents won't let me do many things anymore! i used to bike ride but than i just got really busy and couldn't do it and plus it put strain on my knees ( the injured part of me)i want to go to the Gym and work out but can't do it A) parents say i am too young B)feel embarresed my... (view more)

From Jenny, Age 13 - 08/21/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 170 lb, Current: 181 lb, Goal: 115 lb - hey its jen and i NEED HELP, HELP HELP!! i need to lose some major weight but its hard for a person with asthma. i am an emotional eater sometimes. school is starting up soon and i want to lose some weight cause in 8th grade people are very critical. i feel bad every time i eat anything cause i hate be fat. i want my mom to buy me weight loss pills but i havent talked to her about it yet. but anyway i NEED HELP. PLEASE HELP ME!

From julie, Age 15 - 08/20/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 200 lb, Current: 200 lb, Goal: 150 lb - hey guys :) this is my first time here. why is it so hard to lose weight? i've.. tried so hard.. to say no to food.. but i just cant for some reason.. i've tried not eating for like two days.. by the third day i went crazy. i keep trying to give myself new motivations every day but.. sometimes i get so upset that i dont even care. i just really wish i could magically become skinny. i hope this doesnt sound like a drag to read :/ ..
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From Janae, Age 12 - 08/18/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  

From randi, Age 15 - 08/17/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'10", Start: 211 lb, Current: 209 lb, Goal: 150 lb - just to tell everyone if u can have enough self control and stay off the sugar for two weeks you stop craving sugar completly and some sugar free sweets that you might not have liked before taste really good

From Macarena, Age 14 - 07/06/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 153 lb, Current: 156 lb, Goal: 135 lb - hey, I've been working out a lot lately. going to the gym for two hours twice a week and lifting weights and running. i have an hour of tennis lessons and an hour and a half of swim team four days a week. after working out yesterday i weighed myself again and i was three to four pounds heavier. is my scale wrong or not do you think? also my starting weight was weighed on my mothers scale, but at my fathers house i weigh myself and it says i weigh 163 lbs. and at the YMCA it say i weigh 158 lbs. which one should i go with? also i have trouble with eating the right things. i eat junk whenever I'm bored. this is a problem. any ideas for stopping this. thank you!
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From Vanessa, Age 14 - 07/01/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 230 lb, Current: 227 lb, Goal: 205 lb - BEST IDEA EVER!!!!!!!!!! okay they always have the vicious eating circle on this site,eat more,unhappy, get fatter, well i finally figured out what one gets me!!!!!!1 itsssssssss answer B !!!!!UNHAPPYY!!!!if im posting things on here im obviously bored and sad, i was just about to make cheese nachos, so i called up a friend, and she wasnt busy, were hanging out!!!and im always really active with her, then if im happy when i come home i wont wanna eat the world!!!!therefore i wont gain weight, there fore ill be happy, there fore i wont eat, i challenge every blubberbuster right now TO:call a friend, clean, go swimming, walk the dog, even , PLAY VIDEO GAMES!(if it makes you happy, i really hope this works, i promised myself i will post my success story on the board at the end off the summer and it will say, i went from 230 to 200!yay me!!!!!!!!!!

From Q, Age 19 - 06/15/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 285 lb, Current: 264 lb, Goal: 160 lb - Well I finally come to terms that I'm an emotional eater. I realized that I've been losing and gain back the same weight over and over again. I've been on a diet since last year of November but I didn't start losing weight until February of this month, at least thats what I thought. Its real frustrating. So, I decided to try again to put a stop to it. I checked out this book from the library called life is hard, food is easy. I think the book was written for me :-) and others who binge. So if ur like me, u should probably read this book. What I loved most about the book is that she stated that food is sum times ur best friend(there for u when u need it) and It might be time to get a new best friend. Good Luck to everybody!
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From Anna, Age 13 - 06/12/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 160 lb, Current: 166 lb, Goal: 125 lb - Hi.. my name's Anna and I just found this website. It looks like it will help me a lot. I have problems with two things. The first is that I'm addicted to pop. If I don't have at least one a day, I get migranes.. I'm trying to quit this summer. It isn't working so far.. instead I've been having two to three pops a day... my dad's a farmer and he also works midnight shift at Chrysler [we live by the Motor City] so there's always the pop avaliable at my house [he has to drink 5-6 pops a night at work to keep himself awake even after working midnight shift for 13 years]. Secondly, most of my friends are cheerleaders, and therefore, really almost anorexic looking skinny. I always look at them and wonder why I am the size I am and they are like that. It really discourages me. I hope that I can get support from people on here and lose some weight. ~Anna xoxo

From annie, Age 9 - 06/08/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'5", Start: 12 stone 13, Current: 12 stone 9, Goal: 9 stone 5 - I am addicted to junk food and eat it all the time. My Mum didn't set a very good example though as she weighs 27 stone (378 lb). When I was 4 i weighed 5 and a half stone. This year I have put on 2 stone which is a bit worrying and i have to wear womens clothes please help  (Note: 12 stone 9 is 177lb.)
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From Q, Age 19 - 06/05/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 285 lb, Current: 264 lb, Goal: 160 lb - Well So far I'm down 21pounds!! sounds good but 50 will be better and noticeable. So my first small weight goal is 230. I hope to be there by the end of August! I feel like I've been detoxed becus for once in my life i'm not craving sweets. Wish me luck becuz Imma need it AND good luck to everybody else!!

From Q, Age 19 - 06/02/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 285 lb, Current: 265 lb, Goal: 160 lb - Well another 6 pounds gone!! I'm Glad I finally got back on the wagon becuz I fall off for a long time. I cut out all sweets and juices becuz the calories add up way to quick for me. I Havent binged in 4 days and I think it has alot to do wit me praying. My Thing is...If i can do it once I can do it again and again. Good Luck to everyone!!

From Claire, Age 18 - 05/29/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 210 lb, Current: 162 lb, Goal: 130 lb - It's getting hot so it's beginning to get even harder to avoid ice cream. I put a little ice-cream (about 2 scoops) in a small bowl and then after that I began craving more and I tried to stop myself but I just found myself going bcak to the freezer and puting in 2 more scoops this time bigger. I mean what the freak is my problem? I hate how sugar is so addictive and now I feel like a fat idiot. I could've controlled myself but I didn't! just because I wanted more..I went and got some. I know I shouldn't dwell on it now that the damage is done but I really wanted to get back on track. It seems that I keep screwing up, just when I'm doing good! I have to go pick my brother up from school and it's about a 2 mile walk. Will that help burn the ice-cream cals off? ugh, I'm so mad at myself.
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From Ashley, Age 13 - 05/28/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 198 lb, Current: 195 lb, Goal: 170 lb - It's hard 4 me 2 lose weight because when i go 2 the fridge and see something real good i have 2 eat it. Some of my friends can eat whatever they want and stay skinny i want 2 be just like that.I do eat when i'm bored or depressed i have 2 do something 2 occupy me so i don't think about food. So my mom going 2 sign me up 4 the fitness center so i can work out. I want to be skinny so i can be able 2 weare bikins and stuff.Plus more guys would like me!

From Molly, Age 16 - 05/28/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 198 lb, Current: 198 lb, Goal: 168 lb - so I am totally -annoyed and the fact that I'm trying to detox my body- no sweets is driving me crazyy and I am soo tempted to go get a cookie! BUT NO I promise myself I would do this! soo yeah thats basically what I did today-- I had soo much fruit during lunch! and part of me wonders if it's this hard to stop over eating image how hard it is for someone who is trying to quite smokeing!
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