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 Samantha, Age 18 - 09/13/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Wt. Now: 176, Was: 205 - OMG I need to stop eating so much! I feel like I'm always hungry, but I drink tons of water, I eat whole grains and plenty of protien and fiber. Idk, but I'm going to gain the freshman 500 if I don't do something about this soon! I don't want to unravel all the hard work I've done.
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From Whitney, Age 15 - 08/26/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Wt. 201 - Me being overweight hasn't really bothered me until this summer, when I really packed on the pounds. Starting out the summer at around 190, I've gained eleven pounds. This morning I got on the scale and saw that it read "201", and I started crying. I'm still crying. I haven't been paying that much attention to my weight, and I never intended for this to happen. I'm dying to be thin, like my friends. It kills me when my best friend, who weighs 95 pounds, calls herself fat. If she's fat, I'm a monster. Then she says that I'm not fat. She's just saying it to be nice, which kills me. My boyfriend tells me I'm perfect, but I'm sure he wishes I were thinner. I'm horrible at exercise. I'm pretty good at dieting. I really need help getting my weight down. I've never even been on one of these sites. Even now. I saw my weight, got... (view more)

From Lizzy, Age 14 - 08/26/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2'', Wt. 140 - hi everyone i just wanted to know what do i do when i get cravings i don't want to give in but i don't know how to get it to stop any suggestions?

From Bianca, Age 13 - 07/10/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8, Wt. really big - I hate looking at myself and thinking that Im pretty and healthy when in reality i am not. I am addicted to fatty and sweet foods. Especially pizza, ice cream, soda, and chocolate. I dont have any exercise machines but yet i dont know what to do. I wan to be skinny for prom, or graduation, or my friends quincenera. I wanna be able to shop anywhere and I find the size that fits me. Please help me and I will help you too....i am desperate and I need to lose major weght!!!!! HELP ME!!!!!! (my weight problems sometimes led to suicide thoughts)

From Lauren, Age 17 - 07/09/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5?, Wt. 145 - I've been sort of off the wagon lately, and because of that, it seems like my weight loss is a little slow. I haven't really given in to junk food though, but since it is summertime it seems like we are always stopping at some restaurant to eat.

From Kat, Age 15 - 06/22/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5,8, Wt. 183 - Well,i keep trying to loose weight but it keeps finding try over and over again but i just cant stick to a diet!..i get bored.or sad and then BANG there i am gettin food again even when i am well over full ugh anyways ill try it again and let ya no how it turns outt
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From Madison, Age 12 - 06/19/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7, Wt. 174 - Hey guys .. just a quick question, i want to loose weight this summer, and usually im sort of active, but when i watch tv, i get bored and eat like even when im not hungry! it turns ill just have 2 cookies into ill only have 10 cookies, how do i stop this??
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From Pecan, Age 15 - 06/19/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0'', Wt. 150 - ok so i want to lose weight over the summer because i think the reason i never have a boyfriend is because i am heavier. i am fine with my personality, i just have a hard time talking to guys because i am so self concious. plus my mom said she would pay me $50 if i lost the weight as a little incentive- not really working however. I just am an emotional eater. if i'm bored, I eat. if i am sad, I make myself some nice chocolate covered strawberries. i just can't seem to find a way to deal with it anymore. help?!

From Emily, Age 17 - 06/16/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'10, Wt. 225 - HEY everyone...i figured somthing out today.....i eat when i am kinda weird but i just started my summer jon and i am so busy all the time that i dont even think about eating. I took a case of water and put it under my desk and some weight watchers food just in case....but i found out that usually i dont want to eat i guess i am a boredom eater...does this happen to any body else? if so what do u do to avoid eating just out of boredom?
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From Anastasya Izhik, Age 18 - 06/13/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5, Wt. 260 lbs - i'm afflicted with emotional eating!!!ever since 12 years old, every time im stressed out or feeling down, uncool, i start eating (binging on sugary/fatty stuff), even if i'm not hungry. right now i'm pressured to study for 2 exams, 1 test and write an isp essay. i cant deal with myself - deep into the binge of cheese, peanut butter and cookies. i despise myself, and feel like dying, way more miserable than before. every day i try to give myself another chance, a new beginning, and fail miserably at the slightest thoughts of uncoolness. i'm terrible, i know i'm a frigging pig and cant be respected. please gimme some tips against emotional eating or binge - eating disorder. i'm such a jellyfish, i have no will power or self control whatsoever. i'm probably going to eat myself to death.

From Rebecca, Age 14 - 05/13/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9'', Wt. 160 - i need serious help. i excersize like crazy, eat low fat foods in small portions, and i still cant lose weight! in fact, i think im gaining. and when i get depressed i usually end up binging. Does anyone have any tips on weight loss? i need to lose 20 lbs this month. or ill give up.

From Laura, Age 19 - 04/25/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6, Wt. 125 - I am doing a research report for school on overweight children and I was hoping that this website would help me.I am proud of all of you for starting somewhere or even trying to live a healthy life. While doing this research report, I want you to all realize that there are many health risks in being overweight. In the past 2 years, I have lost a total of 45 pounds and plan to keep it off the rest of my life. I was once overweight and know exactly how it feels to be the fat person. I know what it feels like to be emotionally addicted to food; but now food only means something nutritional that I need to put in my body. I want to give you all the best of luck in making your lives healthier. You have to start somewhere...although it isn't easy... it is worth it in the end. I promise! If any of you need any type of motivation please send me a message, I would love to hear from any of you.
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From krista, Age 12 - 03/14/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5"7, Wt. 273 - ppl i realy need help evertime i think about my dead grandma i go to food for comfort adn i dont wanna ruin everything i did ppl plz i really need help i think i am gonna just like starve myself

From Ros, Age 19 - 02/23/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5"3, Wt. 0 - Hey guys. I was good today until I got home and without even thinking twice I binged and now it's 2:30am and I feel so full and sick. Now that I know that coming home late triggers a binge, I'll think twice next time and try to calm down before stuffing my face!
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From ryan, Age 16 - 02/21/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5,9", Wt. 210 - Hi im from IL. I think im over weight and im not happy with how i look. I wish there was a way to fix this problem i have. It all started when i got taken away from my mom and went to my dads. Then the problem started. he started to beat me then i just ate and ate.
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