COMFORT EATING

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 Rick, Age 15 - 01/22/05 - IP#: 69.106.144.xxx  Click here to reply  
O man I am so angry at my self. I am 5ft 8 inches and 160 lbs. I spend so much money on food it is ridiculous. I tell myself I will by just a sandwich at lunch but then I tell myself just for one day I will buy some chips and a soda and so on. It makes me angry and frustrated.I wear baggy t shirts since I am told by my brothers I have man boobs and it gets me mad. I have always struggled with my wieght since I was in the 4 th grade. i was 150 lbs in the sixth grade and my wieght gos up and down. I think I eat so much since I am stressed over many issues from getting my permit, school, job, and some very personal issues i don't wish to post openly. I know it feels odd for a guy to worry about his weight but all my brothers, friends, and stuff are thin to the point where I get really frustrated.
Reply from Lacee, Age 15 - 01/23/05  - IP#: 24.116.28.xxx
Reply from anne, Age 18 - 01/23/05  - IP#: 216.66.102.xxx

From Samantha, Age 16 - 01/21/05 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx  Click here to reply  
i am 5'4 and weigh 190 lbs. I am an emotional over-eater and need help. Any suggestions? I have been successful at losing weight before, but last year i suffered from depression and was put on medicine that helped me gain weight. I went overboad with the food. I used to be active, but no longer am. I need help....please give specific suggestions. I am not looking for quick fixes, but any advice that anyone could offer would be great.
Reply from Hayley, Age 15 - 01/20/05  - IP#: 64.172.59.xxx
Reply from anne, Age 18 - 01/20/05  - IP#: 216.66.102.xxx

From Amanda Lynn, Age 16 - 01/19/05 - IP#: 66.255.214.xxx  Click here to reply  
Hey I have a question......I am addicted to Diet Pepsi. But I want to loose weight and it is iportant. Well I drink at least 2 pops a day if not more and I can have a lot more. It is a phycological thing in my mind to where it calms me down. It is kinda odd I know and I know it is also all in my head, but is the pop good for loosing weight since it is Diet or is it still bad for me?Please help?*~*Amanda*~*
Reply from kathryn, Age 17 - 01/20/05  - IP#: 84.160.136.xxx
Reply from Joe, Age 19 - 01/19/05  - IP#: 81.156.23.xxx
Reply from Hayley, Age 15 - 01/19/05  - IP#: 64.172.59.xxx
Reply from KADENTS, Age 18 - 01/19/05  - IP#: 63.147.240.xxx
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From Alicia, Age 15 - 01/18/05 - IP#: 152.163.100.xxx  Click here to reply  
Hey I eat when im bored...and i realized i like to chew on stuff, like weird things but i was wondering if gum would be a good idea to stop me from eating when im bored????HURRY
Reply from Alicia, Age 15 - 01/19/05  - IP#: 205.188.116.xxx
Reply from Rachael, Age 14 - 01/18/05  - IP#: 207.231.96.xxx
Reply from anne, Age 18 - 01/18/05  - IP#: 216.66.102.xxx
Reply from jenna, Age 12 - 01/18/05  - IP#: 69.0.49.xxx

From Ash, Age 18 - 01/17/05 - IP#: 195.93.32.xxx  Click here to reply  
Hmmm am from uk dont ask how i found this place been feeling down bcoz i have applied to join the armed forces and i`m not exactly smallest guy around when i was younger i was fine cross country champion for my area them family life got bad and i changed stopped cross country stopped playing footbal (soccer) and i been this overweight blimp ever since i find it hard not to eat i find i go out on my motorbike and go to the local shop and bye doughnuts and sandwich`s when i`m not hungry all i want is to become the fit and healthy ashley i used to be and be a succes in the army but i wake up everymorning and see me bein big and i think can i hack it in the armyt am i fit enough blah blah just really need some help in or some advise in stopping all my junk food eating and that if you could send me your advise bck 2 me it would be most apriciated ash_danielz18@hotmail.com thank you xxx

From danielle, Age 14 - 01/16/05 - IP#: 68.74.116.xxx  Click here to reply  
hey.. i weigh 175 & i'm 5'3.. i always end up eating late at night.. like a bowl of cereal or ice cream something like that.. and i dont know how to stop or why i get these cravings.. and i eat when im bored.. i play softball but thats only in the summmer.. i dunno whati can do now to keep myself busy.. please help.. thanks:-D
Reply from Seannika, Age 15 - 01/16/05  - IP#: 152.163.100.xxx

From summer, Age 14 - 01/12/05 - IP#: 152.163.100.xxx  Click here to reply  
hello everyone,just to fill u guys in im really shy and i dont normally do this kind of thing. so here goes.... its been 7 yrs since my parents spilt up and ever since then i ate alot, i didnt want to be around people..as much. i gained alot of weight over the years .i really tried to loose weight over these years its been hard to keep it off.i have been really foused on loosing weight. i make good grades and have lots of friends now than ,i did.and my parnets have been doing great.the only thing is my weight ,is keeping me from really being myself.im not the person i want to be ...can any one give me advice on how to loose weight and keep it off? ....thank you so much!!!!
Reply from abby*, Age 12 - 01/16/05  - IP#: 24.58.216.xxx
Reply from rosa, Age 15 - 01/13/05  - IP#: 69.69.15.xxx

From kristi, Age 15 - 01/08/05 - IP#: 4.33.229.xxx  Click here to reply  
oh my gosh saturdays are the worst cause u dont have school so ur bored and u wanna eat...im cooping with it well but its hard...i did 400 crunches to take my mind off it. i wish losing weight was simple but its not and i have control over my body right now...and ive lost 5 pounds since tuesday...so i think im doin ok
Reply from ashley!, Age 15 - 01/08/05  - IP#: 206.222.221.xxx

From zoe - 01/07/05 - IP#: 217.44.135.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ok its mean AGAIN im so sorry im just so annoyed with myself. I do great in the day and then when i get back from skool i go on a total pigout and i dont know why. I eat when im bored. im not even hungry half the time plz help i dont know what to do and if anyone knows what crunches are please tell me -x- thx
Reply from Amy, Age 14 - 01/08/05  - IP#: 210.49.173.xxx
Reply from Grace, Age 15 - 01/07/05  - IP#: 24.62.180.xxx

From Girl in H*L*, Age 15 - 01/05/05 - IP#: 69.148.92.xxx  Click here to reply  
Hey guys my life is going to the crapper. OK yeah my dad got laid off yesturday and today i had to break up with my b/f. I also found out i hace faild my German semester exam>I got a 54:( I like german i just cant get the hang of it. I know with the way my life is going i will not get to lose 60lbs by the end of the year like i would like it to. OH well there is always next year :( my 2 bestfriends arent friends no more too. Thats just great aint it??? Ok well I dont want to depress this room and make it sound like it is a room of depressed ppl. I hope yall have a good day!!! BYE :(
Reply from Marie, Age 13 - 01/13/05  - IP#: 209.205.156.xxx
Reply from susan, Age 14 - 01/05/05  - IP#: 4.224.66.xxx

From A, Age 17 - 01/05/05 - IP#: 195.93.34.xxx  Click here to reply  
i feel so bad, i just wana be thin. from the front im not to bad. but from the side im massive!. seriously. but i just cnt stop eatin chocolate. wtf is wrong with me. but im gona change. 1200 cals a day from now on and exercise - which sucks but i no i have 2 do it. anyway any tips u leave thanks in advance!!! :-D
Reply from jenna, Age 12 - 01/05/05  - IP#: 69.177.141.xxx
Reply from Kristina, Age 15 - 01/05/05  - IP#: 69.148.92.xxx

From CuTie, Age 17 - 01/03/05 - IP#: 65.148.233.xxx  Click here to reply  
Hey guys i have a problem with eating when im not hungry! i used to weigh 118 now i weigh 140(i'm like 5'3or 5'4). my new years resolution is to get all this extra weight off! for good and learn how to eat right and exercise... I want a buddy for support if any one wants to help or would like the buddy thing leave me ur e-mail or a message please.
Reply from CuTie, Age 17 - 01/04/05  - IP#: 65.148.214.xxx
Reply from Amal, Age 14 - 01/04/05  - IP#: 195.93.33.xxx

From Karina, Age 19 - 01/03/05 - IP#: 24.84.212.xxx  Click here to reply  
So I binged today. I had a WHOLE bag of LARGE chips and a KitKat bar after a HUGE dinner. I know this is what made me gain weight. BEfore Halloween I was only 105lbs. I used to be very over weight, but I worked hard to lose it. But now I've gained 15lbs, so I'm 120lbs. I know I'm not overweight still, but I know if I keep going on like this, I will be. I know it's 120lbs now, but if I keep going it'll be 130lbs, then 140lbs...EASILY. I ate like this because...well...of a guy who hurt me. I remember over the summer I lost weight by changing my lifestyle, and I've decided that it's time to get back on track. Weight loss is about changing eating habits permanently. If you diet and then overeat the next day, you won't accomplish anything. You'll probably gain, too. Just my word of advice. I'm 5'2, by the way. I know if I lost weight before, I can do it again. If anyone's... (view more)
Reply from CuTie, Age 17 - 01/03/05  - IP#: 65.148.233.xxx
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Reply from Jessica, Age 17 - 01/03/05  - IP#: 168.170.104.xxx
Reply from Christina, Age 16 - 01/03/05  - IP#: 24.233.65.xxx
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From l3twnliez, Age 13 - 12/30/04 - IP#: 67.4.236.xxx  Click here to reply  
Hey everyone! Yeah I used to post on this thing like 2 years ago but then i stopped. But hey i guess i will tell you my story.... I am 5'7" and weigh 230lbs...my new year resolution is to lose weight. I have many many reasons why a big one is that my siter is getting married in October and I am the maid of honor and i want to look pretty ...second my cousin is getting married in july .....third i am going on vacation to colorado ( the farthest i'v been ) in june...I am really gonna do it this time. I got a pilates DVD that i plan on doing everyday... and then i plan on eating only things that aren't man made...and stay away from white bread and pastas...and no im not gonna go on the carb diet it's just my doctor told me they are not healthy foods... I am also working on getting a membership to the Y so i can work out there ...a big thing I have to work on is not frinking pop... i... (view more)
Reply from clifford, Age 16 - 12/30/04  - IP#: 64.136.27.xxx
Reply from jenna, Age 12 - 12/30/04  - IP#: 69.177.141.xxx
Reply from Amal, Age 14 - 12/30/04  - IP#: 195.93.33.xxx
Reply from Amanda, Age 17 - 12/30/04  - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx

From Mandy Walker, Age 13 - 12/29/04 - IP#: 69.163.194.xxx  Click here to reply  
Hey guys what's up? Well, I'm not doing good before I was 399.5lbs. and now I'm 405lbs.I'm rwally upset because my dad died of cancer 2 days ago, and his last words were "Mandy I believe that you can do anything." then he tapped out I'm really sad because he was like my best friend. I want to exercise with my sister Anna but she said only girls under 320lbs. can work out with her and my mom agrees,My mom and sisterare my only family I no aunts or uncles my parents were both only child's and all of my grandparents are dead. Please please help me, get through this miserable time... my mom has tried to get me into a gym so I can work without my sister because we don't really get along, but they won't let me because I'm too young, and my mom has got me workout tapes but they don't work for me and I have tried to work out with my mom but I get tired to easy... please please help me I would so appericate it!!
Happy New Year!!
*MaNdY*
Reply from Marie, Age 13 - 01/03/05  - IP#: 209.205.159.xxx
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Reply from kristi, Age 15 - 12/29/04  - IP#: 4.33.229.xxx
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