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 Kelly, Age 14 - 12/29/04 - IP#: 68.51.227.xxx  Click here to reply  
i hate it how i'll start off a day thinking that i'll go for a work out and eat really healthy foods, and then i just end up laying around the house eating random things because i don't feel like doing anything. i know that i can't keep expecting to lose weight if i just do nothing all day. does anyone else do this too? it just pisses me off haha
Reply from Jennifer*, Age 14 - 11/11/05  - IP#: 69.72.19.xxx
Reply from Luna, Age 13 - 12/29/04  - IP#: 68.108.175.xxx
Reply from Diana, Age 17 - 12/29/04  - IP#: 24.124.117.xxx
Reply from Kelly, Age 14 - 12/29/04  - IP#: 68.51.227.xxx
Reply from susan, Age 14 - 12/29/04  - IP#: 4.225.8.xxx

From chelese, Age 13 - 12/25/04 - IP#: 24.240.242.xxx  Click here to reply  
im a huge mess!! i get so depressed over my weight. i cry myself to sleep, sometimes i cry so hard i shake. i let everyone at school boss me around. im an emotional eater, so fo course i eat too much. i eat all of the time! ive tried to kill myself before. like a year ago. but i get so close to killing myself now, its horrible. i think about it alot. please help me find myself.
Reply from peyton, Age 15 - 12/28/04  - IP#: 24.141.102.xxx
Reply from Kiem, Age 14 - 12/26/04  - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx
Reply from chelsea, Age 16 - 12/26/04  - IP#: 152.163.100.xxx
Reply from Mercedes, Age 15 - 12/25/04  - IP#: 209.6.87.xxx

From Anonymous, Age 18 - 12/25/04 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx  Click here to reply  
When they say "eating disorders are very likely to develop during depression," it's true. I've liked this guy for ages. One week, he was sending me so many signals until one day, he grabbed my hand while we were running from the waves at the beach. We were clumsily clutching each others' hands while watching the sun go down. It was too perfect.. Well, that was a short dream that ended TOO soon. Soon after, we kind of lost contact because he had so many places to go during the summer. Eventually, I even felt awkward trying to call him because he hasn't tried calling me at all like he had before. It might be that I'm REALLY picky or maybe I've never encountered anyone else I like, but I've totally fallen head over heels for this guy. This depressed me a bit and I began seeking food as a sanctuary. I ate more than I usually did, and I felt too sad to go practice with my team. ... (view more)
Reply from ---, Age 17 - 12/26/04  - IP#: 69.152.93.xxx
Reply from Amal, Age 14 - 12/25/04  - IP#: 195.93.33.xxx
Reply from ----, Age 18 - 12/25/04  - IP#: 207.69.138.xxx

From Patty, Age 18 - 12/19/04 - IP#: 69.85.160.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3, Wt. 685 - Hi, I have a bad weight problem and when I try to lose weight, I get so hungry if I dont eat alot of food. So then I will eat more food to make me feel full, and gain more weight back, how do you guys keep from being so hungry?
Reply from me*, Age 14 - 12/22/05  - IP#: 69.72.20.xxx
Reply from Matthew, Age 15 - 12/22/05  - IP#: 71.132.238.xxx
Reply from brooke, Age 13 - 12/20/05  - IP#: 12.219.12.xxx
Reply from Mariana, Age 16 - 12/20/05  - IP#: 71.208.225.xxx
Reply from Nikole, Age 17 - 12/20/05  - IP#: 71.52.76.xxx

From FAT GIRL, Age 14 - 12/18/04 - IP#: 198.81.26.xxx  Click here to reply  
HEY GUYS, I AM 14 AND FAT!!!i am like 200 pounds and hating it i am so embarrasssed to say my weight i lie to friends so they dont laugh at me, please give me advice how to lose weight, i need help bad. i want to be know n as me not just the fat girl, or be made fun of anymore, i am sick of it!!!!why am i like this tell me please?i eat lots even when i am not hungry. i try to diet but i cant ever do it for more then like 4 days please help me!!!!
Reply from danielle, Age 12 - 12/30/04  - IP#: 65.32.238.xxx
Reply from dncr, Age 13 - 12/22/04  - IP#: 65.29.144.xxx
Reply from all downhill, Age 14 - 12/19/04  - IP#: 66.8.195.xxx

From JORDI, Age 14 - 12/18/04 - IP#: 198.81.26.xxx  Click here to reply  
HEY GUYS, I AM SERIOUSLY SICK OF GETTING MADE FUN OF BEING OVER WEIGHT, MY MOM AND SISS ALWAYS TRY TO HELP ME BY GIVING ME TIPS ON EATING RIGHT AND STUFF LIKE THAT, I CAN DO IT BUT ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME WHEN I SEE FOOD I WANT IT AND I DONT KNOW WHY SOMETIMES I AM NOT EVEN HUNGRY, I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT FOR ME NOT FOR ANYONE ELTS, I WANT TO BE THIS GIRL THAT DOESNT JIGGLE WHEN SHE WALKS, IT IS REALLY EMBARASSING, I DONT WANT TO BE MADE FUN OF EITHER ANYMORE, I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT SO BAD AT LEAST LIKE 50 OR SO POUNDS, I WANNA BE JUST A NORMAL TEEN GROWING UP NOT BEING BIG, PLEASE SOMEONE GIVE ME ADVICE BY HOW TO GET THE WAY I WANT!!! THANKS XOXOXO!!!
Reply from Melanie, Age 11 - 12/20/04  - IP#: 63.159.116.xxx
Reply from jenna, Age 12 - 12/19/04  - IP#: 69.177.141.xxx

From ----, Age 16 - 12/18/04 - IP#: 207.69.136.xxx  Click here to reply  
Omg i am so depressed tonight i ate so much its like i never binged like this before. i had 6 christmas cookies with frosting..i dont know whats wronge with me..i wish i could turn back time and never do it. i was losing weight but probably gained it all back today i dont know what to do..please help
Reply from martina, Age 14 - 01/15/05  - IP#: 81.157.21.xxx
Reply from patrick, Age 13 - 12/19/04  - IP#: 24.238.236.xxx
Reply from HEY, Age 14 - 12/18/04  - IP#: 198.81.26.xxx
Reply from horace, Age 14 - 12/18/04  - IP#: 138.89.200.xxx

From anne, Age 17 - 12/16/04 - IP#: 216.66.102.xxx  Click here to reply  
omg! i am so happy! i've been so stresse out lately that i couldn't even stick to a diet and just kept overeating- but now i'm happy and i'm getting right back on track tomorrow morning. i am happy because i just won first place for the uvm writing contest at my school and i was just accepted into my top college!!!here i come smith!!!!!!
Reply from Shannon, Age 16 - 12/17/04  - IP#: 168.170.104.xxx

From KENZi, Age 13 - 12/13/04 - IP#: 69.110.89.xxx  Click here to reply  
hey all!!i had starbux again 2day!!!!:(!!!its really addicting!!lol! owell nutin i can do now!i did this work out tho & wondered if u guyz cud tell me if i need 2 do more !i run 3/4 a mile then walk home (5 min walk)then i do 60 crunches on the ground then 30 side bend things on each side holing 5 lbs then 60/45 push ups!*~THANX~*
Reply from KENZi, Age 13 - 12/14/04  - IP#: 69.110.88.xxx
Reply from jenna, Age 12 - 12/14/04  - IP#: 69.177.141.xxx
Reply from Karina, Age 19 - 12/13/04  - IP#: 24.84.212.xxx
Reply from candace, Age 14 - 12/13/04  - IP#: 66.169.168.xxx

From TO KARINA, Age 14 - 12/13/04 - IP#: 207.231.98.xxx  Click here to reply  
Hey this is Rachael, I replied to your other message. I was reading somebody else's reply on your message, and it made me realize the stupidity of my comment. You don't have control over a binge, especially if you have BED(binge eating disorder). I should know---I have had major binges, sometimes 2-5 times a week, adding up to around 4000 calories! The best thing to do, like that other person said, is keep junk food out of the house. Stock up on healthy foods that you like the taste of. Find something that you enjoy doing, such as drawing, reading, painting, etc. I binge when I am feeling worthless, or bored, hopeless, etc. If you find something to do that you can take pride in, and makes you feel fulfilled, you may be less likely to binge. It may sound stupid, but that's what works for me. I'm sorry for misunderstanding you and everything--so...I just thought I would post this and straighten things out.And if the binging continues like this, then I would recomend getting help. Binging eating disorder is just as serious as anorexia or bulimia, and you shouldn't overlook it.
Reply from Karina, Age 19 - 12/13/04  - IP#: 24.84.212.xxx

From katie, Age 13 - 12/06/04 - IP#: 152.163.100.xxx  Click here to reply  
I am 13 years old and i weigh 170 pounds. my Family has been on "The South Beach Diet" but it seems we haved eased away from the diet. we have a gazelle but i feel i never have time to work out because i feel so overwhelmed by my emotions. I also feel i am addicted to food, when i ge home from school i always eat tons of stuff and then later i a normal supper. I am sick f being overweight and i dont know how to handle being overweight andhow to handle my emotions and also my addiction to food.will you please give me advice.
Reply from HEY I CAN HELP!!, Age 16 - 12/07/04  - IP#: 24.233.71.xxx
Reply from abi, Age 13 - 12/07/04  - IP#: 82.33.37.xxx
Reply from Kelly, Age 14 - 12/06/04  - IP#: 24.7.116.xxx
Reply from anne, Age 17 - 12/06/04  - IP#: 66.220.240.xxx

From Al, Age 17 - 11/30/04 - IP#: 69.40.243.xxx  Click here to reply  
Hey, I was hoping if anyone could give me some advice. I think I'm an overeater, because i seemt o eat when I'm not hungry. I'm growing quite a lot and I jiggle a ton. I'm just fat now, and i didn;t used ot be. Help, please. Weighing in at 236, 6'1
Reply from kathryn, Age 17 - 11/30/04  - IP#: 80.131.77.xxx

From Melanie, Age 14 - 11/20/04 - IP#: 142.163.8.xxx  Click here to reply  
Hey! I ahve already lost 60 lbs but want to lose anout 20 lns more.But all of a sudden I can't stop eating I'm not hungry. . . I just eat everything I think of!!!!!!!! How can I stop doing this. . . any adive?????
Reply from CCBW, Age 13 - 11/20/04  - IP#: 70.240.242.xxx
Reply from Amanda, Age 16 - 11/20/04  - IP#: 205.188.116.xxx
Reply from Amanda, Age 16 - 11/20/04  - IP#: 205.188.116.xxx
Reply from Rachael, Age 14 - 11/20/04  - IP#: 207.231.98.xxx
Reply from anne, Age 17 - 11/20/04  - IP#: 216.66.102.xxx

From Avril, Age 13 - 11/15/04 - IP#: 24.167.185.xxx  Click here to reply  
Everyone remember me? Well I FINALLY got a boyfriend and in real life, yes. He is so hot (i think) and so sweet. And he even asked me if I wanted to go to the movies sometime!!! OMG I Cant wait to see him tomorrow. We just started going out last Wednsday. He has really opened up to me. He talks to me and OMG he can draw!! We havent held hands or hugged or anything like that but we're getting there. I mean, we've just started going out. He is so awesome, not the smartest guy I've met but I dont care. And on top of all of that, my eating habits are SO MUCH BETTER. And I actually have fun exersizing, I dance in my room, and PE is fun too. And OMG, I finally can do a split all the way. Took a while but I can finally do it. And I've realized that I've been way to hard on myself about my weight. I mean, if Ive got a boyfriend, I can't possibly be that overweight. Well I g2g, tty l8r everyone! And wish me luck with my boyfriend!!! BYE!!*RoCk OuT lOuD,AvRiL* FuSe RoX!!!
Reply from Laurie, Age 14 - 11/16/04  - IP#: 24.46.97.xxx
Reply from Amanda, Age 16 - 11/16/04  - IP#: 152.163.100.xxx
Reply from anne, Age 17 - 11/16/04  - IP#: 216.66.102.xxx
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Reply from Avril, Age 13 - 11/15/04  - IP#: 24.167.185.xxx
Reply from Danielle, Age 16 - 11/15/04  - IP#: 68.37.63.xxx

From JJ, Age 13 - 11/15/04 - IP#: 137.111.13.xxx  Click here to reply  
My mum is such a b*tch!!!! I asked her "can you please stop buying junk food, I really think it would make us healthier and we might lose a little weight" you know what she said?? "No, I need it" I said she sounded like a drug addict and she agreed!!!! (she is majorly obese[as am I])I told her "please stop buying the junk food, I have no will power and you always offer it too me. We aren't healthy and I think this would be a good idea" she goes "if you want to lose weight we should find a plan and stick to it, I'll find one, until then I'll eat my chocolate bars" that was two months ago!!!What can I do to stop myself from eating the candy and junkfood she CONSTANTLY buys?? Thanks Guys. You guys are great.
Reply from Marilyn, Age 39 - 11/17/04  - IP#: 216.79.183.xxx
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