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 Ciara, Age 13 - 07/26/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 191 lb, Today: 187 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 155 lb - Well I've never did this be for just started but ya. Well what I think be overweight is it's sometime not about being sad always for like me I eat because I'm bored and I'm bore and I dont know what to do I got and eat then when I'm sad I hate eating but ya I like really do know what to right but ........ Ya .... Okay ....that's all I think .yep
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From Magen, Age 16 - 07/23/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 258 lb, Today: 220 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - Hi guys it's been awhile since I have been here, I was down to 210 but I gained 10 pounds the past month bc I went into depression again a lot has been happening to me but I'm back on track and doing my best. I did it before I'll do it again. Good everyone is doing good! :)

From Cherie, Age 17 - 07/15/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 188 lb, Today: 169 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 130 lb - I'm finally in the 160's! i haven't been this weight in 2 years... =) let me quickly tell you my story. i use to go on this site a lot three years ago. i was 165. then, over the course of 6 months, i dropped 130. i was happy and healthy. but, during my sophomore year, i gained over FIFTY pounds.
i was so stressed and never slept so all i did was eat. i managed to lose 15 pounds last summer and this summer i finally decided to just become healthy. my word of advice, don't count calories unless you plan to do so for the rest of your life. the first time i lost weight i counted calories but i gained it all back and more once i stopped counting. last summer, i only portion controlled and lost 15 pounds. this summer, i portion controlled and lost almost 10 pounds so far. so guys, make sure your "diet" is a lifelong thing. do something you will always be able to do.
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From Kayla, Age 16 - 07/13/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 320 lb, Today: 320 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - So. Here I am. Im not sure how to begin, so keep that in mind. I haven't always been this size. As a kid I was very active- I did track, basketball, gymnastics, you think of it I did it. I grew up with 3 brothers, & I am the youngest, so yeah- I was like another little boy. Sadly, I didnt have the best childhood. I grew up in severe Domestic Violence. Lets just say, when my "father" decided to keep me for 2 weeks longer than the originally planned 2 days, I was molested not only by him- but his friends.
Subconsciously after that, I just stuffed everything down, and ate. Food became my way out. How I saw it was, Fat people dont get positive attention. Guys wouldnt like me as a girl, if you catch my drift. When memories would threaten to come up, or if I got touched (friendly gestures- hugs, or a hand on my arm etc), I would eat. I hated it (and I still... (view more)

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From Jessica, Age 16 - 07/13/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 150 lb (BMI %tile: 90), Goal: 120 lb - Yes I gained some of my weight back , it is fursting I worked so hard before June, I was almost 154 lbs , now I am like 159 or 160's boo hiss, I am just furstred,, I am trying to encourge Justine to not give up!! on hope to be healthy weight again!! I told her weightloss not going to happen over night,, she has wieght issues, , I was strss eating again, I was like uh no, not doing that to myself, I hope to be a size 11)12 Juniours by fall or a size 9)10)!!!! I Justine will look good in a size 1)2) Juniours!! I ll look good in a size 3 or 5 Juniours!!! I been looking up calories!!! sodum, sugar, fats, crab, severing sizes, portion size as well.. Nope I don't binge eat, what I advice you girls is to eat less , small portion sized, foods, low calorie drink a lot of water,, don't try anxoria it not a good idea, to do, cause I did that for almost two mounths, it... (view more)

From bri, Age 9 - 07/12/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'11", Start: 111 lb, Today: 111 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 95 lb - im 9 and i wollwas eat wen in sad mad or hungry i eat like 100 time a day so if u can help me out and give me tip that i could lose weight im olwase on ps im mad at my self because my sister is turning 12 and only like 87 pounds and im 111 pounds

From Bailey, Age 14 - 07/06/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 150 lb, Today: 130 lb (BMI %tile: 88) - When I had moved into my house at the age of 12 I weighed 150 pounds. I was going through a rough time and both my mom and I were eating because we were stressed. I kept telling myself I was going to lose the weight, but by the time i turned 13 I only weighed 147 pounds. That summer my mother told me she was going to lose more than 100 pounds in 6 months, but I told her I didn't think she would. Then a couple weeks later my mother went to the doctor and he told her she wouldn't be able to take care of my brother and I if she didn't lose the weight. My mother weighed 230 pounds and she didn't like hearing from her daughter that I didn't even think she could lose the weight and my mother wanted to be their for my brother and I. The first month my mom went on on a full liquid diet because she had gotten surgery done on her stomach. After that first month she had... (view more)

From Tauren, Age 15 - 06/25/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 160 lb, Today: 156 lb (BMI %tile: 95) - I've been chubby since around 5th grade, just a bit, but it spiraled in 8/9th grade. well I just completed 9th grade last week and the whole year I felt different from all of my friends and that I couldn't rlly connect and for various reasons had severe depression and gained 20 lbs to my highest weight 160. well I'm going to a new high school next year so this summer I've been eating well and excersizing 45-60 minutes. I don't have a scale so my weights are estimates but I'll get one. I want to be about 115 (I'm 5'2", & have some serious curves) & get involved in grls basketball (I have some talent, but I've never played formally or very much in general). believe in urself and u REALLY CAN DO IT!! my friends say I'm not fat jst curvy cuz I'm half latina BUT I know I am fat (my doctor too) and I can be in AWESOME shape at 115. think about how hot & amazing ull... (view more)

From Allie, Age 14 - 06/21/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 190 lb, Today: 190 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - Whenever I get bored, I usually munch on something. I am tired of having to wear XXL shirts. I just don't feel comfortable in my body anymore. By December, I want to be down to a large. Any tips?

From Kayla, Age 17 - 06/19/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 193 lb, Today: 182 lb (BMI %tile: 90), Goal: 150 lb - I'm addicted to food. It consumes my thoughts. Even when I'm eating, I'm always thinking about my next meal, my next fix.
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From Jessica, Age 16 - 06/15/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 232 lb, Today: 220 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - Did bad today....stressed out and ate. God am I mad :(
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From Olive, Age 17 - 06/04/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4.4", Start: 182 lb, Today: 164 lb (BMI %tile: 92), Goal: 143 lb - Been really busy and stressful times. Everything is fine now but with the stressful past two months I put on like 4-to- 7 pounds and I'm bloating right now so sucks lol. Anyways I'm staying positive through all the drama sometimes you gotta block out the world and focus on yourself ( and children that doesn't mean your parents; just accept them) anywho I got a plan and will update my process in a few weeks. However realize everyone here supports each other whether we are online often or not, but depend a little less on technology and a little more on the need of fresh air: that is a start GOOD LUCK! <3 ~V. [also ask me if yuh have any questions or need some support; I'll give out my email to the people who want it)

From Alana, Age 14 - 05/29/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 204 lb, Today: 182 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 142 lb - Well, today I said no to McDonalds and wow was that hard :(
But I did it. Does it ever get easier?
Haha, again im feeling lazy to get out but I know I have to if I want to see results! And I wonder does walking 5 miles each day help lose 1-2lbs a week ?
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From Nola, Age 15 - 05/29/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 145 lb, Today: 145 lb (BMI %tile: 87), Goal: 110 lb - I have failed so many times... Yesterday I got in a bad mood and just started eating everything I could get my hands on. I hated myself so bad for being fat. I woke up this morning still angry,I was planning on starving myself. I never wanted to eat again. But then I got thinking, and doing that would be giving into my failures. I am stronger than that, I know I can beat this. And however many times I fail, I know the day will come when I succed. I can do this :D ANd so can you!
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From Jessica, Age 16 - 05/28/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 232 lb, Today: 223 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - A little depressed....I ate a slice of pizza and I am so upset :(
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