I can’t stop eating. Is this normal, or should I be concerned?​

As a teenager it’s normal to feel hungrier than you have in the past because your body needs more energy than before since you are growing and developing. However, if you feel out of control when you’re eating, have trouble stopping when you’re feeling full, or feel guilty about eating a certain way, it’s important to share this with your doctor. Some teens experience emotional eating (eating when you’re stressed, bored, lonely, etc.) and/or binge eating, which a dietitian and therapist can help teens work through.