On today's episode of Oprah, interventions were held to both help overweight teens identify the real issues behind their overeating and their parentsto understand their pain. It was incredibly sad, but also really cathartic.
The purpose of this large group therapy session was to help the featured teens find out what they are really hungry for, beyond food. In the case of the boy in the clip above (and most of the other kids on the show today, actually), he was hungry for acceptance and his father's approval. Interestingly, Oprah said that after all her years of doing interviews and stuff, she finds that one of the most important common denominators among humans is that everyone wants to know that they matter.