Chemistry of Emotions

@KarenO52 (2951)
United States
July 23, 2007 11:48am CST
Your food cravings may be triggered by what you're feeling. According to Michael R. Roizen, and Mehmet C. Oz, in the book "You on a Diet", here's a list of foods you might reach for with their corresponding moods:Tough foods, like meat, or hard, crunchy foods: anger Sugars: depression Soft and sweet foods, like ice cream: Anxiety Salty foods: stressed Bulky, full-you up foods, like crackers and pasta: lonely, sexually frustrated Anything and everything: jealous I don't feel that this is true for me, and I'm just curious how many will say whether or not this is true for them.
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@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
23 Jul 07
Hmm, sounds realistic, but I don't think it's an exact science :-)
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
24 Jul 07
I believe the list is based on studies that may not be very accurate. I couldn't find any information on how the studies were done.
• United States
25 Jul 07
I am not certain that this is true because I do not know what he is basing it on. However, if it is true, then I am stressed and depressed, and my mother is angry sexually frustrated. Sheesh, we had no idea. :)
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@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
23 Jul 07
I wouldn't agree with that for me but maybe for others.... When I'm depressed I won't eat anything at all and will definately stay aways from sweet things.... When I'm happy I will eat sweet things. I'm not sure what moods I would personally asociate with the other foods for me......
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@AmbiePam (50953)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I'm sure that may be true for some people, but I don't feel anyone can accurately show that for the vast majority of the population, even the American population. Now sugar can cause depression. It has been shown, and most people know it, that if you eat a candy bar you get more energy, or feel better. Only an hour or two later a person is left with a depressed or fatigued state of mind. But it was a good try to pigeon hole types of food with types of people. And because it is in a book, a whole lot of people will probably believe that. I like new theories, so it is kind of interesting. : )
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