Comfort Food. anyone?

@lazybug (273)
Philippines
May 29, 2011 6:28am CST
Foods aside from the nutrients we gain from it which gives us enery for our daily life it also gives us the enrgy to face life. Had it occur to you that when you are feeling low or when you are upset you experience this craving for a certain type of food? When I'm really upset I sulked and I eat something sweet; I really crave for something sweet and when I indulge on it I feel much better. Sometimes I crave for my mom's spaghetti when I feel really really low and I don't feel talking about it. How about you? Do you have any comfort food?
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
4 Jun 11
Sometimes you just have to give in and have some comfort food. It is a surprisingly effective stress reliever, don't you think? As a matter of fact, I just started a discussion about how I am actually craving my comfort food - homemade potato salad! I usually crave chocolate or something sweet like that but today it is for something savory and salty. That potato salad. So, you have any of your mom's spaghetti this past week? I am off to buy the ingredients for my yummy homemade potato salad (my mom's family recipe). Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
• United States
29 May 11
When I am feeling down, I always have a craving for chocolate, mostly milk chocolate. It can be any type of chocolate; a candy bar, truffles, and or ice cream (only Haagen-Daz). I really can't understand why someone when they are really down because they've gone through a rough breakup or got into a fight with someone, would automatically turn to sweets. Maybe that's the way it is. But, I know after I snap out of it, my heart will ache because of the pounds that I had gained.
@lazybug (273)
• Philippines
30 May 11
I also do not know the logic behind it but who cares as long as we feel better after, that's what rally matters.=) Gluttony is eating excessively and expensively.
• United States
30 May 11
That's true. What's your comfort food? Cause I need something else I'm kind of getting tired of Haagen Daz
@bwaybaby (904)
• United States
1 Jun 11
I'm a bit of an emotional eater. I eat a lot of french fries or chocolate when I'm not happy, and I'm generally better after I eat. I've been working on switching that out with healthier food or just drinking water, because I had some major issues with depression and ended up gaining quite a bit of weight.
@lazybug (273)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
Unhealthy foods do give us a temporary relief when we feel down probably because of the fact that they are unhealthy.
@Bryanx54 (644)
30 May 11
it has to be some kind of soup for me, Tomato soup probably being the being the best, and just eat my soup with a few slices of bread whilst watching a good film always helps me feel better. Soup and Movies warm the heart.
@lazybug (273)
• Philippines
31 May 11
I'm not very particular with soups but I've tasted pumpkin soup and I like it but do not love it.
@rosie14 (80)
• Philippines
30 May 11
Comfort food...I do have and I know its not a healthy food. When I'm really stress at work I always crave for French Fries, some of my officemate knew this already that they sometimes buy me one. They don't want to see me sad and tried, and of course stress. There are times that I crave for ice cream...like now =) even if the weather now here in the Philippines is raining I still looking forward to eat some ice cream. Chocolates and chips are my other comfort foods, they're a lot but those food really makes me feel alright =) happy eating! =D
@lazybug (273)
• Philippines
31 May 11
Eating is always satisfying and a happy act. Ever wonder why we crave foods that are unhealthy? Simple because it's unhealthy.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
30 May 11
hi ladybug oh yes indeed I love mac and cheese with lots of gooey cheese in it too. other times rocky road ice cream with dark dark chocolate or chocolate cheesecake. or a handful of trail mix with m and ms. thats another one wow. so bring on the cheesecake now. lol lol.
@lazybug (273)
• Philippines
30 May 11
I also indulge in ice creams, chocolates and cheeses especially if our fridge overflows with it.
@marguicha (94687)
• Chile
29 May 11
It depends a lot on many things. But I often feel depressed in Winter and a good soup helps me get out of the bad mood.
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
29 May 11
Some food is called comfort food for a reason, you see, since it gives us comfort to eat it. I have friends who have 'comforted' themselves all the way up to 300#. Really a bad habit to depend upon food to give comfort. Now I'm not saying that I haven't done this myself, but I do try to keep it to a minimum. Lately, I've been baking sweets more than previously and I've had to look at the reasons I'm doing this. I'll have to substitute the sweets for a different activity since I can't be going out and buying a new wardrobe.
@lazybug (273)
• Philippines
30 May 11
What your friends are doing is not comfort, it is gluttony.
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
Not really a particular food, but when I'm depress I usually cook my favorite meals to console myself and to have appetite back.
@manubla (474)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
I do! And it depends on my mood as well. Most of the time, I go for chocolates, especially Cadbury! At other times, I also crave for chips. Sigh. All of them sinful foods .