eating right to battle depression
• United States
1 Apr 07
I agre tat in many ways, what one eats can and does affect mood. I think of people that are way overweight, aand turn to food to "numb" feelings. How frustrating I imagine it is very dificult to change the pattern; however, maybe substitite the eating for a big glass of water, a walk, or no cal veggies... At one time in my life, I was overweight. my mom sent me to a dietican. wrote down EVERYTHING I ate and once a week I was weighed and she went over with me where I had eaten too many oils or fats.. I still remember 20 pretzel sticks equals 1 serving!
3 Apr 07
I agree with this too - I find I feel more energetic when I've eaten things like oranges or broccoli, but less energetic when eating things like doughnuts. I learned about this in school - it has to do with the way our body processes the sugar. Certain foods give a spike in energy, whereas others give longer lasting energy. Bananas are supposed to be really good for this. With more energy, it becomes easier to tackle problems, I think.
2 Apr 07
I could not agree with you more! The more processed, fatty foods you eat the more it affects your emotions. I find that when I am really unhappy I stuff my face with anything fatty I can grab my hands on. After I do this not only do I feel worse after woods but I also feel like crap for days after! This is a very good topic! I hope a lot of people who have depression here on mylot read it!