eating right to battle depression

@nietske (199)
Belgium
April 1, 2007 10:15am CST
This might sound strange, but it reallly helps. If you feel really down and sad, this might be linked to eating habits. A lot of fatty foods or too much sugar can have an effect on your moods. The way to combat this: a lot of friut and veg.
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6 responses
• 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!
@Rosepetal (352)
• United States
1 Apr 07
I agree with you on this. Not eating also contributes to depression; I know this from my own experience.
@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
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.
• Australia
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!
@Phoniex (74)
• India
2 Apr 07
eating food does effect your mood but if someone makes you feel bad while you are eating then waht will u do.
@Randallm (22)
• Afghanistan
2 Apr 07
i eat a lot of both i guess that mean i would be average lol