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Depression foods... no seriously!

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posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 12:33 AM

Originally posted by Gazrok
When I'm feeling blue though, a Snickers bar makes me feel MUCH better, hehe.... Still, I try and keep it a rare treat, than an everyday thing....and I drink only water when at work (and Crystal Light or Tea at home)...

Actually studies have shown that chocolate help with seratonin I think and that helps mood. To a point....

posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 05:09 AM
yep, most of you are pretty on the dot, its all in the caffeine, and sugar. i have a friend who gets depressed a lot, because of his weight and such, and maybe other factors, but his food intake, isnt what you can call ideal. i've been eating a lot of raw veges and fruit for the past two weeks now and feel superb. ps: also, so called fat free foods have more sugar than their fattier counterparts. fats are relativly good for you, in moderation as with everything. high intake of sugar/carbs however is what creates the fat you can see. such is the saying, a pound of spagetti turns into a pound of sugar... or something like that, well anyways, you get the point. basically, i cannot stress the importance of moderation anymore than i have already. dfh out.

posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 07:13 AM
Too much makes me depressed. Just a little bit gives me a happy lift.

Also I consume no more than once a month or try not to. Unfortunately many friends have birthdays close to each other who prefer a chocolate cake.

posted on Aug, 22 2004 @ 10:36 AM
Take a Nutrition class, and you'll be amazed how what you eat can effect you emotionally, mentally, and physically. What you eat can definitely change the way you feel. Most notably NOT eating, or eating crap so you don't have the nutrients you need.

Certain foods can make you feel better without a stimulant effect. Chocolate and cheese are the most notable these days. Chocolate makes one feel loved and happy. Cheese, its now said, even has a chemical that mimics opiates in the brain. Yay cheese!

A lil anecdote: I decided in college years ago not to eat to lose weight and because I had little money. I would eat rice in chicken broth as my main meal, maybe some dry cereal, and some water with lemon. I lost a significant amount (obviously), but when I would go for days with little food, I would be so depressed that my days were torture, and I would cry and be hurt by others so easily. I would eat, and immediately my mood would lift. If I ate an orange, I would be superwoman. People would ask me what my problem was, and I just thought everyone was an a-hole
Took a little perspective and a good meal to figure out the problem was me and what I was or wasn't eating.

Another: My mother feeds my dad mini snickers bars when he is being cranky. He has no idea this is going on. On trips, she'll bring a bag of minis. He never wonders where the snickerbars come from...

Anyhow, I'm off to eat a Hershey bar dipped in cheese-whiz.

[edit on 22-8-2004 by RedBalloon]

posted on Aug, 22 2004 @ 10:49 AM
Caffeine....many talk so much about it...
I can have a whole espresso machine before going to bed and sleep like an angel...And the `buzz` that people say they get from coffee..,...I wish I could feel something - but, nothing so far...

I`ll have a cup of coffee and go to bed (it`s late here in Japan)

I`ll see you tomorrow!!!!

posted on Jan, 22 2005 @ 05:03 PM
Hey guys; I've been reading ya'll's ("you all's" for non-southerners) comments and stuff and I totally agree with pretty much everything. Note to those who don't respond to caffeine: I know exactly how you feel. If you fall asleep a lot and/or hallucinate when waking or falling asleep, you may also have narcolepsy. There are official sites about it and if u think u may have it, locate a Sleep Specialist.
Also, on the subject of depression, what always works for me is exercise. After going to the gym (which I obviously haven't done in a while since I'm researching cures for clinical depression) I feel healthy and focused. It's so much more effective than anti-depressants, though I'd prefer to stay on those also because no one can exercise all the time.

posted on Jan, 22 2005 @ 05:54 PM
Try raising your omega fatty acid intake, Flax Seed Oil is notorious for aiding depression as is Macca and a few other natural herbal lores.

posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 01:12 PM
sure, the last piece of pizza

posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 07:46 AM
For me it is caffein and chips(fries).

posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 11:47 AM
and yes, I'll agree there are 'depression foods' and there's a conspiracy by fast food chains to conceal contents from the general public. There's a reason why 'heavy' foods are called that. Saturated fats found in fried foods, straight dairy (non-reduced fat), and untrimmed meats are complex structures that take the most work to burn off. I felt tired and felt sick all the time for years with all the garbage I used to eat - take-out food, chips, chocolate, cheese, icecream, etc. It did negatively impact my energy levels and self-esteem. Solution? No need to give up tasty foods, just look for lower fat content. They now make low fat dairy and take the effort to buy lean meat in burgers and steaks at the grocery store. Read the label for Sat. Fat content and decide accordingly. Exercise 15 mins a day or 30 mins every other day to keep energy/metabolism up.

Please consult a physician before beginning any fitness program.

[edit on 1-2-2005 by saint4God]

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