Depression and weight gain

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-13-2011
Depression and weight gain
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Wed, 10-05-2011 - 11:47pm

Do any of you women tend to gain weight when depressed ?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2011
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 12:17am

Welcome back, old friend!

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-02-2008
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 9:31am

Hi;

When I was getting a divorce I started eating more because I was depressed .. I became an emotional eater and I gained weight. Its still on me and too lazy right now to diet..

Oh; My emotional eating has gotten better but when I do get upset I run for the cookies....

Only now I have more control over it since I am accountable to only me..... and I try and make good snack choices.. Popcorn,tofutti pops .., frozen yogurt, trail mix..

Actually I eat less now because I cant afford to much food right now...

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 9:32am

I thought you had flown the coop!

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 6:14pm
13 pounds over the past year...
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-13-2011
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 11:33pm

Thanks all for your responses. I take it with depression women tend to gain rather than lose.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2011
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 1:07am

Reeshie, first of, I'm glad to see you posting.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-13-2011
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 5:33am

Thanks Marie. A certain woman in question- from looking at her recent FB pictures , has put on an almost unhealthy amount of weight in such a short time (1 yr)

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-02-2008
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 6:52am

well? It could happen to anyone.. or maybe she has some sort of illness and gained weight...

sometimes we cant be perfect all of the time..

I used to work out all the time and be very fit and healthy.. Now I have no motivation to do anything.. It could be some situational depression.

One doesnt know what is going on with someone..

Have you asked her???

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 8:04am

Oh no no...don't ask her about it!

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-08-2011
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 9:33am

Sadly, my brain has a habit of only

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