Is eating chocolate a sign of depression

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Is eating chocolate a sign of depression
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Tue, 04-27-2010 - 10:59am
Anyone who is an emotional eater is probably thinking, well, sure, when has stress-fueled snacking ever included a bag of fresh spinach? Bad moods, from stress to sadness to PMS, often lead directly to the junk food aisle. Do not pass the gym; do not eat a salad; do not collect any healthy or redeeming habits. What researchers found interesting is that depressed people did not eat any more carbohydrates or fatty foods than happier people—though stress often triggers those kinds of food choices. The only food participants seemed to be self-medicating with was chocolate. And it’s not just a girl thing--men were just as likely to indulge as women.

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Do you eat chocolate when you're feeling down?  OR Does eating chocolate make you feel more depressed?

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Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 04-27-2010 - 2:34pm
I actually tend to not eat...:(
Nightangel
Nightangel
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Registered: 09-10-2009
Sat, 05-08-2010 - 5:14pm

I do have my favorite foods when I'm stressed or upset.



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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Mon, 05-10-2010 - 10:10am
Potato chips are on my short list as well.

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Registered: 06-10-2010
Thu, 06-10-2010 - 1:01am
As I was eating a snickers bar I came across your post. I can agree for myself, because I am extremely upset right now and went for that. I usually don't like Snickers when I am in a good mood, but I can down them when I am upset.
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Registered: 08-07-2007
Thu, 06-10-2010 - 10:36am

So, you're proof that the study is correct then.