Foods to avoid if you're battling depression
If you have depression or anxiety, it can be difficult to force yourself to eat a certain way or even feed yourself at all. Every activity can feel like you're moving through taffy, exerting so much effort that you start to think, maybe it's not actually worth it. That being said, the last thing you'd want to do when you're in the throes of a depressive episode — or any other time, really, if you know that you're prone to them — is something that would make your symptoms worse.
Some of the things you'd probably be most likely to eat when battling depression are precisely the things that you should avoid. How's that for irony? If you know what you should avoid to try to keep from making things worse, at least you know that you're when you do successfully avoid them you're doing something. Sometimes that's enough — and comforting — just knowing that you're in control of something. If you're battling depression, here's what you need to know about what not to eat.