Which Came First The Chicken Or The Egg? Three Things That Can Continue A Cycle of Depression
Eating Too Little
When depressed, some individuals have no appetite for food or simply forget to eat. It can lead to vitamin deficiencies, anemia and weight loss. As a result, the individual continues to feel weak, unhealthy and depressed.
Eating Too Much
On the opposite side of the spectrum, some individuals tend to eat too much when they feel depressed. Food stands as comfort and brings satisfaction. Eating too much can lead to weight gain, poor body image and feelings of poor self-control.
Eating What Is Most Convenient And What Tastes Good
It is common for depressed individuals to feel unmotivated. As a result they look for convenience rather than preparing their own food. We all know convenient foods tend to be heavily processed, full of preservatives, sugar and fat. Individuals with such dietary habits will most likely have low energy. And the vicious cycle continues.
Here at Park Avenue Nutrition we know how hard it can be to shake a case of the blues and we want to help you get back on track! Mood changes, anxiety, depression are often present in persons with eating disorders. Contact our office to set up an appointment. We will help you adjust portion sizes, choose healthier foods, and incorporate physical activity.