posted by Anonymous on 22 July, 2020
hiya , does anyone have any tips? im battling with depression right now . i use food a lot to cheer me up ; i cant believe it has turned into such an unhealthy thing i rely on. the flab around my middle has started building which is scaring me . how can i taper off this dependence on high calorie convenience foods and maintain my mood? i actually feel 'love' for instant noodles , the way it makes me feel , like a hug for my emotions . but i also get anxious and my appetite can be non stop
substituting one coping mechanism for another is a good way to start. food is great, but it's important to find other things which make you happy. an easy transition might be moving from making the noodles to cooking bigger meals instead. learning to cook or bake takes more time and practice, but you feel more accomplished and it's an amazing skill to have.