teelafrench's Journal, 07 March 2012

I need to not get depressed. When I am I don't feel any motivation besides isn't there a scientific study saying that depression can contribute to weight gain?

Diet Calendar Entries for 07 March 2012:
752 kcal Fat: 32.19g | Prot: 46.61g | Carb: 63.51g.   Lunch: hiland cottage cheese, salad, vitafusion, poppy seed dressing, sara lee 45 calorie delight, Deli Style Sliced Swiss Cheese, deli fresh turkey. Dinner: Fish fillet Tilapia, bird's eye mixed vegetables. Snacks/Other: diet dr pepper, Keebler Chips Deluxe, milano melts. more...
2240 kcal Activities & Exercise: video - 24 minutes, Calisthenics (heavy, e.g. pushups) - 35 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 1 minute, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...


This is true. But so can weight loss. Both are signs/symptoms of depression. But it's not typically a few pounds. It's usually a lot. (I used to be a psych nurse not too long ago.) The best thing you can do for your depression is to get out in the sun or get moving. Forget all the days you slacked off or the times you "cheated." (If that even applies to you.) Now if you're feeling so depressed you can't get out of bed in the morning, or don't want to even do basic care things like take a shower or brush your hair then you should think about seeing your doctor. Often times depression is a brain chemical imbalance. Plus if you're on a diet and losing weight this can sometimes alter the chemical composition in your body causing depression. Think about it, you've taken away chemicals your body was used to, or maybe your coping mechanism in the past had been eating certain foods or certain actions and now that you don't have that coping technique to make you happy you have to find a new one.  
07 Mar 12 by member: kristi13618


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