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Twitter asked to see our worst depression meals and the results were, well, depressing

Geez, no wonder we’re so down all the time.

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What is a depression meal? Is it a subsect of comfort food, or breakup food? How do we define comfort food? At what point does comfort food become a depression meal, or vice versa?

These were just a few of the questions I was asking while perusing through this Twitter thread by @haley_hud., which began with a prompt to share “the worst depression meal you’ve ever made.”

The results were, fittingly, depressing as all hell.

Uncooked spaghetti with sauce, un-sauced spaghetti in a bag, and other non-spaghetti-related abominations abounded, each more horrific than the last.

All kidding aside, the link between unhealthy eating and depression is a well-established one

In April, InStyle even ran a story on the many ways in which depression eating takes shape.

“I’ve been running on Vienna canned sausages for the past week,” said Alexandra-Marie Figueroa, a 26-year-old Boston resident. After Hurrican Marta hit Puerto Rico in 2017, Figueroa was forced to move back home to help her family with a litany of issues (chief among them, her grandfather’s death). The resulting stress, combined with the lack of available healthy food, threw her diet into chaos.

“When I’m high functioning, I’m always in the kitchen. I love to try new recipes. When I’m deep in depression, I hardly think anything for myself is worth it.”

Oof. Personally, the only type of depression meals I like to have are Great Depression meals. Hit ’em with that sizzle, Clara!

Do you have a go-to depression meal? What do you think the reason is for them? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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