Twitter asked to see our worst depression meals and the results were, well, depressing
Geez, no wonder we’re so down all the time.
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?
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.
i dipped my salt and vinegar chips in peanut butter and washed it down with a pear redbull
— the holly grail (@holly_catherine) June 18, 2019
— Gus (@GHuerta98) June 18, 2019
I have no explanation. pic.twitter.com/wPBU4YtpCp
— Gianna Dior (@Gianna_DiorXXX) June 18, 2019
warm cook-n-serve tapioca pudding that hasn’t set yet, as a drink
just croutons & cesar drsssing in a bowl
mayo + parmesan cheese on bread, broiled
i… i have a lot of them
— Erin Fogg (@EnFogg) June 18, 2019
One time my boyfriend ate an entire can of biscuits (THE DOUGH) and threw up in the driveway.
— meatloaf (@avescado) June 19, 2019
I keep a list of mine. I feel like there have been worse ones that haven’t made the list pic.twitter.com/X5Qipzz13t
— Bisexual Barista 🌈 (@heybruno310) June 18, 2019
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!
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