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What is the food that comforts you the most when you are feeling down or stresse

  1. Leaderofmany profile image59
    Leaderofmanyposted 5 years ago

    What is the food that comforts you the most when you are feeling down or stressed?

  2. ChristinS profile image96
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    All of it pretty much, and I have worked for several years now to break the unhealthy habit of stress or emotional eating.  I find now that exercise or just engaging in another activity I enjoy (photography etc) is just as effective without the negative side effects of weight gain and crashes.  My primary "stress food" was carbs - starches or sweets.

    Now I find comfort in certain foods but for different reasons - I love fresh fruits that are cold in the summer because they are refreshing and I enjoy a good hot soup in the winter time to take the edge off the cold smile

  3. dkalvarez profile image61
    dkalvarezposted 5 years ago

    Chicken wings, preferably teriyaki. Always turns my day around slightly. Until of course, I have nothing but bones left. Then it's back to the real world. Or another order.

  4. eatforcheaper profile image60
    eatforcheaperposted 5 years ago

    Unfortunately for me something sweet! However, Christin is right any kind of food is great if I break and have a decent meal I feel better afterwards.

  5. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Actually, when I'm down or stressed, I don't eat. I drink lots of tea, hot chocolate and coffee instead.

  6. peeples profile image92
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    Fried pork chops. home made mac and cheese, and corn on the cob with applesauce is my dinner for bad days.

  7. Dee aka Nonna profile image79
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 5 years ago

    A scoop of vanilla ice cream sitting on top of either a slice of pound cake or a slice of apple pie.  Years ago when my mother was still around I would have said a slice of her homemade sweet potato pie....yum.

  8. breathe2travel profile image78
    breathe2travelposted 5 years ago

    I would say dark chocolate covered nuts or pretzels...

  9. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Bakery cake but that isn't easy to come by if a mood comes over me.  I turn to toast - love buttered toast.

    1. breathe2travel profile image78
      breathe2travelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Me, too. Especially rye.  Or a plain whole grain with butter and cinnamon.  I think I may have some with breakfast.  The power of suggestion.

  10. MickeySr profile image81
    MickeySrposted 5 years ago

    I never associate food with anything but flavor . . . that works-out good for me in that I don't ever turn to food because of a mood or event or any manner of life issues - however it doesn't work-out so well when it comes to considering nutrition or calories or fat, etc. The only thing I ever consider regarding food - what does it taste like . . . 'feeling down' or feeling up, 'stressed' or delighted, food never 'comforts' me, it only tastes good or doesn't.

  11. algarveview profile image90
    algarveviewposted 5 years ago

    Chocolate and the thing is it is terribly addictive, but it sure can cheer me up...

  12. vespawoolf profile image98
    vespawoolfposted 5 years ago

    I don't eat a meal when I'm stressed, but I probably would have a mocha almond sundae. I published the recipe not too long ago...it's hard to beat and will cheer up anyone in a snap!

    1. breathe2travel profile image78
      breathe2travelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I will have to check your recipe.  Love mocha & almond.