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Emotional Eating

I haven't talked about this to anybody. I don't even know if it's really a big deal (yet) but it's gotten my attention now, so I thought I'd ask for some advice.

I've been really stressed lately, and fighting a bout of depression (and failing, methinks). I've always enjoyed snacking; chips are my biggest weakness. I generally try and eat pretty healthy, especially because I gained close to 20 pounds after moving here, but I haven't been able to stick to it...because when I feel down, I've been turning to food for comfort. It wasn't really a conscious thing until recently. I have noticed that these days it basically goes "oh I feel sad —> fuck it, I'm gonna eat all of the things".

I get seasonal depression. I know this is the core of the matter, and that is the biggest thing that needs to be addressed. But in the meantime I want to just stop comforting myself with food, and redirect myself into something healthier. I just can't seem to break the cycle. It adds to me feeling pretty crappy about myself.

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Has anyone dealt with this, or any thoughts?

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