Nothing wrong with taking time out for yourself to heal mentally ! You would do it if you were recovering from surgery. Society doesn't give mental fatigue and depression patients *permission* to heal. Take your meds....often there is a chemical *deficiency* in the brain which causes these very real symptoms. The meds may be temporary ( like me) or something we accept as permanent ( like my girlfriend). Consider it like a vitamin that you supplement your body with when you are coping with extra things on your plate.
I am a Natropath by profession, so I don't advocate *meds* readily, but I have seen the results in myself when I needed them. My friend could not live independently without them, so they serve different needs for her.
On the food side of things, I can certainly help. A person gets *hungry* when they are either dehydrated or lacking in protein. So my suggestion would be to have a bottle of water beside you whilst watching TV and sip regularly. You would aim to consume about 2-3 litres in a 24 hour period
Protein is one of those super foods which fills your tummy without presenting as bulk, and it takes a long time to digest, so hunger doesn't return quickly. I would recommend you *graze* by eating several ( 6-7) times a day ( just like a diabetic)
Eat small amounts, the amount you could fit into one hand..
Protein foods include: boiled egg ( have several on hand...you cannot eat too many they DON'T raise blood levels) almonds, piece of cooked chicken with any flavors, fish, meat, cheese,
You will also find that it takes more energy to burn protein so in fact you will start to reduce weight.
Carbs are the foods which fill you with empty calories, make you feel hungry, and pile on the weight.
Good luck , take some time for yourself, and PM me anytime