I Won't Eat When I'm Depressed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 253 People

    Its Become A Problem...

    I was raped and nearly beaten to death, it's been a horrible process to go through. Even though I hate to admit it, I fell into a horrible depression. I don't think I could really admit to myself what had happened. I felt terrible, and so in turn, I just never ate. Just the...
    Chasing4flowers Chasing4flowers
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 19, 2011

    I won't it's something very new with me

    and every time it's strange because i feel hunger or pain yet i can't get myself to eat food i struggle or force myself to eat because i understand i need to actually live accept it's hard to force yourself when there are times your body's refusing not rejecting put just making...
    CosmicEvan CosmicEvan
    22-25, T
    Oct 29, 2015

    When I am depressed I am not hungry.

    I can go days without eating a meal.
    Chelsea1973 Chelsea1973
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2015

    I completely lose my appetite.

    I'm already underweight so I don't know what to do but I just can't do it. And if I do eat I feel sick. I had dinner last night finally, and now it's morning and I still feel sick from it.
    sleepysleepy sleepysleepy
    26-30, F
    Nov 16, 2015

    I Can't Eat. I'm So Lonely.

    hello. i am 22 years old and i think i am depressed. i can't eat. it's making me crazy. a month ago i got married and my husband had to go back to america and i can't seem to cope with his absence. i just remember all our time together. he's so far away. i mean really far because...
    gemmyian gemmyian
    1 Response Jul 6, 2010

    Smoke! Smoke! That Cigerette

    When I get really depressed I up my smoking so that it kills my appetite.....and also food is the last thing on my mind as I try to figure out what drove me to get depressed and the events that lead up to it......and lately haven't felt like cooking so have gone back to frozen...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 6, 2010

    Why Feed the Sadness...?

    When I'm depressed, the LAST thing I want to do is eat...but I will have a few spirit shots and try to sleep it off. Fuzzy logic perhaps, but I retch when food goes down my throat in sadness and then the tears start.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2009

    Me Too

    I know exactly what you mean. I cannot physically bring myself to eat when I'm depressed, when I'm stressed, when I'm excited or whatever. When I was a kid getting me to eat was a mission and a half, I hated food, dinner time was like a punishment to me. Now I can go days without...
    sarajean sarajean
    18-21, F
    Jul 28, 2009

    Eating Me Up

    Even when I feel extremely starving, I don't eat. The other day, I passed out in my car before I was going to start it... I just have no desire to do anything, which makes me feel like dying.
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow
    18-21, F
    Mar 18, 2011

    I Dont Like To Eat When I'm Depressed

    Eating doesnt satisfie me when I'm depressed.Eating makes me feel worse when I'm depressed. Eating doesnt interest me when I'm depressed.When I'm depressed I don't want to be offered food by people.I just want some time alone without being bothered.
    fitnessbabe fitnessbabe
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2012

    Any Solution

    I have read the experiences shared by most of you. I was trying to search symptoms in most of the eating disorders. I was never weight concious, but from the age of 16, I have this eating order thingy permanently. Whenever I am low or depressed, or anything goes wrong, I just...
    funnyfish funnyfish
    Jan 7, 2011


    Not when depressed or in severe pain. Defiantly when I am both.
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow
    56-60, M
    Sep 11, 2011

    Not the Best Way to Diet,is It/

    For me, my appiteite is the 1st to go.  I lost 15 lbs over stress/depression.  It did help reduce my snoring and I was able to get off my BP meds!  Can't copain about that. Now if I can only kick this depression habit.
    polysexminoh polysexminoh
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2009

    So True

    My therapist once said to me " You could either be fat and happy or sad and skinny." That is so true and so not fair. During a very rough time in my life when I was severely depressed I quit eating and I lost over 30 pounds. When I felt better I gained it all back. That sucks lol...
    howsab howsab
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2011

    I Just Can't

    It hurts too much to eat when I'm depressed. I'll over eat if I did. I mean lately I've been not eating alot anyways. I just feel like ****, I wish I had friends to count on, laugh with, good times, girls' night out. I wish I lived in cali again all my friends are there and I'm...
    GreenEyedBeauty GreenEyedBeauty
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2009

    I Can't...

    I can't eat when I am depressed. It just makes me feel more sick, and more bad than I already do. I don't get hungry, or want food when I am depressed, its not like I am going out of my way not to eat, its just, I feel too depressed that I forget to eat, and when I do eat, it...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 7, 2010

    yeah... one of those nights.

    I have a plate full of food and I'm just nit picking at it because I'm not in the mood to eat. just wanna lay down and forget life exists
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 13, 2015

    I Don't

    i will not eat when i am depressed. for some reason i will not eat .
    deleted deleted
    Feb 16, 2010

    And That's A Problem

    It isn't a good thing when you have a very high metabolism either. I'm too skinny already, the last thing I need is to loose more.Unlike most people who stuff themselves when they are depressed, I stop eating completely. I have heard that when people stop eating for a long time...
    deleted deleted
    May 16, 2011

    Food Sickens Me

    AnimusVita AnimusVita
    22-25, F
    Apr 6, 2011

    When I feel depressed the thought of eating

    sickens me. If I am severely depressed I could starve myself for days on end up to a week, instead I drink up to 4 V cans a day (a drink like red bull) to keep me active without eating and this has been happening for quite some time. I am amazed my body hasn't crashed down yet...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 9, 2015

    Complete Opposite of Some People.

    I dont enjoy "emotional eating", Ill eat when im hungry. Jeez, and im really not in the mood for eating when im mad, upset, or depressed. ;)
    LoveLindseyMusic420 LoveLindseyMusic420
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 24, 2009

    I'm feeling really down lately.

    .. ever since I got to college I've just felt more and more alone. I dont want to eat, have no energy to get work done, and rarely even want to hang out with friends. I have to force myself out of bed so I don't feel guilty for not spending time with them. I just feel like I'm...
    TaylorNicole312 TaylorNicole312
    18-21, F
    Nov 20, 2014
    Promisesarebullshit Promisesarebullshit
    18-21, F
    Mar 3, 2014

    Won'T/Can'T Eat Or Drink When Depress

    every time i get depress i don't eat or drink. i just starved as usually every time it happen. my family is the main problem why i have this problem. i truly don't fit in the family, i have no, no opinion, no saying, every time i do/say it not perfect to my family at all it...
    angelasian88 angelasian88
    Apr 21, 2013


    I can't eat when I'm depressed. Just the thought of food when I'm upset makes me feel nauseated. If I try to make myself eat I just end up puking it back up. I actually lost over 20 pounds from not eating because I was so depressed for an exteneded period of time .Thank God it's...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2009


    Today sucks! I'm not going to eat again. I wonder how many days  can go without eating? All I ate yesturday was a vegan chocolate chip cookie. Other then that I starved myself. I wonder how long I can do this without my husband knowing. I don't think it would pop up in his...
    GreenEyedBeauty GreenEyedBeauty
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2009


    I'm not eating very much. I don't weight very much and my body feels unhealthy. I love food, but lately i can't taste anything. I don't even follow my hunger anymore. It's just a matter of remembering to fill my belly enough to keep me alive. I've been depressed for 10 years...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 8, 2010

    I've always been this way.

    ..I can't eat at all when I'm in a tremendous depression. I've been having troubles with it recently again...I can't seem to shake off this sadness. and therefore...if I eat..I would just be eating..but I would feel sick to my stomach. I haven't been the healthiest person soo...
    Skarleth Skarleth
    22-25, F
    Mar 3, 2014
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