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    Default Why people identify happiness with food?

    Why people do that?

    To me it looks like that more S and F you have you are more likely to think/feel this way. But I could be wrong.

    For example: my mother asks me

    She "Do you want ice cream"

    Me: "No I don't"

    She(confused):"Why don't you want to be happy?"

    Me:About what you are talking about?

    If you ask me this are probably the remains of tribal sociaty. We could even say society before 20. century.

    In my life I have admited few times to some people that I don't create this link and every time my words created same kind of shock?

    I am aware that by starting this thread I look like someone who is looking for attention.
    So if someone thinks that. I can only say that I am really fuc*** up as the thread suggests.


    So, why people link food and happines?

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    Depressives often abstain from eating, for me, personally, when I am depressed I sleep more and eat less.

    Hmm, regarding your inquiry this is all I can come up with for now:

    Food = energy = vitality = health ~ happiness?

    I dunno.

    Also, every anorexic chick I have ever known has been a miserably unhappy person.
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    Don't you know, Antisocial one? It's because of the neurotransmitters. Hunger is a pain, and eating delicious food is a pleasure. Yes, sometimes it is, shall we say...Taken too far.

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    Ahh, just thought of something else.

    HUNGER!!!

    A hunger for life is usually indicative of a happily engaged human being.

    Hunger represents desire and interest, and the absence of hunger represents either contentment (if one happens to be full, i.e. fulfilled), or apathy.

    Those who suffer from terminal cancer often end up eventually losing their appetites, completely.
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    Food can make you feel better temporarily. Sugar can give you an energy boost. Carbs can help make you feel relaxed. Chocolate can make you feel better.

    There are a few studies out there, but there is not strong scientific proof of it. Mostly it is authors repeating what seems to be a common phenomenom amoung many people.

    When I was depressed I ate more, which is also common among people with depression. Some people with depression eat more and some eat less. Lack of appertite is a symptom of depression, but using food to make yourself feel better is common as well.

    When my mood is good or neutral, the "food makes me feel better" effect is less pronounced. Although if I am irritable due to being hungry, food will "cure" it.

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    Food = energy = vitality = health ~ happiness?

    Are you sure?

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    Evolution?

    In the present tense, instinct.

    There isn't a causal chain for it really. It's a direct stimulation of the pleasure centre. Memories will then be made linking certain foods to that stimulation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    In the plains environment where we first evolved, fast food would have been very healthy.

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    Do get me wrong I eat normaly (3 main meals a day) it is just that I don't link that to any joy.

    One of the main reasons why I have opened this thread is because I don't understand connection between food and depression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    Do get me wrong I eat normaly (3 main meals a day) it is just that I don't link that to any joy.

    One of the main reasons why I have opened this thread is because I don't understand connection between food and depression.
    It seems your emotions lack the ups and downs of the average man's across the board, and the wager I'd place on the hypothesis that this is entirely related to that would be somewhere in the league of ten thousand American dollars.

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    In the plains environment where we first evolved, fast food would have been very healthy.
    I don't agree with this. Fast food always gives alot of energy but it is not healthy.
    The other thing is that people needed much more energy back then.

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