One of the most important things to do while suffering from depression is to make sure that you are maintaining a healthy diet. When you eat junk food, you suffer from sluggishness and other ill effects. These are not problems that are only existent for depression sufferers. However, depression sufferers will find that these are symptoms that will exacerbate your depression, instead of making it better.
A key element to fighting depression is maintaining a constant energy level. If you start to drift lower in energy, you will find it even harder to get out of bed, even harder to make a conscious effort to fight off the symptoms and effects of depression. Diets come and go but balanced nutrition changes rarely. The best way to make sure that you are eating properly is to consult with a nutritionist.
If, however, you are not ready to take that step, then there are a few things to keep in mind. Going back to what you were most likely told as a child, start by eating your vegetables. At dinner, try to eat about half a plate of vegetables, along with your meal. A starch at dinner, such as potatoes, bread or rice is less important than once emphasized. You should plan your meal to include more vegetables and meat.
Breakfast and lunch should include vegetables and carbohydrates, as these will give you energy for the rest of your day. The low-carb/no-carb diets that are all the rage currently are not helpful because they unbalance the diet. Fruits should also be a major part of any nutritional plan. The suggestion has been floated that meals should include a rainbow of colors. Bananas, chicken, blueberries, lettuce and carrots. All of these foods, in concert, will get you the energy that you need to fight your symptoms.