Depression can be quite debilitating. Diagnosing your depression is only the first step, but fighting back against the disorder with the proper actions is the next. Here are some helpful tips for beating depression.

During the times you feel down and depressed keep away from all sugars, even the “healthy” ones like molasses, honey and fruit juice. Whether they are natural or processed, sugars tend to enter the bloodstream very quickly, unlike vegetables, grains, and other complex carbohydrates. This gives you a burst energy from the rapid intake of carbohydrates, but unfortunately, you end up tired and then depressed shortly thereafter.

A great way to battle depression is to find some outside hobbies or interests to become involved with. Not having enough activities to do or interests to get excited about is a very common reason and factor that will lead to depression. Try a new hobby, some to consider …