While there are different ways to get over a breakup, some of us turn to food. Yes, stress-eating is a real thing. There’s no need to feel bad about it. Breakups take a toll on you, and it’s important to take care of yourself during that tough time. It’s perfectly acceptable to indulge. In fact, it’s encouraged. Studies show eating increases the level of oxytocin (known as the bliss hormone) in your body.
Just take it from the quintessential breakup movie, Eat, Pray, Love. Eating can be a religious and healing experience. Channel Liz Gilbert’s journey, and munch on these to help you get over the heartbreak.
Ice cream is the go-to breakup food, and for a good reason. Take your pick at Carmen’s Best’s wide array of unique flavors such as Oolong Milk Tea and Coffee Pili Nut. We recommend the rich and creamy He’s Not Worth It ice cream, made especially for you.
It’s a well known fact that chocolate boosts your mood. True to its name, Bizu’s Nirvana cake which perfectly blends the flavors of caramel chocolate with hints of pistachio, guarantees instant happiness in a bite.
You can never go wrong with Pizza. They’re little slices of heaven that’s easy to eat and can be enjoyed alone or shared. For your much needed post-breakup night in with your best friend, order Pizza Express’ divine Lava pizza.
All things fried and greasy
Break ups—especially rough ones—automatically entitles you to a cheat day. Don’t worry, you can eat your heart out at Pink’s Hotdogs. Go get yourself the Hollywood Legend or a Breakfast Burger, with a side of Pink’s Platter.
A bowl of something hot and rich does wonders to your soul. It feels like a warm hug from your mom. Head on over to Mary Grace Cafe and let their Summer Squash Soup heal you.
Art by Marian Hukom