Obviously eating carbohydrates is only one of the many strategies necessary to support people in their quest for sobriety. But the calm, focused mood brought about by nature's own tranquilizer, carbohydrates, may help in the recovery process.
There is no mystery as to the cause of the antidepressant-associated weight gain. There are two reasons: overeating and under-exercising.
To the delight of many dieters and to the surprise of many, the Weight Watchers organization recently changed their program to allow dieters to eat as much fruit as they wish by removing "points" from this food group.