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I remember the first time that I connected food with my mood. I was a freshman in high school and had experienced a particularly stressful day (at 15 it seemed I had many of those). I had to stay in town for something and somehow decided that the few dollars I had on me would be well spent at the soda fountain. The soda fountain was part of an ‘old fashioned’ pharmacy that a friend of my dad owned. I remember sitting down at the counter and ordering a caramel sundae. I think by the third bite all was right in my world. Thus began my turning to food for comfort and relaxation.