Comfort Foods are foods that provide a nostalgic or sentimental value to the person who eats the food.
The comfort foods may be characterized by its high caloric nature, high carbohydrate level, or simple preparation.
Comfort Food nostalgia may be specific to an individual, or it may apply to a specific culture.
Most people eat comfort food when they are stressed out or suffering from anxiety or when they are depressed.
When I'm depressed my go too comfort food is ice cream which can be fattening if you're no careful but ice cream is much better than some other comfort foods.
I don't gain that much weight when I do eat ice cream but I have gained some weight before when I did consume too much of it.
Eating the comfort food calms the person down when they are stressed or are depressed or suffering from anxiety.