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ADHD Nutrition and Weight Loss/Gain

Food Anxiety

Hey all I am kind of new to the whole ADHD thing and have only recently been diagnosed. At the moment I am under weight due to the stress and anxiety of school. I have always been pretty active and it has always been sort of an outlet for me. I know I currently need to gain weight and be able to maintain a healthy BMI. However, I fear not having the motivation/time to stay active and fit any more. I plain don’t care what goes into my mouth and I find I crave ice cream every night!!! I hope that I can find a job that also caters to my much needed breaks and allows mobility and creativity without too much stress. Any advice would be great. I appreciate the support.


You’re a stress eater it sounds like—I am too, and it sucks. Unfortunately, it means weight gain for me.

Since weight loss isn’t needed, make a healthy lifestyle your goal. That way, you’re avoiding the dreaded “diet” word that dooms many to failure.

Also, be very structured about it. That means a certain nutrient requirement each day, a consistent exercise schedule, and maybe even a routine of vitamins and supplements.

Also, don’t deprive yourself. If you want sweets, have them in moderation, or make them from scratch yourself, with healthier ingredients.

ADDconnect Moderator, Author on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen boy with ADHD, LDs, and autism

Posted by adhdmomma on Mar 31, 2016 at 2:22pm

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