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ADHD Nutrition and Weight Loss/Gain

Food Anxiety
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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.

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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.

http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/5774.html

Penny
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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