ADHD or ADD and Weight Problems — ADD Tip o the Day 298

Anahi Ortiz has some good posts on ADD or ADHD and eating/weight problems.    I have a constant struggle with weight.  I use some of the basic concepts:

Drink water before and during each meal.  Chew slowly and thoroughly and savor each bite. No seconds on anything. Set the utensil down between bites (hard without willpower).  Exercise (ditto).

But I also have some special approaches that help me personally:

Diet popsicles for desert, and then an olive or a piece of fruit, and keep the pit in my mouth.  And a wonderful candy, Ginger Chews, which has only 2o calories, dissolves slowly, and then leaves my appetite/craving curbed.  I have lost weight recently through all of these and switching from scotch to wine, half the calories, and cutting out bread.  So the principle is to watch the calories.

Diets do not work; controlling weight takes a long term change in eating and exercise.


Anahi Ortiz on ADD or ADHD and weight and eating problems clik here

Thanks to all for the great comments.  Magpie just gave me a great tip for the driving off with the gas hose problem (clikhere), and now I hang my car keys on the gas tank latch.  It works!

thanks! add,adhd,adult add,adult adhd,attention,deficit

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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