ADD ADHD and Eating Mangoes??? — ADD Tip O the Day 574

ADD ADHD and No Patience

I love mangoes but I rarely eat them.  Peeling a mango is a hassle.                                     Don’t we all want instant gratification with minimal effort?

A Revelation

Then I had a miraculous spectacular stupendous revelation.                                                   And now I know how to peel mangoes the right way.

How to peel a mango


Who told you you have to peel mangoes? 

Don’t do it.

Just wash the fruit and take a bite out of it.  Ummm, delicious!

I spit out the peel or else I swallow it without chewing it..

Actually, you can eat the peel; it has a good mangoey flavor, but it’s a little bitter.

What In The World Does This Have To Do With ADD ADHD, You May Be Asking?

First, it involves identifying a problem.  In this case, two problems:

         1) I don’t eat enough mangoes –  because  –    2) they’re too hard to peel.

But I don’t have to accept that this is just the way life is; No, it’s a problem.

Second, once we identify something as a problem, we can come up with a strategy.

I believe that every problem has a solution, or at least a strategy to help cope with it.

Our life can be better.

Start 2015 off right, enjoying your mangoes.


Bonus Tip O the Day :

It’s also fine to eat sweet potato skins- has vitamins and roughage, saves peeling and waste, and they’re not bitter.

Bonus Links O the Day:

Have an organized 2015

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Two Mangoes, Unpeeled




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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. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. 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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8 Responses to ADD ADHD and Eating Mangoes??? — ADD Tip O the Day 574

  1. aitga says:

    I wear the same clothes more than 1 day in a row. This solves 2 problems:

    1. It makes deciding what to wear easier.
    2. Dirty clothes are more clearly dirty and clean clothes are more clearly clean. This eliminates the ambiguity of the in-between of clean and dirty.


  2. I SO agree – not necessarily about mangoes – but about solving problems. My husband and I do that ALL the time!!! In fact, I’m known as the problem solver in my family. When anyone needs a solution, they call me and I can generally come up with something or several somethings. I love solving problems.

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  3. Vicki – First, congratulations on getting diagnosed. Now you can start identifying problems and creating strategies, and your life can get better.
    How do the frozen compared to the fresh? I’m a little suspicious.
    Thank you for commenting. Good luck with the spitting.


  4. Vicki Schroeder says:

    I had to smile at this! I only found out I have ADD two months ago. I’ve previously had the same problem with mangoes. In fact, several have spoiled in my refrigerator. They do take a special effort to peel, but I absolutely love them! Now I understand the problem with mango spoilage. Here’s another solution – they come frozen! Already peeled and cut into chunks! And they are pretty good also! Thanks for sharing. I will try the bite and spit method!


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