Many People Ask or Comment About Diets for ADHD. Here are Some Insights:
(Actually these insights are a mixture of facts and opinion. What isn’t these days?)
The research shows that some people with ADHD benefit somewhat from some diets. The overall results are not very impressive, and most people find the diets too difficult to follow; the benefits do not justify the hassle. That said, since most research is based on averages, surely there are some people with incredible stories about the great success they have had with special ADHD diets. I would love to hear from you.
Dieting is a larger issue than ADHD. Management of weight is a major concern. That’s where my personal interest lies, as a person with ADHD, minimal will power, and an ongoing weight problem.
The Three C’s Diet:
So I have decided on a new diet, the Three C’s Diet. It consists of ice cream, chocolate and Courvoisier ( a cognac brandy, if anyone doesn’t know). And the diet allows an occasional root beer float.
Why not? Nothing else has worked. It’s worth a try.
Diets Don’t Work:
It is difficult for anyone to stay on any diet, especially those of us lacking will power. But some people do manage to lose weight on a diet. Then they return to their old eating patterns and usually regain more weight than they lost.
How To Control Your Weight (advice from someone who has not been successful.)
Avoid diets. Change your eating habits and your exercise habits, for the rest of your life. (Easy to say.)
Research shows that dark chocolate and alcohol are both health promoting, in moderation. Moderation has never been my strong point. Surely there are also some health benefits from ice cream as well.
Suggestion O the Day
If you are serious about controlling your weight, do not spend two weeks lying on the beach at a Mexican resort.
Note O the Day:
Anyone will benefit from a healthy diet and good exercise, ADHD or not.