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SevenCoughNine

71d

How can someone with ADHD make a consistent effort to lose weight when efforts to change are so hard to start, let alone maintain? I had some benefit from intermittent fasting, but every random distraction/ disruption affecting my sleep or other routines made it harder to make my tightly scheduled meal times work.

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    • StrawberryMilk

      67d

      make it fun. For me, i gym every week. but in order for me to be consistent (in anything in my life) i have to enjoy it. To enjoy going to the gym I buy workout clothes that i like and wont care what ppl will say. It makes me feel so cute and fabulous giving me confidence and comfortability to workout. I dont really eat enough veggies. so i buy 8Greens gummy veggies to help my body have its greens. I still eat what i want but try to eat 8/10 fullness. I dont drink soda (only occasionally) and sometimes sparkling juices. I know my message isnt weight loss focused but my main point is that personally for me, having adhd i will not be consistent in anything unless i enjoy it. perhaps this tip will help you too. goodluck!

    • StrawberryMilk

      67d

      make it fun. For me, i gym every week. but in order for me to be consistent (in anything in my life) i have to enjoy it. To enjoy going to the gym I buy workout clothes that i like and wont care what ppl will say. It makes me feel so cute and fabulous giving me confidence and comfortability to workout. I dont really eat enough veggies. so i buy 8Greens gummy veggies to help my body have its greens. I still eat what i want but try to eat 8/10 fullness. I dont drink soda (only occasionally) and sometimes sparkling juices. I know my message isnt weight loss focused but my main point is that personally for me, having adhd i will not be consistent in anything unless i enjoy it. perhaps this tip will help you too. goodluck!

    • Nenay

      67d

      I've struggled with weight all my life. After being diagnosed with ADHD and put on Vyvance, I've been able to lose weight. I have increased energy and decreased food cravings.

    • EmeraldMosaic

      71d

      For me, the solution was to make one small change at a time, and make sure I could live with it, before moving on to the next. When I found out I was prediabetic, 5 yrs ago, I knew I *had* to cut sugar and carbs. I also knew I couldn't do it drastically or completely. And it's still a work in progress. But I focus more on feeling good and living a healthy life than on losing weight. I care more about my A1c than about my clothing size. And we did add Metformin last summer, and that plus a new PT regimen has actually gotten my weight on a downward trend. But still, I care more about my A1c.

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One of the suggestions is to take low dose Naltrexone and Wellbutrin together as it causes appetite suppression. This helped one person lose over 40 lbs as it curbed their appetite and calmed their cravings. Another suggestion is not bringing junk food and snacks into the house, only treating oneself occasionally when out and about. Drinking water when feeling like eating was also recommended. Some people with ADHD have found success with pre-portioned meals/snacks that they can grab or heat up during the week, scheduling blocks of time specifically to eat, and having a day to prepare these pre-portioned foods. Regular exercise was also suggested as beneficial.

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