In this webinar, you’ll learn how ADHD affects the way you eat and the steps you can take to improve your relationship with food through intuitive eating. Learn how the ADHD brain works around food, why we’re prone to eating disorders, binge-eating, and overwhelm, and some steps you can take to improve your eating habits.
- Learn how ADHD affects the way we eat and the challenges we face
- Understand the binge-restrict cycle and what steps you can to take to improve your relationship with food & body image to feel in control around food
- Learn some simple strategies to eat what feels good for your body more consistently and make eating less overwhelming
- Lectures 3
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 62 minutes
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 89
- Assessments Yes
I give this presentation one star. The speaker is mistaken in saying that food addiction isn’t real, and she does her listeners a disservice by saying so. She might not have an addiction herself, but most of the population most definitely does. Ultra processed food addiction is real and scientifically verified. Telling someone who is addicted to processed food that they are not is gaslighting. There ARE healthy foods and unhealthy foods. Eating ultra processed foods leads to bingeing and other disordered eating because the person can’t control themselves. Again, this is proven with science. On the other hand, everything the speaker said about ADHD seemed spot on to me. And restriction most definitely leads to bingeing.
Hi Monique, I appreciate the feedback. I was the speaker and have done extensive research on these topics as well as experienced them myself and with many clients over the years. I didn’t say that the feeling of being addicted to food isn’t real so I’m sorry if you felt that it came off that way. I know it feels real and how hard it can be….I’ve been there before I was diagnosed and 99% of my clients have also experienced it – it’s a very common experience in our population. I want to give you hope that the feeling of being addicted to sugar subsides when eating regular meals and removing the feeling of being restricted and all or nothing thinking! I said in the presentation that research shows that we can’t be physiologically addicted to sugar since our body needs sugar to survive and the feeling of being addicted to it is a result of a combination of things. Some of them being 1) not eating enough during the day, 2) restricting, 3) emotional eating, 4) lack of dopamine and stimming with food…there are other reasons but these are the main culprits. I explained how restriction leads to bingeing and feeling out of control around food (which can feel like addiction), so restricting foods like processed and/or sugary foods are included. When we don’t allow ourselves permission to eat things without guilt/shame, the result is almost always all or nothing and leads to the binge-restrict cycle. I didn’t talk about processed food related to addiction but more specifically sugar. I’m curious what studies you’re referring to when you say that it’s proven with science. Many of these studies don’t control for factors like dieting history, mindset around food, etc. I’d love to give you some more info if you’d like to email me! 🙂 I’m glad most of the presentation resonated with you. I hope this gave you some clarity.