If you have ADHD, you probably find that you have to work twice as hard as your peers to produce the same results. Losing weight is no exception. In order to lose weight and eat healthy, you need to have impulse control and the ability to stay consistent with your diet plan. A study from the University of Toronto found that almost 30% of overweight individuals had ADHD symptoms.
The ADHD brain is often looking for ways to trigger more dopamine. This can make it difficult to control our impulse to eat more simple carbs and sugars. Dopamine creates a feeling of reward and helps us feel motivated and focused. The chemical also improves our memory and ability to learn.
Here are five tips from Healthline to help you increase dopamine without hurting your waistline: