If you struggle with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), you may find it very difficult to focus and prioritize. No wonder then ADHD can take over in the kitchen. Meal planning and cooking can be a challenge for people affected by ADHD. This is because cooking requires executive function, planning, organizing and working memory. Frustrated, you may decide to order in or eat out rather than cook at home.
If you have ADHD and struggle to plan and cook healthy meals at home, there is hope. Renee Merchant, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at LWell suggests finding ways to make the experience of cooking more enjoyable. For example, if you struggle with ADHD and cooking to you feels like a strenuous task, you can make the experience more enjoyable by listening to your favorite music, letting a TV show or YouTube video play in the background, or talking with a friend on the phone while cooking. Finding quick, easy-to-assemble meals with clear instructions can help, too.
Medical Nutrition Therapy at LWell is usually covered by health insurance and can help people eat and live better despite a diagnosis of ADHD. Book a one-on-one session with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist today.
This article was adapted from the LWell Program of Excellence “Neurodiversity Nutrition” recorded live on 4/26/22.
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