Why Diets Don't Work: Lose Weight the ADHD Way
Scientific studies demonstrate a link between ADHD and obesity. But that doesn't mean it can't be broken -- these tips will help you break the cycle of seeking stimulation, eating for the wrong reasons, and fighting frustration or low self-esteem.
The ADHD-Obesity Link
Medical research shows that obese individuals are five to ten times more likely to have ADHD than are members of the general population. The link between attention deficit and obesity is very real -- though not yet fully understood. Certainly impulsivity, poor planning, and high-intensity emotions don't help in the fight to lose weight, but there could be more at play here.