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Penny Williams

I do this and I don’t have ADHD. I work from home online. I have so many things going on and so many tasks I want to accomplish that I’ll tell myself to eat after I’m done with x, y and z. Then my alarm goes off mid-afternoon to pick up my son from school, and I realize I never moved — never ate or drank or anything. Not good.

If you can, make sure you eat lots of protein and a good meal before you allow yourself to start on the project/work (I don’t do this but know I need to 😉 ). Then the impact of not eating in the middle of the day won’t be as bad.

When I think to do it, I put a few protein-rich snacks on my desk before I get started. Then I can get a little something to eat, but not stop what I’m in the middle of.

ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism