From my experience of trying non-stimulants none of them ever worked for me. Now I am on Concerta and I am on the lower dose — it has helped my ADHD symptoms with minimal side effects. It has even helped my anxiety I have from time to time
I eat a high protein breakfast before my meds and during lunch I’ll eat some fruits. So eating is very manageable on these meds. However all meds effect people different but my DR says stimulants prove to be the most effective.