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“Lighten Up: A Healthy Nutrition Guide for Adults with ADHD” [Video Replay & Podcast #184]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#184), and download the slide presentation for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on June 6, 2017.

Episode Description

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is a marathon. The struggle is especially challenging for individuals living with ADHD symptoms that sabotage their best intentions. Impulsivity may lead directly to Twinkies or Doritos, instead of nutrient-dense fruit and whole grains, at the same time that emotional overwhelm beckons soothing carbs—pasta or potatoes or bread. Studies show that having ADHD is correlated with a higher risk of obesity and greater weight-loss struggles. In order to lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way, it must be done through an ADHD lens.  

Listen and learn from Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., about:

  1. Why people with ADHD are at higher risk for obesity
  2. The challenges of losing weight for people with ADHD
  3. Cognitive self-talk strategies for losing pounds
  4. Smart supermarket shopping strategies
  5. Mindful eating approaches
  6. The importance of accountability in achieving and maintaining weight loss
  7. Parenting tips for helping your child eat well, exercise, and maintain a healthy weight
  8. The importance of good nutrition in optimizing your brain and weight

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Eating Disorders. He has spoken on numerous webinars and presents at many talks and conferences around the country. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude, as well as the Professional Advisory Boards for Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders. He is also a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel and a paid consultant for Understood.org.| See expert’s full bio »


Listener Testimonials

  • “It was my first webinar and was excellent. I was recently diagnosed with adult ADHD at age 48, so am still learning what this all means, and this webinar gave me great insight into the weight struggles I have had for most of my life. Thank You!”
  • “Presenter was excellent. He was so enthusiastic about the topic. He described his own problems and how he dealt with them. I plan to listen to this again.”
  • “Dr. Olivardia was so down to earth, insightful, and truly helpful. Great presentation and moderator. Thank you!”

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