Common nutrition challenges for people with ADHD


Published on Jan 10, 2024 06:51 PM IST

  • From facing sensory issues around food to feeling overwhelmed about meal planning, here are common nutrition challenges in ADHD.

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Published on Jan 10, 2024 06:51 PM IST

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD, can cause hyperactivity or impulsiveness. Symptoms of ADHD include difficulty in paying attention, aggression, anger and depression. People with ADHD may also face challenges in taking the adequate nutrition required for the body. “Understanding the common challenges that impact ADHDers around food is so important so you can build strategies that make sense for your brain and allow you to get the fuel you need,” wrote Therapist Meredith Carder. Here are the common nutrition challenges faced by people with ADHD.(Unsplash)

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When they are hyper focused or hyperactive, they may forget to have food completely. This may cause tiredness and fatigue. (Unsplash)
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When they are hyper focused or hyperactive, they may forget to have food completely. This may cause tiredness and fatigue. (Unsplash)

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They also face sensory issues around food. They often struggle to feel the appetite to have food. (Unsplash)
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They also face sensory issues around food. They often struggle to feel the appetite to have food. (Unsplash)

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When people plan their meals around people with ADHD, it can overwhelm them and make them feel disturbed. (Unsplash)
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When people plan their meals around people with ADHD, it can overwhelm them and make them feel disturbed. (Unsplash)

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They either are totally into getting nutrition, or completely abandon nutrition. It's always an all or nothing thinking curve for them about nutrition. (Unsplash)
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They either are totally into getting nutrition, or completely abandon nutrition. It’s always an all or nothing thinking curve for them about nutrition. (Unsplash)

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People with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder often consume food for stimulation. (Unsplash)
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People with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder often consume food for stimulation. (Unsplash)

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