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This week, we’re tackling FOOD! Why? Because it’s hot here in Arizona and the idea of putting on shorts and being in public has me a tad anxious. It’s time to reign it in and deal with my food disorganization and ignorance and I’m bringing you along for the ride!
In doing some research on the connections between ADHD and food, I food some mind-blowing data about artificial dyes, processed food, and ADHD. What the frig?All the more reason to eat better!
Consider these facts:
Up to 60% of calories consumed in the United States are from ultra-processed foods
The consumption of ultra-processed foods was responsible for 21.8% of all preventable noncommunicable disease deaths
Check out these articles to find out more about how food and dyes affect our ADHD:
VeryWell Health - The Link Between Red Dye 40 and ADHD
ADDitude Magazine - The Truth About Food Dyes and ADHD: What Science Tell Us
If you are anything like me, the fridge is the final resting place of all good intentions.
There’s a reason our food goes neglected. Object permanence. If we don’t see it, it does not exist. But, I have FOUND a solution. Glass containers only. Clear glass.
If we open the fridge and can clearly see the content, we have a high likelihood of grabbing it. If we can’t see it in 1.7 seconds, it will ferment into something awful.
After about four hours of hyperfixation research, I landed on these because the reviews said they were good and don’t crack or chip. Apparently, Rubbermaid is trash? Who knew… Not me. Your food deserves to stay fresh and be eaten.
So we know a solution to eating better is meal prepping. That’s where those cute containers about come in! But, man, it’s hard when we have little to no executive function.
Worry no more, I seem to have found the GURU of ADHD meal prep and I love her! Beccas over at The Nutrition Junky, has not only spelled out a whole plan for us to start putting food in our bodies that are good for us but, she even made the cutest meal prep downloadables that work with our brains!
Know an ADHDer that would LOVE this info! Feel free to share it!