Diet and ADHD

Food affects every area of our lives. Aside from just being fuel for our bodies, we use food to cheer us up (don’t deny it), treat ourselves (that Baskin Robbins sure looks good), celebrate (chocolate cake for the promotion!), and so much more. Food affects not just our weight, but our overall health, and this includes our emotions, functionality, and behavior. The following, according to various sites, is true for individuals with symptoms of ADHD.

From MSN Healthy Living:

The B vitamins have been linked to improved neural activity and are great at reducing stress, both useful for children with ADHD. Good food sources of the B vitamins are nutritional yeast, liver, whole-grain cereals and breads, rice, nuts, milk, eggs, meats, fish, fruits, leafy green vegetables and soy.

From WebMD:

Eat fewer simple carbohydrates, such as candy, corn syrup, honey, sugar, products made from white flour, white rice, and white potatoes.

From activebeat:

Omega 3 fatty acids have been known to significantly decrease ADHD symptoms in many children. Tuna is a phenomenal source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Using tuna to make things like wraps, sandwiches and pasta salads for kids’ lunches is a great way to try and help control their symptoms

Please note, EVERY CHILD IS DIFFERENT! Anything listed here may or may not work for your child and are only intended as general guidelines. You and your child know what does, and doesn’t work best.

Over the course of 12 weeks, NeuroFit professionals will work with children and teens that suffer from symptoms of ADHD in the Conquer Program. While children learn things like how to make friends, manage impulsivity, and how to deal with rejection, healthy eating at home and at school can only help the skills taught during the social skills and executive functioning sessions.

For information on the Conquer Program, visit us online at http://www.voltfitnessusa.com/adhd-program.html or call us at 201-857-4768.

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Back in the Saddle Again

Cowboy on Horse

Wooo! Welcome back party animals! Welcome back to the comfort of your desk, the warmth of your office chair, and the glow of fluorescent lighting. Just yesterday you were drudging through the backyard bbqs, forcing yourself to laugh at your friends jokes, and barely being entertained by the kids running around, voices filling the air with glee. Wait, what? Let’s try this again.


Good afternoon, and welcome back to the work week. Unless you worked all weekend, then hey! Welcome to Tuesday! As the title of this post suggests most of us Monday to Friday employees are getting back into our usual routine. Turned on the computer, checked some emails (the ones you don’t check on your phone), poured some coffee and sat back to reminisce about the lovely weekend you just had, instead of getting to those TPS reports, and their cover sheets. Fresh memories of enjoying the sun and fresh air with family and/or friends are just running through your mind. If they weren’t before, I’m sure they are now. Remember the awesome food you enjoyed? Beefy hot dogs, soda galore, thick burgers and all the awesome-bad-for-you goodies we enjoy once the warm weather hits. Do you have the picture in your head? Mouth watering yet? No?

Backyard BBQ
Maybe this will help.

 

Ahhh we remember now. If you’re a health fanatic or if you were doing really well… the guilt should hit you… now! No, we’re kidding, but if you did perhaps treat yourself to a little too much yesterday, don’t worry there is a remedy. Ready for it? Its ground breaking really.

START AGAIN TODAY!

As long as the weekend gave you some great memories and remain as great memories then there is no reason to stay off the wagon. You had a fantastic time and that’s something we all need. A time to reflect on is a tool of rejuvenation and motivation. Use your cheat day to give you a reason to work on staying in shape or getting back to it. For some of us, the warm weather has just begun and you know you’ll look for ways to stay cool. This doesn’t include layering up to hide what you’re working on. Need a step back in the right direction? Check out this recipe pinned on our Pinterest board. There is a good chance you have most of these ingredients still in the house. If not, use it as inspiration to find something that will give you a boost for the rest of the day.

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