Eating a healthy diet can be challenging even for the most organized person with loads of free time. So for someone with ADHD, consuming a healthy diet is an extra challenge. However it is extra important for you, as not only is eating healthy foods good for your long term health, it also helps to manage your ADHD.
There are some complex,and extreme ‘ADHD diets’ that claim they can do all sorts of incredible things for your ADHD, For example, the Feingold diet, which is a strict elimination diet with no artificial coloring, flavouring, sweeteners, and preservatives can help ADHD behavior. However, this is a very complex diet and there are mixed views as to how helpful it actually is.
I believe in great results for as little effort as possible. The following guideline are for the ADHD diet that has proven very effective with my clients.
You will have more mental energy, clarity of thought, focus and increased attention, less emotional turbulence and less anxiety.
Once you have mastered these, and feel ready for the challenge of a more extreme diet, you can experiment, however usually it is not required.
1) Whole foods (not processed)
Eat Protein with every meal, particularly breakfast