Like Sleeping, eating is also a very important part of self-care. Also like sleeping, many people with ADD / ADHD have challenges when it comes to eating. Eating healthy takes planning which doesn't always come natural to those of us with ADD / ADHD. When we fail to plan we tend to make poor food choices or even forget to eat.
As an ADHD Coach I ask and remind my clients about self-care. Forgeting to eat and not planning to eat are HUGE issues for many of my clients. For some just choosing and scheduling time to eat can make a world of difference to many of my ADHD Coaching Clients. Alarms and reminders are also very helpful!
I can relate to this too! This morning I made an appointment to be out of my house earlier than most days. I am not a morning person, don't function well in the morning, and really don't do too well making ANY decisions in the morning. Of course what do you think I forgot about this morning? Yes, you guessed it BREAKFAST.
After doing my final check before leaving I walked out the door and realized I forgot to eat. Luckily for me I had some quick and healthily foods on hand. I've learned that I don't always make good food choices and have trouble making decisions. It's important for me to have some healthy and ready to eat food choices on hand.
What about you? What do you do to make better food choices? How do you remember to eat and eat healthly foods?