57. ADHD and Disordered Eating with Becca King, MS, RDN, LDN


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Are you an adult with ADHD also struggling with disordered eating?

Then you'll want to check out this latest Speaking of Hungry episode! Even if you're a parent of a child with ADHD and food struggles, you can take something away from my conversation with Becca King, the "ADHD Nutritionist".

Becca and I discuss:

  • Becca's ADHD diagnosis and her past struggles with disordered eating.
  • The biggest issues Becca's clients with ADHD are struggling with when it comes to their relationship with food and their bodies.
  • How distraction interferes with hunger, fullness, and putting the time and effort into preparing meals and snacks.
  • ADHD clients dealing with a lack of appetite during the day but when the medication wears off they are ravenous, potentially leading to a binge.
  • How nutrition information for ADHD is focused on the elimination of certain foods and ingredients, which can ignite feelings of deprivation.
  • Other reasons ADHD clients may overeat or binge including seeking stimulation, dealing with rejection or anxiety.
  • The steps Becca takes with ADHD clients deal with binge eating, including recognizing triggers and how to plan for them.

How to find out more about Becca:

The ADHD Nutritionist on Instagram


Need more resources to help with the restrict-binge cycle?

Grab my free workbook: 5 Steps to Ditch Diets!!

What will you get in this guide? This is a sample of work I do with my private, 1:1 clients. I’ll take you through:

#1 - examining your personal history with dieting

#2 - reflecting on how diets interfered with your life

#3 - how to slowly get rid of dieting tools you may still use.

#4 - identifying hidden forms of dieting you may still engage in but don’t realize you are and how it interferes with your work to become more intuitive.

#5 - a worksheet on how to stop the self-critical talk.



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