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ADHD and Binge Eating - There is a connection

shutterstock 711939556A recent study performed by researchers in the UK from the University of Birmingham found that ADHD symptoms have a direct relationship to both binge and restrictive eating.
 
“The inattentive symptoms of ADHD were associated with decreased awareness of internal signals of hunger and satiety, and in turn these deficits were positively associated with disordered eating, particularly binge/disinhibited eating,” the team wrote.
 
It is widely known there is an important relationship between nutrition and cognitive health.  A healthy diet supports a healthy brain!  Since good nutrition contributes to improved attention, memory, and mood, it is especially important that individuals with ADHD try to maintain a healthy diet.
 
Be certain to check our Play Attention FaceBook post and blogs every Thursday to view our healthy lifestyle post.  These posts will provide you with tips and strategies for healthy eating and exercise.
 
Attend this week's webinar and learn how we can customize a program for you.  Play Attention is a full-service system customizable for your specific needs. When we look at ADHD, no one knows what causes ADHD, however, we know it's located in the brain. So it's essential that we use the use the most advanced technology available to help that person develop the Executive Functions that are necessary to reach one's full potential. But technology by itself is not enough. The mind also grows with exercise, coaching/counseling, good nutrition, mindfulness, behavior shaping, and parent training. These are all components of the Play Attention system.