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Brainwarp9
03-18-11, 11:20 PM
So, I hardly eat anything. I often skip breakfast and almost always lunch, and come dinner time I'm just not hungry so I usualy have a small dinner. I don't sleep a lot either and I feel like crap. I know it's a side effect of my meds cuz I have a ginormous dose for my BMI, but I don't know where the energy I have comes from, or if I'm just gonna crash sometime or what. I'm getting realy worried about myself and I try to eat more but I just feel full almost instantly. Does anyone else experience this? Any tips, comments?

StoicNate
03-18-11, 11:30 PM
I also need to eat more. I naturally eat very little.
Make some protein shakes and keep healthy snacks around like granola and trail mix.

What medications do you take and doses?

(By the way, your siggy is awesome.)

KTCAOP
03-18-11, 11:37 PM
Indeed what are you eating?

I personally don't eat much during breakfast and lunch and I feel like I have to force myself.

I'm pretty underweight or so my doctor says, he put me on a diet that I was to gain 2 pounds a month =P. It was yummy! But expensive >.< So we stopped.

He also said that the rule about not eating before sleeping also didn't apply to me =P.

But I'm also a runner ^.^

So yeah. =P.

Brainwarp9
03-18-11, 11:39 PM
Thanks, I do have tonnes of protein shakes(they make up most of my diet). I got a magic bullet blender for Xmas from my parents(THANX MOM N DAD!) lol. I take 76 mg concerta every morning, I try to have breakfast and THEN have my pills but theirs often just not enough time.

KTCAOP
03-18-11, 11:47 PM
XD I don't know about protein shakes, since solid food is treated differently (not chemically/energetically though) by your body than liquids but here's an example of my breakfast that I was prescribed =P (or at least what I can remember of it)

1 Grilled Cheese and Egg Sandwhich (2 eggs any style, cheese, lettuce, tomato + other sandwhichy stuff)
1 Baked Potato (any cheese + butter)
1 Apple
1 Orange
1 Tomato
1 Glass milk
1 Glass orange juice
+ Water

I think I'm forgetting other stuff as well. I'll ask my mom to see if she remembers =P.

Medication was taken with a daily vitamin after the meal.



For lunch, since I was was given lunch, I could eat pizza (though trying to look for stuff like pepperoni or supreme pizza)

And then I ate the family dinner which overall was large enough, but then again, anything else that I wanted to eat before bed I was allowed to.

StoicNate
03-19-11, 12:08 AM
That's a monster breakfast. I need to work myself up to that.

KTCAOP
03-19-11, 12:11 AM
That's a monster breakfast. I need to work myself up to that.

XD Yeah =P. It was yummy! It was definitely a lot >.<

But yeah! My doctor gave me that (<3 my doctor ^.^, he's a really cool guy =P =)). I don't know about your doctor, but if you are concerned, you can ask your doctor for a diet plan maybe? =).

eggyolkes
03-19-11, 12:19 AM
Wow. I almost am always eating. I think it's because I feel like I need to be doing something. I notice when I have a very active day, I tend to not eat very much at all.

StoicNate
03-19-11, 12:20 AM
XD Yeah =P. It was yummy! It was definitely a lot >.<

But yeah! My doctor gave me that (<3 my doctor ^.^, he's a really cool guy =P =)). I don't know about your doctor, but if you are concerned, you can ask your doctor for a diet plan maybe? =).

Sounds like some solid advice, thanks :D
I really didn't think a family doctor can make a diet plan..hey I'll ask next time I see my doctor then.

KTCAOP
03-19-11, 12:44 AM
Wow. I almost am always eating. I think it's because I feel like I need to be doing something. I notice when I have a very active day, I tend to not eat very much at all.

XD. True! =P. I guess since I'm always busy I don't eat too much so I need to be "forced" to do it =P.

KTCAOP
03-19-11, 12:46 AM
Sounds like some solid advice, thanks :D
I really didn't think a family doctor can make a diet plan..hey I'll ask next time I see my doctor then.

XD Well I don't know if every doctor can! I just know this is what my doctor gave my mother and I =). Doesn't hurt to ask I don't think ^.^. Worse to worse he might recommend you, but this is someone that like, I talk to a lot and knows me and who I respect a bunch and has helped my family out a lot (i.e. giving other "remedies" or generics instead of prescriptions when we were going through a really, really hard time financially). So yeah, again <333 my doctor ^.^

tudorose
03-20-11, 04:24 AM
If you want to make yourself hungry then you need to exercise more. I eat breakfast before my ride to work (90 mins) then second breakfast, then morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, pre-ride energy bar before 90 min ride home, dinner & supper.

My problem is making the supper only a couple of hundred calories rather than a couple of thousand.

Before I started exercising I was underweight (about 20kg lighter). I didn't eat breakfast and I was also very depressed an unhappy.

Gilthranon
03-21-11, 05:29 PM
Here, great tip :


1. BE MORE POSITIVE
Dark Chocolate
Research shows that dark chocolate can improve heart health, lower blood pressure, reduce LDL cholesterol, and increase the flow of blood to the brain. It also boosts serotonin and endorphin levels, which are associated with improved mood and greater concentration. Look for chocolate that is 60 percent cocoa or higher.

2. REDUCE ANXIETY
Garlic
Tuck a few extra cloves into your next stir-fry or pasta sauce: Research has found that enzymes in garlic can help increase the release of serotonin, a neurochemical that makes you feel relaxed.

3. FIRE UP YOUR MORNING METABOLISM
Caffeinated Coffee
A study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior found that the average metabolic rate of people who drank caffeinated coffee increased 16 percent over those who drank decaf. Caffeine stimulates your central nervous system by increasing your heart rate and breathing. (Want to know what else coffee is good for? Read 25 Best Nutrition Secrets Ever to find out.)

4. FIRE UP YOUR EVENING METABOLISM
Chile Peppers
It turns out that capsaicin, the compound that gives chile peppers their mouth-searing quality, can also jumpstart your fat-burning, muscle-building engines. According to a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, eating 1 tablespoon of chopped red or green chiles boosts metabolism by 23 percent.

5. LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
Fried Eggs
Go ahead, crack under pressure: Eating fried eggs may help reduce high blood pressure. In a test-tube study, scientists in Canada discovered that the breakfast standby produced the highest levels of ACE inhibitory peptides, amino acids that dilate blood vessels and allow blood to flow more easily. (For up-to-the-minute tips like these, be sure to follow me on Twitter here. You can lose weight effortlessly and look, feel and live better than ever!)

6. REDUCE STRESS
Gum
When you find yourself feeling overwhelmed at work, reach for the Wrigley’s: Chewing gum can help tame your tension, according to Australian researchers. People who chewed gum while taking multitasking tests experienced a 17 percent drop in self-reported stress. This might have to do with the fact that we associate chewing with positive social interactions, like mealtimes.

7. STAVE OFF DEPRESSION
Salmon

Omega-3s may calm your neurotic side, according to a study in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Researchers found that adults with the lowest blood levels of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) were more likely to have neuroses, which are symptoms for depression. Salmon is loaded with EPA and DHA, as are walnuts, flaxseeds, and even cauliflower.

8. SPEED WEIGHT LOSS
Yogurt
The probiotics in yogurt may help you drop pounds. British scientists found that these active organisms boost the breakdown of fat molecules in mice, preventing the rodents from gaining weight. Try the Horizon brand of yogurt—it contains the probiotic L. casei, the same organism used in the study.

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9. AMP UP YOUR ENERGY
Grilled Chicken Breast
The protein in lean meat like chicken, fish, or pork loin isn't just good at squashing hunger and boosting metabolism—it's also a top source of energy. University of Illinois researchers found that people who ate higher amounts of protein had higher energy levels and didn't feel as tired as people with proportionally higher amounts of carbs in their diet.

10. BE MORE EFFICIENT
Kidney Beans
These legumes are an excellent source of thiamin and riboflavin. Both vitamins help your body use energy efficiently, so you won't be nodding off mid-Powerpoint.

11. STABILIZE YOUR BLOOD SUGAR
Barley
Swedish researchers found that if you eat barley—a key ingredient in whole-grain cereals—for breakfast, the fibrous grain cuts blood sugar response by 44 percent at lunch and 14 percent at dinner.

12. IMPROVE YOUR ENDURANCE
Clams
Clams stock your body with magnesium, which is important in metabolism, nerve function, and muscle function. When magnesium levels are low, your body produces more lactic acid—the same fatigue-inducing substance that you feel at the end of a long workout.

13. BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY
Rooibos Tea
Animal research suggests that this South African tea, also known as bush or redbush tea, may provide potent immunity-boosting benefits. In addition, Japanese researchers found that it may help prevent allergies and even cancer. Adagio offers a wide range of great-tasting rooibos teas.

14. STOP COUGHING
Honey
Penn State scientists have discovered that honey is a powerful cough suppressant—so next time you¹re hacking up a lung, head for the kitchen. When parents of 105 sick children doled out honey or dextromethorphan (the active ingredient in over-the-counter cough medicines like Robitussin), the honey was better at lessening cough frequency and severity. Try a drizzle in a cup of rooibos tea.

15.TAME A COLD
Kiwi
The vitamin C in kiwi won¹t prevent the onslaught of a cold, but it might decrease the duration of your symptoms. One kiwifruit provides 117 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C.

16. SOOTHE A MIGRAINE
Olives
Foods rich in healthy monounsaturated fats help reduce inflammation, a catalyst for migraines. One study found that the anti-inflammatory compounds in olive oil suppress the enzymes involved in inflammation in the same manner as ibuprofen. Avocados and almonds are also high in monounsaturated fats.

17. LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL
Margarine
Not just any margarine, mind you—those containing plant sterols. In a Tufts University study, people who ate a butter substitute containing plant sterols with three meals each day saw their LDL (bad) cholesterol drop by 6 percent. How? The researchers say that plant sterols prevent cholesterol from being absorbed by the intestine. Promise Active and Smart Balance HeartRight are two great options.

18. REPAIR MUSCLE
Spinach
Popeye was onto something, it seems. Rutgers researchers discovered that treating human muscle cells with a compound found in spinach increased protein synthesis by 20 percent. The compound allows muscle tissue to repair itself faster, the researchers say. One thing to keep in mind, however: Spinach doesn't automatically make any salad a healthy option. Check out 20 Salads Worse Than a Whopper to see what I mean. You'll be absolutely shocked!

19. RECOVER FROM A WORKOUT
Green Tea
Brazilian scientists found that participants who consumed three cups of the beverage every day for a week had fewer markers of the cell damage caused by resistance to exercise. That means that green tea can help you recover faster after an intense workout.

20. REPLENISH YOUR BODY POST-WORKOUT
Low-Fat Chocolate Milk
Nothing like a little dessert after a long workout. British researchers found that low-fat chocolate milk does a better job than sports drinks at replenishing the body after a workout. Why? Because it has more electrolytes and higher fat content. And scientists at James Madison University found that the balance of fat, protein, and carbs in chocolate milk makes it nearly one-third more effective at replenishing muscles than other recovery beverages.

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21. IMPROVE FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION
Sardines
According to research published in Nutrition Journal, fish oil can help increase your ability to concentrate. Credit EPA and DHA, fatty acids that bolster communication among brain cells and help regulate neurotransmitters responsible for mental focus. Salmon, trout, halibut, and tuna are also great sources of EPA and DHA.

22. AVOID ALZHEIMER¹S DISEASE
Bananas
The antioxidants in bananas, apples, and oranges may help protect you from Alzheimer's, report Korean scientists. The researchers discovered that plant chemicals known as polyphenols helped shield brain cells from oxidative stress, a key cause of the disease.

23. PROTECT YOUR BRAIN
Steak
Vitamin B12, an essential nutrient found in meat, milk, and fish, may help protect you against brain loss, say British scientists. The researchers found that older people with the highest blood levels of the vitamin were six times less likely to have brain shrinkage than those with the lowest levels.

24. BUILD LONG-LASTING BRAINPOWER
Carrots
Researchers from Harvard found that men who consumed more beta-carotene over 18 years had significantly delayed cognitive aging. Carrots are a tremendous source of the antioxidant, as are other orange foods like butternut squash, pumpkin, and bell peppers.

25. SHARPEN YOUR SENSES
Ground Flaxseed
Flax is the best source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)—a healthy fat that improves the workings of the cerebral cortex, the area of the brain that processes sensory information, including that of pleasure. To meet your quota, sprinkle 1 tablespoon flaxseed on salads or oatmeal once a day, or mix it into a smoothie or shake.

http://health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/25-amazing-food-cures

KTCAOP
03-22-11, 03:25 AM
Useful information =P. Though this triggers my mom telling me that I can be cured of everything if only I ate the right things at the right time in the right manner in the right amounts. -_-* =P

reedy
03-28-11, 06:27 AM
Hi guys!

I too skip lunch or dinner because I'm playing lots of games on my computer for example Hearts (http://www.gameduell.com/hearts.html). my mom is worried but as long as I'm feeling good I don't see the problem. It's not that I don't want to eat. I just forget about it =) and I think I won't be playing my whole life so no worries^^

Saito
03-28-11, 06:42 AM
The biggest tip I can give you.. eat breakfast!

For years I never ate breakfast either. About a year ago I started and forced myself to eat breakfast every morning and now I wouldn't have it any other way.

What I did and which helped more then just eating every morning. I started setting my alarm a half hour earlier. That helped so much I used to just rush everything in the morning to get out of the door. Now I take my time so I can actually sit down and eat breakfast without having to rush.

I also feel less sleepy while driving to work/at work in the morning since I had enough time to actually wake up.

Gilthranon
04-28-11, 03:29 PM
It's weird. I've always had the impression AD(H)D was related to eating disorders such as not being able to control it .... appartently not...

sarey
04-28-11, 04:37 PM
I guess because people with ADHD feel out of control, ED's can be about having some sort of control/order in their lives - however, it is the ED that controls you.