Episode 42: Healthy Habits For ADHD Women

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EPISODE 42: 

Healthy Habits For ADHD Women

Healthy Habits For ADHD Women

SHOW NOTES

Imagine my surprise when I found my name at the center of a heated discussion on Reddit and it wasn't in the Super Healthy Hot Babes forum. No. It was the ADHD Women forum. What??

My tips for a healthy habit loop sat at the top of a thread, and the responses? Women in tears, angry, and ready to throw fists.

Listen, I think they had every reason to feel that way, and I love a push to learn more. *In walks guest and ADHD Expert Brooke Schnittman stage left*.

Brooke is an awesome author, podcast host, entrepreneur and ADHD woman herself.

She blew my mind and really changed how I will approach and understand people with ADHD from now on. And I’m not one to make bold claims (wait, yes, I am), and I think you will too.

So let's get to the nitty gritty. Can ADHD women (or men or children) form healthy habits?

Well yes. But Brooke explains that the need to form habits goes way beyond fitness or health goals, habits become crucial to an ADHD person's very basic needs. Okay, I will eat my words when I say that brushing your teeth isn't a chore.

When it comes down to it, ADHD women rebel at the nearest sign of structure, but the truth is they need it to thrive.

Structure, schedules, routines, microchanges, tools, rewards, medication—these are the mix bag of things ADHD women need to make things happen.

But don’t forget about the superpowers; people with ADHD have these internal processes and hyperfixations that can totally outdo us neurotypicals. It’s a double edged sword.

Tune in to hear how ADHD looks different based on your gender or age, common signs, and the accepted testing formats.

And if you were listening to this episode and thinking, FINALLY SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS ME as you break down to your knees in answered prayer.

Then, hey, this one was for you! Reach out to Brooke, reach out to a coach, find a way to get your life structured, and secure those habits in a way that helps you thrive.

It’s not as easy as brushing your teeth; it’s as HARD as brushing your teeth, but you CAN do it.
 

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • How does the habit loop work for people with ADHD?
  • How does ADHD differ in women compared to men and children?
  • How can people with ADHD structure their lives for better performance?
  • What tools and supports are available to those with ADHD?

Yes, I can say that after this experience, I can see how it may not be easy to brush your teeth or take a shower. There is so much more that goes into it. Do you have ADHD? How do you create healthy habits and support yourself with structure? Let me know on Insta!

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Join Oonagh Duncan (fitness expert and bestselling author of Healthy As F*ck/Ditch The Diet) as she examines the habits of kicking ass every day - so you can create a life of no regrets.

Because your dream life (and your dream bod) isn’t just going to happen because you made a vision board. It takes Goals. It takes Grit. And it takes some woo-woo sh*t."

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Episode 36: Grit: Overcoming Food Addiction with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson

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Grit: Overcoming Food Addiction with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson

Grit: Overcoming Food Addiction with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson

SHOW NOTES

Dr. Susan Pierce Thompson is in the house!!

Susan is my dear friend, and she brings her inspiring story AND some explanation around her philosophy around food with Bright Line Eating. [Admittedly, her program could not be more different than mine if she tried, and for good reason.]

Bright Line Eating is just what it sounds like—a big, fat, glaring, BRIGHT LINE in the sand when it comes to setting boundaries and structuring your eating habits. But why?

Susan’s expertise comes from her own experience with addiction. What first was an alcohol and substance addiction she overcame at age 20, transformed into a food addiction as she made her way through college and her PhD. [Don’t settle for this sparknotes version. Open the episode right now and listen to her incredible story. Yes. Right now.]

Where my health goals thrive with moderation and the idea of filling half your plate with veggies, Susan's is hard nos around processed foods like sugar and weighing all your portions for every meal.

She digs into why this structure is so important. For people with food addiction, structure and boundaries = freedom. It’s the only way.

Susan also has some great anecdotes for the excuses already spilling out of your mouth, like “I don’t think I could ever have birthday cake again.” Get ready for this wisdom… The you NOW can’t imagine that, but the future you doesn’t even think about birthday cake.

And there's more where that came from; Susan is bursting with some really empowering statements and insane knowledge… we even touch on the wonder drugs Ozempic and Wegovy.

Before you sneak off… if this episode resonated with you, go check out Bright Line Eating online and take their susceptibility quiz to know where you stand with food addiction. AND please please please leave me a review with your thoughts too!

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • What is food addiction?
  • Explaining the necessity of abstinence vs moderation in foods.
  • Bright Line Eating and susceptibility to food addiction.
  • Breaking past the bummer thoughts and lies to start your path to healing.

Food addiction can be a triggering topic… What resonated? What did this talk bring up for you? Let me know on Insta!

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Join Oonagh Duncan (fitness expert and bestselling author of Healthy As F*ck/Ditch The Diet) as she examines the habits of kicking ass every day - so you can create a life of no regrets.

Because your dream life (and your dream bod) isn’t just going to happen because you made a vision board. It takes Goals. It takes Grit. And it takes some woo-woo sh*t."

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