Ask Dr B about Binge Eating & Other Addictions Occurring With ADHD & EFD - Episode 054

addictions binge eating Jan 02, 2018

Hey ADDers!  Do you struggle with any addictions or have you in the past? Addictions are a BIG deal for those of us with ADHD and EF deficits for so many different reasons.  In fact, the stats on frequency are about twice that of those without ADHD or EF deficits, if these issues aren’t being fully addressed.  And, if you’ve made an addiction a moral issue instead of what it is, then this episode is for you!!

In this episode, I talk about:

  • The nucleus accumbens (pleasure center of the brain)
  • How to increase motivation by increasing dopamine rewards
  • Binge eating and relationship to ADHD as well as purpose it is serving
  • Promoting a part of yourself from within
  • The importance of celebrating your WINS

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A Favorite Quote:

Zig Ziglar said, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily.” So, the question I have for you at this point of our journey together is, “Are you ready to make motivation a daily habit?  If so, how will you remind yourself every day that being motivated is your new way of life, and what reward will you give yourself for taking action on what’s important to you?  How will you celebrate yourself?”