Listen to “Lighten Up: A Healthy Weight-Loss Guide for Adults with ADHD” with Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.

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Roberto Olivardia explains why it’s harder for adults with ADHD to lose weight and keep it off.

In this episode:

  • The neurological and psychological symptoms of ADHD that create a higher risk for obesity
  • Cognitive self-talk strategies for losing pounds
  • Mindful eating approaches
  • The importance of accountability in achieving and maintaining weight loss
  • Parenting tips for helping your child eat well, exercise, and maintain a healthy weight
  • The importance of good nutrition in optimizing your brain and weight

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Listener testimonials:

  • “It was my first webinar and was excellent. I was recently diagnosed with adult ADHD at age 48, so am still learning what this all means, and this webinar gave me great insight into the weight struggles I have had for most of my life. Thank You!”
  • “Presenter was excellent. He was so enthusiastic about the topic. He described his own problems and how he dealt with them. I plan to listen to this again.”
  • “Dr. Olivardia was so down to earth, insightful, and truly helpful. Great presentation and moderator. Thank you!”

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