Are you looking for an Adderall Alternative? Adderall is a stimulant that is used to treat ADHD in adults and children. However, some people do not like taking pills daily and others simply do not like taking stimulants. Because of this, there are alternatives to Adderall that has been developed.
These are not drugs but coping techniques that you can start using today to take control of your mind. The article will go discuss: eating raw greens, exercising, meditating, and organization skills.
Raw Greens as an Adderall Alternative
One thing that has taken my life to the next level was to eat at least 5 servings of raw greens every day. I could never believe how powerful eating raw, dark greens could be: it seems to be stated everywhere but, yet, you never see people proclaiming its benefits.
After 4 days of eating at least 5 servings of raw greens a day, I felt more energetic, focused, and driven. It was as if, by eating processed foods, I wasn’t as sharp mentally. It was as if processed foods clouded my mind since they didn’t contain all the nutrients I needed to live fully.
Friends who I’ve showed this to said that it felt just like taking Adderall.
Eating 5 servings of raw greens is actually REALLY hard. That is a lot of spinach, kale, broccoli, and collard greens. Your mouth will hurt from all the chewing.
However, there is a way around this.
Instead of chewing all these greens, I just put them in a blender and make a green smoothie. It taste DELICIOUS. After several months on this, here is my best recipe:
- 1 broccoli crown
- 2 large handfuls of spinach
- 1 large leaf of collard greens
- 3 leafs of kale
- Some vanilla almond milk
- 1 banana
- 2 large spoonful of peanut butter
- a handful of ice
Put the greens into a blender and fill the blender with enough almond milk to make it blend easy. Add in banana and peanut butter. Add in ice at the end.
The broccoli, spinach, kale, and collard greens are all nutrient rich, dark greens that are great for your health. This one recipe will give you all your greens in one gulp. It is also a great breakfast.
At first, your digestive system might not be used to all the fiber in this smoothy but it’ll get used to it after a few days.
Exercising as a way to Treat ADHD
After I started exercising heavily 5 days a week, I felt a much greater amount of concentration and focus in my day to day life. I believe this has to be the meditative quality of a hard workout where you are focused and in the zone.
Instead of just going to the gym and throwing weights around, I now go to the MMA gym and work out with UFC fighters.
Every day, I do 2-4 hours of classes a day.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I do 1 hour of MMA conditioning, 1 hour of Muay Thai and 1 hour of Brazilion Jiu-Jitsu . Tuesdays and Thursdays I do 2 Hours of Boxing, and 1 hour of Muay Thai.
Meditation to Naturally Cure ADHD
Every day, I spend 20 minute meditating. After I wake up, do my morning hygiene, and before I eat, I go next to the window to meditate in the morning light. I just sit on a pillow, close my eyes half way, and think about nothing.
It is a great way for me to condition my mind from wondering and thinking. It is also a great way to start my day. By practicing being focused on nothing (which is something) for 20 minutes, my mind stays focused on a single task better for the whole day.
Organization Skills to take Control of Your ADHD Life
Another great thing I’ve learned from some great books is that, by organizing my day, I get more done and stay on focus more. It is amazing how a “let me check my email” turns into “I can’t believe I did nothing today.”
How I organize my day is I take a 3×5 card and, before I do anything for the day, I write down all the tasks that I need to do today. I than work from the hardest tasks to the easiest.
It is such a great feeling when you can start crossing stuff off.
By doing these things, I no longer take Adderall. These truly are Adderall alternatives. Do you have other coping mechanisms that you have for your ADHD? Did you try my suggestions and did it go well for you? Add your story below in the comment box.