Lindsay Lohan wanted to leave the Betty Ford Clinic where she started her court-mandated 90-day rehabilitation program when doctors informed her that they might take her off Adderall, but a judge didn’t allow her to just walk out.
She’s also off the drug now, and, according to reports, it’s showing already.
As we also noted on a previous occasion, though Lindsay had always claimed that she was taking Adderall for her ADHD, doctors at Betty Ford thought she was just one of those Hollywood stars who misuse it to keep their appetite in check, and thus avoid gaining weight.
Radar Online quotes insiders as saying that, since she’s been taken off the drug, Lindsay has been eating healthy again.
In fact, says the source, she’s actually complaining to others that she might be eating a little too much because she’s already started gaining weight – about 5 pounds (2.2 kg) in total so far.
“[She’s been] extremely emotional this past week and is finding comfort in food. Lindsay can’t stop eating, and has gained five pounds because she has such poor eating habits,” says the inside source.
“She has been exercising, but she just doesn’t have a lot of energy because she is no longer taking Adderall, which is a psychostimulant medication that contains amphetamine. She has been talking to a nutritionist at Betty Ford about eating healthier,” adds the same insider.
To make matters even more difficult, the food at the clinic is really good, the same tipster explains. Lindsay simply can’t help herself, and she no longer has Adderall to curb her appetite.
“The food at Betty Ford is really, really good. Meals are elaborate affairs, featuring lots of delicious desserts. Lindsay just can’t say no to the food. She is complaining that the new medications doctors prescribed, which isn’t amphetamine based, aren’t working. She is just making herself miserable,” the insider adds.
Before checking in, Lindsay told Piers Morgan in an interview that she didn’t need rehab for the reason people assumed she needed rehab: she didn’t have a drug or alcohol addiction, but she would do the 90-day program regardless.