Have you tried diet clubs, shots, pills, weight doctors, etc., only to achieve short-lived success followed by further failures-gaining and regaining weight each time? Have you known the despair of feeling fat? Are you thin now, but know you are on your way up? Is your eating out of control?
Many people want long-term freedom from their obsession with food and weight and often use extreme and unhealthy measures to achieve this including purging and starving. While some are able to achieve this freedom on their own, the majority struggle most of their lives with the problem.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a program based upon the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Today, it is an organization that has meetings on every continent and is growing. It treats the food and weight problem not as a lack of willpower or a moral defect, but as a disease than can be arrested.
This Twelve Step program offers recovery from the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of compulsive eating. OA is not a professional diet club. This organization does not endorse specific food plans or diets.
OA offers a message of hope and recovery from this serious problem. No matter what size you are when you come to OA, if you want to be free of the obsession with food, the OA program can work for you. If you want to learn how to live a life free of compulsive eating, OA can help.
If there is an OA group near you, its members will be happy to welcome you and give you further information and help, along with additional literature.
No doubt you may have many questions. We have included FAQ’s to help answer some of those questions.
In addition we have compiled 15 Questions to help you determine if Overeaters Anonymous is for you.
Again, Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous; Welcome Home!
Reprinted by permission of Overeaters Anonymous, Inc.