Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous
New Year’s Resolutions and Answers to Your Questions...01/09/13
Another new year, another new year’s resolution. This year will be the year I lose the weight. This will be the year I start exercising regularly. This will be the year I give up sweets. This will be the year I stop lying to myself, my friends and my...
“In All Our Affairs”
The Twelfth Step in OA’s recovery program says “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to compulsive overeaters and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” Recovering in OA is about more...
“Hi, my name is...” What to expect at an OA meeting
A critical tool of the OA program, meetings are where you find others who have suffered with food and weight obsession as you have, and have found a path to recovery for the long term. There you will experience acceptance, compassion, hope, and...
The three levels of recovery from compulsive eating: spiritual recovery
The third level of recovery from the disease of compulsive eating is that of spiritual recovery. The Twelve Steps of OA have spiritual principles embodied within them, so recovery will take you beyond your obsession with food into a lifelong journey...
The three levels of recovery from compulsive eating: emotional recovery
Another level of recovery from compulsive eating is emotional. In this episode, hear from OA members who have made great strides emotionally in their recovery process, from greater self-esteem to improved relationships and an overall sense of...
The three levels of recovery from compulsive eating: physical recovery
In OA, members experience recovery from compulsive eating on three levels: physical, emotional, and spiritual. In today’s show, we explore what physical recovery has meant to OA members in terms of their weight and health, and how the OA program has...
The Steps of the OA Program
The Overeaters Anonymous program of recovery from compulsive eating is based on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, with the words “alcohol” and “alcoholic” replaced by the words “food” and “compulsive overeater.” In this show we talk with OA...
100+ Pounds to Lose—Is There Hope for Me in OA?
It is not unusual to find people in Overeaters Anonymous (OA) who are now at a healthy weight, and have been for many years, but were once 100 pounds or more overweight. They often suffered debilitating physical illnesses from their weight, like...
Keeping Your Eating Sane During the Holiday Season
The holiday season brings excitement, nostalgic traditions and lots of social and family activities that tend to revolve around food. For those who battle compulsive eating, the added stress of the holidays and additional focus on food can trigger...
OA’s Nine Tools of Recovery
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a program based on the Twelve Steps adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous, with the words “food” and “compulsive overeaters” replacing “alcohol” and “alcoholics." In OA we talk about abstinence from eating compulsively, which...
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