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Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is dedicated to educating you about recovery from compulsive eating using OA’s 12-step program. Join us to hear the experience, strength and hope of people who struggled and found recovery and a new life in Overeaters Anonymous.

Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is dedicated to educating you about recovery from compulsive eating using OA’s 12-step program. Join us to hear the experience, strength and hope of people who struggled and found recovery and a new life in Overeaters Anonymous.
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Rio Rancho, NM

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Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is dedicated to educating you about recovery from compulsive eating using OA’s 12-step program. Join us to hear the experience, strength and hope of people who struggled and found recovery and a new life in Overeaters Anonymous.

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English

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PO Box 44020 Rio Rancho, NM 87174-4020 USA 505-891-2664


Episodes

New Year’s Resolutions and Answers to Your Questions about Overeaters Anonymous

1/9/2013
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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 family about what and how much I actually eat. Have you ever heard yourself make these promises, maybe even wrote them down and posted them on the refrigerator, only to be back in your old patterns within days or weeks? Join us as we talk to OA...

Duration:00:57:13

“In All Our Affairs”

1/2/2013
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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 than getting to a healthy weight, though that is definitely one of the outcomes you can expect when you work the OA program. Physical, emotional and spiritual recovery will impact your life in ways you never imagined: from healed relationships,...

Duration:00:57:33

“Hi, my name is...” What to expect at an OA meeting

12/26/2012
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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 lifelong support as you work your way through the Twelve Steps of OA, so you never have to feel alone and isolated in your disease again. In this show we will talk about what happens at an OA meeting and how the fellowship there is crucial to...

Duration:00:56:38

The three levels of recovery from compulsive eating: spiritual recovery

12/19/2012
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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 of spiritual growth, which makes long-term weight loss and maintenance possible. Join us to discuss what spiritual recovery means to OA members maintaining a healthy weight and how their lives have been transformed.

Duration:00:39:33

The three levels of recovery from compulsive eating: emotional recovery

12/12/2012
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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 happiness and satisfaction with life.

Duration:00:56:14

The three levels of recovery from compulsive eating: physical recovery

12/5/2012
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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 helped them achieve improved health and vitality.

Duration:00:57:52

The Steps of the OA Program

11/28/2012
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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 members who have reached and are maintaining a healthy weight. Our focus will be on the 12 Steps: what they mean, how they work, and, most importantly, how these OA members have used the steps to find recovery from eating compulsively.

Duration:01:02:41

100+ Pounds to Lose—Is There Hope for Me in OA?

11/21/2012
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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 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and lack of mobility due to painful back and joints. And they may have suffered loneliness, rejection, fear, and isolation due to their size as well. In this episode, OA members who have lost well over...

Duration:00:56:35

Keeping Your Eating Sane During the Holiday Season

11/14/2012
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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 overeating. This often leads to shame, guilt, depression and unwanted pounds. For individuals struggling with compulsive eating, especially during the holidays, Overeaters Anonymous (OA) can provide much-needed support and a path to recovery. Join...

Duration:00:58:26

OA’s Nine Tools of Recovery

11/7/2012
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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 is like being sober from drinking alcohol or doing drugs. To help members stay abstinent and keep working the steps, OA suggests a number of tools: a plan of eating, sponsorship, meetings, telephone, writing, literature, action plan, anonymity...

Duration:00:57:53

A Plan of Eating: How is it different than a diet?

10/31/2012
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In Overeaters Anonymous (OA), one of our key tools of recovery is a plan of eating. It helps us abstain from compulsive eating, guides us in our dietary decisions, and defines what, when, how, where and why we eat. OA does not dictate specific requirements for a plan of eating. We develop a personal plan of eating based on an honest appraisal of our past experience. A plan of eating helps us deal with the physical aspects of our disease and achieve physical recovery. From this vantage point,...

Duration:00:57:08

How and Why does a 12-Step Program Work for Compulsive Eating?

10/24/2012
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The Twelve Steps are the heart of the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) recovery program. They offer a new way of life that enables the compulsive eater to live without the need for excess food. The ideas expressed in the Twelve Steps, which originated in Alcoholics Anonymous, reflect practical experience and application of spiritual insights recorded by thinkers throughout the ages. Their greatest importance lies in the fact that they work! They enable compulsive eaters and millions of other...

Duration:00:55:33

Introducing Overeaters Anonymous

10/17/2012
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Compulsive eating, or food addiction, can wreak havoc in your life in so many ways. It affects your weight and your health, your relationships, your job, and your self-confidence and self-worth. In our first episode of this series, we will explore the symptoms of this disease and talk with Overeaters Anonymous members who, after years of misery, yo-yo dieting, obesity and other health issues, have found recovery using OA’s 12 steps and group support, not only achieving weight loss and...

Duration:00:54:49