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Rio Rancho, NM




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.




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


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

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...

Duration: 00:57:13

“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 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

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

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

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

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?

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...

Duration: 00:56:35

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 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....

Duration: 00:58:26

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 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