Overeaters Anonymous are a free-to-attend support group. For ANYONE who wishes to overcome their compulsive food behaviours. It costs nothing to attend and many groups meet online or face to face. They are based upon the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Some people are apprehensive about what twelve-step therapy might involve but have not completely given up on the idea of trying. In this case, Twelve Step Facilitation could be for you. This is where a facilitator supports you in attending online meetings and discusses your experience around them over a 3-12 week period.
Currently, Food Addiction Freedom is in the process of securing funding to bring a 9-week intensive food addiction education and twelve-step facilitation course to people for free. This course will also discuss addictive foods and provide a meal plan to start recovering immediately.
Lastly, some people feel that group therapy is not for them, or they have already tried it and may need additional support due to other health difficulties. We can also support on an individual basis.
These questions are from Overeaters Anonymous peer-to-peer support group with over 60 years of experience in supporting each other to find long-lasting recovery from their Food Addiction. You can find a meeting here.
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This will open a new page which will enable you to have your results emailed to you for future reference.
This series of questions may help you determine if you are a compulsive eater. Food Addicts find they answer yes to many of these questions.
1. Do you eat when you’re not hungry?
2. Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason?
3. Do you have feelings of guilt and remorse after overeating?
4. Do you give too much time and thought to food?
5. Do you look forward with pleasure and anticipation to the time when you can eat alone?
6. Do you plan these secret binges ahead of time?
7. Do you eat sensibly before others and make up for it alone?
8. Is your weight affecting the way you live your life?
9. Have you tried to diet for a week (or longer), only to fall short of your goal?
10. Do you resent others telling you to “use a little willpower” to stop overeating?
11. Despite evidence to the contrary, have you continued to assert that you can diet “on your own” whenever you wish?
12. Do you crave to eat at a definite time, day or night, other than mealtime?
13. Do you eat to escape from worries or trouble?
14. Have you ever been treated for obesity or a food-related condition?
15. Does your eating behaviour make others unhappy?