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03-28-2010, 07:15 AM
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Food Addicts Anonymous, the basic text for this 12 Step Group, offers solutions to recovery from this biochemical disease.
I thought I'd quote just a couple of my favorite passages and maybe others will too.
Page 33 GOING TO ANY LENGTHS
Knowing what we need to do and following through are often miles apart.It is hard to break the diet mentality. Abstinence is a way of life, not a diet.
Sustained recovery from food addiction requires action beyond physical abstinence.....Despite all knowledge to the contrary and repeated experience with painful results of eating these foods (SFW), our minds still convince us that eating them is the thing to do.
The most important aspect of maintaining abstinence is to totally eliminate sugar, flour and wheat from our daily lives. A guide to Abstinence, FAA Book, Page 278
This has worked for me since March 27, 1994. This quote is about as clear as it needs to be for this food addict. I don't know why some try to make it so rigid. Rigidity creates the same dysfunction that brought us to FAA in the first place.
09-21-2010, 10:09 AM
quote]The most important aspect of maintaining abstinence is to totally eliminate sugar, flour and wheat from our daily lives.[/quote] A guide to Abstinence, FAA Book, Page 278
I love this passage because it exemplifies the simplicity of recovery and abstinence..I struggled for so long because you have to eat and I would complicate everything which led to the rationalization of eating and addiction kicked in... when I came to FAA in 2003 I was able to keep it simple..by just letting go of SWF and the rest was possible..which for me was freedom from addiction..and for that I am ever grateful... Vickie
11-21-2010, 04:17 PM
This quote is from one of the stories in the FAA Green Book. The Green Book has many stories of members sharing their experience/strength/hope. Here's part of what one member shared:
This disease of food addiction is a real thing. The research supports the facts that food addiction has genetic links in families. Today there is hope and help for those who have this disease.
I love saying, "Stop the voices of addiction." Today, I do not let my disease have words in my head. The addict voices are silent today. As long as I follow the directions, avoid sugar, flour, and wheat, stay honest with my program, work the Steps, do service, make phone calls, show up at meetings and reach out to people about food addiction, the voices are silent. Without the people here in FAA, I do not know where I would be.
FAA Green Book, p. 106
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