Welcome to Food Addicts Anonymous, We Are glad you are here!!!
***** Definition Of Abstinence: we ask for help from our higher power to abstain from those substances we find ourselves craving, ever mindful of our addiction to sugar, flour, and wheat. Feeding our bodies with a plan of sound nutrition will allow us freedom from the insanity of this disease. With honesty, an open mind and willingness to share our experience, strength and hope, we can recover from this disease, ONE DAY AT A TIME. Use this definition of abstinence...MEMORIZE it...and pray about it when ever food thoughts pop in your head!!
Without spiritual support and growth, relapse is inevitable.
Abstinence alone does not last on our own.When we do what this program prescribes,it works and it lasts.
The main purpose of our fellowship and our program of recovery is to help us develop that spiritual solution: a relationship with a Power greater than ourselves that will relieve us of the obsession with food, and help us deal with those sudden and overpowering urges to eat. Sharing past efforts and repeated failures with others helps each food addict build the vast body of evidence needed to accept this reality. Only when we realize that we have tried every way we know to control our eating, and have failed, are we willing to admit that we are powerless over our food addiction, and that our lives are unmanageable. At that point, we become reachable and teachable. In the same way, the hope of recovery is born of hearing and seeing the solution in the lives of others, like us. At that instant,we know there is a solution and we know what it will bring.We are willing to go to any lengths to achieve recovery.
above quotes are from our literature -- We have wonderful literature. It was written by food addicts for food addicts and the wonderful thing is that they wrote it all down and all we have to do is follow the directions...Good Orderly Direction!! It really does work just follow the directions!!! There is a solution!!