I started with Faa last September and I had known I was a food addict for a couple of years before that but didn't know there was a solution. When I heard I would have to give up even just sugar I felt that would be a very big step as I loved sugary foods and felt they gave me energy, but I also knew I felt tired and sluggish a lot of the time as well. So I gradually over a couple of weeks began following the food plan. It took a while to learn exactly what I was supposed to be doing. I went through a withdrawal but i just decided there was no point in doing things by halves and I used my willpower to put up with the bad feelings that came myh way. Sometimes I asked my higher power to take those feelings away and just knowing he was taking care of things helped me to relax and find serenity. After a while I realised that I no longer had the cravings I had. I reinforced this by picturing a skull and crossbones every time I saw sweet foods and I told my mother I was glad that I no longer had to eat that kind of food. She repeated this to my sister and that made me feel happy. I don't have to go down those roads anymore. I still have to work at handing over my difficulties to my higher power and to let him sort out things from my past that I found so difficult to understand. I have to let those things go because they only upset my peace of mind and there is no future in brooding over the past. I ask God to remind me not to overeat and I find I will always pause before eating anything and aske myself do I really want it. Its easier to say no now that i am abstinent. I have lost 30 pounds and am hoping to lose just a little more before i go on the maintenance plan. I would say to any new member put as much as you can into your recovery because yhou only get out what you put in and you will get great help from other members.