Does OA use the AA Big Book?

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We also study the book Alcoholics Anonymous, referred to as the “Big Book,” to understand and reinforce our program. Many OA members find that when read daily, the literature further reinforces how to live the Twelve Steps.

Does Overeaters Anonymous still exist?

Available in 35+ Countries. Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous (OA)—a community of people who through shared experience, strength, and hope are recovering from unhealthy relationships with food and body image.

Does Overeaters Anonymous cost money?

There are no dues or fees for members; we are self- supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology, or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.

What do you abstain from in Overeaters Anonymous?

What is abstinence in Overeaters Anonymous? Current Definition: Abstinence: The action of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight.

What is the OA plan of eating?

Try to focus your plan on abstinence by writing out your own affirmation or vision. Your plan might include eating three meals per day with two snacks, or six small meals with no snacks. There’s no right or wrong plan as long as you make sure you’re meeting your nutritional needs and avoiding potential triggers.

What is the difference between OA and OA How?

HOW-OA is a subgroup of OA. It is considered a special focus group that offers a structured approach to working the 12 Steps of OA. What is the difference between OA and HOW-OA? HOW-OA is for people seeking a structured program.

What is the difference between OA and EDA?

In OA, food addicts are required to abstain from specific foods that may be triggering and to adopt specific disciplines around eating. In EDA, any rigidity around food is avoided. Members are devoted to helping each other build more resilient relationships with themselves, others and food.

What is the GREY sheet food plan?

This plan provides for complete abstinence from man-made sugars and starches and from any foods not shown on the food portions list. In addition to the lists of abstinent foods and foods we avoid, the GreySheet contains important guidance on abstinence, which your sponsor will review with you.

Can you do OA without a sponsor?

Sponsors share their program up to the level of their own experience. They pass on what they have, often in the same way that they received it. Although there are no specific qualifications for sponsorship in OA, it’s best to work with a sponsor who is committed to abstinence and to working the Steps.

What should I expect at my first OA meeting?

We gather around a table or in a circle of chairs. Our meetings follow a format (like a script) that a volunteer leader reads. The format usually includes reading the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. Other OA literature may also be read.

Can you drink alcohol in Overeaters Anonymous?

We do not drink alcohol. We don’t drink alcohol or eat foods containing sugar unless sugar is 5th or beyond in the ingredient list. also read OA literature. Read on a daily basis, the literature impresses on us certain basic truth that are vital to our growth.

How long are OA meetings?

Most Overeaters Anonymous meetings last between 60 and 90 minutes. Some support groups meet multiple times per week, while others meet once per week. If you would like to attend meetings more often than a single group provides, you may attend more than one OA meeting.

How do I stop my overeating addiction?

  1. Decide that you want to change.
  2. Precisely articulate what triggers your cravings.
  3. Make a meal plan.
  4. Find yourself a distraction tactic.
  5. Write out and regularly re-read your goals.
  6. Don’t keep temping food in the house.
  7. Get you’re family & friends on board.
  8. Keep a food diary.

What are the 9 tools of Overeaters Anonymous?

  • A Plan of Eating. A plan of eating helps us abstain from compulsive eating.
  • Sponsorship. We ask a sponsor to help us through our program of recovery on all three levels, physical, emotional, and spiritual.
  • Meetings.
  • Telephone.
  • Writing.
  • Literature.
  • Action Plan.
  • Anonymity.

How do you get abstinence in OA?

  1. refraining from compulsive eating.
  2. refraining from compulsive food behaviors.
  3. working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight.
  4. doing all of these things simultaneously (indicated by the words and and while in the first sentence).

Can I do Overeaters Anonymous online?

Yes. Go to our Find a Meeting page for information and assistance in finding an online or telephone meeting.

What is OA recovery?

These tools of recovery are a plan of eating, sponsorship, meetings, the telephone, writing, literature, anonymity, service, and action plan. Many of us have found that we can’t abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors unless we use OA’s nine tools of recovery.

What is a 90 day OA meeting?

The term “90-day meetings” refers to OA meeting formats that asks people with 90 days or more of continuous abstinence to share, and those who don’t to listen at first. Just like drinking, compulsive eating places us in a state of diminished capacity, clouds our thinking, and makes life unmanageable.

Is Overeaters Anonymous religious?

OA is not a religious organization. OA members are people of many religious faiths as well as atheists and agnostics. The OA recovery program is based on acceptance of certain spiritual principles.

How do you meet an OA?

Meetings begin and end with brief readings from HOW-OA literature. Some meetings continue with more reading and discussion; at other meetings a member shares their story. Then there is time available for those who wish to briefly share their experience, strength and hope. Come to a meeting (see schedule) and listen.

Who goes to Overeaters Anonymous?

In Overeaters Anonymous, you’ll find members who are extremely overweight, even morbidly obese, moderately overweight, average weight, underweight, still maintaining periodic control over their eating behavior, or totally unable to control their compulsive eating.

What is the purpose of Overeaters Anonymous?

OA’s primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.

What does Greysheet mean?

The wholesale guide to coin prices is a monthly publication called the “Coin Dealer Newsletter” (or “CDN” for short). Because this newsletter is printed on grey paper, coin dealers refer to it as the “Greysheet.”

What is GreySheeters?

GreySheeters Anonymous (GSA) is a Twelve Step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other in order to recover from compulsive eating. Our primary purpose is to stay abstinent and to help other compulsive eaters to achieve abstinence.

How do you plan a meal?

  1. Decide your meal planning style.
  2. Stock up on pantry and fridge staples.
  3. Equip your kitchen.
  4. Schedule a planning and shopping day.
  5. Evaluate your week, then plan meals accordingly.
  6. Decide which meals you want to cook.
  7. Select your recipes.
  8. Make your grocery list and shop.
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