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.
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.
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.
Does Overeaters Anonymous have zoom meetings?
REGION ONE OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Many meetings and events that normally meet in person are using Zoom during Covid-19. You can attend OA meetings using your computer, tablet or phone.
What should I expect at my first OA meeting?
You’ll meet others like you with a simple first name introduction and be genuinely welcomed. Get yourself settled with the group to enjoy various readings, members sharing their journeys, and learning more about OA. Participate as much or as little as you want.
How long does an OA meeting last?
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.
What is the success rate of Overeaters Anonymous?
Survey results show that 90 percent of OA has responded that they have improved “somewhat, much, or very much” in their emotional, spiritual, career and social lives.
Are OA meetings free?
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 is the OA diet plan?
OA has created a Plan of Eating to help people recover from compulsive eating behaviors. The plan aims to identify specific eating patterns and guide healthy eating decisions. The plan is individualized. It doesn’t provide any specific suggestions for foods, calorie totals, or other restrictions.
How do you introduce yourself in Overeaters Anonymous?
“Who would like to read the Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous?” [Pause for reading.] “Are there any compulsive eaters here besides myself? We will now go around and introduce ourselves. Please introduce yourself by first name only.”
How do I know if I’m a compulsive overeater?
Eating unusually large amounts of food in a specific amount of time, such as over a two-hour period. Feeling that your eating behavior is out of control. Eating even when you’re full or not hungry. Eating rapidly during binge episodes.
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 a closed OA meeting?
Closed Meeting Restricted to those who desire to stop eating compulsively. This includes newcomers. (OA members and others who think they have a problem with food.)
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. Members are free to interpret these principles as they think best, or not to think about them at all if they so choose.
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 the difference between an open and closed OA meeting?
Closed meetings are for A.A. members only, or for those who have a drinking problem and “have a desire to stop drinking.” Open meetings are available to anyone interested in Alcoholics Anonymous’ program of recovery from alcoholism. Nonalcoholics may attend open meetings as observers.
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 is an open vs closed OA meeting?
What is the difference between an open group and a closed meeting? The designation of open and closed meetings have to do with the level of anonymity the group has chosen. If you think you have issues with food and are interested in exploring OA, you are welcome at any meeting—open or closed.
What does abstinence mean 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.
How do I get an OA sponsor?
A great starting place to find a sponsor is at a meeting in your local area. Attend as many meetings as you can to find candidates. Look for people at meetings you identify with and who have what you want. You may need to attend several meetings before you find a sponsor.
What are the tools of OA?
- 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.
- Action Plan.
What is a GREY sheeter?
Distributed by Overeaters Anonymous to its members until 1986, the Grey Sheet Diet was a meal plan that received its name from the grey-colored paper on which it was printed.
What is an OA footsteps meeting?
We are a virtual intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous, and welcome you to join us! Welcome Home! Please scroll down for our weekly Meetings Schedule, and feel free to reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions or inquiries.
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.
What is AA and OA?
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