How do I start an Overeaters Anonymous Meeting?

How do I start an Overeaters Anonymous Meeting?

How to Start a New Meeting

  1. Starting an OA meeting in your area is easy.
  2. Order the New Group Starter Kit, item #730 for US$20.00 (plus shipping and handling).
  3. Find a meeting space.
  4. Submit the New Group Registration/Change form to WSO.
  5. We strongly suggest that your group affiliate with an intergroup/service board.

What is a 90 day OA Meeting?

The 90-Day Format meetings are a special focus group of Overeaters Anonymous. At a 90-day format meeting it is suggested that only those with three or more months of continuous “90-day” format abstinence share their experience, strength and hope.

Is there an AA for overeating?

Overeaters Anonymous and OA meetings are built around a 12-step program derived from Alcoholics Anonymous. Both groups treat compulsive eating as an addiction, like alcoholism. OA meetings only require a desire to stop binge eating to attend.

What can you not eat on Overeaters Anonymous?

Wheat and sugar. The OA program doesn’t promote any particular diet, but wheat and sugar so pervasively spark compulsive eating that many members make abstinence from them the turning point in overcoming their addiction.

What is abstinence in Overeaters Anonymous?

Abstinence: The action of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight.

What are GREY sheeters?

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.

What are the 9 tools of OA?

The Nine Tools of OA

  • A Plan of Eating. As a tool, a plan of eating helps us to abstain from eating compulsively.
  • Sponsorship. Sponsors are OA members who are living the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions to the best of their ability.
  • Meetings.
  • Telephone.
  • Writing.
  • Literature.
  • Anonymity.
  • Service.

Can you eat sugar in Overeaters Anonymous?

OA strongly encourages its members to abstain from sugar or any food that cause cravings and binges.

What is the FA food plan?

Unlike other 12 Step food programs, Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) has a single unified definition of abstinence that is clear and unchanging. FA defines abstinence as weighed and measured meals with nothing in between, no flour, no sugar, and the avoidance of individual binge foods.