A Plan of Eating: How is it different than a diet?
October 31, 2012
Hosted by Naomi Lippel
In Overeaters Anonymous (OA), one of our key tools of recovery is a plan of eating. It helps us abstain from compulsive eating, guides us in our dietary decisions, and defines what, when, how, where and why we eat. OA does not dictate specific requirements for a plan of eating. We develop a personal plan of eating based on an honest appraisal of our past experience. A plan of eating helps us deal with the physical aspects of our disease and achieve physical recovery. From this vantage point, we can more effectively follow OA’s Twelve-Step program of recovery and move beyond the food to a happier, healthier and more spiritual life. Today we will be talking with OA members about their plan of eating and how it is different than the diets they tried in the past. We will also talk to Registered Dietitian Theresa Wright, who runs an nutrition center in Philadephia, Pennsylvania, about how she sees OA’s program as effective in its approach to a plan of eating.
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Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is dedicated to educating you about recovery from compulsive eating using OA’s 12-step program. In OA you’ll find members who are obese, overweight, average weight, underweight, still maintaining some control over or totally unable to control their eating behaviors. Symptoms include eating binges, grazing, obsession with food and body weight, starving, purging through laxative abuse, excessive exercise or vomiting, inability to stop eating certain foods, secret binges, and yo-yo dieting. In OA, members find acceptance and understanding, support and companionship from others who have similar challenges, a new ability to achieve and maintain long-term healthy weight, and a transformation to physical, emotional and spiritual well being. Join us to hear the experience, strength and hope of people who struggled and found recovery and a new life in Overeaters Anonymous.
Naomi Lippel has worked for Overeaters Anonymous World Service Office in New Mexico since 1994. After earning her degree in Professional Writing and Business at the University of New Mexico, she began as an editor and designer at the WSO, and then managed the publishing division for many years before being promoted to Managing Director in 2004.