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Having trouble controlling the way you eat?

Are you overweight? Underweight?
Obsessed with food, weight or dieting?

You are not alone. There is a solution.

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Are you a food addict?

To answer this question, ask yourself the following questions and answer them as honestly as you can.

  1. Have you ever wanted to stop eating and found you just couldn't?
  2. Do you constantly think about food or your weight?
  3. Do you find yourself attempting one diet or food plan after another, with no lasting success?
  4. Do you binge and then "get rid of the binge" through vomiting, exercise, laxatives, or other forms of purging?
  5. Do you eat differently in private than you do in front of other people?
  6. Has a doctor or a family member ever approached you with concern about your eating habits or weight?
  7. Do you eat large quantities of food at one time (binge)?
  8. Is your weight problem due to your "nibbling" all day long?
  9. Do you eat to escape from your feelings?
  10. Do you eat when you're not hungry?
  11. Have you ever discarded food, only to retrieve and eat it later?
  12. Do you eat in secret?
  13. Do you fast or severely restrict your food intake?
  14. Have you ever stolen other people's food?
  15. Have you ever hidden food to make sure you will have "enough?"
  16. Do you feel driven to exercise excessively to control your weight?
  17. Do you obsessively calculate the calories you've burned against the calories you've eaten?
  18. Do you frequently feel guilty or ashamed about what you've eaten?
  19. Are you waiting for your life to begin "when you lose the weight?"
  20. Do you feel hopeless about your relationship with food?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may be a food addict. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. FA offers hope through a long-term solution for food addiction. The next step is to attend an FA meeting.

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Find a meeting

FA meetings are available in person, online, or over the phone.

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A Solution to Food Addiction and Obsession

Most people are familiar with the concept of alcoholism and drug addiction, and the idea that certain foods and quantities of foods can be addictive is gaining acceptance.

Food addicts are powerless over where, when, and how much they eat, although many have tremendous willpower in other areas of their lives. Food addiction tends to remain unrecognized because of the focus on the symptoms rather than their underlying cause – addiction.

Symptoms of food addiction include

  • Overeating (bingeing or grazing)
  • Purging (bulimia)
  • Undereating
  • Obesity (and related problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea)
  • Compulsive exercise and dieting
  • Obsession with food or weight
  • Depression, shame, isolation, and hopelessness related to food, weight, or body image.

FA is a program for those who want to stop eating addictively. Like Alcoholics Anonymous, FA treats food addiction as a threefold illness: physical, mental, and spiritual.