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Old 09-23-2016, 02:02 AM
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There is two programs almost identical. Food addicts anonymous and food addicts in recovery.
After attending a couple of meeting I got a sponser and got on the plan. Several things jumped out at me from the start, portion control and having my life totally run by my sponsor. The portion control was extremly anal and totally controlling. I would ask a question and be told just do it. No, I want to know why. After a few weeks my soonsor got way to into my life and demanded I consult with her and any decision I was to make. Sorry but even my wife didnt go that far and i was not going to turn my life over to domeone I hardly know and she would not tell me anything about her self except she made 90 days or more.
As I continued to go to my mandated three meetings a week I noticed those that had been in a while looked gray, skinny and lifeless in their eyes. A totaly unhealthy look but they stayed with the script as taught to them.
I quit about three months into it and went with a natural healthy program and have lost extreme fat and healthy lab results with a glowing face.
The main things I had trouble with is the total control power trip these people take. Its unhealthy and yes cult like.
Best of luck to you.
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:21 PM
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I think a better program might be Overeaters Anonymous. I had a friend who had used that to help her lose about 80 lbs. She kept the weight off for years and never gained it back. Hearing her talk about it, it didn't sound controlling or cult-like at all. I believe all food choices are based on the individual circumstances of each person.
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:02 AM
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I attended a couple of Overeaters Anonymous classed while living in Northern, Virginia and the people there were terrible to me - insulting, not friendly and very cold- I was in my 30s, very attractive and about 60 lbs overweight - maybe I was not fat and ugly enough for them
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