I was doing some historical research for OA about food plans. It is true there is no prescribed food plan for OA. That being said, even the Dignity of Choice pamphlet and the huge emphasis on food plans by many members, keep OA members in a place of fear of food and control of food which to me is not recovery. The original solution when OA was founded 40 some odd years ago was found in working the 12 steps.
When you have had enough of your binging, purging, starving, dieting obsessing on your weight, body you are close to step one.When you put the fork down, get your finger out of your throat, get off the scale, etc. and say enough, I am done God now what? How do I handle my FEELINGS? You are at step one. You cannot force it. A food plan brings more insanity and diet mentality.
God gave us an intelligent body. When thirsty drink, when tired, sleep, when you have to pee or poop you do that. When hungry eat. When full stop. Practice listening to your HP in your own body. It will tell you. Not your head or a food plan. Your body will say: I need this food or that. It will say, that food feels bad. Pray to be willing to listen and heed it's wisdom. Do the steps. Be compassionate with yourself.It takes practice, lots of it over and over.Support is out there, get it. God loves you. You are worth it.
Paula C. Ca.
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