|Abstinence and Food Plans
Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement,
ideology, or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.
Regarding Food Plans
OA does not endorse food plans. The new definition does not suggest a specific food plan. Any food plan that is healthy for an individual is a tool to help remain abstinent from compulsive eating. Food plans vary for every OA member. OA suggests you contact a professional to help determine which plan works best based on individual health needs.
World Service offers a pamphlet "Dignity of Choice" as a guide to a selection of eating plans. These plans are only suggestions and should be discussed with a nutritionist or healthcare professional.