Help and Hope When Your Eating is Out of Control

Information about food and nutrition is easy to find in numerous books and magazines or online. We all learned the basics of healthy eating as school children. Nonetheless, many people have a hard time controlling the way they eat. They see temptation everywhere.

As a result, they often struggle with being severely overweight. Others find themselves underweight, bulimic and obsessed with food or weight. They may feel hopeless and helpless, after many unsuccessful attempts to gain control of their issues with eating.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) offers both help and hope. To learn about this program, based on the Twelve Steps of Recovery of AA, all are welcome to attend a public information meeting for those concerned about their own eating behavior or that of someone else.

The free information session will be held Saturday, October 7, from 1:30-3 p.m. at The Church of St. John The Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd., at its intersection with Westheimer. Speakers for the session will share their stories of recovery from eating addictively through the FA program as well as information about the free FA meetings in the Greater Houston area.

Free literature will also be available, including the 20 questions that help identify the problem of food addiction. For instance, do you think about food or your weight constantly?  Do you find yourself attempting one diet or food plan after another, with no lasting success?

When the answer is yes, the resources of the FA program may provide long-term success in maintaining a healthy weight and freedom from obsession with food. It does through its focus on physical, mental and spiritual recovery.

For additional information, please visit the FA website:  www.foodaddicts.org or message PI@foodaddicts.org.  For information about local FA meetings, as well as interview opportunities with Houston-area members, please contact Leslie at 713-456-0822.