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12 Step Work & Recovery for Eating Disorders, Food Addiction, Food Dependency

Step 2: The Lies I Tell Myself

“Came to believe that a Power greater than myself could restore me to sanity.” My food addict’s mind is endlessly creative. It will tell me that changing my diet, arguing with my sponsor about food amounts, thinking I need to lose more weight, and impulsively trying a new food are all perfectly reasonable. My thinking… Continue Reading

Step 1 Writing (12 Steps of Food Addiction)

© Phil Werdell, M.A. (This is a portion of a much longer essay) “We admitted we were powerless over food, that our lives had become unmanageable.” First Step writing is about admitting powerlessness over food. If there was something else that a person could do in a particular situation to have control over their eating, then… Continue Reading

Step 0 (12 Steps of Food Addiction)

Step One of the Twelve Steps, as they are written in the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous, reads like this (for our purposes, we are going to change “alcohol” to “food”): Admitted we were powerless over food -– that our lives had become unmanageable. What does it mean to admit we are powerless over food?… Continue Reading