Summer Can Be Particularly Challenging For Those Battling Food Addictions
RIO RANCHO, N.M., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Vacations, wedding, and barbecues; summer is a less structured time of year that allows us to relax and be more spontaneous. Unfortunately, it is precisely this lack of structure that can spell disaster for those battling compulsive eating. While most of us look forward to enjoying outdoor activities, travel and a more relaxed pace, these things interrupt daily routines and a lack of structure can introduce more opportunities for unhealthy eating behaviors.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers those who struggle with compulsive eating the structure, support and resources they need to live healthier lives in recovery. As part of OA’s 12-step program addressing emotional, physical and spiritual well-being, members create an individualized eating plan that meets their physical and lifestyle needs. The plan provides much needed structure that helps OA members determine what, when, where and even how they will eat whether at home or on the road. This is especially useful during summer when life is less predictable.
The OA program applies a set of principles that, when followed, promote inner change that curbs the compulsion to eat excessively or relate to food in unhealthy ways. A world-wide organization, OA provides a number of outlets for members to share their stories, get advice and create their own support network. OA members are able to attend meetings anywhere in the country, around the world, online or on the phone to help them stay on track while on travel.
OA welcomes anyone suffering from an eating problem ranging from anorexia to binge-eating at any of its more than 7,000 OA group meetings worldwide. For more information or to be put in contact with an OA representative, please call Tina Carroll at (636) 328-0216 or email her at email@example.com.
About Overeaters Anonymous: Overeaters Anonymous, Inc. (OA), is a non-profit organization with the goal of supporting its members as they seek recovery from compulsive eating behaviors. More than fifty years since its founding, today OA serves approximately 54,000 members in over 75 countries. For more information, go to www.oa.org.
Contact: Tina Carroll
SOURCE Overeaters Anonymous World Service Office