These are the stories of how some of our members came to find a solution to their food obsession in Addictive Eaters Anonymous.
Some suffered from anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, some didn’t know how to stop emotional eating, and some exercised compulsively. Many of us have experienced different combinations of these conditions during our time as active addictive eaters. However the disease of Addictive Eating manifested, whether we did not know how to stop eating, or how to start, we were unable to sustain any control over our eating behaviours. Even if we did manage to control our eating or weight for a period of time, we were not happy, and inevitably slipped back into old food patterns. In these stories of recovery you will hear the solution, we in AEA have found to the food obsession: Surrender, and a peaceful, joyous way of life based around the Twelve Steps of AEA.
This way of life is available to you, too. We suggest you listen these stories of eating disorder recovery with an open mind. Focus on the similarities, rather than the differences. Whatever your problem with food, AEA can help.
"Life was always a problem"- November 2019
"I had to let go of the control"- October 2019
"I had a depressive disorder diagnosis"- October 2019
"I don't binge and purge any more"- October 2019
"I was afraid to change"- October 2019
"Food was my enemy"- October 2019
"I couldn't stop eating, I was a bottomless pit"- September 2019
"Food took the edge off" - September 2019
"I couldn't diet anymore"- August 2019
"I just wanted to be thin" - August 2019
"I needed to manage my weight"- July 2019
"I needed to ask for help"- July 2019
"I felt hopeless and despairing" - July 2019
"All my eating was addictive" - July 2019
"I couldn't tell the truth" - July 2019
"I'm no longer morbidly obese" - July 2019
"I'm sober from all substances" - July 2019
"I'm free from food obsession"- June 2019
"I tried everything else" - May 2019
"It is good to be alive today" - April 2019
"These Steps saved my life"- March 2019
"I couldn't get a grip on things" - February 2019
"I wanted to stop purging but couldn't" - February 2019
"Controlled eating made me insane" - February 2019
"I'm beginning to wake up" - January 2019
Read Our Experience of Recovery
Our membership is diverse with people coming to the fellowship from a variety of backgrounds, and these stories represent the experience, strength and hope of individual AEA members. Any opinions expressed in these stories are those of the individual authors, and not necessarily those of AEA as a whole.
Please see our Meetings Page for details of face to face meeting times and venues. We also have regular AEA Web Events where AEA members share their experience, strength and hope online. Participants can join the web event from their phone, desktop, mobile and tablet devices. All are welcome. See details of the next AEA Web Event.
Our primary purpose is to recover from addictive eating and help others to achieve sobriety.