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.
"I ate all day, everyday" - September 2020
"It is a joy to be sober" - September 2020
"I started dieting at age 11" - September 2020
"Food was the focus of my life" - August 2020
"The journey of bulimia was hell" - August 2020
"I would eat to blackout" - July 2020
"Forever trying to Diet" - July 2020
"Diets, exercise, starving and laxatives" - June 2020
"I have got an addiction to exercise" - May 2020
"I got into obsessively weighing myself" - April 2020
"In the grips of a raging addiction" - March 2020
"Addictively eating was my normal" - March 2020
"Food did something for me" - February 2020
"I was trying to escape myself" - January 2020
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.