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.
"Not just a women's problem" - July 2021
"I was not nice to be around" - July 2021
"I was frightened of the scales" - June 2021
"A disease of loneliness" - May 2021
"I stole other people's food" - April 2021
"I felt uneasy in the world" - April 2021
"I had all this anger" - March 2021
"I was never a normal eater" - March 2021
"Food dominated my growing up years" - February 2021
"Bulimia overtook my life" - February 2021
"Dieting was pointless" - January 2021
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.