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Anorexic, Bulimic, Bingeing, Purging, Over-Exercising, Undereating or Overeating

In Overeaters Anonymous, you’ll find members who are extremely overweight, even morbidly obese;

moderately overweight; average weight; underweight; still maintaining periodic control over their eating behavior; or totally unable to control their compulsive eating.

OA members experience many different patterns of food behaviors. These “symptoms” are as varied as our membership. Among them are:


 
  • obsession with body weight, size and shape
  • eating binges or grazing
  • preoccupation with reducing diets
  • starving
  • laxative or diuretic abuse
  • excessive exercise
  • inducing vomiting after eating
  • chewing and spitting out food
  • use of diet pills, shots and other medical interventions to control weight
  • inability to stop eating certain foods after taking the first bite
  • fantasies about food
  • vulnerability to quick-weight-loss schemes
  • constant preoccupation with food
  • using food as a reward or comfort
 

Making Contact

For questions about OA, you may text or call the CVIG OA infoline: (804) 362-9400


Visit the world service web site at: OA.org


Direct Written Correspondence To: P.O. Box 70611
Henrico, VA 23255-0611