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Six Courses of Abstinence

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The first thing I did as a member of Overeaters Anonymous on a path to abstinent eating was to divide all foods into two groups: foods I would eat and foods I would not eat. Thirty years later, I still have not eaten any of the foods in the second group, just as I would not eat a pencil or a book. Then, for the first two months, I dieted, just like the writer of “The Minister’s Daughter” (pp. 136–139 in the first edition of Overeaters Anonymous), which was one of the first stories I read in OA. I also

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