In May 2015, I was up 30 pounds (14 kg) from a yearlong sugar binge. Though I had been on a constant roller-coaster of losing and gaining, this was the highest weight gain I had experienced in seven years. It was at this low point that I first began to realize my powerlessness over food. I had not yet found OA, but already I was beginning to take the First Step. The following summer, an awareness came to me that there just had to be a Twelve Step program out there for overeaters. I actually typed “overeaters anonymous” into the

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