I am coming up on thirty-two years of abstinence in OA, maintaining a 180-pound (82-kg) weight loss. Anyone in recovery will know that for me to hold on to my recovery, I’ve had to work hard at passing it on. In ways direct (sponsorship) and indirect (retreats, workshops), I’ve worked with literally hundreds of members over the years, taking them through the Steps. But first came putting down the food, and the opinion I’m expressing here is based on that experience. There are many OA meetings that prohibit the mention of specific foods. I think this practice hurts us, and

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