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Step One: We admitted we were powerless over food—that our lives had become unmanageable. Recovery began for me with Step One, when I admitted I was powerless over food and, as a result, my life was unmanageable. It gave me comfort, admitting my powerlessness. After all my failed attempts at dieting, I could see I had no control over food. Between my meals, or even after I ate a complete dinner, I craved more food. I spent my attention thinking about what, when, and how much I would eat; then I’d have to recover from eating it. All that bingeing

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