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“In OA we learn that a lack of willpower isn’t what makes us compulsive overeaters. In fact, compulsive overeaters often exhibit an exceptional amount of willpower. But compulsive eating is an illness that cannot be controlled by willpower” (The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, p. 1). For more years than I care to remember, I could not allow myself to accept that compulsive eating is an illness that cannot be controlled by willpower. I had the illusion that I was a superwoman. After all, I ran a business with my husband, mothered four busy children, and was active

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