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In The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition, it states that low self-esteem is “not at all the same as humility. In fact, a poor self-image keeps us in bondage to self and thus makes it impossible for us to find true humility” (p. 51). The next paragraph goes on to describe how compulsive eating caused us to be obsessed with ourselves and our status. “Humiliated by our inability to control our intake of food and by the devastating consequences of compulsive eating behaviors, we fought for self-esteem with all our might” (p. 52). It says

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