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Myths vs. Truths

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During my first eight years in OA, I had unconsciously created some odd expectations around my plan of eating! Thanks to the intense writing of my Fourth Step, I have identified several of my plan of eating myths and truths:

  • Myth: I will not want to eat anything but my plan of eating meals.
    Truth: Physical cravings have ended.
  • Myth: I will always feel happy.
    Truth: I can live life between meals.
  • Myth: I will not feel hunger or deprivation.
    Truth: I will never starve to death.
  • Myth: My plan of eating, including quantities of food and red-light foods, will never change.
    Truth: I will eat sanely.

— Peri S., Groton, Massachusetts USA

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