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Suggestions for Tradition Five

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Tradition Five: Each group has but one primary purpose— to carry its message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers. Tradition Five is clearly stated. It’s the follow-up question that’s important: how are we supposed to do that? Here are some suggestions: Attend meetings regularly and participate by sharing and helping out when you can. Read OA literature and the AA Big Book regularly. Obtain a sponsor or sharing partner as soon as possible. Identify your trigger foods and develop a plan of eating that includes foods you’re supposed to eat in the right portions. Abstain from those trigger foods.

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