Jars of pickled vegetables

Jars of pickled vegetables on wooden table. Marinated food.

A weekly meeting of the Food Addicts Anonymous Twelve-Step fellowship group begins at 5:30 p.m. every Monday at Grace Church in the Mountains 394 N. Haywood St., Waynesville.

Participants should park in the parking area in behind the church and use the Miller Street entrance.

For whom is Food Addicts Anonymous suitable?

If you are a person who has struggled for years to eat healthy foods and maintain a healthy weight, Food Addicts Anonymous may be the answer for you.

If you are someone that binges by eating large quantities of sweets or starches, you may find that FAA offers you a solution.

If you are person who purges their body by extreme measures such as vomiting, laxatives or excessive exercise, you are not alone and may find comfort and support in our fellowship.

If you have found yourself limiting your intake of foods and have people in your life telling you that you need to eat more, you may find value and hope in this program.

Food Addicts Anonymous is an organization that considers food addiction to be a biochemical disorder that occurs at a cellular level and therefore cannot be cured by willpower or by therapy alone.

FAA feels that food addiction is not a moral or character issue. This Twelve- Step program believes that food addiction can be managed by abstaining from (eliminating) known addictive foods, following a program of sound nutrition (a food plan), and working the twelve steps of the program.

After participants have gone through a process of withdrawal from addictive foods many have experienced miraculous lifestyle changes.

FAA is self-supporting through our own contributions. There are no dues or fees required for membership, but only a desire to stop eating addictive foods. The group is not affiliated with any commercial diet or weight loss programs, treatment facilities or religious organizations. They neither endorse nor oppose any causes.

The primary purpose of FAA is to stay abstinent and help other food addicts to achieve abstinence.

The Food Addicts Anonymous website: www.foodaddictsanonymous.org

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