Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is an international fellowship of men and women who have experienced difficulties in life as a result of the way they eat. This long-term recovery program helps people stop abusing food and lead fulfilling lives.
Through shared experience and mutual support – no one is ever alone in recovering from food addiction. FA members help break through food addiction physically, mentally and spiritually….one day at a time.
Free yourself from food addiction by coming to a community information meeting for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia. Everyone is welcome to FA’s free meeting, including those who think they may have a food problem or those who are concerned about someone who may.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12 Step fellowship based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) that helps people of all ages who have issues with food. There are no dues or fees for members. Anyone, from any walk of life, who seeks recovery from their problems with food, is welcome.
A recent FA survey shows long term, free solution for people struggling with food or weight problems; 96% reported weight loss and two thirds of those kept it off for more than 3 years.
Results of their 2017 self-reporting survey of over 4000 members worldwide shows FA can have lasting success:
- 94% reported weight loss from the time they joined FA.
- 81% lost over 20 pounds
- 49% lost over 50 pounds
- Of those at goal weight, 83% had maintained that weight for over one year; 64% for three years or more.
- Of members with health problems, 96% reported improvements in mental health (including anxiety and depression) and 95% in physical health (including joint pain, hypertension, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, gastrointestinal problems, diabetes and respiratory problems)
- Of members diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, 93% reported improvements and 43% no longer have it.
A Brighton & Hove FA Member says “Surely food is not a drug? I told myself I needed it to manage the stress of 3 kids, a challenging marriage and a job with high expectations yet really I was just in denial about how I ate. I thought I simply had a weight problem – I just could not consistently remain the same weight for any period of time and a million diets had failed me.
“After starting FA I begin eating 3 healthy meals a day, lost 3 stone and gained self-respect and self-worth – through the help of the programme and my new FA friends, my life became transformed.
“I can live my life to the full without using food to numb my feelings, self-harm, or use as my comfort blanket. I have a self-respect and self-love never experienced before and at long last can say, a day at a time, I am FREE from the grips of my food addiction.
“What I find amazing is this program is free and yet everything I ever paid for in my life never worked, how ironic is that?”
For further information regarding FA, please see our website: www.foodaddicts.org.
WHEN: Saturday 22nd September 2018
WHERE: Brighthelm Centre, (Stanmer Room), North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD