Health Support Through the Holidays

Are you at all concerned you won’t stick with your optimal eating plan through the holiday deluge of a best friend’s home baking, your family’s traditions, and the specialty items available only this time of year? If so, consider the words below presented* by Overeaters Anonymous.

Better yet, consider attending meetings in your area.

Overeaters Anonymous exists to support any person who needs emotional, spiritual, or psychological support to adhere to their optimal eating plan, whether that be one recommended for resolving gut and psychology syndrome or any other plan. Choose whatever eating plan is ideal for you, then attend meetings and exchange phone calls to the end of maintaining your optimal approach to health!

Meetings and support are free of charge (donations welcomed).

Twelve Steps to a Better Holiday Season

  1. We admitted the holiday season has a deeper meaning than devouring food.
  2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could help us see and celebrate the true meaning of the season.
  3. We came to believe our Higher Power could help us appreciate the joyfulness of the season as we understand it.
  4. We made a searching and thorough examination of our relationship with food during the holidays and other things we enjoy about the season.
  5. We admitted to our Higher Power the exact nature of our food habits during holiday seasons past.
  6. We became entirely ready to allow our Higher Power to remove our attachment to food as a necessity of the holidays.
  7. We humbly asked Him to remove our desire to partake of holiday treats.
  8. We made a list of all persons whose presence makes the holiday season joyful for us and with who we would like to share our joy.
  9. We made plans to spend time with those people whenever possible, except when to do so would remove us from our primary purpose of abstinence.
  10. We continued to enjoy the company of friends and family and other nonfood aspects of the season.
  11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our appreciation of the season, praying for knowledge of its meaning and the joy we feel at this time.
  12. Having realized that sharing the joy of this season with others far outlasts the fleeting pleasure of food, we gave ourselves the gift of abstinence throughout the holidays and gave others the gift of our full attention and appreciation.

* Edited and reprinted from New Horizons newsletter, West 10th Street Big Book Meeting.

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2 thoughts on “Health Support Through the Holidays

  1. Woohoo!!!!

    DO NOT MISS THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WANT TO FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT GAPS DIET FOR OUR HEALTH! Maybe our medical community will start listening to humans next now that mice are letting them know this works!

    Bacterium Reverses Autismlike Behavior in Mice

    Findings support idea that the gut’s microbiome has a role

    By Sara Reardon and Nature magazine

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=bacterium-reverses-autism-like-behavior-in-mice

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