Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Hamilton

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Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Hamilton
9 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Hamilton

I love our way of life...
I started dieting when I was 12 years old. I wasn’t overweight but I felt pudgy and I wanted a new boy at school to like me. Somehow, I obtained a calorie counting book and quickly memorized it. Each day, I tried hard to reach my goal of eating a certain number of … View more
I love our way of life...
I started dieting when I was 12 years old. I wasn’t overweight but I felt pudgy and I wanted a new boy at school to like me. Somehow, I obtained a calorie counting book and quickly memorized it. Each day, I tried hard to reach my goal of eating a certain number of calories. It was well below what I needed to eat as a growing child, but I didn’t see it that way at the time. I just wanted to get rid of my squishy stomach and eat a little less. Thus began a powerful obsession with being thin and trying to control my eating. But I also couldn’t see that at the time. I didn’t realize how much mental energy and time I spent thinking about what I was eating, when, and how much, or how inadequate I felt for not being perfect or thin enough.

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25 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Hamilton

Addictive Eaters Anonymous (AEA) is a worldwide Twelve Step fellowship based on Alcoholics Anonymous. AEA members have found recovery from binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, other forms of addictive eating and compulsive exercise. Through working the Twelve Steps of AEA, members find peace of mind … View moreAddictive Eaters Anonymous (AEA) is a worldwide Twelve Step fellowship based on Alcoholics Anonymous. AEA members have found recovery from binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, other forms of addictive eating and compulsive exercise. Through working the Twelve Steps of AEA, members find peace of mind and the ability to live a meaningful and productive life.

Wherever you are, whatever your problem with food, AEA can help.

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45 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Hamilton

Recovery from Feeling Depressed
Does the way you eat make you feel depressed or low? Has life stopped feeling good and lost its meaning? Don’t know how to stop stress eating? Does your eating cause you to feel listless or numbed out? Does your relationship with food make you feel isolated from … View more
Recovery from Feeling Depressed
Does the way you eat make you feel depressed or low? Has life stopped feeling good and lost its meaning? Don’t know how to stop stress eating? Does your eating cause you to feel listless or numbed out? Does your relationship with food make you feel isolated from family, friends and loved ones? Find out how AEA members have used the Twelve Step programme to overcome the low feelings associated with addictive eating and go on to live joyful, positive lives.

These are the stories of how some of our members came to find a solution to their food related depression in Addictive Eaters Anonymous. This way of life is available to you, too. We suggest you read these stories of eating disorder recovery with an open mind. Focus on the similarities, rather than the differences. Whatever your problem with food, AEA can help.

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54 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Hamilton

Monthly AEA Worldwide Web events are held on the third Sunday of each month.
For June it's Sunday 20 June at 8am.
For newcomers interested in receiving a Zoom invitation for the event, please email aeawebevent@gmail.com.

Wherever you are, whatever your problem with food, AEA can help.

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62 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Hamilton

FINDING THE ANSWER

I have lived in New Zealand for the last twelve years, after being born and raised in Somerset, England. My parents ran a playgroup in our house for much of my childhood and I made close friends there, but I still felt isolated and different to everyone else.

I always loved … View more
FINDING THE ANSWER

I have lived in New Zealand for the last twelve years, after being born and raised in Somerset, England. My parents ran a playgroup in our house for much of my childhood and I made close friends there, but I still felt isolated and different to everyone else.

I always loved food. We were able to help ourselves from the cupboards at home when I was young, with no restrictions. I believe a normal eater would just eat until they were full, but I could not stop. I put extra food in Mum's shopping basket and would gorge on leftovers at night with my friends. My friend’s dad owned a pub and when the half-eaten plates came back, I would pick chips off them, chatting as I did so, to my friends' astonished faces.

From as far back as I can remember, I felt irritated and impatient with people. I would interrupt and correct the teachers at school and have furious rows with my family, then later tell them I loved them. I lived in a fantasy world. My favourite times at school would be writing stories and acting. My emotions were a rollercoaster, up and down. Food made me feel better, soothing all the anxiety. I never realised how dependent I was on food, until it got much worse.

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