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Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a twelve step program, based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Its members are people who could not control their eating behavior or were obsessed with food. [1]

FA was established in 1998 by former members of Overeaters Anonymous.[2] As of 2006, the organization consisted of about 300 local groups.[3]

FA believes food addiction is a disease of the mind, body and spirit for which there is no cure, but that can be arrested a day at a time by adapting to a disciplined way of eating and the 12 step program of FA. FA believes that when people abuse food by using it as a drug, their lives become unmanageable.[citation needed]

FA also believes that food addicts have an allergy to flour, sugar and quantities that sets up an uncontrollable craving and that the problem can be arrested a day at a time by the action of weighing and measuring food and abstaining completely from all flour and sugar.[citation needed]

FA defines abstinence as weighed and measured meals with nothing in between, no flour, no sugar and the avoidance of any individual binge foods.[citation needed]

The FA program emphasizes adherence to a strict food plan. Members attend three meetings each week and are not allowed to talk during those meetings until they have achieved 90 days of abstinence from food addiction. [2]

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