Helps 4 Compulsive Eaters

              Helps4CompulsiveEaters           Use this website like you would a ToolBox or The Table of Contents of a Book. Pick & Choose Weblinks According to Your Interest or Need!  You Never Know Where G-d or Your Higher Power May Lead You!

REMEMBER,

 "Take What You Like And Leave The Rest!" 

I am John, a grateful recovering compulsive eater.  I do not have a corner on knowledge or truth but G-d has given me the desire to seek and learn and the knowledge and willingness to share what I have learned to help others.  I believe that we should not have to re-invent the wheel to make the next right step but be able to build on the experience, strength and hope of others.  I have done that in my recovery and it is in the spirit of sharing my experience, strength and hope that I am building and offering this website.  It will help me to remember to use all the resources that I have found and use them to enhance my recovery.  My prayer is that the resources on this website will also give help to you for the common problems which we share.

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 I AM YOUR DISEASE


                   WHY THIS WEBSITE?                 Helps4CompulsiveEaters is designed for me as much as it is for others who have problems with food. It is not designed to promote a particular "Help or Solution" for Compulsive Eating (CE), but my purpose is to share resources which help all of us identify our problems and strengthen our ability to cope and resolve those problems through a food plan and abstinence. Please be aware of the fact that this is a free website and to keep it free the host "educatorpages" puts advertising on it. This website offers helps I have found which ease my suffering, and it is my hope that you will find something here that helps you as well. 

There is a listing of 12 step programs, related information, tools, and other helpful strategies found in those programs and as well as other food related programs, applications and resources. Weblinks to related and supportive websites are included so that the reader can read primary information (not my opinions) which could then become a part of their "solution". I am not here to judge but to offer resources I have found which I have benefited from.

So, "Helps4CompulsiveEaters" is designed for all of us who are seeking help in finding a solution or who are working the solution we have found so that our struggles and problems with food will no longer define us but our abstinence can make it not only possible, but probable, that we can live a life which is happy, joyous and free. 

Welcome then friends, and make yourself at home. Bookmark the website so that you can come back often. You can find my contact information and more about me on the "My Contact Information" page. I welcome your comments, anything you would want to share as well as any questions that are troubling you. The more effort you put into this website, the more benefits you will be able to get from it.

 


⇒Basic Definitions  

►Glossary-and-abbreviations http://bit.ly/2qU2xQF

Internet Acronyms & Emoticons   http://www.oa12step4coes.org/news/tips.html

Binge Eating Disorder - Binge eating disorder (BED) is a severe, life-threatening, and treatable eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food (often very quickly and to the point of discomfort); a feeling of a loss of control during the binge; experiencing shame, distress or guilt afterwards; and not regularly using unhealthy compensatory measures (e.g., purging) to counter the binge eating. It is the most common eating disorder in the United States. Source: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/learn/by-eating-disorder/bed                                                                                                                                               Other Sources: https://www1.bingeeatingdisorder.com/en/what-is-bed   

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/binge-eating-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20353627   

https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/binge-eating-disorder-medref#1

Compulsive Overeating - Another more common name for Binge Eating B.E.D., also known as Compulsive Eating.    Source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/binge-eating-disorder-compulsive-overeating   http://www.something-fishy.org/whatarethey/coe.php

Abstinence - Webster's Dictionary defines abstinence as the practice of abstaining from something : the practice of not doing or having something that is wanted or enjoyable; Our recovery from Compulsive eating requires us to abstain (desist or refrain) from eating sugar, flour, quantities and negative thinking.   Bill W. wrote "The only relief we have to suggest is entire abstinence."  Source: Big Book of AA, The Doctor's Opinion

Other Websites give most of the basic recovery definitions:

http://www.12step.com/glossary-of-terms

https://realisticrecovery.wordpress.com/2009/02/21/list-of-character-defects/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-practice/201301/50-common-cognitive-distortions

https://goo.gl/2ESyJt  (smart recovery dictionary)

A Sampling of Tools and Terms  https://goo.gl/NPk4r2


⇒Eating Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, Signs & Treatment Help   Source: https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/information/eating-disorder

"People suffering with Compulsive Overeating have what is characterized as an "addiction" to food, using food and eating as a way to hide from their emotions, to fill a void they feel inside, and to cope with daily stresses and problems in their lives."                                                  Source: http://www.something-fishy.org/whatarethey/coe.php

Inspirational quotes for eating disorders recovery  https://www.pinterest.co.uk/nedastaff/inspiration-for-eating-disorders-recovery/?autologin=true


List of 12 Step Programs 

https://www.addictionsandrecovery.org/recommended-lists.htm                                                          https://sobernation.com/list-of-12-step-programs/

http://www.12step.org/directory/recovery-groups/12-step-groups.php

https://theaddictionrecoverynetwork.com/resources/list-of-12-step-fellowships/

http://gettingcleanlivingsober.com/12-step-programs-list-40-plus-12-step-programs-categorized-and-with-links/

http://www.foodrelapse.com/index.php/links-for-compulsive-overeaters.html

http://www.loveaddictionhelp.com/

http://www.westminstercenter.org/links/


⇒ Alternatives to AA and Other 12-Step Programs 

https://www.rehabs.com/pro-talk-articles/if-not-aa-then-what-alternatives-to-12-step-groups/

https://americanaddictioncenters.org/addiction-therapy-types/12-step-alternatives/

https://www.smartrecovery.org/

http://womenforsobriety.org/beta2/new-life-program/13-affirmations/

http://www.sossobriety.org/

http://lifering.org/new-to-lifering/


⇒Eating Addictions

Links for Compulsive Eaters — http://www.foodrelapse.com/index.php/links-for-compulsive-overeaters.html

Food Addicts Anonymous — http://foodaddictsanonymous.org/
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous  http://www.foodaddicts.org/
Overeaters Anonymous  http://www.oa.org/

OA Directory    http://www.usrecovery.info/OA/index.htm 

HOW-OA — https://how-oa.org/about/
Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous http://aba12steps.org/

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous  http://www.ceahow.org/   http://www.dallasceahow.org/   http://lahow.org/

Overeaters Anonymous  http://www.oa.org/

Recovery From Food Addiction — http://www.recoveryfromfoodaddiction.org/

GreySheeters Anonymous — http://www.greysheet.org/


⇒Food Plans

A Food Plan as a Spiritual Tool   https://foodaddiction.com/food-plan/

http://recovery.hiwaay.net/foodplans/how.html

https://www.foodaddictsanonymous.org/faa-food-plan

https://goo.gl/5fu8Eh   (Kay Sheppard food plan)

http://ifnh.org/dr-pages-food-plan/  and   https://goo.gl/LZqqMz  (Page food plan)

https://www.mercola.com/nutritionplan/index.htm


 ⇒Tools and Applications to Help You Search 4 Knowledge

This is a basic version of the text of Alcoholics Anonymous. It includes the first 164 pages, the original foreword, The Dr.'s Opinion and Dr. Bob's Story.  The text is fully searchable and found text is highlighted.    http://anonpress.org/e-aa/lite.htm

 ORIGINAL 1938 MULTILITH MANUSCRIPT of ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

http://scratchinpost.net/barefootsworld//aaorigmanuscript.html

►Locate passages in the Big Book and the 12&12 easily and with complete accuracy!  http://www.164andmore.com/

Big Book Guide To The Twelve Step Program

Audio Big Book 4th edition

► Search the Largest Medical Article Website on the Web  https://www.mercola.com/

► Search Mercola Video Library https://articles.mercola.com/videos.aspx

 http://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/recovery/families-friends/resources

 http://www.12step.org/tools/

TRADITIONS CHECKLIST FROM THE AA GRAPEVINE

http://mycoachjason.com/ForthStepGuide.htm#4thstepdownload

► https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/newcomers-recovery/252642-101-tools-sobriety.html

 http://www.feedyourheaddiet.com/blog

► Recovery Readings and Other Helpful Links   http://www.bluidkiti.com/

► 103 "MUSTS" IN THE BIG BOOK and Also Look for and Enjoy Barefoot's Recovery Pages    http://scratchinpost.net/barefootsworld//aa103musts.html

 https://www.addiction.com/12575/six-sobriety-apps-you-should-know-about/

 http://www.aagrapevine.org/sobriety-calculator

► Welcome to SoberTool! Choose an emotion from the box above or select a category below to discover great tips and inspirational messages to help you stay clean and sober. Also be sure to check out the SoberTool apps for iOS and Android.    http://www.sobertool.com/


Tools and Applications to Overcome Negative Thinking

Self-Sabotage

http://thefordinstitute.com/selfsabotagequiz/

How To Banish Self Destructive Behaviors - Chris Cade

Signs of Self Sabotage

How To Stop Self-Sabotaging Worksheet

 

► Meet Dr. Abraham Low

http://www.chicagonow.com/life-tv-dinner/2012/08/meet-dr-abraham-low-long-dead-he-can-still-save-your-life/

► Dr. Low's Recovery International Spottings

https://www.pinterest.com/das8949/recovery-international-spottings/

► Spotting Tools of Dr. Low

http://www.schizophrenia.org.in/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111&Itemid=140

► Recovery Spottings From Dr. Abraham A. Low founder of Recovery International

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AC2yKmweTc   [please note - this is a YouTube video composed of slides which move too fast. As each slide advances click the start button ►to stop it long enough for you to read and reflect upon its content, then repeat for the next slide] 
► How to Overcome Negative Thoughts and Fear

http://jongordon.com/blog/how-overcome-negative-thoughts-and-fear/

► The Four Keys to Overcoming Negative Thinking…For Good

https://mrsmindfulness.com/the-four-keys-to-overcoming-negative-thinkingfor-good/

► 12 Powerful Tips to Overcome Negative Thoughts (and Embrace Positive Thinking)

https://www.positivityblog.com/overcome-negative-thoughts/

► 5 Actionable Steps to Overcome Negative Thinking

https://www.inc.com/marla-tabaka/5-actionable-steps-to-overcome-negative-thinking.html

► 10 Tips to Overcome Negative Thoughts: Positive Thinking Made Easy

https://tinybuddha.com/blog/10-tips-to-overcome-negative-thoughts-positive-thinking-made-easy/

 Stop Fighting Your Negative Thoughts

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/shyness-is-nice/201305/stop-fighting-your-negative-thoughts

► 50 Positive Thinking Quotes For More Inner Strength & Growth

https://addicted2success.com/quotes/50-positive-thinking-quotes-for-more-inner-strength-growth/

► Quotations That Feed My Spiritual Nature

http://brotherjohnpoetminstrelmuse.webs.com/potpourri

 5 Tips To Let Go Of The Past & Live A Happier Life

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12875/5-tips-to-let-go-of-the-past-live-a-happier-life.html

► 10 Tips to Let Go of the Past & Embrace the Future

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4116/10-Tips-to-Let-Go-of-the-Past-Embrace-the-Future.html

► 12-Step Recovery Stuff

https://www.pinterest.com/odomtology/12-step-recovery-stuff/?autologin=true

► Brain Dos and Brain Don’ts from Daniel G. Amen, M.D.

http://limbicretraining.com/articles/julie/brain-dos-and-brain-donts/