I am just back from a OA retreat lead by this lady: http://www.dietingrecovery.com/. OA http://www.oa.org/
It was a hard hitting, no holds bared affair. Several people tasted
abstinence for the first time.
She has an attitude of change it to fit your needs. Step one became Admitted we were powerless over compulsive overeating, and our live was unmanageable. That separates the compulsive overeating, a behavioural addiction from the substance issues like sugar, grains, nuts, lubricants (omega 6 oils), and manufactured eatable products.
For compulsive overeating, abstinence becomes three moderate meals each day with no eating between planned meals.
Abstinence becomes the most important routine thing in my life without exception. Abstinence is primary in life, that is to say necessary, like putting on that oxygen mask that fall from the ceiling before helping others. Abstinence is simple, 3 moderate meals per day.
The other foods, substance addiction, are just something I cannot eat, sugar, grains, lubricants, and manufactured eatable products. If I am still hungry, so what, tough, get on with life. I can always have a vitamin pill and a shot of oils, aka Shangra La diet.