In OA there is a plan of eating as a tool. It reads as follows:
As a tool, a plan of eating
helps us to abstain from eating compulsively. Having a personal plan of eating
guides us in our dietary decisions, as well as defines what, when, how, where
and why we eat. It is our experience that sharing this plan with a sponsor or
another OA member is important.
There are no specific requirements for a plan of
eating; OA does not endorse or recommend any specific plan of eating, nor does
it exclude the personal use of one. (See the pamphlets Dignity of Choice and A
Plan of Eating for more information.) For specific dietary or nutritional
guidance, OA suggests consulting a qualified health care professional, such as
a physician or dietician. Each of us develops a personal plan of eating based
on an honest appraisal of his or her own past experience; we also have come to
identify our current individual needs, as well as those things which we should
Although individual plans of eating are as varied
as our members, most OA members agree that some plan — no matter how flexible
or structured — is necessary.
I hold rigidly to the belief that there are chemical in the food that is driving this desire to eat. In addition; for some of us, there is a compulsion or obsession.
We first must eliminate the chemicals, then address the compulsion. Just for today philosophy, will work to get us started. I just need to to this today. Eat only fresh fatty meat, eggs, fish, cooked, and green vegetable, leaves, stems, chuted, limit roots to non white, with oils; olive, coconut, gee, cold pressed first run canola; only for about two weeks, will get us clear of the chemicals. No sugar, wheat, grains, processed foods, "vegetable" oils, butter, cheese, milk, rice, corn, beans.
Until we do this test, we will be unable to separate compulsion and chemical. Just for today, each morning, commit to the test, for it is for education of your body, and your learning. After each of three or four meals each day, a large glass of water and a ten minute walk, to provide separation from the food eating place. We do not need to do this for long, and just for today, is the only commitment.
Note your hunger, and record what you ate and how much. Weight should be recorded every AM, and after ten days, start a 10 day running average, which will become your "official" weight. You (we) need to eat clean for about 14 days straight. If we slip, oh well, back on the program, but you need about 14 days clean. Are the cravings and hunger less? Has any thing else changed? Less GERD, IBS, Blood pressure, blood glucose issues?
Are you clear of the chemicals? Do you feel the difference? Do not starve yourself. If after 14 clean days, you feel the same as before, we will talk more. It took me about a month to get the first 14 clean, but after 3 days, it became much easier.