Welcome to the 12 Step 4 COEs Food Talk. The purpose of this email loop is to discuss food, the OA tools of recovery and how they relate to our food. Specific foods can be openly discussed in this loop. We share food plans to encourage accountability and celebration. We share our experiences with food so that we may learn from the experiences of others. Like OA, we don't recommend any specific food plan, and we do recommend that each member consult a nutritionist for help with a food plan. On this loop, we can only share our personal experience, strength and hope. The only requirement for joining this loop is a desire to stop eating compulsively. We welcome everyone!
Our email loop has some basic guidelines that all members must follow. Please, read the following guidelines and be sure to follow them when you begin to share on our loop:
Guideline 1: On this loop we share our experience, strength, hope and inspiration with fellow compulsive overeaters. Our purpose is to encourage, upbuild and strengthen our recovery from compulsive overeating, through sharing positive messages of truth, courage and the overcoming of adversity. Feel free to share both your problems and their solutions. Please remember to always use courtesy and respect.
Guideline 2: Although ours is a spiritual program, each member of our groups interprets this spiritual side in his/her own way. Therefore, in order to protect the spiritual program of all our members, in general 12step4coes intergroup loops and meetings we use the terms God, God of my understanding, or higher power, when referring to our spiritual work.
Guideline 3: Negative messages that attack or put down other members of this loop are called "flaming" and are not allowed. If you have something personal to discuss with someone, please email them privately. Members who choose to "flame" on our loop will lose their privilege to share on the loop. Thanks for helping make our loop a safe place for all of us to share.
If you would like to join our loop, type in your email address below and click on the Yahoo Groups button at the right. We look forward to meeting you in our email loop!
Welcome to 12 Step 4 COE's Food Talk!