Who Are We

Obsessive Eaters Anonymous is a Twelve Step fellowship, started in Ireland in 1999. We are people who are recovering from an obsession with weight size and eating. We use the Twelve Step  programme of recovery begun by Alcoholics Anonymous.

These questions may help you to decide if you think you are one of us:

  • Are you obsessed with your weight and size?

  • Are you constantly frightened of eating too much?

  • Do you have periods where you try not to eat at all?

  • Do you try to stick to rigid eating regimes?

  • Do you go on eating binges?

  • Do you put your life on hold while waiting to reach your ideal weight or size?

  • Do you throw up after eating?

  • Do you abuse laxatives?

  • Do you engage in excessive exercise?

  • Do you eat in secret?

  • Do you comfort eat?

  • Do you have feelings of guilt and remorse after eating?

  • Do you suffer from food cravings?

  • Despite many failures do you continue to believe that you will change your shape or size by controlling your eating?

  • Do you think your life will be better if your weight and size changes?

  • Do you constantly plan to eat less?

  • Do the weighing scales dictate your mood?

  • Do you find yourself eating again when you are planned not to?

  • Despite well-intentioned advice, do you still find yourself unable to diet?