Summer Healthy Eating Habits


Summer travel plans often take us away from a regular daily routine. Many health experts say this is beneficial to our mental wellness because it allows us time to relax and rejuvenate. However, for many people that deal with the disease of compulsive eating, summer travel also provides opportunities to discard the healthy eating habits they've worked so hard to achieve. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) wants to remind everyone that it is possible to enjoy vacation time without falling back into harmful eating patterns that are often the result of unhealthy food choices.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers those who struggle with compulsive eating the support and resources they need to live healthier lives in recovery. The 12-step program provides much needed structure that helps OA members determine what, when, where and even how they will eat whether at home or on the road. This is especially useful during summer when routines often change. The OA program applies a set of principles that, when followed, promotes inner change that can help curb the compulsion to eat excessively or form unhealthy relationships with food. The fact that OA members are able to attend meetings anywhere in the country, around the world, online or on the phone to help them stay on track also makes the program convenient when traveling.

OA is built on a 12-step program and offers social support, strength, encouragement and hope through meetings and other tools while respecting one another's anonymity.