Hickory – Is food a problem for you? Do you obsess over food or eating? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Is your weight affecting your life?

A 12-Step Program focusing on all eating disorders meets Fridays, 11:30am – 12:30pm, at The Women’s Resource Center.

Overeaters Anonymous members experience many different patterns of food behaviors. These “symptoms” are as varied as our membership. Among them are: obsession with body weight, size, and shape. Also, eating binges or grazing, inability to stop eating certain foods after taking the first bite and fantasies about food.

Additionally, vulnerability to quick-weight-loss schemes, constant preoccupation with food, as well as using food as a reward or comfort, a preoccupation with reducing diets, starving, laxative or diuretic abuse. Also, excessive exercise, inducing vomiting after eating, chewing and spitting out food, use of diet pills, shots and other medical interventions to control weight.

If coming on your noon break, feel free to bring your “bag lunch” to the meeting! Meets at The Women’s Resource Center, 125 3rd Street, NE, Hickory, NC 28601. www.oa.org

Contacts: Mary U. at 704-964-7429, ([email protected]) or Katlyn at 734-645-2647 ([email protected]).