Welcome to Food Addicts BreakingFree
Food Addicts BreakingFree is a fellowship of women and men who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from food addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop addictive eating. There are no dues or fees for membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions of time, commitment, and service. We are not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; do not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorse nor oppose any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay abstinent and help other food addicts to achieve abstinence.
We follow the Food Addicts BreakingFree Food Plan.
Definition of Abstinence
“One of the greatest struggles in recovery is defining abstinence, which is a must for reaching and maintaining physical recovery. Some who have difficulty staying abstinent never get physically clean. When a food addict ingests even a small amount of an addictive substance, cravings are triggered and along with them the urge to binge.
It has become popular to use an abbreviated (no sugar, flour, wheat) definition of abstinence. There is a problem with this abbreviation. We could abstain from sugar, flour, and wheat for the rest of our lives and continue to stay in the disease forever by eating high-fat foods, volume, and refined carbohydrates snacks. We could eat them all day and all night and still say that we are abstinent. We could show up at meetings and claim to be abstinent right after a huge binge. This definition is just too limited. Abstinence needs to be defined as abstinence from all addictive foods and behaviors, including personal binge foods and volume, plus a commitment to a weighed and measured food plan.”
Volume triggers addiction, just like refined foods. Any small deviation from the food plan renders it useless. When in doubt, leave it out.