Summer Should Offer A Break From Stressful Routines But Not Healthy Eating Habits

Jul 18, 2013, 14:09 ET from Overeaters Anonymous

RIO RANCHO, N.M., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. For more information or to be put in contact with an OA representative, please call Tina Carroll at (636) 328-0216 or email her at

About Overeaters Anonymous: Overeaters Anonymous, Inc. (OA), is a non-profit organization with the goal of supporting its members as they seek recovery from compulsive eating behaviors. OA welcomes anyone with an eating disorder ranging from anorexia to binge-eating at any of its more than 7,000 OA group meetings worldwide. Through its worldwide fellowship, OA has found a solution to the problems arising from overeating. Over fifty years after its founding, today OA serves approximately 54,000 members in nearly 80 countries. For more information, go to

Contact: Tina Carroll

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