Food can fill “hungry.”  Food cannot fill “empty.”

I spent years and so much energy trying to fill empty with food.  No matter how much I ate, it was NEVER ENOUGH.  I would eat and eat and eat and get overfull and then take Tums and wait a bit and then eat even more and still Not Be Satisfied.  Crazy.

What I have learned through program is that I was trying to use food to do something food cannot do – fill the empty spot within myself.  What I have found does fill empty is a new spirituality.  A connection with a power greater than myself and connectedness within the program with other compulsive overeaters.  I now turn to them when I am feeling a hole within myself.