Overeaters Anonymous was first formed in Los Angeles in 1960 as splinter group from the popular 12 step recovery program, Alcoholics Anonymous. From the beginning, Overeaters Anonymous has been wracked with controversy over its many different food plans.

The Grey Sheet, released in the late 1960s, became one of the most popular and controversial of all food plans distributed in Overeaters Anonymous. The plan called for complete abstinence from man-made sugars and starches and from any foods with more than a 10% carbohydrate content.




Here you'll find the history of Overeaters Anonymous and its many food plans, including the full text of the OA Grey Sheet.

History of Overeaters Anonymous and its Grey Sheet...Part 1

History of Overeaters Anonymous and its Grey Sheet...Part 2

History of Overeaters Anonymous and its Grey Sheet...Part 3

History of Overeaters Anonymous and its Grey Sheet...Part 4

The 12 Steps of Overeaters Anonymous

The 12 Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous

Text of the "Grey Sheet" of Overeaters Anonymous Pages 1-3

Text of the "Grey Sheet" of Overeaters Anonymous Pages 4-6

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