What is Greysheeters Anonymous?
GreySheeters Anonymous (GSA) is a Twelve Step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other in order to recover from compulsive eating. Our primary purpose is to stay abstinent and to help other compulsive eaters to achieve abstinence. For that purpose, we explore together the utilization of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous in arresting compulsive eating.
What is GreySheet Abstinence?
We define abstinence as three weighed and measured meals a day from the GreySheet food plan, with nothing in between meals, except black coffee, tea, and diet soda.
How Does GreySheet Work?
Our experience is that compulsive eating is set off by a physical reaction to the same foods from which alcohol is made (grains, sugars, and starches) and leads to an obsession with those foods. We achieve and maintain abstinence from those foods by eating only foods found on the GreySheet, committing that food to a sponsor and working the twelve Steps as they are explained in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.
What Does GreySheet Cost?
There are no dues or fees for GSA membership. We are self- supporting through our own contributions. Foods on the GreySheet are the ordinary foods found in grocery stores and restaurants.
How Do I Know GreySheet is For Me?
- Are you over- or underweight?
- Do you eat to calm your emotions?
- Has your health suffered because of your eating habits?
- Do you wake up to find you have eaten during the night?
- Does your eating create problems at work or at home?
- Once you start, do you find you cannot stop eating, even when you want to?
- Is your eating out of control?
- Are you desperate when it comes to food?
If you answer “yes” to some of these questions, you may find a solution in GreySheet abstinence.
How Do I Get Started in GreySheet?
The best way to see if GreySheet is for you is to attend at least 4 meetings – either face to face or via the phone bridge. If you hear your story and the people you meet have something you want, find a sponsor. This is a solution that has worked for many of us – some for 35+ years. We hope you find relief from compulsion and obsession around your food and serenity to enjoy the rest of life. We do this One Day At A Time and we know you can, too. No Matter What!