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Andrea talks about "putting up the walls" through food, keeping people away and denying that she ever needed anything. She was sexually anorexic for years, and when she found S.L.A.A., she felt at home instantly. She wanted to learn to have an open heart and let people in. She learned that she used food to try to fill her inner emptiness and as she opens her heart to people, slowly, that emptiness is filled.
Tina talks about compulsive overeating, exercising, binging, and obsession with food and dieting in general. Although food is her "first addiction", S.L.A.A. has really gotten to the core of the addiction issues. She acted out sexually in the form of extramarital affairs, and now sees the correlation between her food addiction and sex addiction.