GreySheeters Anonymous

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is GreySheet Abstinence?

GreySheet abstinence is defined as:

  • Weighing and measuring three meals a day from the GreySheet as explained by a qualified GreySheet sponsor;
  • Committing those meals to a qualified GreySheet sponsor before eating them;
  • Doing this without exception, i.e., there is no situation where we do not weigh and measure;
  • Eating or drinking nothing in between those three meals except black coffee, tea, no-calorie soft drinks, or water.

Where can I get a copy of the GreySheet?

  • The GreySheet food plan is obtained from a sponsor.
  • The food plan is distributed to those who are willing to work with a sponsor and become abstinent as we define it.
  • The GreySheet is not a diet.  It is A Way of Life.

What is a qualified GreySheet Sponsor?

A qualified GreySheet sponsor is defined as:

  • Someone with at least 90 days of continuous abstinence as defined above;
  • Someone who is also committed to a qualified GreySheet sponsor.

How do I get a Sponsor?

Sponsors are available at:

What is a GreySheet Meeting?

A GreySheet meeting is defined as:

  • A group of compulsive eaters who meet to share their experience, strength, and hope on GreySheet abstinence as defined above.
  • All trusted servants and all meeting leaders/qualifiers are qualified GreySheet sponsors.
  • GreySheets come with a qualified GreySheet sponsor.
  • Only GreySheet and AA conference-approved literature are used.

Where are GreySheeters Anonymous Meetings?

There are meetings every day around the world:

What are the Formats of Meetings?

  • Qualification - A qualified GreySheeter, with 90 or more days of back-to-back abstinence, shares for 15 to 20 minutes on his or her experience, strength, and hope.  This is typically followed by members who share 3-5 minute positive pitches for GreySheet abstinence.
  • Step/Tradition Study - Members read and discuss GreySheet and AA conference-approved literature to study the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.
  • Tools, Basics - Members share the fundamentals of attaining and maintaining GreySheet abstinence.

What is the GreyNet?

GreyNet is an online group designed to provide a forum for discussing the basics of attaining and maintaining GreySheet abstinence from compulsive eating.  It is our meeting in print.

How do I stay abstinent?

What is an AWOL?

An A.W.O.L. is "A Way of Life."

  • AWOL is a closed step-study meeting, convened over a period of time, typically for 9 - 12 months, to work through all Twelve Steps, using a specific format.
  • AWOL step-studies are led by members who have completed a previous AWOL.
  • The AWOL is NOT a GreySheet meeting:  You must have at least 90 days of back-to-back GreySheet abstinence to attend, and attendance is required.
  • AWOL groups that are about to begin are announced at live meetings and phone meetings for initial registration.