How is CEA HOW different from other food related 12-Step programs like Overeaters Anonymous (OA)?

Structure and discipline. The CEA HOW Concept states: "The CEA-H.O.W. plan of eating, steps, traditions, and tools of recovery are not suggested. Rather, we accept them as requirements for our recovery." Accordingly, we are rigorous in our adherence to the food plan. We use the tools of the program on a daily basis. We communicate daily with with our sponsors, committing to a plan of eating and answering questions designed to take us through the 12 steps of the CEA-HOW program and continue in our recovery.