In CEA-HOW members recover on three levels: Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual. On a physical level we find relief from the craving for sugar and carbohydrates and we achieve a healthy body weight. On an emotional level we find relief from the mental obsession with food and the feelings of deprivation that dieting usually brings up. On a spiritual level we come to have faith in and dependence upon a Power greater than ourselves. As we work through the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of CEA-HOW, we find peace and serenity and a design for living that is no longer controlled by food.