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. (Read GSA's Procedure for Distributing GreySheets.)
  • 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.
  • Book Study/Literature - Members read from selected Conference-Approved Literature (GSA or AA), followed by sharing.
  • 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 online.

What is an AWOL?

An A.W.O.L. stands for "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.