Dee C. is a recovered food addict having maintained abstinence from sugar and excessive food consumption for 37 years and keeping off 100 pounds of extra weight. We discuss the shame and secrecy surrounding the use of food to cope with our lives.  After many failed attempts at dieting, Dee talks about the misery of not being able to control food on her own and found the solution to her food addiction in recovery. She believes when she finally became completely honest and embraced the practices around abstinence and worked with other addicts, she recovered from the disease of food addiction.  Today she lives a full life and loves the serenity of not being focused on her weight or food.