Mary F. has maintained a nearly 200-pound weight release for 31 years as she has recovered from food addiction. As an overweight child and teenager, she endured ridicule and verbal abuse. The shame associated with not being able to control her eating made her miserable and suicidal.  Mary talks about the powerlessness to stop eating once she started, and she discusses the secrecy around her addiction. We address not only physical recovery but also emotional and mental recovery. For many years she and her partner/husband led what is now Shift Recovery by Acorn  ( helping many people recover from food addiction and find the solution. For over 30 years Mary has worked a 12-step program which has involved measuring her food and working with others. Mary shares the common experience with a number of our guests, recovered addicts as well as working professionally in the food addiction treatment field. What a wonderful and inspiring story!