GreySheeters use a food plan and comes with a sponsor. They do not distribute the food plan to those who are not willing to work with a sponsor to become abstinent.
The GreySheeters Anonymous group has been founded and designed to discuss the fundamentals or basics of attaining and maintaining Greysheet abstinence, based on the OA GreySheet diet plan originally released in the late 1960s. They explore together the utilization of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous in arresting compulsive eating. They require that their meeting leaders be abstinent for at least 3 months on the Greysheet. They support a vigorous and positive attitude toward Greysheet abstinence---which they define as 3 weighed and measured meals a day with nothing in between, but black coffee, tea, or diet soda.
The GreySheeters Anonymous group is an offshoot of the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) group. OA released the Grey Sheet food plan in the late 1960s and became one of the most popular and controversial of all food plans distributed in Overeaters Anonymous. The plan called for complete abstinence from man-made sugars and starches and from any foods with more than a 10% carbohydrate content.
OA subsequently went through many food plans and then decided to not endorse any of them and endorsed the Dignity of Choice. The Greysheeters Anonymous group has decided to adhere to the guidelines of the original OA Grey Sheet food plan.
GSA offers face to face, phone and online meetings. The face to face meetings have a search engine and the online meetings are listed per day and time.