Those old face to face meetings like Overeaters Anonymous and Weight Watchers(™) are successful for the folks who have the time and inclination to actually go to the meetings all the time and literally build an entire new group of friends. Sometimes we need people who have traveled the same path as us to relate to.
Members follow a system and more importantly they cultivate a new group of friends who teach and encourage them on their journey...
- that part is very valuable!
- Even the most introverted people benefit from this.