I'm a recovering overeater myself. I tried a lot of tacks over the years (OA included), and nothing really worked for me.
Then one day last fall, I slowly began to realize that my 2 major food problems were starchy foods (i.e. bread products, etc) & sugar.
Once I eliminated them from my diet in favor of organic, fresh foods (poultry, fish, olives, nuts, veggies, etc) by following a diet book dealing in this exact problem of craving starchy/sugar products-- did the physical cravings disappear for me.
I still have them on occasion (mentally), but it is so much more easier once I accepted that my food of drug (bread & sugar products/junk food) caused me to behave like an alcoholic does with alcohol-- and eliminated them from my diet. I also follow the mantra "one day at a time," although I don't attend any OA meetings or anything.
Jenny515-- good luck on your journey to wellness! I hope OA works for you!!