Georgie Scotney, 21 has gotten the attention of many around the world after it was revealed she had lived off nothing but KFC for three full years.
Georgie suffered from selective eating disorder since being a kid. She says the illness caused her to be unable to eat anything other than KFC. This disorder is often accompanied with severe anxiety for those with the disorder.
According to The Huffington Post, it’s normal for children to be picky eaters, but most will outgrow the disorder by the time they are adults.
“Growing up I’d always been really stubborn with what I’d eat, it started off as just southern fried chicken and chips but it then got to the point where it’d only be chicken from KFC — I’d go there every day without fail,” Georgie explained. “I was just never fed up with it, I loved to put loads of salt on it too, which I now see wasn’t such a good idea — I do think that it had a lot to do with me being scared of a lot of foods, especially sauce, that was the worst fear of mine.”
She had had this disorder for years, and just after a one-hour hypnotherapy session, Georgie says she was cured. She is now able to eat a wider variety of foods, including fruit.
Georgie says her boyfriend, Dean, 25, encouraged her to seek help.
“My boyfriend was the one who put me forward for the session and I was very skeptical, I warned everyone that I was so headstrong and thought that I’d never be able to change,” she said.
But he wasn’t the only reason she wanted to change — the two of them are planing to travel the world and believed that her disorder would cause problems in unfamiliar countries.
“When we decided that we’d go traveling I knew that something needed to be done, we’re going for four months and I knew I wouldn’t be able to eat any of the food — I would have starved,” Georgie said. “Never in my life had I eaten any fruit or veg and I’ve even managed to try a roast dinner now. I can’t believe that I missed out on so much.”
Sources: The Huffington Post