Woman who was 'afraid of food' lived on fried chicken for three years straight

By Litaletu Zidepa
29 March 2016

As much we love a good Streetwise Two, eating it all day every day for three years seems a little extreme...

But for 21-year-old Georgie Scotney from Portsmouth in the UK, it was the only food she wasn't terrified of eating. According to Mail Online, Georgie had Selective Eating Disorder  (SED), and could only stomach chicken and chips. "Growing up I'd always been really stubborn with what I'd eat, it started off as just southern fried chicken and chips," the restaurant floor manager said. "But it then got to the point where it'd only be chicken from KFC - I'd go there every day without fail."

She believes the disorder started when she was nine years old, when she started doing competitive gymnastics. She would have to skip meals because she was "always training".
The youngster said it reached a point where she would go without eating anything during school trips. But Georgie's boyfriend of two years Dean Arnold (25) decided enough was enough, and suggested she seek help from a hypnotherapist.

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Clearly it worked -- after just an hour-long session, Georgie claims to be cured.

"I warned everyone that I was so headstrong and thought that I'd never be able to change," she explained.

"After the session everything changed for me instantly, I tried new foods that I wouldn't have dreamed of even going near before - and I actually really enjoyed them."

Now she's eating foods she's never tasted in her life, including her very first English breakfast.

"It was amazing," she gushed. “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."

Georgie’s diet now includes bacon, sausage, mushroom and eggs for breakfast, chicken pasta, sweetcorn and broccoli for lunch and a variety of meals for dinner.

Felix Economakis, a chartered psychologist, was the doctor who helped her move on from her SED.

"After our session she dived straight in trying new foods and took to everything really well," he told The Sun.

"People don't realise that SED sufferers have their own safe foods, people might assume because Georgie only at KFC she would eat all types of chicken.

"But it's more specific than that, KFC was the only food she felt safe eating and I think people need to appreciate that more."

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