Georgia from GH Nutrition
Q1) Tell us a little about yourself!
My name is Georgia Houston, from GH Nutrition, and I always like to start with my age, because I look about 12. I’m 25 and live in Canberra, with my partner and two chickens. I am coffee lover, bliss ball roller and granola maker!
Q2) Tell us about what you do, and why you do it!
I am a Dietitian, with a degree also in Psychology. I run my own private practice, where I specialise in disordered eating, teen and women’s health. Everyday I get to help people figure out their issues with food, sort through confusing diet advice and advocate for the importance of balance and moderation. My passion for helping those with a complicated relationship with food stems from my own personal experience with the eating disorder, orthorexia, in my late teens. I found it incredibly embarrassing to have an eating disorder and to get the help I needed. Since then, it has been my mission to change that narrative.
Q3) What makes you feel courageous?
I feel courageous when I am let my walls down and am vulnerable. I feel courageous when I open up about my past, in the hope that helps another woman out there.
Q4) What is one thing you wish you could tell your 16-year-old self?
I wish I could tell my 16-year-old self that it will be ok. That when I was at my lowest, one day soon, I will be able to use this pain to help others feel not so lonely. I wish I could also tell her that my mother will always be right. Full stop. And although I will scream at her and undeservedly tell her I hate her, without her, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Q5) What is one piece of advice you can give a fellow lady who might be lacking courage?
Fake it till you make it. I always tell clients, that everyone is sooo consumed by what others think of them they don’t actually give a flying cahoots about what you weight or what size jeans you wear. So why let it ruin your life. You have so much more to give than a number on the scale or a perfect day on a plate.