This past spring, Gina Forster ’01 founded Nutrition Unmeasured, a counseling business designed to introduce people to a non-diet approach to nutrition and wellness.
It was around 2014 after the birth of her daughter that Gina Forster ’01 realized she was weary of dieting and restricting her food.
“I think I was fooling myself into believing that I was happy with the way I was eating,” said Forster, a registered dietitian nutritionist and licensed dietitian employed by The Ohio State University.
Forster worked hard to rid herself of her diet mentality in her work and personal life, and now she’s begun a new business centered on helping others do the same. This past spring, Forster founded Nutrition Unmeasured, a counseling business designed to introduce people to a non-diet approach to nutrition and wellness. As she looks to expand her clientele and her programming, Forster is motivated by the strides she said her current clients are making.
“I feel so good about where they are,” she said. “I’m just floored with the progress they’ve all made.”
Forster teaches her clients the principles of intuitive eating. Though the education process could take anywhere from six months to a year, the work itself requires lifelong dedication.
“I’m ready and eager to support people as they start their journey,” she said.
Through Nutrition Unmeasured, Forster offers a monthly subscription that includes hour-long consultations every other week as well as messaging access through a secure, online portal. As clients move through the process, they can adjust their consultation schedule to an as-needed basis.
Forster wants to continue to grow the number of clients who work with her on a one-on-one basis, so that she can focus on Nutrition Unmeasured full time. She’s also building a 10-month virtual course she hopes to launch in May of 2023.
Leaving behind unhealthy attitudes about eating and dieting is a process that takes some time. Forster carried habits into adulthood that she began developing in high school. Although she struggled at that time with her relationship with food and her body, Forster’s experience as a student at CSG also helped teach her that women can be successful leaders, too. Arriving at CSG as a ninth grader, Forster found that the environment nurtured her strong sense of self.
“My confidence definitely improved being in that all-girl setting,” she said.