Story of Natasha Corett. How I got here…
I have not been blessed with a fast metabolism, which is perhaps a blessing in disguise. However, growing up with my father in the food industry I naturally became a foodie. On the other side, I was also exposed to the health world as my mother is highly allergic to wheat, gluten and dairy and has always needed to look for alternatives.
I got caught up in the yo-yoing diet world for years, which caused me to fluctuate with my weight so much that I was going up and down
1-2 stone every 6 months. It was exhausting always looking for the next answer – and I was unhappy.
It wasn’t until 2010 when I hurt my back very badly that I went to see an Ayurvedic doctor for acupuncture. He told me I was highly acidic and no wonder I found it hard to lose weight. He then described exactly how I was feeling – bloated, bad skin, tired all the time but not sleeping well, overweight and hormonal. Once he explained the science behind acid vs. alkaline and how it might help me, I started to do some research and a light bulb appeared!
I had to make very simple changes, but I wanted to create something for me that was a lifestyle, not a diet. I hate the word ‘diet’ with a passion as it has so many bad connotations for me. If there was one diet that worked there would only be one diet! I started doing some research into what alkaline foods I could have to work with the ‘naughty’ things I still wanted to eat like brownies and pizzas. In time, I then found how to make all of the things a ‘diet’ says you can’t have but the healthy way. I felt better and better and slowly started to lose the weight and have kept it off for years now.
It worked for me so I thought this concept might work for others as well. Seeing others success stories now makes it all worthwhile. It’s all about moderation and balance, happiness and feeling fantastic!
Honestly Healthy So Far…
I founded Honestly Healthy in 2010 after my own food discovery as I really believed (and believe) that I had found something that really worked. I am a self-taught chef who was thrown into the deep end of cooking at a young age. My Father owns French restaurants and my summer holidays as a 16-year-old were spent in Le Boudin Blanc developing a real taste for flavours.
Along with exposure to my mother’s food intolerances (she is a coeliac) I was also lucky enough to have a wealth of nutritional information at my fingertips via my godmother Vicki Edgson. She inspired me at a young age to be aware of my health and would often pass over vital information on nutrition which I still use today.
I love playing around in the kitchen, and love nothing more than creating something delicious out of nothing. Following my discovery of alkaline, my playing then turned to classic recipes with optimum health in mind. As a result Vicki and I then decided to write a book, and ‘Honestly Healthy Eat With Your Body In Mind The Alkaline Way’ was born and became a bestseller. We have later published a second book together, ‘Honestly Healthy For Life’, also a bestseller translated into many languages. This was followed by my own title, the ’30-Day Slim Down Challenge’ eBook, which can be purchased and downloaded from our website. At the start of 2015, I published my latest book: ‘Honestly Healthy Cleanse’.
Alongside the books, I have also developed Fridge Fill – a food delivery service that brings my dishes and ethos to your door in a beautiful box so that you can be healthy without having to cook at all. We now deliver Fridge Fill anywhere in the UK and have helped hundreds of people to get back to top health.
I have successfully implemented my philosophy and unique approach to cooking across other business areas. I have consulted for LUX* Island Resorts in Mauritius and am currently consulting for La Suite West Hotel in London, Bayswater. I also travel around the world teaching private chefs to cook the alkaline way and host’s talks, demonstrations and cooking classes while organising retreats for those who share my passion for a truly feel-good lifestyle.