My story from years of frustration with my health
I've always loved food. I cooked from an early age and went on to run a food business. I used to own a café, selling lots of cakes and savouries. Aged 42 and fed up (excuse the pun), my chronic eczema and lifetime struggle with weight loss lead me on a quest to find a solution to my health problems that didn’t call for the same old restrictive diet advice that I’d always followed in the past and couldn't sustain. I started to suspect that there was a link that had occurred during my lifetime between our eating habits having drastically changed and the explosion of morbid obesity and chronic illness everywhere.
Why Natasha is Wide Eyed
Once I started to question and find the answers, I was shocked to discover that all the guidelines I had been following, i.e. eating low fat and wholegrain foods, widely accepted as fact, are just plain wrong. My husband asked me if I could get my eyes any wider (hence the business name!) when I was relaying the latest shocking revelation I had found.
I studied for a formal qualification in nutrition to understand how our bodies work. Through thorough research and study, I had to overwrite conventional dietary guidelines, which turned out to have very shaky science foundations, but are presented to us as fact. I backed up my well researched arguments that challenged the course material and put what I learned to the test on myself. I achieved a diploma with distinction. And I was able to throw out the weighing scales I had been a slave to all my life. And I waved goodbye to a lifetime of eczema.
To put my diploma to good use, first Wide Eyed Nutrition and now Natasha is Wide Eyed are the result. You need to know that conventional advice goes against your biology and almost everything that goes wrong with the human body is down to high insulin levels. It was 42 years before I found find this out.
So easy, a teenager can do it!
My son Jacob lost 5 stones
One of my proudest achievements was helping my son. The picture on the left is Jacob taken in 2017. He was aged 17 and weighing 17 stones, (238lbs). The picture on the right is a year later and 70lbs lighter. He’s the same size to this day.