Hi there, I'm Natalie Knezic, health, and wellness coach, a UK based writer, recipe developer, and owner of Natalie's Health. I'm passionate about healthy food and helping others to live healthier joyful lives.
As qualified and trained health and wellness coach, with expertise in weight-loss, weight management and digestive health, mental and emotional wellbeing, I work with people who struggle to implement difficult diet and lifestyle changes recommended by their doctors; and empower people to take charge of their well-being by changing up their daily routines and habits.
My health issues were the reason I studied and qualified as a health and wellness coach. I transformed my own health with nutrition, and I have also seen incredible results with my clients. For me, health coaching is so much more than a job—it's a calling. And Natalie's Health place, where I can express my creativity and passion for food.
I'm a healthy lifestyler on a mission to help people rediscover the joy of eating real food.
I also write articles about a healthy lifestyle, and how to achieve healthiest, happiest life through food, activity, and mind-body balance. My articles have been featured on Greatist, Pure Wow, Shape, Men's Fitness, Mashed, The Huffington Post, and ELLE Magazine. Read more HERE.
My aim is to help people make long-term improvements to their health. Health is about being happy and having the energy to enjoy life. Furthermore, eating healthy doesn't mean food has to be tasteless or boring. I believe that changing eating habits is a lifestyle choice and not simply a quick fix diet. I am passionate about sharing with others how rewarding it is to live healthily and feel like you are really thriving, not just surviving. I want you to be the best version of yourself.
Healthy eating is absolutely not about dieting and starvation, It's about embracing a healthy way of life. My mission is to promote GOOD HEALTH with WHOLE FOODS and ACTIVE LIFE.
MY WEIGHT-LOSS STORY
In summer 2014, I was literally on edge, emotionally and physically. I had a very stressful job, an unhealthy lifestyle, and quite unhealthy eating habits that nearly led me to a total disaster. I was obese, unhappy, and physically sick. I needed to change my life FAST, or I knew I'll end up sick for life.
I decided it's time to change my life. I wanted to be healthier and free, but I didn't want to go through yet another diet. I also wanted to set an example for my son to have a healthier life and a better future. I began educating myself and working on a new future me.
I've started eating REAL, WHOLE FOODS, and give up all the processed meat, added unhealthy refined sugars, store-bought food, and anything processed. It was a pretty drastic change for me at that time, but it was the only way to get my life back. I began to view food as nourishment. I learned to receive the gift food had to give me, rather than rejecting it. Also, I started WALKING, doing yoga, and lead a more active lifestyle.
In just a few months, I restored my energy, and I started feeling amazing. Also, I've lost some weight, which restored back my confidence. Over the one and a half years, I've lost 110 POUNDS (50 kg / 7.8 STONES). But even a bigger accomplishment for me was complete lifestyle change and FREEDOM.
The relationship I have with food now is a joy! I have ditched diets for good, and there is so much FREEDOM in that. I'm a HEALTHIER and genuinely HAPPIER person today. I feel great! This new healthy lifestyle really healed me.
MY WELLNESS JOURNEY
I've learned so much on my healthy journey. Since I couldn't stop blabing about it, my husband convinced me to start blogging and sharing all that information with the world. That's how I started writing this blog.
On that journey, I discovered yet another passion - helping others finding the same freedom and happiness, so I enrolled to study to become a certified health coach. In past years as a health and wellness expert, I've organized many trainings, and been a guest on inspirational breakfasts and other events giving advice on healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.
About Natalie's Health blog
Natalie's Health is all about real food - fresh wholesome ingredients and nutrient-dense superfoods. Through my blog I aim to inspire people to eat more healthy and live balanced active lifestyle. Recipes I share are very classic type that I tweak to include more nutritious, wholesome ingredients, reduce fat or use better fats and sugar alternatives. With every recipe I try to improve the nutritional value of the meal without compromising the taste.
In my posts you will also find info about nutritional and health benefits of the ingredients included in recipes. I write all that to encourage you to want to learn more about the nutritional value of the food you are eating, to be informed and to encourage you to make healthier food choices.
I'm glad you've find me. Now let me inspire you to live HEALTHIER HAPPIER LIFE.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I love receiving emails.