Simply Shrinking

I'm Natasha from England. I'm 21.
I have a heart condition so being healthy is important to me. I am doing this the healthy way and I aim to be healthy and toned, not "skinny".

Height: 5'11"/180cm
HW/SW: 235lbs/106.5kg
CW: 154.6lbs/70.13kg
Total Lost: 80.4lbs/36.47kg
Until UGW: 0lbs/0kg

myfitnesspal: simplyshrinking1
instagram: nkgage

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Anonymous asked: Hiya, I'm on holiday at the moment and I've not been eating as well as I usually do. I've been eating healthy when I can but we keep eating out and fast food etc and I've come so far to ruin it so I'm worried :( xxxx


Answer:

Hey!

It’s okay to take time off or having junk in moderation but if it’s long term and you’re worried then you need to get yourself back on track. There’s no magic words to make you do so and it’s your responsibility!

xoxo

Anonymous asked: Oh cool thanks (: I was meaning what did you have for breakfast today, so oatmeal haha your really inspirational


Answer:

OOOH I thought you mean like the most common thing! Well this morning I had banana on wholemeal toast with PB and chia seeds. It fills me up and I can eat it quickly before work!

Thank you :)

xoxo

Anonymous asked: Hi, I was wondering if you could give me an idea of what ratio of macros i should be eating if my aim is to lower my body fat but build up muscle? thanks xxxx


Answer:

Hi!

I’m not 100% sure so give it a google. You can find your individual macro needs using the IIFYM calculator at IIFYM.com which uses all of your statistics

xoxo

Anonymous asked: Have you seen that advert on TV in the UK talking about that vegetable drink supplement for when young children cant be bothered or don't want to try eat their vegetables?!?! If so, what are your thoughts? I felt like they were advertising juice plus for kids -.- x


Answer:

Which one? The only one I can think of is the one for Ribena if I’m not mistaken. I understand being supplementary to the diet as my niece and nephew have little gummy vitamins but to depend on it entirely because you can’t properly feed your children is just wrong

xoxo

Anonymous asked: What did you eat for breakfast? Or for the whole day


Answer:

Have a look at my food link under my blog description :)

xoxo

Anonymous asked: Hey! So I weigh myself every other day and I've read that it's not healthy to do so. But I'm not obsessed with the numbers or anything, as a matter of fact I don't care if I suddenly weigh 2 pounds more because I know it's just waterweight. I just wanna track the days where I weigh more and figure out when I weigh more in my menstrual cycle so I don't feel confused when I weigh in once every two weeks and I haven't lost any weight. Do you think it's still unhealthy and I should stop? xxx


Answer:

Hey!

I would do it for one cycle and then stop. If you don’t care about the numbers then I don’t think you need to do that anyway. It’s not the be all and end all so even if it’s water weight then it doesn’t really matter.

You should weigh yourself less in general anyway. I would recommend actually not weighing yourself at all!

xoxo

Anonymous asked: Hi Natasha! I'm confused, my body fat percentage is around 27%, but lately I can see a two pack in the morning when I wake up. How is this possible? I hope you'll have a wonderful day :) xx


Answer:

Hi!

Maybe your body fat isn’t evenly distributed (which is totally normal as we’re all different shapes)

Body fat calculators also aren’t the most accurate things in the world either so it might actually be lower than 27%!

Thank you. You too!

xoxo

Anonymous asked: Hi, how did you meet your boyfriend and how long did it take for him to make you his girlfriend? xxx


Answer:

Hi!

I met him on Facebook and we were actually connected in a lot of ways. It was like a week from first meeting him to us being in a relationship. We had spoken on Facebook and by text for a few months prior to meeting

xoxo

Anonymous asked: I'm sorry, I'm not sure if you've answered this already, but why is eating less not good for weight loss? You'd think eating less would help lose weight faster..?


Answer:

No because our bodies have basic needs. Things like breathing, blinking, digestion and simply thinking need energy which we get from food. If you eat too little then your body will suffer very badly. Your hair will thin, you’ll get tired, bad skin and lose concentration etc.

Yes you do eat less in the form of a deficit but you should never ever eat less than the basic needs of your body which is referred to as the BMR

xoxo

Anonymous asked: I'm trying to lose just a little bit of weight and I do pilates and walk reguarly but I was wondering if it would be possible to drop some weight by solely adjusting my diet? Do you have any advice? x


Answer:

Yeah you can but you would lose the benefits of exercise. Try to eat as clean as you an and then have junk in moderation. Eating enough is also vital. Losing weight doesn’t necessarily mean you need to eat less; just better

xoxo

Anonymous asked: I live with my boyfriend and we split the grocery bill, and normally can't afford more than 70-80$ total. I'm trying to lose some weight but he's incredibly underweight and wants to gain muscle. I've looked online for tips on meal prepping for opposite needs but only found articles about skinny guys wanting their gf's to lose weight [not the case, we're both doing this for ourselves]. Do you know any sites that help with a situation like this? It would waste time& $ to cook individually.


Answer:

Have a look at calories and macros for weight gain to know how to split the meals up in carbs, protein etc.

Then look for the needs of someone wanting to lose weight.

You can use the recipe/ideas from generic meal prep websites and then just rework the portions and macros around what each of you need :)

xoxo

Anonymous asked: You're gorgeous I swear


Answer:

Thank you :)

xoxo

Anonymous asked: What are your thoughts on Maxitone Sculptress?


Answer:

I’ve not looked into it!

xoxo

Anonymous asked: do you work out while on your period? I started mine on Sunday and I haven't worked out since


Answer:

I do! But it’s okay to not workout for a few days if you’re really uncomfortable

xoxo

Anonymous asked: If I combined going for jogs with the 30 day shred do you think it would be more effective? Xx


Answer:

As long as you also ate enough and stayed hydrated :)

xoxo