Family Status: Engaged
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height: 5 ft 6 inch
Starting Weight: 325 pounds
Current Weight: 165 pounds
Current Waist Size: Size 9
Natalia’s Weight Loss Interview!
How much did you lose (pounds, inches, dress/pants size)?
I lost 160 pounds overall! I used to be a size 22-24 and now I’m a size 9.
When did you become unhappy with your weight (were you overweight as a child or did you gain weight as an adult)?
I have always been overweight ever since I was a child and I’ve always been unhappy with it.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I didn’t like to look at myself. I simply wasn’t happy.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I counted my calories and hit the gym 3-5 times a week.
What was the most challenging thing you had to deal with during your weight loss journey?
The most challenging thing for me was not overeating.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Within a few months.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It took me 1 year to lose the weight.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and what are the most important factors for keeping it off?
I’ve maintained it for a few months so far. I keep it off by eating clean and exercising.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
The biggest thing that keep me motivated is seeing my continued progress.
How has your life changed now that you have lost weight?
I’m much happier now and I enjoy buying clothes and taking pictures!
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
Be happy and never say you can’t do it! I have 3 kids (ages 1, 3 and 8) and I made time because it’s important to be in shape and healthy.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss stories are very inspirational.
Natalia’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight Loss Tip #1:
Never eat past 7pm in the evening and don’t go over your daily calories.
Weight Loss Tip #2:
Avoid drinking juice or sodas and focus on drinking only water.
Weight Loss Tip #3:
Workout for an hour each day.
Weight Loss Tip #4:
Eat healthy foods.
Weight Loss Tip #5:
Don’t use the scale.
Natalia’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
What do you normally eat for breakfast?
Scrambled eggs and rye toast.
What do you normally eat for lunch?
What do you normally eat for dinner?
What do you normally eat for snacks?
Granola bars and crackers.
What type of nutritional supplements do you take?
I currently don’t take any supplements.
Natalia’s Weight Loss Workouts!
What do you do for weight training (exercises, workouts)?
I like doing a 20 minute workout using 9 different machines targeting different muscle groups.
What do you do for cardio training (exercises, workouts)?
I like using the treadmill, elliptical machine and bike.