Natasha Wanigatunga Shares Health Advice, Authentic Lifestyle, and Beauty Tips for 2018

There are challenging situations in life, but faith keeps me going.

We caught up with the busy and talented Model and Actress Natasha Wanigatunga to discuss her love for healthy treats, keeping positivity first and foremost in her life, and sharing how she stays authentic inside and out.

Young Blvd: Great to catch up with you Natasha, how is 2018 treating you?

NW:  It’s going wonderful, full of unexpected surprises, which is nice.

With a growing fan base of almost 50k instagram followers; what does it feel like to get that much love from your fans?

NW:  I cherish my fans and time on Instagram because I’m not on it 24/7. I enjoy giving love and advice to my fans. It fills my heart with so much joy.

How do you choose what to share and not share?

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NW:   When I’m on Instagram, I want to be the change I want to see in the world. It’s important to be vulnerable and it continuously changes. As long as I’m staying authentic to myself, I’ll post it.

You’ve also begin to focus your IG towards healthy food options.  Tell me about how you got started on this?

NW:  It has changed my life from the inside out. It keeps my energy levels high, protects me from disease, and gives me healthy skin & hair. A healthy lifestyle saves the environment and shares kindness with animals. Plus, its delicious! I wanted to share my passion for healthy eating since I was a little girl so I just followed my intuition.

Can you share a favorite dessert recipe for the month of April?

NW:   My favorite dessert would be organic chocolate chip cookies.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup almond butter (heaped)

1 cup almond meal

1 tsp mesquite (optional)

1 tsp Imlakesh maca powder

1 tsp organic vanilla extract

¼ cup coconut sugar

1 flax egg

1-2 tbsp Harmless Harvest coconut water

100g quality dark chocolate, chopped

1/2 tsp sea salt

Method:

-Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F *fan-forced.

-In a bowl, place all ingredients except the chocolate and stir until a dough forms.

-Stir in the chocolate.

-Spoon onto baking paper.

-Bake for about 15-20 minutes. (Bake for longer for a crispy consistency).

Enjoy : )

Why is it so important for you to keep a healthy lifestyle?

NW:  As an actress and model, I like to look and feel my best. Meditation, prayer, eating healthily, and a good exercise routine makes me feel my best from within. A healthy lifestyle fights sickness too.

What’s your typical workout regimen to keep fit?

NW:   I have my own yoga practice every morning. Lately, it’s been strength training and boxing. I enjoy switching it up! And I always hydrate with Essentia Water.

Where are your favorite healthy spots in L.A.?

NW:   I love Erewhon Market, they have a great green juice and a wonderful selection of seasonal, organic produce. Shape House is my favorite spot for a healthy sweat before a photoshoot. For a good stretch, a yoga class at Alo Yoga.

I live by the 80/20 rule; drink water, get well rested sleep, breathe, give your body what it deserves in this moment.
 

Working in the entertainment world as a model, and actress what’s something revealing that you’ve learned about yourself?

NW:   I’ve learned that I can face anything God puts in front of me. It is not an easy industry, but I am grateful to be a part of it. There are challenging situations in life, but faith keeps me going.

Can you add an example of working outside your comfort zone?

NW:   Having several last minute auditions, last minute trips, and early call times that I have to wake up at 3am for!

As an influencer who do you draw inspiration from?

NW:   Audrey Hepburn, she is beauty that is timeless.

What is your secret for great images and coming across authentic in your photo shoots?

NW:   I think being in the present moment, and true to yourself is what makes a great photograph.

Can you share some beauty advice for the young audience?

NW:   Love yourself, your body feels the love you put towards yourself. Speak words of positive affirmation, and eat healthy when you can. I live by the 80/20 rule; drink water, get well rested sleep, breathe, and give your body what it deserves in this moment.

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Rodrick Golding is the Founder/CEO of Young Blvd LLC. A serial entrepreneur and lifelong creative who has fully taken the leap into the social enterprise sector as a way to bring opportunity to youth in underserved communities.
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