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Nina Dobrev in Bathing Suit is "Health and Wellness Guru" 

The actress poses in red swimwear.

Actress Nina Dobrev has been seen in a swimsuit this season—whether it's due to friends sharing photos of her as birthday wishes, her posing in the snow (in a red bathing suit!), or in a new post, from her friend Keleigh Sperry Teller. "Health and wellness guru Nina," a photo of Dobrev and others in bathing suits was captioned, along with a drink emoji. What are Dobrev's secrets to staying so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Nina Dobrev stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Prioritizes Her Happiness

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After leaving The Vampire Diaries, Dobrev told Women's Health that she always tried to prioritize her happiness in life. "I was like, 'Why am I here? What am I doing? Is it making me happy? What can I do to make me happier?'"


She Does Something Different Each Day

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To stay in shape, Dobrev does a lot of different types of workouts. In fact, she says that she aims to do a different workout each day, and that it is paying off. "Doing something different [each day] has been the most fun, and I've seen the most benefit because you shock your system," she told Women's Health. 


She Built A Home Gym

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Dobrev previously did a majority of her workouts outside, at the gym, or with a trainer. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced her to rethink her workouts. "Once I was home, I realized I didn't have much [gym equipment] at home so I went into a mad dash," she says to Shape. Dobrev then built a home gym, so she could still workout while the gyms were closed. "I'm really proud of my home gym, I use it a lot," she says. "It's really nice to have that flexibility of working out, whether it's really early in the morning before I got to set, or really late a night when I get home from set, or after a long flight."


She Makes Healthy Shakes


Dobrev tells HollywoodLife that she likes to make a healthy shake in the morning, and shared her recipe. "I'm a bit of a creature of habit so every single day after my workout, I make a shake. It's a delicious coconut peanut butter from Hawaii — this brand called North Shore Goodies, their peanut butter, you can only get it there, you have to ship it, and it's really expensive but its worth it, I swear! I put that with chocolate protein powder, spinach, 1/2 a banana, almond milk, ice, water and cinnamon. It tastes like a milkshake and feels like you're cheating, but you're not!"


She Eats Every Two Hours

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When it comes to her diet, Dobrev says that she always tries to have something to eat every two hours, and that this helps with her metabolism. "There was a period of time that I was working with a trainer, who told me you have to eat every two hours, so that your metabolism keeps working," she explains to Harper's Bazaar

Anna Bechtel
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