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Nina Dobrev in Bathing Suit Puts "Best Foot Forward"

Here are five ways she stays fit and healthy

She's got legs and she knows how to use them! In her latest social media post, Nina Dobrev shows off her legs-for-miles in a chic Fendi swimsuit. "Gotta put your best foot forward," the former Vampire Diaries star captioned the Instagram snap. How does the 33-year-old maintain her fit physique? 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 Practices Portion Control

Nina's diet is all about portion control. "I used to eat three full meals, and then I would not be able to move after each meal. I would be so full and tired. Now, I eat all the time but portion control is what's important for me—I'm eating more in total but not more at a time. I aim to have the size of my thumb in fat, the size of my palm in protein, and then unlimited veggies. I wish I'd learned this in school," she told Shape. 


This Is Her "Workout Cocktail"

Nina doesn't have to force herself to break a sweat. "I just love working out,"  she told Women's Health. Her  "workout cocktail" includes yoga, running, weight training, boxing, and group classes. "I'm getting older and more conscious of what I eat and how I eat it and what I do," she explained. "Doing something different [each day] has been the most fun, and I've seen the most benefit because you shock your system."


She Sweats Daily

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Nina is a big fan of the steam room. "I need to sweat every single day somehow, even if it's just in the steam room," she told Women's Health. She also makes sure to walk her dog in the AM. "Some days are better than others, I'll be honest with you. Some days, Maverick gets a shorter walk than she probably deserves, if I'm running late or don't have it together or press the snooze button 18 times too many."


She Eats More Calories Than She Used to

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Nina has boosted her caloric intake over the years. "I feel healthier," she told Women's Health. "You're happier when your body is full, your brain functions better, and you're a nicer person. I would get hangry, I think, because I was so busy running around that I wasn't the best version of myself."


She Doesn't Eat Fish


Nina is the opposite of a pescatarian. "I used to eat a lot of fish but in researching a lot about what goes on in the ocean, making a documentary of my own, watching another documentary that recently affected me significantly — at the rate that we're eating fish, because there are so many humans on the Earth, it's not sustainable," she said in Harper's Bazaar's YouTube show Food Diaries. "And the fishing industry itself is not sustainable at all. So, as of recently, I have stopped eating fish altogether." 

Leah Groth
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