Recently I hosted an event in LA with Adidas & Nina Dobrev.
AND SHE WAS A GEM.
Not in a celebrity way, just a gem of a person.
She was warm, nice, kind, & sweet.
Really, really cool. In a friend-type of way. AND she was engaging & interesting. She came with two of her best friends & had an amazing, charismatic vibe.
We both sweat it out during a barre class & then I spoke to her about her healthy lifestyle…oh, & Vampire Diaries ( also I probably asked her one too many questions ):
| So what’s a healthy lifestyle tip for girls who are busy? I mean, obviously you’re VERY busy. What do you do to stay healthy? |:
Nina Dobrev: Well there are so many different things that you can do! Let’s start with healthy snacks.
| Favorite fruit? |:
ND: For sure raspberries.
| Favorite protein? |:
ND: Umm honestly, because of my busy life I do A LOT of shakes. Herbalife shakes to be exact, because there are so many different flavors. I mix chocolate & strawberry. It’s a meal replacement. Typically I blend the powder with almond milk or banana— it feels like you’re having a dessert because it’s SO delicious.
| What’s your go to workout when you’re on set |:
ND: I switch it up a lot, just like food. It’s small portions through out the day. Working out & shocking your muscles is so important, because if you do the same thing over & over again your body will stop losing weight and toning.
I’ll have my friends come and when we’re talking during breaks we will be in plank position. In a triangle. Also, I had them build me a volleyball court on Vampire Diaries so we play at lunch break all the time. My crew members know how much I love playing volleyball so it was really sweet of them to put up a net for me. I always have a volleyball or a Bosu balance ball in my car. Sometimes in between set ups I’ll do push ups and sit ups.
| Favorite cocktail? |:
ND: If you’re trying to watch what you eat, you don’t drink! I think I had a cocktail after my last road trip, but really I haven’t had a drink in a while. I’ve been juicing a lot!
| Ok so, where do you go for juices in LA? |:
ND: I like Orchard Flats Cold Press Juicery.
| When you juice & cleanse, do you do food too? |:
ND: Both, I love food! I NEED it.
I have to work out harder because of it.
But I really, REALLY enjoy eating. It’s hard for me to do a cleanse without eating. I’ll do it through the day & eat dinner at night.
I can realistically do one maybe two days with the third day being a major cheat day.
| OK, last question, when you workout do you eat before or after? Like what’s your fave snack? |:
ND: They say you burn off the last meal you ate before you workout so usually I try to go on an empty stomach. Not completely empty, but not full.
Then afterwards I’ll have an Herbalife shake– my goal is to be healthy!
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