1. Movement

I like to start every day with some sort of movement. It can be an hour of weight training or a simple 20 min fast walk. Exercise always boosts my mood and immediately makes my day better.

2. Guided Meditation

I love doing a guided meditation before I fall sleep. The Calm app has awesome ones, I particularly like the daily jay.


3. Greens with Every Meal

I try to include greens in all of my meals. Breakfast could be eggs with spinach or a green juice, lunch would be a big green salad with veggies and chicken, dinner can be zucchini noodles with bolognese or cauliflower rice with salmon.

4. Hydration

Staying hydrated is one of the biggest keys to good health. I aim for 2-3L of water and love to infuse my water with ginger, lemon and mint.

5. Daily Joy

Do something that makes you happy. For me this would look like cooking a healthy meal for a loved one, dancing to my favorite song, taking a bath or spending time with people who uplift me!

Neda Varbanova

Neda Varbanova is the creator of Healthy with Nedi, a website designed to share innovative healthy recipes and lifestyle tips. Neda’s culinary creations are centered around fresh foods and are inspired by her time in the kitchen with her beloved mother and grandmother in Bulgaria and Greece.
When Neda first arrived in the United States during middle school, she found that the American diet left her feeling ill. She quickly returned to her roots and began eating a Mediterranean-inspired diet again. This shift restored her health and reinvigorated her. Neda’s experience motivated her to dedicate her life to sharing the pleasures of eating wholesome, fresh, Mediterranean-inspired meals with everyone she meets.
Neda’s journey has led her to continually increase her knowledge about healthy food. She holds a master’s degree in food studies from New York University Steinhardt, a certificate in culinary nutrition from the Natural Gourmet Institute and is a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her work has been featured in Elle, Grazia, The Chalkboard, Well + Good, Healthline, mindbodygreen, Greatist, Business Insider, NBC News and more. You can find Neda at www.HealthyWithNedi.com and on social media @HealthyWithNedi.
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