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The Body Book

The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love your Amazing Body

Diaz, Cameron

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Body Book
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Here the author shares her formula for becoming happier, healthier, and stronger in this positive, essential guide that is grounded in science and inspired by personal experience. Throughout her career, she has been a role model for millions of women. By her own candid admission, though, this fit, glamorous, but down to earth star was not always health conscious. Learning about the inseparable link between nutrition and the body was just one of the life changing lessons that has fed her hunger to educate herself about the best ways to feed, move, and care for her body. In this book, she shares what she has learned and continues to discover about nutrition, exercise, and the mind and body connection. Grounded in science and informed by real life, it offers a comprehensive overview of the human body and mind, from the cellular level up. From demystifying and debunking the hype around food groups to explaining the value of vitamins and minerals, readers will discover why it is so important to embrace the instinct of hunger and to satisfy it with whole, nutrient dense foods. The book also explains the essential role of movement, the importance of muscle and bone strength and why we need to sweat a little every day. It does not set goals to reach in seven days or thirty days or a year. It offers a holistic, long term approach to making consistent choices and reaching the ultimate goal: a long, strong, happy, healthy life.
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperWave, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 0062252747
9780062252746
Characteristics: 280 pages :,color illustrations ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bark, Sandra

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A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "Presents basic information about health, nutrition, how the body works, etc. It is easy-to-follow and informative and more like a text book, but there was enough of Diaz in it to keep it from being boring (and thankfully not too much to have one roll their eyes at her celebrity). A good book for science-minded women."

Apr 14, 2014
  • Nevishay rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I actually enjoyed this book and agree with all the other comments. My take on it is simplicity, yes, but the humor was great. Let's face it, a lot of people don't understand the basic stuff. I followed similar paths for years but still appreciated her take on life in general.

Apr 05, 2014
  • swong1000 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

One star. The cover has so much promise. But amazingly this book is so dull. She wrote it like science textbook! There's even diagrams of the body that resemble Science Probe 10. Save your time and skip this. Nothing in here is groundbreaking. I was hoping she would share some of her own personal tips but all that I learned is she spends Sundays cooking her meals for the week. How about some recipes, woman!?

Feb 22, 2014
  • DonicaB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thought she described health in a way that is easy to understand for most women in this country. But she was kind of late to jump on the bandwagon because there are a lot of health books out there already on the same exact topics. I did get some good ideas for different types of food to eat though, like lentils, which have high nutritional value. I guess if she can use her celebrity status to get people to work on their health more, that's a good thing!

Feb 17, 2014
  • lilyofthevalley3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Appealing, simple, easy-to-follow, informative book. Diaz's humor was a nice touch also. She doesn't come across condescending like I thought she would. I'd definitely buy this for my collection.

Feb 12, 2014
  • Lynn62 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Saw Cameron on the Dr Oz show promoting this book, so thought it might have some insider tips. Here are the tips: start your day with a litre of water, eat good food, move more .... Doesn't get anymore specific than that.
Now I've saved you time, you don't have to read this book. You're welcome :)

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