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The Body Book

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

Diaz, Cameron

(eBook - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Body Book
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Throughout her career, Cameron Diaz has been a role model for millions of women. By her own admission, though, this fit, athletic star wasn't always as health-conscious as she is today. Her consumption of bad foods had an effect on her skin and her body. "If you are what you eat," she says, "I was a bean burrito with extra cheese and extra sauce, no onions." Learning about the inseparable link between nutrition and health was just one of the life-changing lessons that sparked Cameron's passion to explore the best ways to care for her body. In The Body Book, she shares the knowledge she's gained both from personal experience and from consulting with health experts. Beginning with nutrition, Cameron explains why instead of fearing hunger, women should embrace their body's instinct for fuel and satisfy it with whole, nutrient-dense foods. Cameron also explains the essential role of consistent physical activity. Many women think about exercise in terms of pounds lost or muscle tone gained, but don't realize that working up a sweat is also essential for improving mood, boosting energy levels, and preventing disease. Cameron offers tips for choosing the right exercise program and shares her own workout strategies for looking and feeling your best. Creating a healthy, beautiful body begins with learning the facts and turning knowledge into action. In The Body Book, women will find the tools they need to build a healthier body now--so they can live joyfully in it for years to come.
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperWave,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 0062252763
9780062252760
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Bark, Sandra
Alternate Title: Body book (eBook)

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Dec 10, 2014
  • KRadhuber rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I very much enjoyed this book. As women, we are very harsh and have bad perceptions of out body and how it should be percrived. The female body is an amazing thing. The body book shows you the wonders and made me appreciate my body more. Plus, I heard Cameron's voice in my head while I read. Very entertaining. :)

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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