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The Body Book [Paperback]

Cameron Diaz
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Book Description

2 Jan 2014

Cameron Diaz shares her formula for becoming happier, healthier, and stronger in this positive, essential guide that is grounded in science and inspired by personal experience.

Cameron Diaz has been a role model for millions of women all over the world throughout her career. But, as she’d be the first to admit, she hasn’t always been as health-conscious as she is now.

As a young woman, Cameron didn’t always think about how the decisions she was making about her diet and lifestyle would impact her health for years to come. But over the past fifteen years, she has discovered that what she eats is inseparably linked to how she feels and looks. That knowledge – that nutrition impacts life – fuelled her hunger to educate herself about the best ways to feed, move, and care for her body. In The Body Book, Cameron shares what she’s learned and offers a comprehensive guide for women to look and feel their best.

Cameron doesn’t offer a one-size-fits-all program or set goals to reach in seven days or thirty days or a year; instead, The Body Book offers a long-term approach to a long, strong, healthy life. Informed by experts and grounded in science, but brought to life by Cameron’s passion and personal experiences, The Body Book is an empowering, educational, and inspiring handbook for women everywhere.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (2 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007522053
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007522057
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 18.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘A radically different celebrity lifestyle guide […] More of a body bible than the usual A-lister’s diet-cum-exercise-cum-cookery tome, Cameron’s book is a comprehensive, scientifically sound guide to understanding, strengthening and – most importantly – learning ‘to love’ our bodies […] Very wise and extremely brave.’
YOU Magazine

‘If there’s any book you buy at any time soon, it should be [Cameron’s] book.’
Drew Barrymore

‘Diaz comes off in her book in the way you’d think she’d act in real life: bubbly and friendly. As a bonus: she’s actually done her research and is knowledgeable and fair.’

‘[THE BODY BOOK] is brimming with advice, tips and tricks and useful science that [Cameron’s] learned along her wellness journey.’
Self Magazine

‘…Diaz’s message is smart: your body is the best instrument you’ll ever own.’
The Daily Beast

‘Cam is like your personal life guru, telling you that YOU CAN DO IT in all caps’
New York Magazine

‘There’s definitely something about Cameron Diaz.’
Hello Magazine

About the Author

Cameron Diaz is a Hollywood actress and a former model. She made her feature film debut at the age of 21 in The Mask. Since then she has appeared in small-budget and blockbuster films alike, including There’s Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angels, Shrek, Gangs of New York and many more.

Her upcoming films include the Coen Brothers’ remake of Gambit, starring opposite Colin Firth and Alan Rickman, and Ridley Scott’s ensemble drama, The Counselor.

Cameron grew up in South California and now lives in Los Angeles.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book 26 Feb 2014
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Good book to keep for reference. Enjoyable and easy to read. Learned a few things I didn't know about nutrition and exercise. Would recommend to anyone wishing to make a lifestyle change.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read 28 May 2014
By Clio
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Nothing terribly new in this book if you already have a basic understanding of Biology, but at the same time, it's nice to have it all in the one place and it's well put together. It's also a good reminder that we need to be more careful about what we put into our bodies if we want to get the best out of life. I like her candid nature in the book too.
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72 of 81 people found the following review helpful
By Denis Vukosav TOP 50 REVIEWER
"The Body Book" written by famous actress Cameron Diaz is one of the many books on various diets that were published at the end of previous year, when all of us are counting many calories we have put into our body past holiday days and bring New Year's resolutions that precisely this year we'll finally solve the problem of overweight.

Of several books on the subject read I already wrote reviews, and to this one I was mostly attracted due to its author, curious what about this subject has to say an actress whose body for many years manages to resist aging, while she still maintains a youthful appearance.
I'll be honest I was expecting a classic "picture book" kind of book such are typically released by well-known actors or singers, but to my surprise there are very small number of photos inside, and instead the author and her team offered a range of useful information on its three hundred pages.

Cameron intended her book solely for women, that is evident from the start when with a large font she addresses to women while explaining the reasons why she wrote her book - wanting to share with readers exciting experiences that brought great joy and fulfillment, like when you eat something delicious you turn to the person next to you and give a bite to try.
That is the way author feels about her book, being able to provide information about our bodies and nutrition that she used in her everyday living, the things that make her feel excited and joyous due to the ability to teach readers how to feed yourself both nutritiously and deliciously.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 18 Mar 2014
By Cheryl
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One of the best booked I've bought. Its a lifestyle change book not a quick fix and that's the best part about it. Its very well written and is a pleasure to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars incredibly motivating... 10 Aug 2014
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You may think you understand how your body works, why some foods are better for you than others, why moving is better than sitting still but do you really? This book has giving me the knowledge and science behind all that's facts I thought I knew about. It's given me the understanding behind why my body reacts the way it does. Knowledge and understanding is power, and I feel pretty powerful now!! Thank you
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I have always been a big fan of Cameron Diaz as I find her to be an inspiration in comparison to other Hollywood celebrities more interested in being photographed falling out of a club than living a healthy lifestyle. Cameron's book doesn't disappoint. It is broken up into 3 sections: nutrition, fitness and mind. The first section explains about various different foods and how they affect your body (warning: it will put you off processed food for life!). The second section explains about how your body works and how it is affected by being active/inactive. I read this book on the train to work and after reading the fitness section, I was so motivated to get off the train and get moving! The main message is that we are not active enough any more as we have so many modern conveniences in day-to-day life that we don't need to wash our clothes by hand, etc. The book tries to explain that we should use this to our advantage and, because we can throw everything in the washing machine and press a button, we should be using this time to get out and run or go to the gym, rather than sitting on the sofa watching TV.
The third section is about using your mind to maintain your healthy lifestyle and that being healthy or unhealthy is, essentially, a decision that we are free to make and so we really have no excuse. The book provides tips on how to be organised and take your own home-prepared food to work so you can make healthy choices and do not have to grab something unhealthy because of the convenience.
Over all, it is a very good book and provided me with the right knowledge and motivation I needed to start living a more healthy lifestyle. As the book explains, it is not a quick fix if you are trying to lose weight, but more of a wake up call to change your lifestyle as well as listening to your body's needs.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Informative and Motivating 3 Jan 2014
Loved this book, which I preordered to motivate me in the New Year. You can tell Cameron is enthusiastic about what she's writing and she makes me want to make healthier choices. There are no plans or prescriptions - just backed-up advice. Really like this book and would highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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A nice, easy to read, feel-good book designed for teenagers who are keen on taking care of themselves, as well as young women. To me it was a bit simple at some points, but all in all Cameron has a very good knowledge of what she is talking about, and you can tell that everything written there is genuine and from the bottom of her heart. Information is useful, but presented in a cheery manner, not being just dry facts.
I enjoyed reading it and even highlighted several bits for reference. I definitely would give this as a present to my younger friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cameron has some really good knowledge about what makes her body tick...
Cameron has some really good knowledge about what makes her body tick and I can see how it will be useful to me
Published 5 days ago by penny thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant book
Published 8 days ago by Joanne
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for teenage girls
I was a bit disappointed as I saw an interview of Cameron Diaz regarding the book and ordered it but in hindsight I think that book is really aimed at teenage girls. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very good book for the beginners!lots of usefull information!
Published 13 days ago by lina
5.0 out of 5 stars Never Judge a Book by its cover!
I was really surprise at how enjoyable this book is to read.

Really informative about all things to do with health, nutrition, fittness and not just a 'this is what I... Read more
Published 14 days ago by The flump
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read!
Loved it! I had this as my holiday read in July 2014. It is very detailed but Camerons writing style keeps it upbeat and interesting, it's just as if she were talking you through... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Miss A. JONES
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, fabulous information
Informative and written by Cameron in an interesting & informative. It's not fad of the day but science and sensible narrative. Read more
Published 1 month ago by mrs j poulsom
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
What's not to love about Cameron Diaz? She's awesome! Really interesting, thoughful book. Thanks Cam :)
Published 1 month ago by Jane de Nagle Costello
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Bought by my wife along with various other healthy eating books. A great book full of information about keeping your body as healthy as possible. Read more
Published 1 month ago by stuart smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic book!!
Published 1 month ago by Miss JR Wiltshire
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