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The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body - Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz is a familiar face on TV. Even though she confirmed her retirement from acting earlier this year, she is still a source of inspiration and confidence to many young women all over the world.

As a child, Diaz experienced body-shaming and suffered self-esteem issues. She did not start taking deliberate care of her body until she was 26-years-old when she quit smoking and incorporated healthy eating habits.

Diaz wrote The Body Book to serve as a guide to accepting one's body, loving it wholly and appreciating it in every form. She uses science and personal life experiences to demonstrate the benefits of intentionally taking care of your body.

In her words, being healthy is a lifelong endeavor which starts with establishing a relationship with your body, understanding the messages it sends to you and taking full responsibility for all of it. The Body Book tackles topics on nutrition, hunger, digestion, and exercise.

Interestingly (as someone who has worked in Hollywood for years), she focused less on aging but was rather concerned about the condition of her body while she ages. In her view, it is an enormous privilege to grow older each passing day. Beyond having a youthful appearance and the perfect outward look, she writes on the need to pay attention to be truly strong, healthy and happy.

On nutrition, she mentions that food is not the enemy but rather a blessing. The essence of food is to nourish the body. She encourages everyone to drink enough water to stay hydrated.

Diaz goes further to explain the need for macronutrients and vitamins, the roles each one play, and the problems starvation and other specific deficiencies can bring to our bodies.

"No magic wand will be used to transform your body into a healthy one," she says. Work on it intentionally and consistently by making great daily decisions.

Submitted by: Kelechi

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