I haven’t done much reading in the past few years. I find it so hard to stay focused and really get into a story. Most of the books I end up reading are non-fiction. If I find a book on a subject that I am interested in like gardening or crafting I will read the whole thing cover to cover in no time flat. I want to start reading more and my husband bought me a Kindle a few months ago. While searching on Amazon for some interesting books to download I stumbled upon The Body Book by Cameron Diaz.
I knew that Cameron had written a book (we don’t have T.V. just Netflix so I can get very behind in pop culture happenings and celebrity business) and I knew it had something to do with the human body which is kind of random because I only have known her as an actress. I didn't really know much at all about the book but I decided to download it. She has an amazing looking body so I figured I might have something to learn from her!
I was pleasantly surprised that The Body Book isn’t really a diet book or a how-to book with instructions with special meal plans or exercise routines. It’s actually a science based guidebook to your body. Cameron really goes into detail about how your body works biologically. There are three main parts to the book, food, exercise and mental health. It’s all about the mind body connection. This is a great book to learn about what’s going on in your body or a refresher for those of us who haven’t given much thought about it since high school science class.
There was so much I learned from this book. I wish it was around for me to read about 10 years ago when I was 20. If there is a teenage girl in your life I highly recommend you purchase this book for them immediately. There is really an emphasis on listening to your body. What is it telling you? So many of the ailments and pain we feel can be cured with proper nutrition and exercise.
Cameron’s writing style is down to earth and she simplifies all the science jargon so it’s easy to understand. It’s an easy, interesting read and I love that it is based on scientific facts and she worked with medical experts to give accurate information. The best part of this book is that it’s not an instruction manual telling you why you aren’t good enough and how to transform into a different, better person. It’s a book celebrating your amazing body that is perfect just the way it is and why you should love yourself just the way you are.
- · Start every day with a glass of water. Literally chug it upon waking and feel all your organs begin to wake up.
- · Feed your hunger: When you feel hungry feed yourself with the most nutritious food you can. Don’t worry about counting calories just fuel your body with nutrients and not garbage.
- · Exercise is essential. Get moving in some capacity everyday
- · Sleep is so important and getting a good night’s sleep needs to be a priority
Have you read the Body Book by Cameron Diaz? What did you think?