I follow a number of celebs on Twitter, including Cameron Diaz - that's how I found out she had written a book! I was rather intrigued seeing her tweets about The Body Book that came out the beginning of this year. I wasn't quite sure what sort of content a book like this would contain, but I definitely wanted to give it a read. My boyfriend knew I wanted this book, so he got it for me for my birthday last month, and ever since, I've been hooked reading this book every night!
The Body Book is presented in three parts: Nutrition, Fitness and Mind. I really enjoyed how Cameron wrote this book in a very informal tone, creating a conversational vibe throughout. She starts off explaining how she wasn't always health-conscious and the negative effects her habits had on her lifestyle. Gaining an understanding of the importance of nutritious food, being active and breaking bad habits can lead to life changing results!
"Just because you can put something in your mouth, chew it, swallow it, and then poop it out
doesn't mean it's food. It just means you can chew it, swallow it, and poop it out."
This book is chalk full of of great quotes and inspiration to shape your lifestyle in a healthy way. Being in good health means that you have a healthy body that works at its optimum and has the energy to go all day without crashing all while fighting off illness.
The biggest habit this book has challenged me to break is my mentality that fast food is a good and convenient option. "Fast food isn't really food." ...I'm sure most of us already have a grasp of that concept, but we all truly need to be eating good, real and whole foods! Steering clear of processed foods can lead to benefits like clear skin, healthy weight and less chance of illness - sign me up!
"If you want to build strength, you must be comfortable with discomfort."
I would recommend this book to any woman seeking guidance in living a fulfilling, happy and healthy life! I've been truly inspired and motivated by this book, and I'm confident others will be too!