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How to Care for Your Body, as Told by Cameron Diaz

Actress Cameron Diaz can do it all. She’s made us laugh, made us cry, and made us dance. Now she’s making us feel good about our bodies.

Diaz has just released a book entitled “Body Book“, but it is not exactly what you might think. Diaz has a wonderful body, a body that is very easily envied. There is something different about Diaz, though—her personality is just so relatable. Yes, she is a gorgeous movie star, but she could just as easily be your best friend or next door neighbor.

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Diaz’s book is not a diet tome. (Isn’t that refreshing!) Instead, Diaz relies heavily on the natural science of how the body digests food. There’s a little new info here and a lot of tried and tested ideas, but she basically reminds us—endearingly through her personal stories—that basic is best. Though the book is called “Body Book”, it truly focuses more on feeling good about yourself through healthy (and simple!) guidelines.

Some of my favorite tips:

  1. Drink water first thing in the morning. Diaz swears it wakes her body up and gets her digestive tracts moving. Also, set yourself up for success. Diaz explains: “Every night before I go to sleep, I fill up a big glass bottle with water and put it on my bathroom counter. First thing in the morning, right after I brush my teeth, I drink it.”
  2. Eat breakfast! I think, “duh,” but a lot of people still skip breakfast! Diaz says that breakfast wakes her brain up, allowing her to think more clearly. She has also been advised by her makeup artist that it brightens her skin.
  3. Make a 15-minute playlist of music that makes you want to dance. If her movies are any indication, Diaz loves to dance. If you have no other time in your day for exercise, she suggests putting on your playlist and boogying.

Also Read:

Saturday Morning Drill: How to Get Cameron Diaz’s Sexy Legs

Use Brooklyn Decker’s Fat Burning Secrets to Get in Shape for Summer

Live with Kate Hudson: Fit, Friendly, and Frustrated

 

February 4th, 2014

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