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

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

by Cameron Diaz


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Cameron Diaz shares her formula for becoming happier, healthier, and stronger in this positive, essential guide grounded in science and inspired by personal experience, a #1 New York Times bestseller.

Throughout her career, Cameron Diaz has been a role model for millions of women. By her own candid admission, though, this fit, glamorous, but down-to-earth star was not always health-conscious. Learning about the inseparable link between nutrition and the body was just one of the life-changing lessons that has fed Cameron’s hunger to educate herself about the best ways to feed, move, and care for her body. In The Body Book, she shares what she has learned and continues to discover about nutrition, exercise, and the mind/body connection.

Grounded in science and informed by real life, The Body Book offers a comprehensive overview of the human body and mind, from the cellular level up. From demystifying and debunking the hype around food groups to explaining the value of vitamins and minerals, readers will discover why it’s so important to embrace the instinct of hunger and to satisfy it with whole, nutrient-dense foods. Cameron also explains the essential role of movement, the importance of muscle and bone strength and why we need to sweat a little every day.

The Body Book does not set goals to reach in seven days or thirty days or a year. It offers a holistic, long-term approach to making consistent choices and reaching the ultimate goal: a long, strong, happy, healthy life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062252753
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 174,230
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Cameron Diaz has been telling stories as a film actor for more than two decades. She is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Body Book and an excellent cook. She supports numerous causes that advocate environmental concerns, education, and the empowerment of women and girls. Cameron lives with her husband and assorted animals in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Knowledge Is Power 1

Part 1 Nutrition: Love Your Hunger

1 You Are What You Eat 9

2 Food, Glorious Food! 13

3 Hunter, Gatherer, Drive-Thru-er 18

4 How to Love Your Hunger 28

5 Eating the Sun 33

6 Complex Carbs Are Energy 40

7 Sugar Is Not a Nutrient 47

8 Protein Is Strength 57

9 Fat Is Essential 64

10 Eating the Stars 70

11 Water Is Life 87

12 The Digestion Chapter 90

13 Say Hello to Your Little Friends 99

Part 2 Fitness: The Body Wants to Be Strong

14 The Body Wants to Be Strong 109

15 The Magic of Movement 121

16 Energy In, Energy Out 132

17 Oxygen Is Energy 139

18 Structural Support 147

19 Muscle Woman 153

20 The Basics of Training 164

21 Your Lady Body 174

22 The ABC's of Zzzz's 188

Part 3 Mind: You've Got This

23 You've Got This 199

24 The State of Being Connected 208

25 Decoding the Modern Appetite 219

26 Unpacking Your Habits 227

27 Nothing's for Free 233

28 Planning for Your Nutrition 238

29 Finding Your Inner Athlete 248

Conclusion: Now You Really Got This 257

Acknowledgments 259

Notes 264

Supplementary Reading List 269

Index 271

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