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Pleasant surprise, a book that due to extensiveness of information deserves your time,
This review is from: The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body - Cameron Diaz (Hardcover)
“The Body Book” written by famous actress Cameron Diaz is one of the many books on various diets that were published at the end of previous year, when all of us are counting many calories we have put into our body past holiday days and bring New Year's resolutions that precisely this year we’ll finally solve the problem of overweight.
Of several books on the subject read I already wrote reviews, and to this one I was mostly attracted due to its author, curious what about this subject has to say an actress whose body for many years manages to resist aging, while she still maintains a youthful appearance.
I'll be honest I was expecting a classic "picture book" kind of book such are typically released by well-known actors or singers, but to my surprise there are very small number of photos inside, and instead the author and her team offered a range of useful information on its three hundred pages.
Cameron intended her book solely for women, that is evident from the start when with a large font she addresses to women while explaining the reasons why she wrote her book – wanting to share with readers exciting experiences that brought great joy and fulfillment, like when you eat something delicious you turn to the person next to you and give a bite to try.
That is the way author feels about her book, being able to provide information about our bodies and nutrition that she used in her everyday living, the things that make her feel excited and joyous due to the ability to teach readers how to feed yourself both nutritiously and deliciously.
She divided her book into three main parts – first one about nutrition where she discusses all the nutrients in the food that are helpful and those that should be reduced to a minimum amount, or avoided such as HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup), cheap and unhealthy substitute for sugar; in second part she speaks about importance of fitness providing many information why on a daily basis we need to keep ourselves in good shape together with some training essentials; on last part she offers advices how to strengthen your brain, improve your self-esteem because every decision of any change must be driven with reason and faith that it can be carried out no matter how difficult it seems.
What I liked the most in this book is that author didn’t set any goals to be reached in a week, month or a year, not a quick fixes but instead offering useful information that are forever to use, enabling reader to gain sharper mind, a body that can fulfill the actions you dream for it, and, most importantly, the confidence that will arise as a result of all the above.
Therefore I can say that this book was a pleasant surprise that due to extensiveness of its information deserves your time, especially in this New Year time, when we are making a lot of big decisions. Who knows, maybe this book can help that this year we adhere to these decisions more than a New Year's Eve.
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Initial post: Jan 1, 2014 5:16:34 PM PST
Isaac Cameo says:
I was wondering if this book would be good for a man? Or is it just for women?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2014 1:01:29 AM PST
Helpful Advice says:
She wrote it for women, though most information that can be found inside will be useful to everyone
Posted on Jan 14, 2014 5:48:56 PM PST
G. Martinez says:
I am really getting into this book, it is informative and engrossing at the same time, her upbeat personality resonates from the pages making it a surprisingly delectable New Year treat.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2014 12:20:49 PM PDT
Posted on Mar 23, 2014 7:08:26 AM PDT
Or thousands of women who don't know crap about their body, Booker.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2014 1:58:53 PM PDT
L. Botteon says:
Many don't pay attention to their bodies. This teaches us how to pay attention more closely. I'm 45 and am still learning about my body.
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