We can probably all name any number of diets, plans, meal regimens, and cleanses out there. The list, and accompanying books, are long, varied, and potentially overwhelming for anyone looking to make a lifestyle shift. And even then, there are no guarantees the radical changes we make will in any way stick around for the longterm; especially taking into account the independent impacts that behavior, emotion, and the environment can all have on lifestyle.
So it's rather refreshing to see a celebrity move away from the self-congratulatory "body like me" fitness tome and instead publish something more inspiring for women. Cameron Diaz new "The Body Book"
appears to offer that alternative - with a focus on health over "looking thin."
"Everyone needs to find a purpose, and I think mine is to help other people," Diaz told InStyle last year
. "I’m creating a space where I can teach healthy habits that girls can build on. I see women struggling with their bodies because they don’t know how they work on basic levels, starting with nutrition. The more I talk about this with people, the more I realize how much it’s needed. I’m really throwing all of my energy into it."
Set for release next week, "The Body Book"
features women of all varying sizes, ages, and fitness.
"This book isn't about her," a source told E! News
. "And it's not a diet of any kind. Of course, it's her own journey that has helped her realize what's important, but she wants the book to appeal to everyone, and not just be about her own food choices."
While it's rather unfortunate that Diaz chose to profile her own flawless body on the cover (especially for a book "not about her"), I still remain hopeful that the pages inside will offer some solid advice for anyone looking to embrace a long term healthy lifestyle.
You can view a promotional video for the new book below.
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