Pick up a woman's magazine or turn on a TV show targeting women and seek this buzz word: "Anti-aging." It's a term that Oprah Winfrey and Cameron Diaz want to wipe out from women's vocabularies, they agreed in an interview recently.
At 41, Cameron declared that she feels "anti-aging" doesn't even exist, and she described how to age gracefully and joyfully, from diet to exercise, in her new book "The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body" (click for details).
During their recent interview for "Oprah Prime," the 60-year-old Oprah expressed her disgust with the idea that aging is to be feared.
"I get so mad when I hear commercials on television where [they say] 'anti-aging,'" agreed Cameron.
"Like we're supposed to now apologize for being who you are and where you are and what it took you to get here," Oprah pointed out.
And the dynamic diva duo agreed: Women of all ages need to learn to "honor the journey and who we are and how much we have to offer," declared Cameron.
The pressure to look younger often translates into women feeling at fault for not being able to achieve a certain standard. "It's almost as if we have failed if we don't remain 25 for the rest of our lives. Like we are failures… Oh, I'm sorry, I apologize," Diaz says sarcastically. "I wasn't able to defy nature."
Saluting Cameron's New Book
You can find celebrity health, fitness and diet books by stars ranging from Jane Fonda to Jennifer Hudson. So what's the best? Well and Good NYC just named Cameron Diaz's new "The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body" (click for details).
We've read it and agree. Why the book deserves your attention:
- Processed food doesn't belong in your body, says Cameron. "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."
- Do you wonder why sugar causes cravings? Cameron explains why you can't eat just one chocolate chip cookie.
- Trying to postpone meals to lose weight doesn't work. “Hunger is your warning that you’re almost out of fuel,” she declares.
- Which supplements actually benefit your body? Cameron reveals how to achieve your goals with the right minerals and vitamins.
- Do you have habits to change? Be your own detective by looking at your symptoms. “I have seen how some of my daily habits and ‘treats’ were the cause of symptoms I blamed my body for,” Cameron admits.
- Plus: Get details on how to improve your diet and kick-start a fitness program. Find out more about "The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body" by clicking here.