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Cameron Diaz boosts 'Body Book' buzz with candid commentary on diet and health

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Dr. Mehmet Oz has become famed for his tendency to provide TMI segments that range from the shape of your poop to the frequency of his own sex life. Now Dr. Oz has a rival in terms of famous figures who share everything when it comes to health and diet: Actress Cameron Diaz. She's authored a new book that provides details ranging from her own diet detours to the color of your pee: "The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body."

Up front, we want to emphasize that we've read the book and highly recommend it. Cameron is a clever and intelligent writer, who knows how to weave the science of dieting and nutrition with her own wit and wisdom. There's some great information on how to eat right, develop an exercise plan that works for you and change your habits to enhance your health and happiness.

But what's getting attention (just as with Dr. Oz's show) are the sections that delve into some personal areas. Take pee, for example. Cameron explains how to determine whether you need to add more water to your diet from the color:

"What color is your pee when you wake up and throughout the day? Generally speaking, a pale yellow color means that you are well hydrated. A dark yellow color and infrequent urination suggest dehydration."

It might sound funny, but as Cameron makes clear: Drinking enough water is essential for everything from promoting weight loss to enhancing your overall health.

She's also getting attention for her confession about her own unhealthy junk food tendencies growing up: "Every day after school, I ate two bean burritos and a Coke. Every single day, for three years, that was what I ate. Every single day."

But the take-away from those teenage bad habits: Cameron has learned to eat right for glowing skin and a slender body. Take her daily breakfast, for example:

"In the mornings when I make oatmeal, instead of eating it with something sweet, I make a yummy concoction of sautéed zucchini with collard greens, caramelized shallots, and egg whites. I top it all off with ponzu sauce (a Japanese sauce made from rice vinegar and citrus) or some lemon juice."

You'll also learn about her own exercise experiences, from film to finding her path in real life. "Part of being active is moving continuously through the day," points out Cameron. And for motivation, make this your mantra: "Just move."

Bottom line: If you're seeking a way to achieve your New Year's resolutions to enhance your health by improving your eating and exercise products, Cameron's book provides a great resource. It's fun to read and scientifically based in terms of its advice on diet and fitness. Learn more about "The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body" now by clicking here.

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