Quotes from “The Body Book” by Cameron Diaz

If I eat garbage, I’m going to feel like garbage. If I eat good healthy food full of energy, I’m going to be full of energy
Because nutrition and fitness and awareness and discipline are not just words: they are tools. They are power. They are ways to care for yourself that empower you to be stronger, smarter, more confident, and truer to yourself.
human achievement. It’s using the part of your mind that is the small voice inside you, the quiet steady one coming from your gut that’s always there but can be hard to hear because the self-sabotaging voices always seem to drown it out. The smaller voice is the one that tells you the truth; it is the reasonable one that truly believes in you and knows what you are capable of. It’s the one that’s always rooting for you. It knows the difference between right and wrong and how much discomfort and pain you can endure to achieve the goals that you want in every living moment. This voice will always be there for you when you need good advice or when you need someone to push you and motivate you
how your choices affect you physically, mentally, and emotionally
Information is power only if you USE it. Only if you practice it
turn information into part of your daily routine, or else all of the time that you invested in reading this book is useless
Healthier, stronger, sexier, more capable, more creative, more interesting: You have so much life to live, and I want you to live it to your fullest, in the strongest
“I run. And I hike. And I strength-train
The key to all of this is eating for energy and then using that energy through MOVEMENT. The reason our body wants us to eat is because it wants us to move
Insulin is a hormone that helps deliver glucose to your cells.
ONCE UPON A TIME, you were so small that you weren’t even visible to the human eye. You were just a cell in your mother’s womb, a single microscopic speck. And then you became two cells . . . then four cells . . . then eight cells, and those cells kept multiplying, copying and differentiating until you became a hundred trillion cells, each with a distinct purpose: brain cells and skin cells and heart cells and stomach cells and blood cells, cells that produce tears and cells that produce milk and cells that make you sweat and cells that grow hair and cells that help you see.
The hand that is holding this
One of my favorite sayings is “Pain is weakness leaving your body.”
Especially because strength training just two or three times a week benefits your overall health and gives you a chance to get to know your muscles more intimately
a lady, when you are just chillaxing, your heart rate is usually between seventy-two and eighty beats a minute
Just thinking requires an amazing amount of energy—20 percent of your body’s energy supply is used by your big, gorgeous, energy-hungry brain
As we discussed earlier, your body operates like an elegant machine—and just like any other machine, it needs fuel to keep running. Hunger is your body’s warning that you’re almost out of fuel
o eating smaller amounts of wholesome foods more frequently to fuel your body actually increases your metabolism and burns calories
I want to feel good inside and outside, so the only MORE I truly want on a regular basis is MORE NUTRITION
We are living in bodies that are overfed and undernourished! That’s right: you can eat an abundance of food and still be malnourished if the foods you are eating don’t provide nutrients, or if they don’t offer nutrition
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