Quotes from “The Body Book” by Cameron Diaz

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: 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.
Discipline is the force that gives you purpose, focus, strength, and determination so that you can accomplish whatever your heart desires. And I mean the productive things that make you feel good about yourself, the healthy things that make you feel energized and alive, the things that connect you to yourself.
As you inhale and fill your lungs with air, nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide enter your mouth, move through your trachea, your windpipe, into the two branches of your bronchi, and then into your bronchioles, which keep dividing and getting smaller, like the roots of a tree.
Ultimately, the air winds up in your alveoli, which look like little bundles of grapes, and that’s where the real work happens. The alveoli take the carbon dioxide out of your blood and put oxygen in, then send it throughout the body via two arteries that connect to the heart.
For example, if you eat two thousand calories over the course of a day, your body will spend one hundred or two hundred of those calories just to process that food. Isn’t that cool?
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Your days may be full of energy and clear thoughts, happiness and gratitude, productivity and advancement, or they can be the complete opposite. Sluggishness, foggy thoughts, sadness, regret . . . basically, a bad day full of wasted opportunities. It took me a long time to really understand that, but I finally get it: 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.
all of your energy is transformed into positive energy aimed at doing, accomplishing, being, creating things in the world, instead of worrying about how you look, why you feel tired, why those pounds just hang on and slow you dow
Acknowledgments
Grains that don’t contain gluten include amaranth, buckwheat, corn, millet, oats, quinoa, and rice.
fruits, like apples and oranges; vegetables, like cucumbers and carrots.
pectin, “gums,” mucilage, psyllium, and lignins
vegetables, like zucchini and celery; fruit, like grapes and raisins
Also known as: cellulose, hemicellulose.
day-to-day living
five-second rule
Moving is imperative for ALL PEOPLE who want to be strong and healthy, who want to live their years out in bodies that can support life instead of getting sick and getting weak.
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