Celebrity Inspiration-Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz is funny while being smoking hot!  So I recently saw that she has a new book out.  Now who doesn’t want to look like Cameron.  She has admitted her shape comes from good genes.  Sometimes our genes need help in heading to the right direction.  Right Ladies.

The book, which is filled with handy charts and plenty of sound scientific information, is worth a read.   Here is a brief introduction to what is in her book to help you get started.

1. Chug Water When You Wake Up
Did you know that after a full night’s sleep, you’re dehydrated simply from breathing? That’s why Diaz fills a large glass bottle with water before bed and leaves it ready to go. In the morning, after she brushes her teeth, she chugs the whole thing. “Once I drink the water, I feel it immediately. I go from being a wilted plant to one that has been rejuvenated by the rain,” she writes.

2. Eat a Big, Savory Breakfast
When she was growing up, Diaz says that her mom always encouraged her to eat a big breakfast to give her energy for the school day, and it’s a habit that’s stuck with her. But she doesn’t reach for sweets like granola or pancakes, which can mess with blood sugar levels and cause irritability. Instead, she plays with creative combos like oatmeal mixed with sauteed zucchini and collard greens, caramelized shallots, and egg whites, which she then tops with Japanese ponzu sauce and lemon juice. “I’m always looking for new ways to build flavor and have fun with my carbs,” she writes.

3. Drink Your Probiotics
You’ve probably heard of probiotics, the healthy bacteria found in yogurt and other fermented foods that nutritionists recommend for maintaining balance in the digestive tract. But Diaz cautions that you need to read the labels and look for probiotics like L. acidophilus, L. casei, and Biofidobacterium, which survive better inside your stomach than some of the others that are used to make yogurt. To get her daily dose, Diaz chooses a rice-based probiotic drink like Bio-K Plus.

4. Love the Lemon
Diaz adds this fab flavor booster to salads (in place of fatty dressing), pastas (along with parmesan), and her water bottle. Lemons help digestion and are believed to boost immunity; they also contain lots of essential nutrients such as vitamin C, calcium and magnesium.

5. Exercise in Sneaky Ways
Diaz reminds readers that working out doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing thing. She suggests squeezing in movement when you can, whether it’s doing butt squeezes while brushing your teeth, lunges while waiting for coffee to brew, or taking the stairs (preferably at a run!) rather than the elevator. She writes, “As long as you remember that part of being active is moving continuously through the day, you can become an active person RIGHT NOW. Just move.”

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