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Actress Cameron Diaz has a body to die for, but she's the first to admit that the holidays took a toll on her shape, too.

"I ate everything and was not exercising as much to offset my food intake. I was not managing myself. My body looks different now than it did two weeks ago. I am not going to beat myself up about that," she says.

"I ate the stuff I wanted to eat. I didn't restrict myself from things that made me happy. I was eating that way with my family and friends. We eat pork roast for Christmas, tacos the next day. I eat the pork skin, pork fat and the beef fat. That's my treat."

But now she's back to healthy eating and regular exercise, and before long, she says, her body will be back to where it was.

Diaz, 41, (The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding, There's Something About Mary) has written a new book, The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body with Sandra Bark to share the latest nutrition and exercise information because she wants "people to be healthy and live their life to the fullest."

She realizes that not everyone has her "blessed gene pool," but you can "love your own amazing body. Know that body. The only way you can know that body is by taking care of it properly. If you are eating processed foods, and you're not getting all your nutrients, not exercising properly, then you are not living in the body that you were meant to live in."

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