I was lucky enough to visit the Rachael Ray show last week with my two niece in laws, Ellie and Rachael. Lucky for two reasons. First, we got tickets and Second, it was the week sandwiched between the coldest Tuesday and the snowiest one.
As we waited on line we talked about what the show would be about and chatted with others on the line about the show and how we hoped we would get in soon.
Then Rachael came on to tell us that we were having a special guest today and gave us some hints but no one could quite figure it out. The show was about to start and for those of you who have never seen the show, Rachael comes down in an elevator either by herself or with the guest, in this case it was with the guest. As the elevator started down we saw the person was tall, blonde and was dressed causally, not until the doors opened that we realized it was Cameron Diaz.
I have to say that she looks great in person and is a really down to earth woman. She chatted with Rachael regarding her new book entitled “The Body”, she talked about how she sat around the table and wrote with the help of a writer about these issues. The theme of the book is that we may not all get the body that Cameron has but we need to take of the best body that we have. She stated “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.” Her focus is on having women change the way they view their bodies through, mind, body, and nutrition. It is a really great book and has tools for everyone. I struggle to gain weight so it is helping me look at ways to work on that with exercise and better eating.
It was great to hear from someone who looks perfect that even she falls off the track and has to get back on it. She answered audience questions, and was funny and out-going. I really was glad that she was our special guest.
We also had a visit from the Discovery Channel’s host Jason Silva of Brain Games. He showed us how on brains respond to certain things and we don’t even know it. Some of the audience were called upon to do taste test blindfolded to see if their other senses would help them. They did pretty good.
Finally Rachael demonstrated for us the perfect way to make a Nutty Chicken Cutlet. The recipe can be found on her website and highlights of the show at