December 19, 2013 07:50 PM

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As if last week’s makeup-free selfie wasn’t enough to make you love her, this disarmingly candid and sweet video of Cameron Diaz playing photographer and cheerleader for a diverse group of women, just released to support her new project,
The Body Book
, will do the trick.

Diaz’s book, subtitled “The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, The Power of Knowledge and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body,” is all about what she’s learned about nutrition, exercise, diet and general well-being — as she says in the video, “it’s not a … plan, it’s just information for you to have.” And she supplemented the text with photos she took herself of 40 very different women, which you can see in the video below.

Though showing oneself off from all angles in spandex isn’t many women’s idea of fun, Diaz instantly puts her models at ease, asking them what they love about their bodies and offering fitness and nutrition advice from her own experience. You can see the women warm up as they praise their butts, arms, chests and more — and especially as they giggle along with Diaz while she snaps photo after photo. Diaz’s mission is very serious, though, as she says in a release: “Wake up. Love yourself. Care for yourself. Your body is the most precious thing that you have.”

What do you think of Diaz’s photoshoot? Does it make you excited to check out her book? Let us know in the comments.

–Alex Apatoff

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