Small Island by Andrea LevyHortense Joseph arrives in London from Jamaica in 1948 with her life in her suitcase, her heart broken, her resolve intact. Her husband, Gilbert Joseph, returns from the war expecting to be received as a hero, but finds his status as a black man in Britain to be second class. His white landlady, Queenie, raised as a farmers daughter, befriends Gilbert, and later Hortense, with innocence and courage, until the unexpected arrival of her husband, Bernard, who returns from combat with issues of his own to resolve.
Told in these four voices, Small Island is a courageous novel of tender emotion and sparkling wit, of crossings taken and passages lost, of shattering compassion and of reckless optimism in the face of insurmountable barriers---in short, an encapsulation of the immigrants life.
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South Beach Diet: What You Need to Know
The South Beach diet focuses on replacing the refined carbohydrates and saturated fat in your diet with complex carbohydrates and heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. The weight-management plan begins with a two-week initial phase that restricts all fruit, pasta, bread, cereal grains, alcohol and starchy vegetables such as potatoes, beets, carrots and corn. When you move into the South Beach diet's phase 2, you're allowed to eat a wider range of foods as you get closer to your goal weight. Before beginning the South Beach diet, talk to your doctor about the possible benefits and drawbacks. A typical South Beach dieter doesn't begin phase 2 of the program until she's successfully completed two weeks on phase 1.
ShaeLee Chatterton began writing professionally in She is a fitness nutrition coach through the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association and is certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise. Chatterton earned a Bachelor of Arts in exercise science and communications at Boise State University. The South Beach Diet was formulated by Dr. Arthur Agatston and aims at encouraging intake of the right carbohydrates, including appropriate fats like olive and canola oil, specific fruits and vegetables, fiber, lean protein and whole grains. According to MayoClinic.
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Doc's Opinion. For the first two weeks, you are not allowed to eat bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, baked goods, fruit, sugar or consume alcohol., There are two types of dieters who start Phase 2 of the South Beach Diet. Some dieters who had more than 10 pounds to lose or who had strong cravings for sugar and starch will start Phase 2 after finishing Phase 1.
The South Beach Diet, which is named after a glamorous area of Miami, is sometimes called a modified low-carbohydrate diet. The South Beach Diet is lower in carbs carbohydrates and higher in protein and healthy fats than is a typical eating plan. But it's not a strict low-carb diet, and you don't have to count carbs. The purpose of the South Beach Diet is to change the overall balance of the foods you eat to encourage weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. The South Beach Diet says it's a healthy way of eating whether you want to lose weight or not. Check with your doctor or health care provider before starting any weight-loss diet, especially if you have any health concerns. The South Beach Diet says that its balance of good carbs, lean protein and healthy fats makes it a nutrient-dense, fiber-rich diet that you can follow for a lifetime of healthy eating.
Let me back up a bit: Looking for a challenge, I had started a job that promised to put all my experience to the test. A ton of meetings are held at my office, with bagels, sandwiches, and pastries often left over. Before starting this job, I'd followed a paleo eating plan for a couple of years and had managed to cut most refined carbs out of my diet. When there were no sweet treats up for grabs, I began running out to buy myself a huge peanut butter cookie or a pita sandwich. And things just spiraled out of control. Eventually, I become a card-carrying member of the stretch-pants squad, never wearing pants with a button unless absolutely necessary.