Glitter and Glue
By Kelly Corrigan
'I loved this book, I was moved by this book and now I will share this book with my own mother.' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. From the New York Times best-selling author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond between mothers and daughters. Kelly Corrigan's mother summarised the the division of labour in her family as: 'Your father's the glitter, but I'm the glue.' This meant nothing to Kelly, who left her childhood sure that her mum would be nothing more than background for the rest of Kelly's life. After college, she took off see things and Become Interesting. In a matter of months her savings had dwindled and she needed a job. That's how she met John Tanner, a newly widowed Australian father of two looking for a live-in nanny.There, in that small, motherless house her mother's voice was suddenly everywhere.Each day she spent with the Tanner kids was a day she spent reconsidering her relationship with her mother, turning it over in her hands like a shell, trying to hear whatever messages might be trapped in its shadowy spiral. This is a book about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time.
The Glucose Revolution - Heart
By Anthony Leeds, Kaye Foster-Powell, Professor Jennie Brand Miller
The dietary message for heart disease prevention is low fat (low saturated fat), high carbohydrate, high fibre and low G.I. This handy pocket guide from the authors of the bestselling Glucose Revolution explains how a low G.I. diet is vital in treating and preventing heart disease. Easy to read, it shows clearly and simply how you can choose the right amount of carbohydrate foods and the right kind of carbohydrate foods for lifelong health and wellbeing and to reduce the risk of heart attack. The pocket guide includes:- eating for heart health- facts about fat- a 7-day meal plan- low G.I. healthy heart pantry checklist- G.I. and fat food counter
The Glucose Revolution - Losing Weight
By Dr Stephen Colagiuri, Kaye Foster-Powell, Professor Jennie Brand Miller
When it comes to what to eat to lose weight, it is not simply a matter of reducing how much you eat. Research has shown that the type of food you give your body determines what fuel it's going to burn and what it's going to store as body fat. It has also revealed that certain foods are much more satisfying than others. This is where the G.I. factor comes to the fore. Low G.I. foods have two very special advantages for people wanting to lose weight:1. They fill you up and keep you satisfied for longer2. They help you burn more of your body fat and less of your body muscle.This essential pocket guide includes a 7-day low G.I. plan for losing weight plus a complete range of low G.I. meal suggestions to help you keep the kilos at bay.
The Glucose Revolution - Sports Nutrition
By Helen O'connor, Dr Stephen Colagiuri, Kaye Foster-Powell, Professor Jennie Brand Miller
Sports nutrition is a new and dynamic science dedicated to unravelling the key nutrition factors that boost sports performance. What you eat does make a difference to your performance. The trick is getting into the right eating routine, keeping up to date and ignoring the confusing nutrition myths that abound.This book looks at a new key factor, the G.I. factor, and features:- a quick quiz to help readers assess current eating habits- case studies providing fun, easy and practical ways to eat for better performance- foods to consume during exercise and those that speed recovery- the truth about carbohydrate loading
By Michael Rosen
We live in a world surrounded by all the stuff that education is supposed to be about: machines, bodies, languages, cities, votes, mountains, energy, movement, plays, food, liquids, collisions, protests, stones, windows. But the way we've been taught often excludes all sorts of practical ways of finding out about ideas, knowledge and culture - anything from cooking to fixing loo cisterns, from dance to model making, from collecting leaves to playing 'Who am I?'. The great thing is that you really can use everything around you to learn more.Learning should be much more fun and former children's laureate, million-selling author, broadcaster, father of five and all-round national treasure, Michael Rosen wants to show you how. Forget lists, passing tests and ticking boxes, the world outside the classroom can't be contained within the limits of any kind of curriculum - and it's all the better for it. Long car journeys, poems about farting, cake baking, even shouting at the TV can teach lessons that will last a lifetime. Packed with enough practical tips, stories and games to inspire a legion of anxious parents and bored children, Good Ideas shows that the best kind of education really does start at home.