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Iris is young, wealthy, beautiful and single, living alone in Los Angeles. Since the passing of her father a year ago, Iris has gained 50 pounds. After her mother died, her father had been her only anchor. Now, unhappy, overweight and lonely, she has become a recluse, turning to food for comfort. Her world is spiraling out of control with eating binges and no one to turn to for support. Despair leads her to a weight clinic she found on the internet, run by Dr. Nori Fugita, whom she recognizes as one of her former instructors at UCLA.
 
Nori is an insecure, commitment phobic, womanizer, with a predilection for women who are needy and vulnerable whom he can take advantage of. For him, Iris is just another target.
 
After a series of events, Iris falls in love with Nori whom she thinks is the man of her dreams. But is he? Will she win his heart or will Nori shatter her dreams?  
 
This is a story of finding one's true self, love and redemption.


"C.D. Shelton brilliantly combines both mystery and a love story, and - as a major bonus for the reader- draws on his background in biology to reveal, in an easy to understand format, the solid science behind the secrets to sensible weight loss."

                      -- BILL HOVERSTEN, Crier Communications
 
 "Love, death and dieting may sound like an unusual combination for a book, but
 C.D. Shelton pulls them all together. Drawing on his extensive background in biology he weaves an entertaining tale holding the readers interest while explaining the solid science behind the keys to sensible weight loss."
                 -- PROFESSOR ALISON DAVIS, Chair, Life Science Dept.
                                East Los Angeles Community College

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“C.D. Shelton brilliantly combines both mystery and a love story, and – as a major bonus for the reader- draws on his background in biology to reveal, in an easy to understand format, the solid science behind the secrets to sensible weight loss.” -- BILL HOVERSTEN, Crier Communications

“Love, death and dieting may sound like an unusual combination for a book, but C.D. Shelton pulls them all together. Drawing on his extensive background in biology he weaves an entertaining tale holding the readers interest while explaining the solid science behind the keys to sensible weight loss.” -- PROFESSOR ALISON DAVIS, Chair, Life Science Dept. East Los Angeles Community College

“ C.D. Shelton’s novel I’LLTAKE THE FAT ONE, provides us with solutions to a complex food industry problem, obesity. This well researched and informative book takes us back to the basics…It guides us to a traditional, more beneficial way to maintain our weight…This book should be on the coffee table of every home in the country!”. --B.L. REDDY, PhD, Physiology

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  • File Size: 806 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
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  • Publisher: Choice PH (February 28, 2012)
  • Publication Date: February 28, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007F2V1R2
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C.D. Shelton has been a Professor of Biology for over 4 decades. His love of teaching and passion for subjects such as plant life and health related topics, has inspired many of his college students to careers in Medicine, Marine Biology, Biological teaching, just to name a few.

C.D. Shelton's first novel, THE AGE of ETERNAL FIRE, an action-adventure was published in 2009, followed by two more novels, in the same genre, to complete a trilogy.

Since then, C.D. Shelton has written ten novels (five published), and a
non-fiction kid's book , A KID'S GUIDE to BEING A WINNER with an accompanying workbook.

Today, aside from his college teaching duties, C.D. Shelton continues to do what he does best. That is to inspire, educate and bring awareness to students and interested readers, mostly on health related issues that he has extensively researched.

He uses his passion for writing and his love of biology, to write for "Short on Time Ebooks". Short on Time Ebooks are ebooks designed for the person who is, "short-on-time," but desires to stay informed-- subjects range from weight-loss, diet trends, Mediterranean Snacks & Appetizers, healthy living, diseases, acid reflux, and so many other topics.

These short ebooks are written in a concise, to the point, and in an understanding manner. Each ebook varies in length, taking the reader anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes to read with many offering solutions or remedies when possible.


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There is a saying that if you want to make your audience really hear what you have to say, tell them a story. And that is exactly what C.D. Shelton has accomplished in this well written and imminently readable novel I'LL TAKE THE FAT ONE. Shelton is a Professor of Biology in Southern California, an avid believer in sharing information about physiology not only with his students but also with the population at large. As is evident both in the media and in simply walking around the neighborhood or the streets and malls of our cities, America is fat! There is an epidemic of obesity in this country that threatens the general health, and for all the reactive ads and gimmicks and medical interventions and surgeries that are available, few writers have found a way to bring the realities to light in a way that will alert the public to explore the truths that are being bandied about. That is what Shelton's novel does - instruct, encourage, warn, and entertain us all in one story.

Dr. Nori Fugita (he has a PhD in Physiology from UCLA) has been a hedonist until he opened a Weight Control Clinic (Nutritional Counseling, Exercise Planning, and Intervention) in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. Once in it for the money, his life gradually changes as he defines his mission in life - to offer informed advice to people with weight problems. On returning from a business trip to Japan to speak to the Japanese Sumo Wrestlers Association he picks up a voice mail message from one Iris Fugiyama, a past student in one of Nori's nutrition classes who is desperate for help in losing the weight she has gained.
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A wonderful book with a sweet story line and FUNNY JOKES!!! My favorite part of the book was the seminar on the lap band procedure. Also, there are plenty of funny jokes in this book my favorite joke was the; "Your mama is so fat..... well you have to read the book, to find out.
This book is a must read tons of information and wonderful characters.
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By Kun Jia on March 26, 2015
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This is a book to help people loss their weight. We all know that too much weight will kill you later on. Over weight is a most concern in USA. a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids. I love this book. This is a book you should read about befor you gain too much weight.
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I dont read to many books for not many catch my attention, but i have to say this book had me hooked on it almost immediately. it might have been the fact that it took place in my home town of Los Angeles or that the main character work place is at a place where i spend most of my free time this book really did gain all my attention. Dr. Nori Fugta works with helping people manage their weight either its planning their diet or or exercise. who is said to like women in the heavier side but decided to get his PhD in physiology since he knew all the women would be taking those classes as well. after gaining his PhD he opened his own clinic which as said before is meant to help people control their weight. one thing to note in this book would have to be that although the book itself is fiction such as the characters the seminars/ Information that Dr. Nori gives every friday to help people lose wight are actually true which gives this book another reason to pull in its readers for it is not only a story to enjoy reading but its also educating you at the same time which i find to be genius. the conflict gives has you at the edge of your seats and the love just warms your heart for you see how much the character has changed from the beginning to the end with his newly found love. I would 100% recommend this book to many one that loves a good romance as well as some fact. it will have you wanting it to have a squeal. i know i did. great book this author really knows how to draw in their readers.
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Good read. Storyline is entertaining, yet very informative. Talks about weight issues and how important it is to choose the right path and avoid the dangers in losing weight. Entertains and educates. I enjoyed and glad I read it.
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C.d. shelton does a fantastic job at juxtaposing humor and romance all in one chapter. This book is extremely informative about one's health and this book also brings awareness about what one can do to improve their lifestyles.
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This story was my absolute favorite. Loved all the characters from the beginning and loved the ending for Nori and Iris. A classic tale of love and happiness!
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This is a story of finding one's true self, love and redemption. Story line is entertaining, The message of this book comes out very clearly in the six seminar topics that span the time frame of this novel: Mindfulness (being aware of one's own experience as it s happening with meditation and focus on the moment); Lap-band surgery (the procedure and the pros, cons and safety measures); How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off (weight gain is a balance between exercise and calories consumed - a survey of the glycemic index and its meanings); Myths and Realities (the gimmicks for instant weight loss and why they don't work - the `easy way out'); Risk Factors for Heart Disease (a discussion on lipids and cholesterol, antioxidants and exercise); and Obesity and Epidemic (an erudite discussion of obesogens, processed foods, the effects of pesticides, the role of BMI).
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