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I'll Take The Fat One: Understanding Metabolism [Kindle Edition]

C. D. Shelton
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Book Description

I’LL TAKE THE FAT ONE is a uniquely written fictional novel that interweaves a story of redemption, finding one's true self and ultimately love with an understanding of weight loss.

Dr. Fugita, a weight loss doctor, holds Friday night seminars on health related topics, in his clinic. His seminars are designed to educate clinic members how they can maintain healthy lifestyles which will help them lose weight and keep it off.

The following is an excerpt from a review given by Dr. Grady Harp, Amazon’s top book reviewer: “By incorporating the weight control information into a well blended story of finding one's true self, a solid love story, and a really fine detective tale, Shelton not only draws the reader into the hard facts he wishes to deliver, but does so in such a way that the seminars become personal experiences.”

The self-help part of this book is delivered in the Friday night seminars. You’ll learn about the Glycemic index and how to determine which foods are deleterious to your health and why. You’ll learn what you can do to live a healthier life. How antioxidants help deter illnesses, lap band surgery, heart disease, diet recommendations and so much more is discussed.


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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

Product Details

  • File Size: 516 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Choice PH (February 28, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007F2V1R2
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,533 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Obesity: Pulling it all together April 5, 2012
Format:Paperback
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book! April 8, 2013
Format:Paperback
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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5.0 out of 5 stars I"ll Take the Fat One May 15, 2012
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars weight March 26, 2015
By Kun Jia
Format:Kindle Edition
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and Informative March 2, 2012
By Ramona
Format:Paperback
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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5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely fantastic May 18, 2012
By vanessa
Format:Paperback
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Good story! March 28, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Diet and Health: How can we treat our bodies right?
For those of us who live a busy life, we seldom pay much attention to what we put into our bodies. This thought provoking novel encourages us to rethink our entire way we view diet... Read more
Published 2 hours ago by Eric Huynh
4.0 out of 5 stars This is an great book. Its detail tell us how bad if ...
This is an great book. Its detail tell us how bad if people fat. Weight can affect a person's self-esteem. Read more
Published 3 hours ago by shuailu
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed and glad I read it
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.
Published 2 days ago by Jingyu Zhang
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a extremely funny book! there are lots of great fat jokes ...
This is a extremely funny book! there are lots of great fat jokes in this book. Furthermore, i had learned lots of information about the six seminar topics in it. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Jasmine chan
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
I rated this book a 5 because it was not only informative on the subject of obesity in America, but it had a breaktaking dialogue, as well. Applause! Very well written! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Renae Pretty
5.0 out of 5 stars I'll take the fat one
overall this book it's amazing I enjoyed reading about the malpractice some Drs. do sometimes just to get away with the damage They cause the patient. Read more
Published 22 months ago by rocio4792
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 STARS
C.D Shelton is a master-mind. This book on fat is funny, smart, and very educational. I did not expect so many jokes that kept me laughing while reading very important information... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Brahna Regalado
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More About the Author

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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