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I'll Take The Fat One: Understanding Metabolism by [Shelton, C. D.]
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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
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • 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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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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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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This is a book that talk about fat. People start to concern their health when slimming company promote their services every where several years before. They has analyzed the health problems with the fat people and do a research to prove that is true. We need to aware our health, so do not be too fat. It will cause many diseases such as heart attack, high blood pressure and so on. The book told us a story about fat with some jokes. May's sister got heart attack when she got Lap-band surgery, how to Loss Weight and keep it. When we got a slim body, it also will improve our self-esteem. Thus, many people hope to have slim body. It analyzes deeply. I highly recommend this book to the readers.
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I'll Take The Fat One: Understanding Metabolism is a great book it’s actually entertaining to read each chapter has informative material and as well as some funny inserts. The characters in the book such as Dr. Nori Fugita her suggestions of losing weight that we can actually eat food that we desire just that there needs to be a balance of exercise and food. This is a great book for people actually wanting to lose weight and get informed of different ways to accomplish it.
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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! I would love a sequel on Nori and Iris :)
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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 and living a healthy life. Sooner or later bad eating habits will manifest itself in various forms of diseases, and eventually death. That is what this novel hopes to accomplish in my opinion. It shows the dark and often overlooked consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle; it will often entail countless doctor visits and expensive surgical procedures. All for what? Burgers and fries for lunch and dinner everyday? This book will change the way you see diet and healthy living for the better. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in getting anecdotal inspiration to change their diet for the better.
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