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Nancy's Notes - January 28, 2016

“Always Hungry?” by David Ludwig, MD, “Blue” by Danielle Steele, “Orphan X” by Gregg Hurwitz.

         Losing weight or eating healthy are included in almost everyone’s New Year resolution. If that’s the case, stop in and check out, “Always Hungry?” by David Ludwig, Md.  As an endocrinologist Dr. David Ludwig explains why traditional diets don't work, and presents a new plan to help you lose weight without hunger, improve your health, and feel great. His studies show that overeating doesn't make you fat; the process of getting fat makes you overeat. That's because fat cells play a key role in determining how much weight you gain or lose. Low-fat diets work against you, by triggering fat cells to hoard more calories for themselves, leaving too few for the rest of the body. This "hungry fat" sets off a chain reaction that leaves you feeling hungry as your metabolism slows down. Cutting calories only makes the situation worse-creating a battle between mind and metabolism.
        Danielle Steel has had several new books published lately. The latest, “Blue”, is available in both regular and large print. The story centers around Ginny Carter who was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a happy life in Beverly Hills. Her whole world dissolves in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. She then pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe. On the anniversary of the accident she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever. Thirteen-year-old Blue Williams has been living on the streets, abandoned by his family, rarely attending school, and utterly alone. Following her instincts, Ginny reaches out to him. Leery of everyone, he runs from her again and again. But he always returns, and each time, their friendship grows.
         If you like suspense why not try, “Orphan X”, by Gregg Hurwitz. Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets---i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear. Now, however, someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training. Someone who knows Orphan X. Someone who is getting closer and closer. And will exploit Evan's weakness, his work as The Nowhere Man, to find him and eliminate him.
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