Sally Anne Wins Our Free Nutrition Consultation

Sally Anne’s submission was chosen by Beth Ellen DeLuglio as the winner of a free nutrition consultation. Beth and Sally have already been working together for the past week. We look forward to keeping members of posted on their progress.

We thank those of you who submitted your thoughts to this contest and hope that by keeping up with Sally’s comments, problems and progress that you can gain useful information to help you achieve your own goals. We also plan to rerun the contest in the near future so keep your eyes open for more information.

Sally’s winning comment is as follows:

The biggest obstacle to acheiving my weight loss is many-fold and complex as I believe it is for most. I believe my sleep apnea is the worst “culprit”. I also have Hashimoto’s thyroid disease and in 2006 I crash dieted and lost 82 lbs in 11 months only to suffer a rapid rebound weight gain of 40 pounds. For over two years, I have not been able to get this weight off. I was previously insulin resistant and had surgery on PCOS. The fibromyalgia affects working out. I feel that all of these issues feed off one another. It is crystal clear to me that feeling poorly every day from debilitating fatigue is the biggest obstacle to acheiving the weight loss I so desperately need. I really do need help. I want to live before I die.

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  • Sally Anne

    Beth Ellen,

    I want to let you know how grateful I am to have had this help from you. Your knowledge about nutrition is so impression but it goes well beyond that. You understand the human body and chemistry therein. You worked with my specific issues and provided me with a wealth of feedback and information I will have to use forever. I am so blessed to have won this contest and I feel armed with the knowledge and support to help me on my path to a healthier and more active life. I will be posting a followup in about a month or so. I want to thank you personally and for this gift. I have already lost 5 pounds in less than two weeks just by making some of the changes you recommended. I am truly blessed and thank you.



  • Sally Anne, you are very welcome. Having a meaningful, effective consultation is what is so important and as you know, there is always SO MUCH MORE to learn! You are an excellent student and a very motivated client. Therefore I am grateful to you as well! Congratulations on adopting healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Feel free to post any questions here at and I will be following you!
    Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RD, CNSD, CCN, LD/N
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  • Sally Anne

    Beth Ellen, I wanted to let you and Dr. Pepper know that you noticed something a couple years ago and mentioned it in my lab work. You noticed that my T3 and T4 levels were low but TSH was not elevated and that could be an issue with my pituitary. I casually mentioned this to PCP who had a blank look on their face. My symptoms have been dismissed for 25 years. I finally asked my endo on a recent visit “So, you have never had a patient with low thyroid levels and never elevated TSH?” and he replied instantly “just one, but she had a different kind of hypothyroidism.” He proceeded to look at my records and his face changed and his whole demeaner changed. He said “sometimes this can be a result of a sick pituitary.” then ordered the hospital to use the rest of my blood (that he had just done only a TSH on) to do a T3 total which was 70 (and this is with taking liothyyronine also) and free T4 of 0.91. Then sent me a letter saying “We MAY need to discuss a different approach at your next visit.” You think? If I hadnt asked that I would still be suffering and having my symptoms dismissed. He is the only endo I can see based on my insurance now. I need to find a way to feel confident he will pursue what he said could be “secondary hypothyroidism). Why oh why has it taken 25 years and one innocent question from me to uncover that there may be more going on here. You spotted this immediately looking at my labs but my doctors never did. I am frustrated because these symptoms are not allowing me to live much of a life. I literally grieve for the things I was able to do in the last two years. I just want to get to the bottom of this. Any suggestions on how to approach this with a very dismissive endocrinologist are much appreciated. I will never, of course, mention any names of doctors.