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Dear Oprah, It was Fun While it Lasted!


It’s over between me and Oprah. If you are a regular reader of metabolism.com you probably know about my proposal to Oprah. Don’t get worked up, it wasn’t a marriage proposal. It was a proposal to create a Diabetes Lifestyles reality show for her new cable network. Here’s the background. Oprah is starting her “Own” network on cable and is hosting a contest for ideas to add to her line up. For the past 6 months visitors to Oprah’s website have been able to view all the ideas submitted by the public and vote for their favorite ones. My idea was to produce a Diabetes Lifestyle reality show called This Sweet Life. Over two months my idea acquired about 60 votes and was still in the running. The problem between Oprah and I started when she asked for a commitment. I’m not phobic about commitments but she asked for too much. In order to stay in the contest I had to commit to taking 6 weeks away from my medical practice to go to Los Angles to participate in filming of the conclusion of the contest. I’m sorry Oprah…I’m already committed to my medical practice so you can’t have me!

Maybe some other time. But it was fun while it lasted.

Gary Pepper, M.D., Editor-in-Chief, metabolism.com

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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 metabolism.com 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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Win a Free Nutrition Consultation with Beth Ellen DiLuglio


Have you been discouraged by inability to lose weight despite really trying? Have you ever paid for a weight loss program and felt you wasted your money? The experts at metabolism.com appreciate what you have gone through and want to help you get it right. Beth Ellen DiLuglio is a certified nutritionist and consultant who is collaborating with metabolism.com to offer a personalized nutrition program that we believe will get results.

To kick off this new service, Metabolism.com is running a contest to win a free consultation with Beth Ellen. To enter the contest simply post to the Comments Section on Metabolism.com’s homepage with the theme: ….What is the biggest obstacle to achieving weight loss?… We want to hear what you have to say about this common and perplexing problem.

Within 4 weeks the staff of metabolism.com will choose the best response to the question. The winner will then be entitled to a free consultation with Beth Ellen worth $80 but actually worth much more when the results you are striving for are finally achieved with her help.

So enter today and post your opinion to metabolism.com; What is the biggest obstacle to achieving weight loss?

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