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HCG and Weight Loss – An Update

Posted on February 15th, 2010 by Matt Schoeneberger

The written update will be published soon, full of references and that good science-y stuff!

Great News – Matt and I were interviewed by Jimmy Moore

Posted on February 15th, 2010 by Jeff Thiboutot M.S.

Matt and I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Jimmy Moore, the low-carb blogging guru. The interview was for one of his Livin La Vida Low-Carb Shows (Podcast). Matt and I are glad we had the chance to discuss what our book is about and why we think our approach is very useful for people trying to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. We think the interview went well. The only drawback is it will not air until the beginning of May.

Jimmy Moore’s blog has lots of useful information. Click here to go to it.

Weight Loss Workout With One Dumbbell

Posted on February 9th, 2010 by Matt Schoeneberger

As you know, a good weight loss workout is based around muscle maintenance. With just one dumbbell (DB), you can perform a few simple, but effective movements that will recruit just about every muscle you need to work.

Here are the exercises:

One-arm DB Row
One-arm DB Over-head Press
One-arm DB Lunge (hold DB in opposite hand of lunging leg)

Perform a few sets of each exercise, maybe throw in some planks for ab bracing (although you get a lot of ab work with any over-head movement done correctly), and you’re done. Just make sure you challenge yourself – intensity is key for muscle maintenance.

Post questions in the comments and I’ll get back to you asap.


Weight Loss Webinar – 2/10/10

Posted on February 9th, 2010 by Matt Schoeneberger

We’ll be covering intermittent fastin (IF) and caloric restriction (CR). We’ll talk about whether these strategies are good for weight loss and long-term health.

Club membership is only $29.97/month and you get a free book when you sign-up. Learn more about the club here

New Review of S.P.E.E.D. – The Only Weight Loss Book Worth Reading!

Posted on February 5th, 2010 by Matt Schoeneberger

Why do you want to read S.P.E.E.D?

The authors, Jeff Thiboutot and Matt Schoenberger offer valuable information in a clean, precise and easy to read format – Just the facts. Want more? They provide that too! This is precisely what makes S.P.E.E.D. different from most other weight loss books on the market today. If you want to learn where the information comes from, the authors offer a reference section after each chapter so that you, the reader can verify the actual research science that supports the information.

The authors understand that the obstacles to weight loss are not simply calories. After reading this book you’ll have a clearer understanding of what may be getting in the way of your weight loss along with a variety of solutions for your lifestyle. You’ll learn about many common weight loss myths that many people have come to believe as truths. For those who may already have the facts there is still much to be gleaned from S.P.E.E.D. Thiboutot & Schoenberger recognize that simply having the correct knowledge will not shed the pounds and provide a psychology chapter to help motivate the reader to turn the logic into action. The chapter begins with a wonderful quote from the Dhammapada that illustrates their point; : “However many words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do if you do not act upon them?” Act now – get this book.

Laurie Cagnassola
Director, Nutrition & Metabolism Society

Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

Posted on February 3rd, 2010 by Matt Schoeneberger

A meta-analysis shows there is no significant evidence for saturated fat being associated with CVD.

Siri-Tarino PW, Sun Q, Hu FB, Krauss RM. Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010. published ahead of print.

Low Carb Meal for Weight Loss

Posted on February 2nd, 2010 by Matt Schoeneberger

Here’s a simple meal idea I like.

ground beef




sea salt/pepper

Brown ground beef in a pan with butter. Mix in guacamole or salsa and serve in a big bowl with a generous amount of spinach.

Here are screen shots of the macronutrient and calorie content when the meal is entered on (click to see bigger versions):

It’s very tasty and very low-carb. The Fitday count is 7.3 g of fiber out of that 8.2 total carbs which puts the net total at about 1 g.

If this is your only meal for the day, or one of two, you could adjust the quantities to up the overall calorie content.

Share some more meal ideas and we’ll post them here, just leave a comment!


Posted on February 2nd, 2010 by Matt Schoeneberger

Jeff and I played in a dodgeball tournament this weekend. It was a team draw tournament, so we ended up on different teams. We don’t play against each other much, and we both got each other out once, haha. My team ended up taking 2nd place, narrowly missing taking the whole thing.
Anyway, here are a few action shots:

And here is a link to pics of the whole tournament on Facebook, including some goofy pics of Jeff and me.