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Weight Loss Supplements That Really Work


Posted on August 31st, 2012 by Matt Schoeneberger

We’ve reviewed many popular weight loss supplements and, unfortunately, most of them are complete bullshit. So in order to help you out we put together this (short) list of supplements that really help with weight loss. Most of this is an excerpt from our book, SPEED, where we originally made the recommendations. So you’re aware, we do not get paid to endorse any supplements. NONE. 

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Social Support Predicts Weight Loss


Posted on August 29th, 2012 by Matt Schoeneberger

Think back to the last five comments you received regarding your health habits. Who were they from? Family? Friends? Were they positive or negative? Support or sabotage?

In 2011 Kiernan et al studied how social support predicted weight loss in a group of women enrolled in a group weight loss program. I’ll skip the details, since I only want to use this paper as a springboard into some practical application. They found that greater than 75% of the women “rarely” or “never” experienced support from friends or family. From the abstract: Read more »

Cold Thermogenesis: As much as I can handle


Posted on August 6th, 2012 by Matt Schoeneberger

A while back we got a comment from Robin:

“I would appreciate you guys weighing in with your opinions and/or evidence regarding cold thermogenesis. CT as it’s called seems to be all the rage on Sisson’s Primal site these days. There are people taking ice baths and putting ice packs on their tummies, etc.

Many there are citing Tim Ferris as the ultimate authority on CT along with Ray Chronise and Jack Kruse.

Is there any merit in this or all just the latest fad?

Thanks” Read more »