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2 Questions From Our Readers

Posted on March 5th, 2010 by Matt Schoeneberger

Last week we put out a call for questions. This week, we’ve been answering them. Here are two more…

Question 1:

Ok, question – Where can I find a table that tells me (according to height and weight), how many calories I should have each day?  If I wanted to lose 10 pounds in 2 months,  how many calories will I need to cut out to attain this goal?

In Chapter 8 – Doing S.P.E.E.D. we provide step-by-step instructions to help you figure out your caloric needs, for weight maintenance and for weight loss. The formula we use requires your height, weight and age.

We’ve also developed this page to make calorie calculations easier for you:

Good luck!

Question 2:

If you’re someone who has a lot of weight to lose, about 65 lbs, what is the best way of going about it and what would be some suggestions?

This isn’t an easy question to answer on a blog. It’s a huge question. So huge that Jeff and I wrote 8 chapters worth of information on it. My first recommendation is this; if you have 65 lbs. to lose, spend $20 and get our book. If you don’t feel it’s worth $20 after you read it, we’ll refund your money.

If you don’t think you’ll like our book, a new diet book just came out this week, written by some of the researches we’ve referenced in S.P.E.E.D. It’s called New Atkins for a New You. Check it out.

If you can’t part with a single dollar (we understand times are tough), here are my no-cost recommendations:

Eat less. It’s that simple. Reduce your calories, eat whole foods and weight loss will happen.

Move more. Yup, exercise. Nothing earth-shattering.

Set goals. If you don’t have goals, you’ll never achieve them.

Oh, and one more. Read this blog. The entire blog. Every entry since we started over a year ago. It’s free :)

Well, that’s it. See you next time!


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6 Responses to “2 Questions From Our Readers”

  1. Sizzlechest says:

    The JavaScript doesn’t work. It also looks like there’s a math error in either the male or female calculation. Let me know if you need help fixing it.

  2. Sizzlechest says:

    The first value in the formula below looks odd:

    x = (655 + (4.35 * w) + (4.7 * h) – (4.7 * a))

    x = (66 + (6.23 * w) + (12.7 * h) – (6.8 * a))

    Is the first one supposed to be 65.5 or is it really 655?!

  3. Oddly enough, it’s actually 655. It’s amazing how different the equations are between male and female.

    Thanks for your help. Oh, and next time I do a video I’ll try not say ‘um’ every other word… must’ve been a bad day.

  4. karina says:

    The link is not working again

    • Matt Schoeneberger M.S. says:

      For those that might stumble upon this, here is a link to a very rudimentary version. There is no styling to this currently, just a plain white page. It’s ugly, but it should get the job done.


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