When it comes to reaching a healthy weight, do you want to know want is the best use of your time, money, and effort?

This project has a single focus: To make freely available* the most evidence-based weight management strategies in one, easy-to-access place. Over the coming months and years, the project will take several shapes and forms, including a blog, a book, a collaboration of enthusiastic and interested minds and, of course, this website will function as its host. The most exciting parts of the project are ones which have not yet been conceptualized, but instead are seedlings in the minds of its contributors and followers.


We invite feedback and contributions from anyone, anywhere. All we ask is that you support your feedback with references where necessary and remain civil in discussion. We currently have no strict set of rules for unacceptable behavior and hope we won’t need any. Play nice.

Use of Content

*We want the information on this site to be freely distributed so that it can be easily used for the greater good. Here are the rules for distribution/use.

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

More specifically,

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

For more details,

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)


Back in 2007 or 2008, we got the bright idea to write a book about fat loss that talked about all the things we felt were important for a person’s success. The original work was SPEED – The Only Weight Loss Book Worth Reading, which later became SPEED – A Complete How-To Manual for Quick and Permanent Fat Loss as we became a bit less cocky (but not less confident) and realized a more descriptive subtitle was needed. We also operated DoingSPEED.com, the writings of which are archived here in our main blog section. Today, we are moving on to this project, updating much of what was written in SPEED and adding new and pertinent information as needed.

Who Are We?
We are two guys that really like what we do and get a lot of pleasure from reading and writing about a variety of fields related to weight management and overall health promotion. We seem to feel that we can make a difference by sharing what we know. Will we? Don’t know. But we do know we can’t make a difference if we don’t DO something. So, our current Project, Book, and Blog are the current manifestations of our desire to DO something. Now a few particulars about each of us;

Jeff Thiboutot M.Ed., M.S., C.H.E.S., C.N., ACE-Health Coach

I have over 20 years of experience in the health and fitness field.I have an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Sciences (Western International University) and a Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion (California University of Pennsylvania). Most recently, I earned a Masters of Education in Health Education (American College of Education).  I am also a Certified Nutritionist (American Health Science University), was a Certified Personal Trainer (American Council on Exercise) for 18 years and now a Certified Health Coach (American Council on Exercise) and a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

you can reach me at: Jeff@OvercomeObesity.org

Matt Schoeneberger M.S., C.E.S.

I have beenMatt for OO involved in the fitness industry for over 12 years. I am a Certified Personal Trainer and a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and have a Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion (California University of Pennsylvania). Mostly recently (2017), I completed the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification. 

you can reach me at: Matt@OvercomeObesity.org