The Spark: The 28-Day Breakthrough Plan for Losing Weight, Getting Fit, and Transforming Your Life
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From the experts who created SparkPeople.com, America’s #1 diet and fitness site, comes The Spark. This groundbreaking book outlines the best of what has worked for millions of members who have lost weight, kept it off, and reached other goals. Driven by positive energy and proven results, The Spark outlines a breakthrough formula that combines nutrition, exercise, goal setting, motivation, and community, which has helped people change their lives beyond the scale.
• Discover the 27 Secrets of Success—the best action steps, foods, and proven medical advice that have helped tens of thousands of members lose from 2 to 200 pounds.
• Special tips from people who lost 100 pounds or more—see what these people had in common and what they did and didn’t do to make huge transformations in their lives.
• A step-by-step 28-day program that brings together the most effective, medically accepted nutrition and fitness practices from SparkPeople experts in an easy-to-follow plan, including flexible mix-and-match meal plans, fully illustrated workout programs, full-color before-and-after success stories, and more!
• New to this edition! Breakthrough survey results have been used to create a Strong Start Guide to help you jumpstart your weight-loss efforts. Based on what tens of thousands of successful SparkPeople members did to lose weight and change their lives, this guide tells you what to do in the first two weeks to make you five times more likely to reach your ultimate weight-loss goal!
Whether you want to fit into your “skinny jeans,” improve your health and fitness levels, change your outlook and mood, or reach all new goals, The Spark can help you transform your body and your life. What are you waiting for? Spark your life today!
results. We segmented the respondents into groups: people who reached their weight-loss goals, people who lost 100 pounds or more, people who called themselves “dieters,” people who described themselves as “pursuing a healthy lifestyle,” and people who reported being “stuck.” The secrets of the most successful—those who either had met their goals or had lost 100 pounds and were on track to reach their final goals—are found throughout the rest of the book. You will learn: • How our members
things like, “I don’t get it, you are in great shape, you eat right… But I can hear the words of my surgeon who helped save me from death several times—if my heart had not been in pretty good shape, along with the diet and exercise regimen my wife had inflicted on me, I would not be here. Linda and Dave’s story is pretty dramatic. But remember that being a positive force doesn’t have to entail drastic sacrifice, a long-term commitment, or becoming involved in a complicated process. Every
in the Fast Break to start seeing even greater results. These next 7 days of our 28-day program will put you on that path! WEEK 2 ACTION STEPS This week we will focus on these action steps: 1. Take the Healthy Lifestyle Pledge 2. Adopt the top nutrition Secrets of Success 3. Track your food for weight loss following the SparkPeople nutrition guidelines 4. Exercise consistently ten minutes a day 5. Get adequate sleep These action steps are simple, but there is magic in the combination.
chose their own foods as opposed to those who followed structured meal plans, so it is an individual preference. You can choose from: • Your own daily diets based on the guidelines provided here • Structured food plans generated for you at SparkPeople.com; you can use our online meal plans as is, or make substitutions based on seasonal foods, budget, and food preferences • Other healthy eating plans that tell you what to eat at each meal, as long as they offer a balanced diet and they don’t
weight loss or healthy lifestyle journey. Only 61 percent of those who were stuck helped other people. Further, when asked what was important to them, those who said that “helping other people/being a good friend, parent, kid, member of church or community” was most important had an edge on the general population when it came to many measures: they were more likely to reach their goals and lose more weight; they were much more likely to use motivational strategies such as giving themselves