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The 8-Week Diabetes Weight Loss Challenge from SparkPeople [Kindle Edition]

Becky Hand , Stepfanie Romine , Tanya Jolliffe
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Book Description

Take control of your weight and your diabetes with this eight-week diet and fitness plan from SparkPeople.com, the country's largest health and fitness website. Based on the site's popular Spark*D diabetes education and management program, this challenge will teach you how to eat and exercise with diabetes. With 42 easy and delicious carb-controlled recipes, plus a workout plan that's suitable for beginners.

All articles from SparkPeople.com have been reviewed by Becky Hand, M.Ed., R.D., and Amy Poetker, R.D., and Certified Diabetes Educator


Product Details

  • File Size: 1053 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Publisher: SparkPeople, Inc. (July 30, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008RMBD18
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,310 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing New :{ December 22, 2013
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No revelations here! Let's face it, the secret to weight loss is not a secret, make good choices and……diet and exercise. Ever hopeful, I kept paging along, hoping for something, new, anything new! It was just more of the same. But, if you are new to Spark People or have never tried to wrap your arms around sensible eating and exercise, go for it. Otherwise, save your money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide for Managing Diabetes June 5, 2013
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It is a full manual for managing diabetes. It even encourages me to want try and overcome my diabetes like the example in the first section. Hopefully I can do so. It is a perfect guide for anyone with diabetes. It can be adapted to suit different needs.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting January 30, 2014
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Has some good tips. I use it to jump start when I start to slide backwards. I am satisfied with the purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Program August 8, 2013
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This is a great program!! Very useful!!!! Easily done!! Helped me to lower my blood sugars into normal range!!!! Thank You, SparkPeople
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More About the Author

Becky Hand's teenage son and friends bolted in the back door and headed straight for the brownies cooling on the counter. "May we have some, Mrs. Hand?" they asked as they poured themselves glasses of milk. "Of course," she answered, cutting the brownies and plating them with a scheming smile on her face. The boys sang praises about those brownies, so Becky just had to let them in on the secret ingredient---pureed black beans. "What!" they screamed, mouths dropping wide open.

As a registered dietitian for more than 25 years, Becky Hand knows that a sense of humor goes a long way when introducing unfamiliar foods and developing new eating habits. She is passionate about improving the health and wellness of people in her rural community, as well as the lives of people throughout the world via SparkPeople. Whether it be during her weekly radio talk show, planting seeds at a school's veggie garden, bringing farm fresh produce to the hospital's cafeteria, coaching adults and children during their weight loss adventure, or tackling a tricky question on the message boards at SparkPeople, Becky is deeply dedicated to the mission of health improvement and disease prevention.


Hand lives in Indiana with her husband and two children. She is committed to having her family eat meals together at the kitchen table--it is often the only time to connect and catch up--and eagerly encourages other families to do the same.

Hand has a bachelor's degree in food, nutrition and dietetics from Marian College and a master's degree in health promotion and education from the University of Cincinnati. She also has a certificate in weight management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.



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