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5.0 out of 5 stars It's more than diet and exercise, you'll see why, July 4, 2011
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This review is from: The Spark: The 28-Day Breakthrough Plan for Losing Weight, Getting Fit, and Transforming Your Life (Kindle Edition)
I got this book because a friend lost 40 pounds in the last 10 months and was raving about Spark and the SparkPeople website. So I bought this and I'm happy I listened to her. I think this book is necessary for anyone trying to lose weight even if you don't use the diet or exercise information in it.

This book is more than just diet and exercise. It's inspirational and the focus is on you as a person and gently nudges you into creating a better lifestyle in an easy manner for yourself. Diet and exercise come after that for true and permanent weight loss. That's a big distinction from other diet and exercise books.

There's incredible support at the SparkPeople website. In fact, you should definitely join up there in order to get the most out of this book.

One of the biggest reasons people fail at weight loss is because they don't have any positive support that they can fall back. So maximize the benefits of this book by joining the website to get the kind of support that will propel you to success. It's free.

Like another reviewer mentioned, this program successfully connects weight loss with all the other aspects of your life instead of having a disconnect or wall between weight loss and the rest of your life.

Spark is great for taking information from other books and programs that have more of the nuts and bolts of fast weight loss tricks and meshing them into your life without making weight loss a burden and a big struggle.

I've personally lost 24 pounds and 3.5 inches from my waist in 5 weeks (a lot faster weight loss than my friend) by using this Spark book, the SparkPeople website for support, The 5-Second Flat Belly Secret - Lose 2-3 Inches from Your Belly in Less Than 1 Month for targeted fat loss from my stomach and waist, 5-Minute Miracle Exercises: Lose 5 Pounds in 2 Weeks - Only 5 Minutes a Day! for quick fat loss workouts at home, and The Mediterranean Diet: (author To Come) as the basis for my diet.

I should say that I got 2 of those books because I saw them on the "customers who bought this item also bought" list for Spark. That's a great resource to use to find complimentary books on Amazon.

Spark is definitely worth buying.
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Initial post: Jul 12, 2011 1:02:21 PM PDT
So you don't have to do a specific diet or workout program while using the information from the Spark book?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011 2:40:57 PM PDT
Paula says:
No, not in my opinion. My big takeaway from the Spark book was that it shows you the big picture for weight loss. Within that big picture, you have a lot of flexibility with your diet and exercise programs. It's not a 1-size fits all program. So you have a lot of choices and options. You won't feel "stuck" having to do something you don't like. Just find something else and fit it into your own big picture (which may be different than my big picture).

Posted on Jul 17, 2011 1:02:58 PM PDT
Good review.

Posted on Jul 23, 2011 9:04:10 AM PDT
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