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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (508 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Downie Narrator: Chris Downie Publisher: Hay House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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A revolution is taking place! Millions of people are discovering a new way of thinking about their weight, their health, and their lives. They are taking part in a visionary approach to weight loss that combines goal setting, nutrition, exercise, motivation, and community that has a proven track record of ten million pounds lost.

From the experts who created SparkPeople.com, one of the most successful online weight-loss programs to date, comes The Spark, ground-breaking work that focuses on what you can do, instead of what you can't do. The Spark is about transforming your life and your idea of what dieting means. This abridged audio book distills the best of SparkPeople's medically accepted nutrition and fitness plan and infuses it with a program of personal empowerment.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah | 1/30/2014

    " The book was similar to most other diet/self help books out there, but the website is wonderful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natlukens | 1/19/2014

    " I am giving this book 5 stars to boost it's average rating. I would really only give it 2.5 or 3 maybe. Just to me personally, it wasn't very interestingly written. I have used Sparkpeople.com on and off since 2007 and IT WORKS if you really do it right. This book is only really half weight loss tool, and is overall more of a motivational or inspirational thing meant to make you change your whole life. I highly recommend using sparkpeople to anyone I know who wants to lose weight the right way. But the book just wasn't that great. Chris Downie is probably a great guy, and I thank him heartily for creating the website, but his personal story was not that inspiring to me personally. The book didn't have any new information, and the weight loss goals and things are identical to what you find on the website. If you haven't used sparkpeople.com before it will be new to you and might be worth reading in order to fully digest the information. I'm glad the book exists if it gets the word out to more people about the website however, but the website is the real deal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shellie L | 1/19/2014

    " Loved this book...very middle of the road, positive, sensible approach to a healthy lifestyle. A lot of focus on non-food/exercise aspects of getting healthy, like maintaining motivation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 1/16/2014

    " I like that this book helps the reader think in terms ouside of "diet." It helps us realize that this is a lifelong journey, not a quick fix, and all quick fixes are doomed to failure. Better to be healthy one positive step at a time...and then keep doing those steps every day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melvin Ronneburg | 1/9/2014

    " I really liked this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Candace | 1/4/2014

    " It was all right, nothing really special, though I had high hopes for it. You can get all of the information in the book more in-depth, along with much more information, on the SparkPeople website. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/23/2013

    " An interesting perspective on how to get and keep a spark in every area of your life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/7/2013

    " Motivational and interesting - but I still get bored using the site. Perhaps why I am still fat.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Misty Lambert | 10/15/2013

    " Probably one of the best and most inspiring weight-loss, get your life back in order, books I have ever read, and I've read a lot. It is simple and inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/25/2013

    " Excellent book ... more than just a weight loss book. Very inspiring! One of the better weight loss focused books I've read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 9/24/2013

    " This is a good book with a common sense approach to health and fitness. I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 6/7/2013

    " Some excellent ideas and motivational to help you be more healthy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helena Stacey | 4/23/2013

    " I bought the book thinking to get a refresher course in the Sparkpeople lifestyle. Instead, I happily found a way to apply the same principles to my non-weight loss goals to keep my motivation and progress moving forward. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steph | 11/18/2012

    " Absolutely reccomend this for EVERYONE! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexa | 10/28/2012

    " Very similar to the information presented on the website, but after being a member of the site for nearly 4 years, it was nice to approach the same weight loss/life goal strategies from a different angle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 7/31/2012

    " Another diet book--but it seemed that this book was more than that. It offers an online community of support. I think that there is some strength in having support 24/7 - maybe it's worth a try! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Johnson | 6/15/2012

    " Nothing earth shattering here, but it's a great book. Especially used in conjunction with the dynamic cafeteria style website! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 4/11/2012

    " One of the better diet books ever written. It focuses more on the mental side of things, not the how to of losing weight. I figure some of the most knowledgable people about nutrition are overweight!!! Believe me, we know what to do and how to do it, we just don't. That is what this book deals with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaina | 3/13/2012

    " A little long winded for a health book. The topics could have been covered better in smaller bites. But the over all message was definitely good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 2/16/2012

    " This is a nice companion book to the website! Useful if you're not on the site, too. And not just about dieting/losing weight, but about living a healthy lifestyle in general. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia Peterson | 12/30/2011

    " nothing I don't already know but I love the website! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 7/27/2011

    " Interesting background on how Chris Downie got sparkpeople.com going, good information on health, weight loss, nutrition other than just the food facts and some very inspirational stories. Worth the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoe | 6/24/2011

    " This is such a basic approach to changing your health, it really does make it seem as though ANYONE can get healthier and lose weight. It has some terrific meal and excercise suggestions, but I still love the free website the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 6/21/2011

    " Good program if calorie counting is your thing, but I got sick of the ads on the website that the book tells you to go to about 200 times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen | 5/14/2011

    " The website gets 5 stars. The book is kinda boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexa | 5/9/2011

    " Very similar to the information presented on the website, but after being a member of the site for nearly 4 years, it was nice to approach the same weight loss/life goal strategies from a different angle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 5/6/2011

    " nothing I don't already know but I love the website! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/10/2011

    " This book is very motivational and helpful to anyone looking to improve to a healthy lifestyle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 3/8/2011

    " I like that this book helps the reader think in terms ouside of "diet." It helps us realize that this is a lifelong journey, not a quick fix, and all quick fixes are doomed to failure. Better to be healthy one positive step at a time...and then keep doing those steps every day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Val | 2/8/2011

    " Very motivational for anyone enduring through a weight loss journey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Misty | 1/18/2011

    " Probably one of the best and most inspiring weight-loss, get your life back in order, books I have ever read, and I've read a lot. It is simple and inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gastoryteller | 1/3/2011

    " Excellent combination of weight loss information and motivation. It makes it all make sense!! I will definitely come back to it again and again to refresh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 8/12/2010

    " Not too much in here that can't be learned from the web site, but it is much more pleasant to read out of a book than off of a computer screen. Plus, it's nice to have it all in one place. "

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