Contest Closed: 10 People Will Win 'Fast Track to a Better Body'


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This contest is now closed. I recently read and reviewed the new book from the editors of Fitness magazine: Fast Track to a Better Body. And while I was skeptical of the advice they might share given the "quick fix" title, I was pleasantly surprised at the accuracy and helpfulness of the information and the workouts inside.
Are you workouts hitting a lull this summer? Do you need a motivational boost? How about a bunch of new healthy (and delicious) recipes that you can make in minutes? Then be sure to enter our latest giveaway!
Fitness is graciously providing us with 10 copies of their book to give away to our readers.

To enter, click here! Be sure to read the rules. This contest will end on July 29 at 9 a.m.!
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    "Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire With God, Not Food" is helping me with my healthier lifestyle choices and my spiritual life. Two birds, one stone, one awesome book. The Eat This, Not That series is another fave. I got the Spark too but I've only "dabbled" in it. Need to get into that one! - 7/25/2011   5:58:56 PM
  • AMS04161
    i would love to win this book it will help me keep track i need the motivating to keep me on track it hard for me when i work during the night shift and come home late at night - 7/25/2011   8:04:01 AM
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    Oxygen magazine, Spark Book and the Eat Clean diet book. - 7/25/2011   6:38:42 AM
    Good grief everyone!! A book is not needed for dieting and getting in shape. Go running, eat well, lift weights! It is not rocket science. Don't waste your money on this stuff! Just get after it on your own! - 7/24/2011   8:08:38 PM
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    The Spark, hands-down, is the best health book I've read, because it covers so many areas and it has a positive vibe. - 7/24/2011   4:16:54 PM
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    Life is Hard, Food is Easy by Linda Spangle - 7/24/2011   8:54:59 AM
    The second diet book I've read recently ; ) is 'Body by Science' by Dr. Doug McGuff and Doug Little. - 7/23/2011   9:47:18 PM
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    the spark first, then leslie sansones book - 7/23/2011   8:54:23 PM
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    I haven't read a diet book for many years and it was Denise Austin's 21 Day Jumpstart. It was good at the time, but I bet a lot of it is outdated by now. - 7/23/2011   7:41:31 PM
    The Spark. It's a positive, not to preachy, approach.
    - 7/23/2011   5:14:57 PM
    Most recently read is Bod 4 God by Steve Reynolds. - 7/23/2011   2:14:07 PM
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    The best fitness book I've read for a while is Run Your Butt Off by the editors of Runner's World. It is very motivational and really does take you from being a slug, to being a runner in a pretty short period of time. It's very well written and is done so in language everyone can comprehend. If you're looking to be a runner, but have never done so a day in your life, this is the book for you. - 7/23/2011   11:49:25 AM
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    The best health book I have read is "The Spark." I have been thinking about getting "Fast Track to a Better Body" since Nicole reviewed it several weeks ago. I have seen some to the exercised generated by Fitness Magazine on the net and find them to be a good alternative to the exercises found on SparkPeople. I would be sooooo cooool to win! - 7/23/2011   10:29:30 AM
    I've enjoyed and benefited from the advice in the Women's Health Diet (from Women's Health magazine - 7/23/2011   10:28:04 AM
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    The Spark, of course! Also, Winning by Losing by Jillian Michaels is a good one. :) Looking forward to reading Bring It! by Tony Horton (creator of P90X) and Jillian Michaels latest, Unlimited! Bring on the healthy reading! - 7/23/2011   9:51:13 AM
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    I am reading "The Spark" now and I really like it. My strength training workout comes from "The Female Body Breakthrough" by Rachel Cosgrove. It is a great book with tons of information about fitness and nutrition for the female body. - 7/23/2011   8:30:34 AM
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    I am reading "The Spark" - and I find it very helpful. Other lifestyle books I enjoyed are: 1) Outwit your weight, (book and journal), Cathy Nonas, R.D.; and 2) The complete Beck Diet for Life, Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.
    The Nonas book / journal, because of the tools, and examples of the food journals (alternative tracking) and the Beck book for its use of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) applied to weight management.
    So I'll keep reading "The Spark", and applying its ideas as I read. - 7/23/2011   6:28:13 AM
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    I love the Spark. It is my most recent book but I have read many and it is definitely my favorite. - 7/23/2011   5:51:37 AM
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    Scott Rigden, M.D.'s "The Ultimate Metabolism Diet" as he is a physican who treats patients who have Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance/pre-diabetes. The book teaches how to get your hormones back in balance. I got it at the library.
    Roger Gould M.D.'s "Shrink Yourself" which teaches how to shut up that negative voice in our heads that he calls "Harriett". He says until we learn to deal with STRESS we will continue to regain what we lose. The book is about emotional eating. He has a web site & a 12 week course that is well worth taking if u r an emotional eater.
    Judith Beck,PhD's "The BECK Diet Solution" which isn't a "diet" but how to learn to THINK like a THIN person. She is a professor at the U. of Pennsylvania. She's been thin for over 20 years.
    Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of NOW." It is all we ever have. - 7/23/2011   2:43:14 AM
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    "P.A.C.E. The 12 minute Fitness Revolution" by Dr. Al Sears.

    His focus is to move from endurance cardio to actual intensive cardio (w/ breaks) to increase lung capacity--short cardio workouts (which works GREAT for my schedule). He feels that long periods of endurance exercise actually serves to cause the body to STORE fat in order to provide the necessary energy the body is using in long cardio sessions.

    He supports eating following low G.I. foods and plenty of protein.

    It takes time to see results so I will know how my body is responding to this in about 6 more weeks! (I'm breaking my plateau & on my way to losing that "final 10"!) - 7/23/2011   2:14:10 AM
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    I would have to agree with MelMel411. The Spark is an awesome book. - 7/23/2011   12:43:47 AM
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    So far, honestly, the best health book I've read is The Spark. It's uplifting and motivating. Not just for eating and exercising but striving to reach any goals you have in mind. The Spark really made me reevaluate myself after I had pretty much succumb to defeat. I can do anything I set my mind to! - 7/22/2011   11:46:25 PM

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