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Courier News: Cutting the office fat

Friday, October 17, 2008

A Chicago area Boys & Girls Club of America is using SparkPeople to help its employees lose weight and get healthy. Mike Danahey explores their program and interviews SparkPeople CEO/Founder Chris Downie. "Downie, who started a business that merged into eBay, developed the motivational plan with a friend in the 1990s, initially to help himself overcome anxiety. But its principals are applicable to diet and wellness, and a coworker losing 50 pounds inspired Downie to start his free-to-use site in 2001." Read it at .


Experts Rate Online Calorie Counters

Friday, August 22, 2008

SparkPeople also has a huge database of foods with accurate nutritional data. Part of this database is culled from the USDA's food data, but a large portion is generated from verified user submissions. Grant Miller, a spokesperson for SparkPeople, said that, to date, the site has verified nutritional information for about 15,000 foods in its database. Read it at .


Bariatric surgery worth the weight when all else fails

Friday, August 22, 2008

Join a support group. Two great online sources for people struggling with their weight are and The sites have programs to help you keep a nutrition journal tracking your diet and exercise. Read it at .

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JIBBIE49 8/22/2008 5:54PM

    I'm glad they mentioned SP. Fantastic. There are SO many Sparkers who have lost the weight without going through SURGERY. I wish others just could see their success and realize they could do it, too.
50% of the people who have the surgery gain all the weight back again after two years, so it isn't a perfect answer. emoticon

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MLive Grand Rapids Press: Web heads unite

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Web even has plenty to offer brides-to-be looking to slim down on deadline. Nicole Hanson, 26, of Grand Rapids raced online about two months ago when she realized she was in a bit of a bind... She landed at where she set up a profile and logs in daily to track her calorie intake.... Read it at


Detroit Free Press: Put some spark into your health

Friday, July 18, 2008

SparkPeople has a new place specifically for people in Southeast Michigan to hang out, as part of the site's new emphasis on local communities... Read it at .


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