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Review of The Spark Solution!!!!


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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

I was one of the lucky people asked to review the new book "The Spark Solution: A Complete Two Week Diet Program to Fast-Track Weight Loss and Total Body Health". You can see more about it here:
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This wonderful book was authored by Becky Hand, R.D., and Stepfanie Romine. The recipes were created by Chef Meg Galvin, and Coach Nicole Nichols designed the great workouts.
The introduction was written by Chris "SparkGuy" Downie.

I cannot say enough good things about this book. I LOVE it!!!! As I sat down to read it, I found myself not being able to stop. I knew right off it was different...and it was calling my name. I've been at this weight loss thing a LONG time. I have tried it all. The more I read this book the more I wanted to read..I couldn't wait to get to the program, and I started it right off. In the first 2 weeks I lost 4 pounds!!! I love how the book talks in language we can relate to. It is like the authors are sitting right there with you, speaking directly to YOU.

My normal exercise, due to a severe knee injury, is walking. I continued to walk, but I tried the workouts. I had to pick the ones I knew would work with my limits, but the thing is, there WERE workouts i could pick!!!! The food is delicious...there is plenty of it, and one of my favorite things about the book was getting "permission" to substitute. I don't care for onions, peppers, or fish. However, I do love mushrooms, zucchini and chicken. So I substituted!! The results have been no less than fantastic...I have lost 18 pounds since I started reading the book, putting the plan in motion during February.

I had knee surgery in mid-March and have been laid up since. My doctor noticed my weight loss, as did my significant other (he rarely notices that type of thing!) as well as people who don't see me often. What a boost when someone sees a difference and voices it!!! My point here is, that even with surgery, and no exercise, I am still losing by following the food plan!!

I KNOW this works. I have a REALLY hard time losing, but with this plan I AM DOING IT!!! I couldn't be more excited!! I am positive you will see results, too. I rarely gush over something. It has to be pretty fantastic...and this is. No kidding. Get the book. Read it. Absorb it. Embrace it. Follow it..and see what happens. I know you will be as pleased as I am!!!

Bravo to Becky and Stepfanie..and my forever thanks to you both for this book. From the bottom of my heart....thank you. You have made a great difference for me, and for everyone that reads this wonderful book.

OK one last thing...did I say I LOVE THIS BOOK? Its LIFE CHANGING!!!! Take it from me...please. Oh, I DID say that? It's ok. It should be shouted from the mountaintops!!!
Buy it...let ME know what you think. Sparkmail me...I will tell you more if you would like!!! But GET IT....no kidding!!!




I received an advance copy of this book for free from SparkPeople and did not receive any form of payment for my review.





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KAB7801 4/26/2013 5:27PM

    Thanks
Can't wait to get it

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SHFELKEY 4/23/2013 11:25AM

    Thanks for your review!

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AMARILYNH 4/19/2013 5:59PM

    Thanks so much for taking the time to review this book. I have it ordered and while I wait for it am enjoying the SparkCoach program!!

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CASSIOEPIA 4/14/2013 9:56AM

    I was another one of the lucky ones to receive an advance copy and review it, and I also loved the book. As you say, it's like the authors are right there with me, talking in language that I understand, and working with me and my life and not trying to fit my squareness into a round hole type of diet.

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LIFETIMER54 4/13/2013 8:26AM

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CJBAGGINS 4/13/2013 4:14AM

    Oh my goodness. You're right, Holly, I have never heard you gush about anything before!

It must be fantastic!

I am thrilled it is working for you!!

cj

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MSROZZIE 4/12/2013 9:35PM

    Thanks for sharing and I enjoyed reading your blog. I am eagerly awaiting my edition! emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY-SPARK 4/12/2013 5:30PM

    I wish this book were available sooner!

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ABUFFKIN 4/12/2013 2:30PM

    All of these reviews are so tempting, I just have to buy this book!!! Thanks for your input!!

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KATHYJEANSUE 4/12/2013 12:43PM

  I am looking forward to fet my book. The book should be coming soon.

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IMIN2GENES 4/12/2013 12:34PM

    Okay... now I REALLY can't wait to get my copy (I preordered)!

Congrats on your success! Wishing you speedy healing too!
Chris
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BOOKWORM27S 4/12/2013 12:22PM

    Thank you for sharing!

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DUKELETO 4/12/2013 10:21AM

    I hope you knee improves soon so we can do the Boston Marathon next year emoticon

Thanks for posting the review...and my wishes for you continued success. emoticon

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JGMARIE80 4/12/2013 10:14AM

  Thanks for the review. This is the second blog I read about The Spark Solution. I am now convinced . I'm going to pre- order it. emoticon

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LASARRE 4/12/2013 1:17AM

    Thanks for the review. What is different in the book than what is on this site?

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JENNIFERKCM 4/11/2013 10:33PM

    Awesome. Another friend of mind got to review the book as well. Can't wait to see it!

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    Nice

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GIGI4AUSTIN 4/11/2013 3:03PM

    Thanks! I just might have to check this book out!

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1HAPPYSUSAN 4/11/2013 3:02PM

    Thanks for the awesome review! Can't wait now for my copy to arrive!

Keep up the great work! You've inspired me! Thank you!

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HIPPICHICK1 4/11/2013 11:45AM

    How is it different than everything one can read right here on the website?

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KATIEM929 4/11/2013 11:22AM

    Can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing

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FIRECOM 4/11/2013 11:10AM

    I have preordered this and I look forward to getting it and "devouring" it.

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BRENDA_G50 4/11/2013 11:07AM

    Great review!!! emoticon

emoticon Can't wait until May 7th when Barnes & Noble ships mine to me!!! Looking forward to it with great anticipation. emoticon

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IDLETYME 4/11/2013 11:06AM

    Thanks for the review. It's always better when someone you know praises it - not just the publisher. Your weight loss is amazing! I'll look for my copy this weekend! emoticon emoticon

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IMSUNSHINE 4/11/2013 9:50AM

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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AMETHYSTSTAR 4/11/2013 9:05AM

    Thanks for the great review! Looking forward to receiving my copy!

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DISPATCH91 4/11/2013 6:31AM

    so happy and you little sneak, boy can you keep a secret

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KING_SLAYER 4/11/2013 1:40AM

    Congrats on the losses you've experienced since getting the new book! I hope your knee is getting better and you can get up and at 'em again real soon!

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JENSHAINES 4/10/2013 7:50PM

    I'm so glad this is working so beautifully for you, Holly - I'm off to order it this second. Also, I'm so sorry I was away as you went through the surgery, etc., and I'm sorry it's been a rough recovery so far.

Praying for you and sending lots of love.

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FRANCESCANAZ 4/10/2013 11:13AM

    I didn't know about this book or you having lost the weight. emoticon

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CBAILEYC 4/10/2013 10:19AM

    Congrats on your great success with this book! Thanks for the review!
C~

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SHILLEE 4/10/2013 7:43AM

    You are making me excited to receive my book.

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DOVESEYES 4/10/2013 1:57AM

    Great review you did a great job !!!

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DEBULACLARK 4/9/2013 10:27PM

    thanks Holly! I guess I'll be purchasing it!!

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L*I*T*A* 4/9/2013 9:42PM

    thanks for the review!!!
anything Sparkpeople do they do very well!!!
hope you are recovering well so fat........
blessings and hugs....lita

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AQUAGIRL08 4/9/2013 9:36PM

    Thanks for the heads up! I hope you'll be on your feet soon. emoticon

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IRISHMUM3 4/9/2013 9:08PM

    Wonderful progress! Thank you for the recommendation.

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AWESOMECHELZ 4/9/2013 8:44PM

    This is a great review and what you share is very important to me since I also have poor knees (11 surgeries) and have MS. I ordered the book today and can't wait to get the free CDs as well. Like you, I also have to adjust the exercise to fit me and I am glad that works with the new book. emoticon Love, Chelsea emoticon

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MCFITZ2 4/9/2013 8:12PM

    Thank you for writing. I had been wondering about the book and hesitating as I have bought soooooo many "diet, weight loss. etc" books.
Congratulations on losing and best on a good recovery. emoticon

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