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:
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.