The SparkDiet is a four-stage process that teaches you how to get over the dieting hump. Built on motivation and momentum, the SparkDiet helps you make the transition from dieting to living a healthy lifestyle where you don’t need to diet anymore. Through regular e-mails, action steps and articles, the diet program walks you through smart weight loss strategies designed to eliminate yo-yo results.|
"You CAN get there from here,
and we’ll show you how."
Stage 1: FAST BREAK (2 weeks)
Stage 2: HEALTHY DIET HABITS (6 weeks)
- Build the skills and discipline you need by practicing, learning and preparing.
- Focus on a few simple goals to get your mind and body ready.
- Learn to use the meal planner and nutrition tracker, and organize your surroundings.
Stage 3: LIFESTYLE CHANGE (10 weeks)
- Make specific changes and learn a lot about making smart decisions.
- Learn a new healthy habit each week, along with practical actions steps to carry it out.
- Get more involved with the SparkPeople community and build confidence.
- Habits include: Control Portions; Eat The Right Stuff; Exercise Consistently; Drink Water; Eat On Purpose; Find Unexpected Opportunities
Stage 4: SPREAD THE SPARK (ongoing)
- Make that elusive transition from "being on a diet" to "living a fresh new healthy lifestyle."
- Learn how to keep yourself motivated and consistent and use those skills to take your diet – and your life – to another level.
- Strategies include: following your main motivation; involving others; using rewards; bouncing back from setbacks; and dealing with emotional eating.
- With more energy, confidence and motivation, you can pursue goals and dreams in all areas of your life!
- Help others accomplish their own weight loss and healthy living goals.
- Stay engaged through regular "checkups" that evaluate how well you’ve been sticking to your new healthy lifestyle.
Article created on: 7/26/2004