The Spark (Hardcover)

The 28-Day Breakthrough Plan for Losing Weight, Getting Fit, and Transforming Your Life

By Chris Downie

Hay House, 9781401926458, 229pp.

Publication Date: December 29, 2009



A revolution is taking place Millions of people are discovering a new way of thinking about their weight, their health, and their lives. They are taking part in a visionary approach to weight loss that combines goal setting, nutrition, exercise, motivation, and community that has a proven track record of ten million pounds lost. From the experts who created, one of the most successful online weight-loss programs to date, comes The Spark, a ground-breaking book that focuses on what you can do, instead of what you can't do. The Spark is about transforming your life and your idea of what dieting means. With dozens of photos--including stunning before-and-after shots and easy-to-follow exercise images--this book distills the best of SparkPeople's medically accepted nutrition and fitness plan and infuses it with a program of personal empowerment. In this book, you'll discover: - Secrets of Success--the best habits of SparkPeople's most successful members - A 28-day program that brings together the most effective practices from SparkPeople into an innovative 4-stage plan, available only in this book - Dozens of success stories that show the power of this transformational program The Spark delivers inspirational health and weight-loss advice that will surely spark countless lives.

About the Author

Commonly known as "SparkGuy," Chris Downie is the founder and CEO of, the largest healthy lifestyle community online. Chris and his team have led SparkPeople to become the most active diet and fitness website in the U.S. according to comScore, garnering the attention of media outlets including The New York Times, ABC News, FOX TV, The Today Show, and many more. As SparkPeople's resident motivation expert, Chris corresponds directly with members everyday. He has written over 10,000 personal messages offering encouragement and congratulations. With more than five million members, SparkPeople and its associated websites (,, and gain nearly 175,000 new members each month.