First Time Mom and Losing It: SparkPeople Healthy Living Website #Review

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

SparkPeople Healthy Living Website #Review

I first discovered SparkPeople in 2010.  It is a great website that helps support you to lose weight. As soon as you sign up you get to set your goals. How much weight do you want to lose and by what date. After you plug in this information it gives you a plan on how many calories you can eat and how many calories you need to burn.

It has a great start up page that gives you everything at once. You can quickly track your food, exercise and weight. You can see how much water, veggies, fruits you need to eat. It has tons of articles and videos for the day and lots, lots more.



At first tracking your food can feel like a chore. Once you stick to it, it get easier and easier. You can favorite the foods you eat all the time and even add your own recipes.


Tracking your exercise is also easy. You just pick the activity and add the duration you completed. They also let you link up to activity trackers like FitBits.


By far the biggest asset of this site is the community. There are hundred and hundreds of teams you can become a part of. You can easily find a team with like weight loss goals, lifestyle, hobbies and location. You can become spark friends and help each other stay on track. You can even SparkMail each other and keep connected on your Start page. There is also a place to create a SparkPage similar to Facebook where you can also blog.

The best thing about this site is that it is completely free! You have access to tons of articles, videos and recipes. It lets you easily track your food and exercise and build a community of great supporters.

**I was not compensated nor received a sample or product in any away from the company. I chose to review this product on my own because I felt that it would be useful to my readers.

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22 comments:

  1. I was a member of SparkPeople for a long time several years when I was following Weight Watchers. Great community!

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  2. I used SparkPeople before switching to MFP, and I really liked how easy it was to look up foods and make accurate calculations based off of the listings. And the community aspect is awesome for support. :)

    Jenn, x@jenn.nu
    http://www.jenn.nu

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  3. I am sad to say that I've fallen off of the SparkPeople bandwagon. I really should get back to using it because it was helpful. Thanks for the post.

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  4. I use SparkPeople and blog about my journey occasionally. They have really made some wonderful improvements lately that make the site easier than ever to use. The community there can't be beat!

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  5. This site looks amazing to help make me accoutable and to stay on track. Thank you.

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  6. I signed up awhile ago but never did anything with it. I sadly never stayed on the wagon.

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  7. I know someone who had great success with Spark People because of the sense of community.

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  8. I used to use Sparkpeople, can't really remember why I backed off of it. It is a great resource for weight loss and diet tracking though! Thanks for the reminder, I'll have to check it out again and see what's changed.

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  9. I think I used this site a while back. I had forgotten about it! I'm heading back over.

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  10. social networking and fitness? hmmmm..... :D

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  11. I put on 30 lbs after college and used spark people to help me lose it and then some! Ive also kept the wait for nearly 7 years thanks to the fab recipes, tips, and motivational emails I get from sparkpeople! I tell everyone about them! I totally credit them for my weight loss! and its FREE!

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  12. I am on a nice journey to lose weight.. i am down 20lbs since oct..

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  13. I don't think I've ever heard of this one! I use My Fitness Pal, but I'm always open to sites that may be better. I'll check it out, thank you!

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  14. This looks like a supportive community and useful site. I wonder if it has a phone app as I tend to turn to my phone more and more for this sorts of goal-oriented progress tools. I'll have to check it out.

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  15. Sounds like a great site with lots of benefits. I will check them out if they work for me. THank you for sharing!

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  16. It is a great app from what I see here and very helpful to your new program. You are very committed, good job!

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  17. I like that it's free, thanks for sharing!

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  18. Thanks for sharing! I'm a personal trainer and often recommend My Fitness Pal because I like it's features. I'll have to give Spark People a try. Anyone here who's used both the can give me a pro/con rundown would be amazing :)

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  19. I think I've heard about them before but never really used them! I'd check them out :-) Thanks for the review!

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  20. I've never even heard of Sparkpeople. I need to check it out, thanks! Uncreative Mommy-Lena Blair

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  21. I signed up for Spark People about a year ago and personally thought the My Fitness Pal was a little more helpful for me. It's still an awesome site though!

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  22. Not heard of it but sounds interesting and might take a look and check it out. thanks for sharing

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