5 HEALTHY WAYS TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate, whether you’re Irish or not!  It’s a day filled with images of happy leprechauns, pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, lucky shamrocks and everything green.  And, what better way for Kurbo kids to incorporate the color green than by increasing their green lights?  Here are 5 healthy ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s day with a focus on our favorite green light foods:

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Family Weight Loss Success Story: After trying many different diets, Gracie and her parents finally tried Kurbo and lost a combined 80lbs as a family.

After her doctor suggested she lose weight, Gracie signed up for Kurbo with her parents. “I wanted to show my doctor that I could lose weight and also I wanted to fit into my musical theater costume,” Gracie says. Gracie’s parents, Brad and Mandy, joined the program too in order to support her, but soon after began seeing results themselves.  

The whole family started making changes after watching the educational videos on the app. “We realized that even when we were eating the right foods, like brown rice, we were eating too much. Now, at suppertime we’ll say to each other, ‘That looks larger than the size of your fist!’ We are empowered with knowledge,” Mandy shares.
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3-Day Meal Plan

A healthy 3-day meal plan is the easiest way to get on track with your health goals. You don’t have to think about anything other than the shopping because we’ve made sure that all the meals are balanced, nutritious, and tasty. The truth is, taking a few minutes to make a meal plan saves you time and stress.  When hunger strikes, and you have all of your meals and items on hand ready to go, you will really appreciate it!

Keep your meal plan balanced with plenty of green and yellow lights with some red lights that are within your red light budget goals.  Include easy-to-pack snacks and after-school snacks you can quickly and easily make at home. Here is an example of a well balanced 3-day meal plan:

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Child Success Story: Valentine, age 8, drops 11 BMI points and transforms her family’s health trajectory

Worried about Valentine’s rapid weight gain, Aurore decided to try Kurbo. “I liked that it was tailored to kids and their parents. I thought the approach was really about health and empowering kids to make the right choices,” Aurore, Valentine’s mom says. Valentine was also excited to start. “I wanted to lose my belly fat,” Valentine shares.

Valentine’s favorite part about Kurbo was getting her coach. “I got a new friend. Coach Zoe is the best,” Valentine says. “She loved Coach Zoe and really looked forward to the session with her each week,” Valentine says.

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Meet Coach Lisa: Former professional dancer turned health coach and zumba instructor!

With extensive training in health coaching, Lisa was made to be a Kurbo coach. “I received my Health Coaching Certification and Master Level Certification through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. I have specialty certifications in the area of Family Health and Prime Time Health, which is ideal for adults and seniors over the age of 40.”

She became a Kurbo coach in order to help families develop healthy eating and exercise habits. “By guiding, mentoring, and educating kids through evidence based tools and resources, they can feel empowered and confident in their ability to take ownership of their health. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be able to reach families all over the world.”

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Recipe for a Balanced School Lunch

Packing a lunch for school can sometimes feel like more of a chore than a fun task. By planning ahead, organizing a grocery list, and working together, your school lunch can go from dull to delicious! We often think a packed lunch has to automatically be a PB&J sandwich, or a hot lunch from the school cafeteria. Here are some incredibly easy additions to prepare for your lunch away from home!

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Child Weight Loss Success Story: Kacie, 7 years old, drops a significant 8 BMI points and helps her parents lose pounds, too!

With a family history of obesity and diabetes, Kacie’s mom wanted her to gain healthy habits early on. “I’ve just felt like that is not something that is adequately taught to you as a child or even as an adult and I wanted to give her a better foundation of tools that she could build off of and not encounter the same frustrations as I have as an adult,” Kacie’s mom, Brooke says.

Kacie also was eager to start Kurbo, after experiencing frequent stomach aches.“My tummy was hurting and I thought that maybe eating healthier would make me feel better,” Kacie says. “I wanted a program that focused more on feeling good instead of focusing on weight,” Brooke shares.

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Meet Coach Lindsay: Dessert loving-outdoor adventure gal

Lindsay wanted to become a Kurbo Coach so she could inspire kids and families to live healthier lives. I believe that healthier lives mean happier and more fulfilled lives. I love meeting kids who are all at different stages in their health journeys. Each person I work with through Kurbo is so unique and I often learn a lot from the people I coach.”

As a coach, she is constantly inspired by her Kurbo kids and how determined they are to get healthier.  My most memorable moment was when I met a Kurbo kid who had decided to try out the program himself and was hoping that if it went well, his parents would also join.”

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