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Teen Weight Loss Success Story: Sadie’s new approach to eating and health amazes her parents and doctors.

After injuring her back in cheerleading class, Sadie, 15, began to put on weight. “As a result of this injury, Sadie stopped moving because of pain and continued to put on weight for almost two years.  It was a horrible time for us, and we wanted to find a way to get back to a healthier lifestyle,” Sadie’s mom, Fran says.  

Fran wanted to find a program that would give Sadie a mentor. She found that with Kurbo. “We wanted someone who Sadie could confide in about her food struggles. In the first 10-15 minutes when she was speaking with Coach Lindsay over videoconference, I knew that we had done the right thing,” Fran says.  

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Family Success Story: Kurbo allows Mom, Liana, to build a new relationship with her 12 year old daughter, Mya, who also loses 10 pounds.

Liana wanted to stop arguing with her daughter, Mya about food, so they signed up for Kurbo. “I wanted her to gain healthy eating habits in a positive way. I just needed someone other than me to teach her,” Liana says. “I didn’t think I was healthy for someone my age and I was concerned about my weight,” Mya shares.

They were both happy that Kurbo wasn’t focused on counting calories. “I have personally tried counting calories and it is something I didn’t want Mya to do. I don’t think it’s a positive way to change your behavior. We wanted a program to start tracking food and exercise that was kid friendly. Kurbo is the only kid friendly program that’s out there to choose from, and it’s perfect,” Mya shares.

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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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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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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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Green Snack Ideas for Winter

Have you ever wondered why snacking in the winter can feel more burdensome than snacking in the summer? My hypothesis is there are more variables to consider: Has it snowed today? What size coat will I need to go to the grocery store? Is it dark before 5pm? Do I want a warm or a cold snack? What green light foods are in season? Can I make it while wearing mittens?

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Teen Weight Loss Success Story: In the midst of big life changes, Macee learns to make healthy choices and loses over 20 lbs.

After trying other diets and programs, Macee was ready to make long-lasting changes. She signed up for Kurbo.  “Before I had tried gluten free and paleo and I wasn’t able to eat a lot of things. I also tried a program that sent me meal packages, but I had to eat the same food everyday and it was very restrictive. Kurbo was easier because I was still able to have foods that I wanted to eat. I can go to a friend’s house and say, ‘Yea I can have pancakes in the morning!’ because I have budgeted my red lights. It prepared me for how life really is,” Macee says.

Macee worked with Coach Emily to learn how to make healthy choices even in tough situations. I was on a road trip a few months ago and we stopped at a gas station to get snacks and drinks and I didn’t know what fun drink I could get that wasn’t diet soda. Later that week she told me the names of a few drinks like sparkling water or naturally flavored water that I could buy instead next time,” Macee shares. “Sometimes even when we’re at the grocery store deciding what to buy we’ll text Coach Emily for help,” Macee’s mom, Shelley says.

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Child Weight Loss Success Story: Talissa turns eating healthy and exercising into her new lifestyle.

Talissa was ready to make a change, so she decided to sign up for Kurbo. “Her clothes weren’t fitting her properly and she was feeling a little bit down about it and she would feel upset about how she looked,” Talissa’s mom, Robynne shares. “I’m a little bit bigger and I wanted to change that,” Talissa says. “I just looked at the average person that’s joined Kurbo and how far they’ve come and that inspired me to do it.”

Talissa and her coach worked together to decide what changes she could make to live a healthier lifestyle. “Before I would just start eating without thinking about it. Coach Lauren taught me how to read labels and how to figure out the number of red lights I should have. We talk about exercise and the importance of sleep too, in maintaining a healthy weight,” Talissa shares.

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Kurbo Weight Loss Success Story: Sophia learns to resist her urge to snack and drops 12 lbs

Sophia was having trouble resisting urges to snack at home. “I was home alone a lot and I didn’t have any self control. I was snacking too much and cooking a lot of unhealthy foods to eat when I was bored. I would try to stop snacking, but I just couldn’t do it on my own.”

She wanted something that would keep her accountable, and that was Kurbo. “I just wanted something where I could put down what I was eating and everything I was eating. I wanted some external form accountability,” Sophia says. She found Kurbo. “Kurbo took her dad and I out of the equation of trying to help her make healthier choices. Instead, it was a partnership with her and her coach,” her mom, Lisa, notes.

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Child Weight Loss Success Story: Emily turns healthy eating into a new lifestyle and loses 9lbs this summer!

Emily wanted to learn how to manage her weight, but the programs she tried weren’t working. “We went to a family summer weight loss program. She really got into it, but once we left, there was no more positive reinforcement and things began to backslide,” Emily’s mom, Miranda, shares. “We tried nutritionists but she was having difficulties because it is all about restriction. We would do it for a few weeks, see short term results, and then it would rebound.”  

Emily and her family like that Kurbo is different: it’s sustainable. “Instead of telling Emily, ‘you can’t eat this’ and ‘avoid these foods,’ Kurbo is more of an expansion of lifestyle, rather than a restriction of lifestyle. It’s so positive, you’re giving kids more options instead of limiting them. Kurbo emphasizes what you can and should be eating more of. It’s all about showing kids what they are capable of doing,” Miranda says.

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