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Child Weight Loss Success Story: Luca Loses Weight and Gains Confidence After Kurbo!**

Child Weight Loss Success Story: Luca Loses Weight and Gains Confidence After Kurbo!

Luca and his mom, Shari, chatted with us about their journey with Kurbo and the success he has had so far. They hope that their story and experience can help other Kurbo kids and families with their weight loss and health goals as well.

Before Kurbo, Luca was uncomfortable with his weight

“I felt embarrassed,” Luca mentioned. He was shy about swimming and getting teased at school. Luca’s mom, Shari, didn’t want him to worry about feeling that way. They both wanted to find a way to help him boost his confidence and lose weight.

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Child Weight Loss Success Story: Donovan, 11, discovers his passion for basketball, how easy it is to make healthy food choices, and impresses his dad.**

Donovan’s dad, Rommel, found Kurbo on his employer’s wellness plan and decided to sign up. “I wanted Donovan to learn about making better choices and to get more active, but I was looking to see if there was anything for kids that would make it more fun than just pushing ‘be healthy’ and ‘exercise more’,” Rommel explains. “I was excited to join so that I could become a better athlete,” Donovan says.

He was immediately drawn in by the thought of Donovan working with a personal health coach. “Kurbo’s personal coaching intrigued me because your child is able to hear from someone besides a parent, so I was hopeful that would make him more receptive to it,” Rommel says.

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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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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 80 lbs 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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