Calocurb blogs — Stories

Calocurb Review - Adiós to overeating

Calocurb Review - Adiós to overeating

Big lunches and sweet treats were a part of life for Patricia back in Colombia. Here’s how a new lifestyle and calocurb are helping her live 14 lb lighter! I have a memory that stands out - my mother locking the fridge to stop my snacking. From an early age, I’ve struggled with my weight and relationship with food. The locked fridge was just my mother’s way of trying to help me find a healthier balance. Growing up in Colombia, food was always about family, friends and coming together. Big lunches were normal and something to be cherished. I loved...

Read more →


Calocurb Review - Food and Focus: How Shelley cuts cravings at work

Calocurb Review - Food and Focus: How Shelley cuts cravings at work

Marketing manager and Mom on-the-go, Shelley lost 9 lb and found the freedom to work on her terms. When I turned 40, I took time to reflect. Busy, was the first thing that came to mind.     Two on-the-go kids and a busy job in marketing doesn’t leave a lot of time for lounging. 5:40am starts, four exercise sessions a week, keeping my family healthy, clients happy and the house clean all take time. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.   I’ve always found time for the things that matter, but reflecting on 40 revealed something that time...

Read more →


Calocurb review - Trimming Down and Stepping Up

Calocurb review - Trimming Down and Stepping Up

Determined to be a better husband and father, Shane’s health journey is about more than weight.  265 lb. Carrying that for most of my adult life has been hard enough. But, the heavier load has been the things people can’t see - the health concerns and emotional strain that come with it.  At 49 years old, I look back on a life full of challenges and blessings. A marriage that ended in separation, raising 5 wonderful kids as a solo father, packing up everything and starting again in a new country, finding my soul-mate.  Throughout it all, my health has...

Read more →


Calocurb Review - Newly single, hold the Pringles!

Calocurb Review - Newly single, hold the Pringles!

The end of Vanessa’s relationship kickstarted an incredible health & wellbeing journey. With a new fitness routine, better diet and a little help from calocurb, she’s a woman on a mission and the 7 lb she’s lost is just the start! After a long time, you stop playing it out in your head and stop worrying about what it all means. Instead, you pick yourself up and recognise the change for what it is – a chance to grow, to start a journey to a more confident and outgoing me. Separating from my partner of more than 20 years will always...

Read more →

Frequently asked questions

How much sugar can a diabetic have in a day?

Most healthcare organizations like WHO recommend having only 25g of sugar or less a day. But for diabetic people, the number comes down even further. Also, consuming "free sugar" in the form of whole fruits and vegetables is considered okay.

You will need to get your blood sugar tested. The test will help diagnose diabetes, pre diabetes, or gestational diabetes. Standard glucose tests include the A1C, FPG, and RPG tests.

Blurred vision, extreme thirst, sudden weight loss, enhanced hunger, and fatigue are some common symptoms of diabetes. If you're experiencing such warning signs often, consult a doctor who will let advise you on how to check if you have diabetes.

You will need to take a blood test designed to check your blood glucose levels. Usually, doctors prescribe the Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test to diagnose diabetes.

Consult a doctor who will usually prescribe two or more glycated hemoglobin (A1C) tests to diagnose diabetes type 2. The test evaluates your average blood sugar level for the previous 2-3 months. If the result of the two tests is 6.5% or higher, you're considered diabetic.

To keep diabetes under control, you'll need to make consistent efforts to stay active and eat well. Take your prescribed medication on time and go for regular checks. Also, cut back on alcohol and smoking.

The ideal diet to opt for low carb and high protein diet. You need to increase the portion of lean protein, green vegetables, whole grains, beans, and nuts in everyday food list.

While stress is also a prominent cause of hair loss, it is not the only culprit. Research concludes that a shortage of vitamin D in your body can lead to this condition. How? Since this vitamin is instrumental in stimulating old and new hair follicles, lack of it can stunt the growth of new hair strands.

So, what should be your minimum vitamin D intake? Adults between 19 and 70 years must ingest 600 IU (International Units), and people above 70 years should take at least 800 IU of vitamin D per day.

Yes, both mentally and physically. A lack of vitamin D is often linked to weakened bones and muscle fatigue. Also, people with this deficiency often experience chronic lower back pain.

As for mental health issues, a dearth of vitamin D means your serotonin levels aren't what they should be. This imbalance can cause you to feel depressed and anxious.

Research links weight gain and obesity with a lack of vitamin D. A shortage of the Sunshine vitamin causes lethargy and fatigue, which automatically reduces your activity, but not your appetite. So, you may continue to eat unhealthy foods and not exercise, especially when you're suffering from depression or mood swings.