History of Carbs & Cals

Celebrating 13 years of the award-winning nutrition and carb-counting system.

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2009

  • Dietitian Chris Cheyette and photographer Yello Balolia research and create test booklets (see below) using food portions to show carb counts in different portions of commonly consumed foods.
  • The test booklets are well-received in clinic by people with diabetes, so Chris and Yello decide to produce a full book containing over 1,200 food photos. Carbs & Cals is officially born!
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Yello Balolia
Original Test Booklet
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2010

  • Chris and Yello set up Chello Publishing and publish the very first edition of Carb & Calorie Counter (known then simply as Carbs & Cals).
  • Diabetes UK quality review the book, give the stamp of approval, allowing their logo to be added to the front cover.
  • Chris and Yello launch the Carbs & Cals app for iPhone.
Carbs & Cals 1st Edition Book
Original Carbs & Cals iPhone App
Carbs & Cals Book In Association with Diabetes UK
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2011

BDA British Dietetic Association Awards Winner Trophy 2011
Old Carbs & Cals Android App
Carbs & Cals Carb & Calorie Counter Roche Edition Book with AccuCheck Blood Glucose Meter
Old Carbs & Cals Flashcards
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2012

  • The Carbs & Cals app wins the New Product of the Year award at the Complete Nutrition Awards.
  • Carb & Calorie Counter reaches the coveted #1 spot in the weight loss, diet and nutrition category on Amazon.
CN Complete Nutrition Awards Winner Trophy 2012
Carbs & Cals Ranked Number 1 in Diet & Nutrition Category on Amazon UK
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2013

Carbs & Cals Old Carb & Calorie Counter Book
Carbs & Cals Old Pocket Counter Book
Carbs & Cals Rank 29 on Amazon UK
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2014

  • The Carbs & Cals educational resources win the Best Dietary Management Initiative award at the Quality in Care Diabetes Awards.
  • Chris and Yello publish 50 free educational PDFs on the Carbs & Cals website, covering everything from carb counting to managing hypos.
QiC Diabetes Awards Winner Trophy 2014
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2015

  • Chris and Yello publish the 5:2 Diet Photos book for those following the 5:2 diet.
  • They also produce a Carb Counting Quiz resource on behalf of King’s College Hospital and the Diabetes Education Network.
5:2 Diet Photos Book Cover
Carb Counting Quiz
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2016

  • Carbs & Cals undergoes a rebrand, with a new logo, colour scheme and style.
  • The 6th edition of Carb & Calorie Counter is published in the new style.
  • Chris and Yello publish the Carbs & Cals Soups, Smoothies and Salads recipe books.
  • The nutritional values are updated in all Carbs & Cals resources.
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Carbs & Cals Carb & Calorie Counter Book Cover
Carbs & Cals Salads, Smoothies & Soups Book Covers
Carbs & Cals Carb & Calorie Counter Book Page showing Per 100g Tables
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2017

Carbs & Cals Very Low Calorie Recipes & Meal Plans Book Cover
Old Carbs & Cals App Screens
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2018

Carbs & Cals Gestational Diabetes Book Cover
Dutch Edition Book Cover
Carbs & Cals Carb Portion List Booklet Cover
German Edition of Very Low Calorie Book Cover
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2019

Carbs & Cals World Foods Book Cover
German Edition Book Cover
QiC Diabetes Award Winner Trophy 2019
BDA British Dietetic Association Awards Winner Trophy 2019
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2020

Carbs & Cals New Branding
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2021 – 2022

  • A brand new website is launched.
  • The Carbs & Cals app was rebuilt from the ground up, and launched on both iOS and Android platforms so all customers have the same app.
  • Chris and Yello are working on a new book: Carbs & Cals Kidney.
  • Products also in development: Carbs & Cals Type 2 Kit and HCP Kit.
Carbs & Cals App in Dark Mode
New Carbs & Cals Website