Calibrate Review: How the Weight-Loss Program Works – Livestrong

Calibrate Review: How the Weight-Loss Program Works – Livestrong

Instead of assuming successful weight loss is a product of willpower, Calibrate focuses on biology.

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Finding a weight-loss program that doesn’t rush or restrict you along your journey but rather creates sustainable, healthy goals is a feat in itself these days.

Take it from adventure-seeking mother, wife and PhD Jennifer Cunningham, who after struggling with her weight for years, finally found Calibrate, a program that not only checks off all of her boxes, but also matches her on-the-go lifestyle. (Paddle-boarding, hiking and running are only some of this family’s favorite weekend activities, in case you were wondering.)

Despite her active lifestyle, she could never seem to lose the 60 pounds she gained during her first pregnancy. “It didn’t matter how many calories I consumed, or how many calories I burned, my weight stayed the same,” she says.

“What was more depressing: My health was suffering. My cholesterol was high, I had prediabetes, and I never felt physically or mentally well. I knew if I didn’t find a way to make a change that would tip the scales, my health would continue to spiral.”

That’s when she began looking for a weight-loss program that would include a doctor and coaching support, and she came across Calibrate. “I was thrilled to learn about its integrated approach and the fact that I would have access to medical professionals and coaches throughout the program,” she says.

Not to mention, Calibrate’s One-Year Metabolic Reset is a program focusing on its Four Pillars of Metabolic Health (more on this below) — which means no shortcuts or fast tracks, just simple lifestyle switch-ups resulting in sustainable weight loss.

Keep reading for more details about the program, and Cunningham’s personal Calibrate review.

Unlike traditional weight-loss programs that operate on the “calories in, calories out” model, Calibrate’s mission is metabolic health — without relying on unsustainable calorie restrictions. According to a November 2018 study in ​Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders,​ only 12.2 percent of Americans are metabolically healthy, which is why Calibrate digs into the science to help its participants improve their metabolic health.

In addition to unwanted weight gain, poor metabolic health puts people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other serious health issues, according to the study. To address those problems head on, Calibrate combines one-on-one accountability coaching and tracking, doctor-prescribed medication, a holistic curriculum and community to help people sustainably lose weight and improve overall metabolic health over the course of its 52-week curriculum.

“Calibrate has changed so many different aspects of my life,” Cunningham says. “I have built goals, created new skills and maintained those skills throughout the program. It wasn’t a generic approach, but a very custom approach to my needs, based on my goals.”

In order to make Cunningham’s experience custom to her specific needs, the first step of the program was a 45-minute visit with a Calibrate doctor.

For every Calibrate member, that appointment includes going over a comprehensive health intake and lab work, discussing metabolic health and asking questions about the program before really diving in. Then, your Calibrate doctor prescribes an appropriate …….


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