Why is the weight loss goal 10%? What if I want to lose more weight?
The Calibrate program is based on clinical research showing that 10% is the amount of weight you can lose and keep off with the combination of metabolic medication and accountability coaching. Most members will lose more than 10%, but 10% is the goal because it leads to clinically-significant improvements across all metabolic and inflammatory markers.
This specific number has been shown to lower several risk factors for cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. A weight loss of 10% has also been proven to reduce symptoms of depression, arthritis, and sleep apnea, while improving overall quality of life. Further, studies have found that losing 10% of your body weight is generally a realistic and attainable goal for most people given biologic, genetic, and environmental factors.
You can read more about the benefits of losing 10% of your body weight on the Calibrate blog.