Member Moment With Cristina
“Calibrate isn’t a magic pill or a diet. It’s a science-backed program that addresses your biology, mental health, lifestyle choices, and food habits—and mine are forever changed for the better.”
Name any diet or weight loss program: Noom, Weight Watchers, Keto, Atkins, Intermittent Fasting. I’ve tried them all, and they never worked. My weight always got stuck at a certain threshold. So in January 2021, I started researching the options I hadn’t tried.
There weren’t many, but I discovered Calibrate and spent six weeks researching the program. My conclusion? Calibrate wasn’t a diet at all. By combining a doctor and GLP-1 medication with an accountability coach and a structured curriculum, it was going to address my personal biology, medical history, and my physical and mental wellness.
I’ve always been hesitant to take any medication on a regular basis. So GLP-1 medication gave me pause, but now, it’s one of the aspects I’ve been most grateful for. By suppressing my intense cravings, making me feel full more quickly, and giving me the energy to be more active, it helped me break my old habits so I could establish new ones.
“GLP-1s are the bridge between your biology and habits. It gives you the power to make better decisions and change your habits—for good.”
If you’re rolling your eyes at the idea of an accountability coach, I did, too. I expected my coach to judge me if I didn’t hit my metrics. But this preconceived idea couldn’t be further from the truth. My coach, Mia Rose, is amazing. She makes sure my compass stays pointing in the right direction and encourages me to celebrate my wins—even if that’s just meeting my hydration goal.
CRISTINA MEETING COACH MIA ROSE IN REAL LIFE
“Coach Mia Rose played a huge role in my success with Calibrate and I’m so grateful for her support.”
My husband, Randy, is also a Calibrate member and we often talk about how sustainable this program is, despite our busy lives. Together, we’ve raised five kids together, Brady-Bunch style, and we all love to celebrate food. We’ve adapted a number of our favorite meals over the last 11 months, but my favorite by far was our Christmas Eve meal.
Randy’s big Italian family spends every Christmas Eve day deep-frying shrimp. This year, we challenged ourselves to recreate the recipe to fit the food triangles, while keeping the essence of the tradition. Needless to say, the family loved (and preferred) Christmas Eve shrimp the Calibrate way!
“It’s been fun for Randy and me to tweak our favorite meals—like my grandmother’s gumbo—to fit the Calibrate food triangles.”
Beyond our successes in the kitchen, Calibrate really has reset my metabolic health. It’s crystal-clear in all of my metrics, and I can just feel the difference.
“I can walk farther, my back and knee aches are essentially gone, and my newfound energy allows me to enjoy things in life so much more.”
For my 54th birthday, I wanted a roller-skating party—something I hadn’t done since I was 14! Just after roller skating with the family, I ran a 5K. Which, I never would’ve considered before Calibrate, because I didn’t think I could finish. But I did. In terms of what I want to do and can do, Calibrate has opened up a world of options. There’s been this return of youthfulness.
“To be at a weight I haven’t seen since my early 20s is pretty exciting, and it’s amazing to be on a journey where my best life is the goal.”
In eleven months with Calibrate, I’ve lost 25% of my body weight. I didn't think I could get here, because I’ve experienced a lot of failures. But it was never my fault. My biology just wasn’t prioritized in any of the programs I’d tried before Calibrate. This program does exactly what it says it will do. It works.
“Here’s my advice to anyone thinking about Calibrate: Just do it. Don’t listen to all the other ads. Do this for you.”
My Four Pillar Practices:
- FOOD: When traveling for work, I order a veggie plate from the appetizer menu. The smaller portions satisfy my appetite and remove the temptation to overeat.
- SLEEP: Sleep sounds really help. My go-tos are ocean waves, rain, and one where someone describes a beautiful walk.
- EMOTIONAL HEALTH: Roller skating and tap dancing (beloved activities from childhood) spark joy for me.
- EXERCISE: My bike desk allows me to work and exercise all day—I’ll never go back to a regular desk!
We’re a modern, medical approach that combines doctor-prescribed medication with 1:1 accountability coaching—all personalized to your biology, your goals, and your life for a metabolic reset that lasts and 10% Weight Loss Guaranteed (see terms).