My new day-to-day is leaving the house feeling confident and excited about seeing people rather than wanting to stay hidden in the house.
I’ve spent many years trying to lose weight, but before joining Calibrate, nothing worked.
Before Calibrate, I tried pretty much everything I could get my hands on, including Jenny Craig, WW, Nutrisystem, Atkins, and diet pills. Though I did achieve temporary success with some of these approaches, it was always short-term. Nothing I tried helped me achieve long-lasting weight loss. Though most of these programs boasted that they were about making “lifestyle” changes, in reality, none of them were. It was never about the lifestyle and always about the food.
Many of these programs also made me feel like my weight loss was about them and not about me. There came a time when I felt like I was weighing in to give others the satisfaction that their program was working, rather than making it about me and my health.
I became so frustrated in my journey that I considered bariatric surgery as an alternative option—while still hoping that I could find a more sustainable approach that would help me avoid this drastic solution.
Calibrate came into my life at the perfect moment. While doing research on bariatric surgery and other weight loss programs, I came across Calibrate’s website. I was blown away by its integrated approach and the fact that I would have access to medical professionals throughout the program.
Their messaging made it clear that this would not be a short-term fix like some of the other programs I had tried. Though I had some reservations about whether or not I could stick to the program for a year or longer, I felt confident after reading articles in Forbes and Fast Company that Calibrate was designed to deliver sustainable results.
When I joined in July 2020, I dove into the assigned reading. I immediately appreciated that the material was thoroughly researched, straightforward, and no fluff. As an Associate Professor of Business and Economics and someone who holds a PhD, I consider myself to be a fairly intellectual woman. I remember reading “tips and tricks” from previous programs like “eat a mint if you’re feeling hungry” and desperately wanting a program that could offer more thoughtful and evidence-based information. Calibrate delivered on this front from the get-go.
During that first month, I worked with my coach to increase my awareness about existing behaviors and how little adjustments here and there could slowly build to big changes. I also appreciated how responsive every team member is, including the medical support staff. Whenever I’ve reached out to the support or medical team with a question or concern, they get back to me via the Calibrate app immediately.
I’ve worked hard over the past year, but truthfully, it hasn’t felt hard. The progressive pace of Calibrate’s program helps to make each pillar feel attainable. Every lesson builds upon the previous and is backed with stellar documentation and research. For that reason, I believe that Calibrate is the most intellectual weight loss program out there.
As for my results, I’ve lost 59 pounds, or 24.5% of my body weight, and have so much more energy during the day. I’m going to the gym four days a week and feel so much more confident in my day-to-day interactions.
Because I’ve made this progress during Covid, I haven't had as much social interaction as I would have before the pandemic. Now that things are opening up, I think my friends are shocked when they see me. Even though their shock can lead to awkwardness in the beginning, it still gives me that positive reinforcement that reminds me that I have made big changes to my life and my health this past year.
I realize that it may sound cheesy, but Calibrate really has changed my life. When someone asks me whether or not I’d recommend Calibrate, I say: “If you’re looking for a short-term fix or a fad diet, this isn’t the program for you. But if you’re looking for a program that will help you change your life and way of living, Calibrate can give you the tools to achieve sustainable weight loss and a supportive mind-body-spirit mindset.”
Favorite food: Mashed cauliflower and filet mignon—the combination is heaven.
Best sleep tip: I avoid screen time (especially social media) thirty minutes before bed and take melatonin gummies when needed. They help me fall asleep and give me the small sugar boost that I sometimes need at night.
Favorite type of exercise: I love using the elliptical machine and the stair climber—they both make me feel powerful!
Emotional health tip: I’m really into affirmations. I have an affirmation app that I read many times a day to remind myself to believe in myself and enjoy the moment.
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