The Four Pillars of Metabolic Health

Support Your Long-Term Health

Have you ever experienced a ‘yo-yo’ diet? Did you try to make a change in the foods you ate and found temporary success, but then that weight you lost came right back?

Nearly one-in-three Americans who attempt to lose weight experience this phenomenon, and are often left feeling like they failed due to a lack of effort. Rather than focusing on what is seen in the mirror, one organization, Calibrate, is revolutionizing weight loss by taking a biological approach to help adults find success beyond the scale.

“We’re changing the way the world treats weight by putting people back in control of their health. This is about biology, not will power,” Dr. Kim Boyd, Chief Medical Officer at Calibrate, told Growing Bolder.

“Being in poor metabolic health means things like having diabetes or elevated blood sugar. It means hypertension. It can lead to cardiovascular disease, fatty liver. We’re working on the biology that’s most important for all of that spectrum of chronic illness and even more importantly, actual health. When you’re in good metabolic health, you have better energy, you have improved immunity, you have improved mood.”

A Biological Approach To Weight Loss

To aid in the process of a metabolic reset, Calibrate doctors address the science behind improved health by prescribing GLP-1 medications, which work on a hormone naturally produced by the body that impacts many different systems.


→  Reduce Inflammation

→  Shift Your Set Point (the weight your body fights to maintain)

→  Regulate Digestion

→  Regulate Blood Sugar Levels

The Four Pillars Of Metabolic Health

Calibrate pairs GLP-1 medications with 1:1 coaching, to provide a support system to help members make meaningful changes to their health in four key areas:

1. Food: Establish a sustainable and flexible approach to nutrition that focuses on minimizing fast-digesting carbs and making healthier choices that include protein, fiber, and healthy fats — without counting calories.

2. Sleep: Develop a schedule to improve sleep quality and minimize cardiometabolic health factors with 7-9 nightly hours of restful sleep.

3. Exercise: Prioritize 150 minutes of movement and incorporate two or more resistance training sessions each week.

4. Emotional Health: Adopt a daily mindfulness practice and use science- backed methods to reduce stress and recognize emotional triggers that influence metabolic health.

“All four of these elements influence one another, and most importantly, they influence our health. For example, if we’re sleep deprived, our food choices change the next day. This isn’t willpower, this is driven by hormones and biology, that we’re more prone to eat faster-digesting carbohydrates. We have higher levels of the hunger hormone. We’re more sedentary the next day. All of these things are intricately related with one another, and they impact health in the short and the long run.” – Dr. Kim Boyd, Chief Medical Officer at Calibrate

This article was created in partnership with our friends at Calibrate

This article is featured in the January 2023 issue of The Growing Bolder Digital Digest.

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