On week 3 on Contrave. Ok so far. Not much weight loss.
There is no benefit, but can be some harm (in the way of side effects) from taking the second dose too early. This is not designed to "take away hunger" at the time of taking. It does not work like Phentermine. It works on your brain pleasure centers and is designed as a time release pill so that you have a constant stream of medication in your system at all times.
Ideally, you should stick to taking it as close to 12 hours apart as is practical.
Also, remember, you are on week three, so you have yet to even take a full dose of the medication. But even when you do, Contrave is not a thermogenic compound, you will lose any weight with Contrave following a diet plan that you would not lose weight will without the medication.
Now is the time to review your diet and calorie plans to see what you may wish to modify.
Ensure you are getting protein at every meal. plans mid afternoon (and if necessary mid-morning) snacks to help get you from meal to meal without getting ravenous.
Use an app like My Fitness Pal, to calculate and then track the number of calories you should be and are eating in a day. Not eating enough calories is just as bad as eating too many when it comes to diets.
The best diet is one where you don't feel like you are on a diet. Contrave will help you say "no" to those things that we crave that often sabotage a diet, but it is not going to make a bad diet plan into a good one.
Stay positive, plan out your food, and you should be going good in no time at all.
- Contrave Information for Consumers
- Contrave Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Contrave (detailed)
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