Reshape how you think about cravings and weight-loss.

Losing weight may seem tough, sometimes even impossible

Sometimes you feel like you’re doing everything right, yet still not getting results. Things like cravings can get in the way of your weight loss by leading you to eat even when you’re not hungry.

Be sure to check in with your doctor before starting any nutrition or exercise plan.

The good news is you’re ready to make significant changes to lose weight and improve your health. Here are some useful tips, tools, and real-life experiences to help you lose the weight, and keep it off.

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Healthy eating

a more active life

Weight-loss tips

It's not a diet.

It's about eating healthy.

When it comes to weight loss, there are a lot of fad diets promising fast results. How many of those have you tried? But these diets can limit your nutritional intake, be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run.1 Eating healthier food and fewer calories is the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.2 These resources can help you develop some basic healthy eating habits and help you stay fuller longer.

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Live a

more active life.

Regular exercise and physical activity are two of the best ways to keep your body healthy. They can also be helpful when you are trying to lose weight.1 Walking is the best and most common way to kick off an active lifestyle to improve your physical and mental health. The good news is you don’t have to run a marathon, but finding ways to keep your body moving is key. The Couch to 5k app is a great source for making a transition into a more active lifestyle. Read about it in Ready, Set Download!

Common weight-loss tips to help you succeed

Whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 100 pounds, starting can be the hardest part. So, set yourself up for success by crafting a plan before you start. If you're ready, willing, and able to move forward, the following tips will help you do just that.

Set small goals that you can hit along the way9
Short-term goals can keep you motivated and on track for the long haul. And don’t be vague! These goals should be specific and achievable, like “walking a 5K” or “adding 50% more veggies to my weekday meals.”
Change your daily habits9
Healthy, maintainable weight loss is best achieved through small changes to your lifestyle. You’re better off making small, consistent changes you can adopt into your everyday life rather than trying a major fad diet or lifestyle overhaul.
Stick with CONTRAVE and your diet and exercise plan for at least 4 months.
Weight loss takes time, and you and your doctor will best be able to determine if CONTRAVE is working for you after you've been using it for 4 months. You may experience side effects, like nausea, when taking CONTRAVE. If you experience side effects that are more severe or last longer than a few weeks, contact your doctor.

References: 1. American Heart Association. Keeping a healthy body weight. https://healthyforgood.heart.org/be-well/articles/keeping-a-healthy-body-weight. Accessed November 8, 2017. 2. American Heart Association. 5 steps to lose weight and keep it off. https://healthyforgood.heart.org/be-well/articles/5-steps-to-lose-weight-and-keep-it-off. Accessed November 8, 2017. 3. Mayo Clinic. Portion control guide. http://diet.mayoclinic.org/diet/eat/portion-control-guide?. Accessed November 8, 2017. 4. Andrade AM, Greene GW, Melanson KJ. Eating slowly led to decreases in energy intake within meals in healthy women. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008;108(7):1186-1191. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016;116(4):590-598. 5. American Heart Association. Dining out doesn’t mean ditch your diet. https://healthyforgood.heart.org/eat-smart/articles/dining-out-doesnt-mean-ditch-your-diet. Accessed. November 8, 2017. 6. American Heart Association. Losing weight. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/WeightManagement/LosingWeight/Losing-Weight_UCM_307904_Article.jsp#.WgNT82hSybg. Accessed November 8, 2017. 7. American Heart Association. American Heart Association recommendations for physical activity in adult. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/PhysicalActivity/FitnessBasics/American-Heart-Association-Recommendations-for-Physical-Activity-in-Adults_UCM_307976_Article.jsp#.WgNS_GhSybg. Accessed November 8, 2017. 8. American Heart Association. Moderate to vigorous—what is your level of intensity? http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/PhysicalActivity/FitnessBasics/Moderate-to-Vigorous—What-is-your-level-of-intensity_UCM_463775_Article.jsp#.WgNTjmhSybg. Accessed November 8, 2017. 9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Losing weight: getting started. https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight/getting_started.html. Accessed November 6, 2017. 10. CONTRAVE (naltrexone HCl and bupropion HCl) Prescribing Information, Orexigen Therapeutics.

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