Meet Brian and See How He Put Snacking in the Past
I never used to have a problem with my weight growing up. As a member of the Marine Corps, I did regular weight training and cardio multiple times a week so staying in shape was easy. However, after leaving the Corps, I started to gain weight, and it really began to bother me.
15 years later, I was still struggling to lose weight. I tried eating less and moving more by hopping on the treadmill before work, but I struggled to see success. After reflecting on my habits, I realized that I had the most trouble with snacking—specifically when I got home from work.
I own a busy dental practice and have 22 people working under me, so it’s normal for me to feel a lot of pressure daily. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, my stress was amplified as I worked to keep my practice open, and my staff employed. I was anxious about the future, and I would use food to cope with that stress.
In my efforts to regain control, I decided to try a diet plan where food was delivered to me. But my weight still climbed, and I started to be concerned about my overall health. In thinking about where to turn next, I remembered a physician friend had previously mentioned weight loss medication. It was time for me to explore adding on a medication as an option.
In researching my options, I came across CONTRAVE and felt that it might be a good fit for me. I used the telehealth platform on the CONTRAVE website to schedule a telehealth visit with a healthcare provider. After my consultation, my healthcare provider prescribed CONTRAVE to take alongside continuing to eat healthy and exercise. I was excited to begin my journey.
After starting CONTRAVE, I noticed I had little to no desire to snack. Of course, I sometimes still think about snacking, but now it is easier for me to not act on it. Instead of snacking when I get home from work, I opt for exercise and have been getting back into weightlifting. My weight loss has led to more energy. I can also focus on just enjoying mindfully eating dinner with my wife instead of thinking about what I could snack on later.
With CONTRAVE, I’ve finally found the one thing that works for me. I am more motivated than ever to continue my journey. I also can’t deny it’s great to get comments and compliments from my patients on my visible weight loss! I am looking forward to accomplishing more weight loss goals in the future.
*Disclaimer: Real patient taking CONTRAVE at the time of their interview. Individual results may vary. Photos and story used with permission.