Looking for weight-loss tips and resources? Here's the scoop on a few things available

Get information on just a few of the apps and services available that may be able to help you on your weight-loss journey.

Food When and Where Tracker

When you struggle with your weight, you may find that you eat for reasons other than hunger. It can be difficult to identify these patterns. The Food When and Where Tracker can help your doctor understand what you're going through and if there's a treatment that can help.

Food-related resourcesFood

Fresh Diet

Fresh Diet is a diet delivery company that delivers prepared meals (in portion-controlled sizes) and snacks daily. You can choose from different plans, and some customization is available. The service is available in select cities in the U.S. Learn more at www.freshdiet.com.

Eat This, Not That! Restaurants

Eat This, Not That! Restaurants is a mobile app that lets you compare foods based on calories and their nutritional profiles. The app also "grades" restaurant offerings based on their nutritional profiles. Learn more at www.eatthis.com.

Cook This, Not That!

Cook This, Not That!: Kitchen Survival Guide serves up hundreds of lower-calorie, lower-fat recipes including "makeovers" of popular restaurant dishes. Available as a book and mobile app, the illustrated guide also includes healthy-eating tips. Find it at your local bookstore or online retailer.

The Cooking Light Diet

The Cooking Light Diet is an online meal planning service designed by Cooking Light magazine. After answering a few questions about your weight-loss goals and food preferences, you'll receive a week's worth of healthy meal recipes and eating plans, along with corresponding grocery lists via email. Plans include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for each day. Learn more at www.cookinglightdiet.com.


Fooducate is a mobile app that assesses the nutritional content of foods. You can browse the food database or point the camera on your smartphone at the bar code on a grocery item to see the nutritional stats. You can add foods to a daily tracker and menu planner, and see your calorie and nutritional intake each day. Learn more at www.fooducate.com.

Restaurant-related resourcesRestaurants

Healthy Out

Healthy Out is a mobile app that lets you search menus by calories or category and order healthy dishes from restaurants in cities across the country. Results include detailed nutritional information for menu options including breakdowns for certain diets, common allergens, and calorie count. Learn more at www.healthyout.com.

Exercise-related resourcesExercise


MyFitnessPal is an online diet tracker with a companion mobile app that lets you track food, exercise, and more. Select foods and exercises from a database to track calories or enter your own information. MyFitnessPal provides daily and weekly graphs of overall calories consumed and used. You can also use it to track your weight and participate in an online community. Learn more at www.myfitnesspal.com.

Clothing-related resourcesClothing

Gwynnie Bee

Gwynnie Bee is a web-based monthly subscription service for women's clothing rental in sizes 10–32. The service lets members rent garments. Visit the site to browse the garments, and select what you want. The items selected are shipped to you. Return them when you're done and get additional items. Learn more at www.gwynniebee.com.

Rent the Runway Plus

Rent the Runway Plus lets women rent designer dresses and accessories in sizes 14 to 22. Filter by color, length, occasion, and more, and choose your delivery and return dates. Learn more at www.renttherunway.com/plussize/search.

Inspiration-related resourcesInspiration

Gratitude Journal

The Gratitude Journal app gives you a place on your mobile device to note the top five things for which you're grateful each day. Entries can be accompanied by photos and videos. It also supplies daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages. Learn more at getgratitude.co.

These resources are provided for informational purposes only. Orexigen does not endorse any of the products or services listed. Consult your doctor for all of your medical conditions and concerns.

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CONTRAVE can cause serious side effects of suicidal thoughts or actions. CONTRAVE contains bupropion HCl which has caused some people to have suicidal thoughts or actions or unusual changes in behavior, whether or not they are taking medicines used to treat depression. Bupropion may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults within the first few months of treatment. If you already have depression or other mental illnesses, taking bupropion may cause it to get worse, especially within the first few months of treatment.

Stop taking CONTRAVE and call a healthcare provider right away if you, or your family member, have any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you: thoughts about suicide or dying; attempts to commit suicide; depression; anxiety; feeling agitated or restless; panic attacks; trouble sleeping (insomnia); irritability; aggression, anger, or violence; acting on dangerous impulses; an extreme increase in activity and talking (mania); other unusual changes in behavior or mood.

While taking CONTRAVE, you and your family members should pay close attention to any changes, especially sudden changes, in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings, and tell your healthcare provider. CONTRAVE has not been studied in and is not approved for use in children under the age of 18.

Do not take CONTRAVE if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure; have or have had seizures; use other medicines that contain bupropion such as WELLBUTRIN, WELLBUTRIN SR, WELLBUTRIN XL, and APLENZIN; have or have had an eating disorder called anorexia or bulimia; are dependent on opioid pain medicines or use medicines to help stop taking opioids such as methadone or buprenorphine, or are in opiate withdrawal; drink a lot of alcohol and abruptly stop drinking; use medicines called sedatives (these make you sleepy), benzodiazepines, or anti-seizure medicines and you stop using them suddenly, as these may increase your chance of having a seizure; have taken medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), including linezolid, within the last 14 days; are allergic to any of the ingredients in CONTRAVE; are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant.

Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, especially: depression or other mental illnesses; attempted suicide; seizures; head injury; tumor or infection of brain or spine; low blood sugar or low sodium; liver or kidney problems; high blood pressure; heart attack, heart problems, or stroke; eating disorder; drinking a lot of alcohol; prescription medicine or street drug abuse; are 65 or older; diabetes; breastfeeding.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Swallow CONTRAVE tablets whole. Do not cut, chew, or crush CONTRAVE tablets. Do not take CONTRAVE with high-fat meals. It may increase your risk of seizures. Take CONTRAVE exactly as prescribed.

CONTRAVE may cause serious side effects, including:

Seizures. There is a risk of having a seizure when you take CONTRAVE. The risk is higher in people who: take higher doses of CONTRAVE; have certain medical conditions; take CONTRAVE with certain other medicines. Do not take any other medicines while you are taking CONTRAVE unless your healthcare provider has said it is okay. If you have a seizure, stop taking CONTRAVE, tell your healthcare provider right away, and do not take CONTRAVE again.

Risk of opioid overdose. Do not take large amounts of opioids, including opioid-containing medicines, such as heroin or prescription pain pills, to try to overcome the opioid-blocking effects of naltrexone. This can lead to serious injury, coma, or death. Get emergency medical help right away if you have trouble breathing; become drowsy with slowed breathing; have slow, shallow breathing; or feel faint, dizzy, or confused.

Sudden opioid withdrawal. Do not use any type of opioid (must be opioid-free) including street drugs, prescription pain medicines (including tramadol), cough, cold, or diarrhea medicines that contain opioids, or opioid-dependence treatments, buprenorphine, or methadone, for at least 7 to 10 days before starting CONTRAVE. This may cause you to have sudden symptoms of opioid withdrawal, which can be severe and may require hospitalization. Tell your healthcare provider you are taking CONTRAVE before a medical procedure or surgery.

Severe allergic reactions. Stop taking CONTRAVE and get medical help immediately if you have any signs and symptoms of severe allergic reactions: rash, itching, hives, fever, swollen lymph glands, painful sores in your mouth or around your eyes, swelling of your lips or tongue, chest pain, or trouble breathing.

Increases in blood pressure or heart rate. Your healthcare provider should check your blood pressure and heart rate before and during CONTRAVE treatment.

Liver damage or hepatitis. Stop taking CONTRAVE if you have any symptoms of liver problems: stomach area pain lasting more than a few days, dark urine, yellowing of the whites of your eyes, or tiredness. Your healthcare provider may need to stop treatment if you get signs or symptoms of a serious liver problem.

Manic episodes. CONTRAVE can cause some people who were manic or depressed in the past to become manic or depressed again.

Visual problems (angle-closure glaucoma). Signs and symptoms may include: eye pain, changes in vision, swelling or redness in or around the eye. Talk with your doctor to find out if you are at risk.

Increased risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus who also take medicines to treat their diabetes (such as insulin or sulfonylureas). Check your blood sugar before and during CONTRAVE treatment.

The most common side effects of CONTRAVE include nausea, constipation, headache, vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping, dry mouth, and diarrhea.

These are not all the possible side effects of CONTRAVE. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800‑FDA‑1088.


CONTRAVE is a prescription weight-loss medicine that may help some adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater (obese), or adults with a BMI of 27 kg/m2 or greater (overweight) with at least one weight-related medical problem such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes, lose weight and keep the weight off.

Talk to your doctor or healthcare professional. Please see Full Prescribing Information, including Medication Guide, for CONTRAVE.