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Author Topic: Taken With Food... (before, after?)  (Read 438 times)

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Offline phenethylamine

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Taken With Food... (before, after?)
« on: March 14, 2015, 04:33:09 PM »
First time posting!!

Just started on Complera this month...
I'm told it absorbs best with a full meal (400+ Calories).
I can't remember if that means taking it before, or after a meal?
Should the food already be there, and digesting when taken... or is it ok to take it on a completely empty stomach and then start eating? (what I have been doing).
For some reason I assumed "take the pill with food" meant "take the pill then take food".. but now I'm wondering if they mean "take on full stomach" which makes more sense in retrospect.

Thanks, and sorry if this a stupid question lol...


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Re: Taken With Food... (before, after?)
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 04:40:41 PM »
If something says to take it WITH food then it doesn't mean before, it means WITH. Now if by before you mean a few minutes I'm sure that doesn't make a difference, but longer than that is going to begin to defeat the purpose. If you need to err in one direction I'd eat my meal then take the pill -- I'm assuming you are not wanting people you are eating with to see the pill?
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Offline phenethylamine

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Re: Taken With Food... (before, after?)
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 05:43:48 PM »
Yeah, I'd rather keep it discreet in social situations, so I left out "during" and limited question to before/after. Writing this out, I'm realizing it's probably a mistake to take pill before diner... even if I start eating right after... it will probably still take me 1 or 2 hours to finish diner... then I often need a high calorie desert if family happened to make low calorie diner... so it probably takes me a total of 3 hours to meet the calorie requirements. I will try taking it afterwards. I'll report if side effects improve.

Thanks :)

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Re: Taken With Food... (before, after?)
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2015, 05:48:11 PM »
Take it after you eat on a full stomach.

Now tell us where you live where people still sit down and eat for 1-2 hours! Bravo.

And where a 1-2 meal could still be less than 400 kcal. Double bravo!
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Offline phenethylamine

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Re: Taken With Food... (before, after?)
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2015, 09:54:17 PM »
Also, is there a timeframe on how fast I should eat?
Sometimes I worry that for example, If I eat 200 calories in one hour, and 200 calories the next hour, then take pill... the first 200calories are already digested out of my stomach into intestines... and it only counts as 200 at pill time. I'm having a hard time fitting the full 400 at once. Does this really matter, or am I way overthinking it? 

I feel like I'm obsessing over trying to get 400cal and the pill together in my stomach at the same time, but one is small, and the other is big, and the timing doesn't match lol
« Last Edit: March 16, 2015, 10:16:13 PM by phenethylamine »

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Re: Taken With Food... (before, after?)
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2015, 01:44:49 PM »
Would you care to share specifics of what constitutes a meal for you?
I'm having trouble picturing what is a 200kcal meal.
Also it remains a mystery why you cannot get 400kcal into your stomach at one sitting?
Is your stomach small?  Is this about your culture and what people eat?
1 cup of plain rice is 200 Kcal.
1 boiled egg is 78 calories.
1 tablespoon of oil is about 100 kcal. 
1 medium banana 100 kcal

« Last Edit: March 17, 2015, 01:46:55 PM by mecch »
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Re: Taken With Food... (before, after?)
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2015, 01:55:12 PM »
Im curious too about your pseudo:  phenethylamine. 

Are you trying to tell us something?  I am wondering about anorexia... I know anorexics who use amphetamines and phenethylamines as part of the deal.  Obviously I know nothing about you, just throwing that out there, out of concern. No judgement.
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Offline BKKKevin

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Re: Taken With Food... (before, after?)
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2015, 10:20:02 PM »
10 Oreos is 400 calories...

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Re: Taken With Food... (before, after?)
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2015, 12:17:25 AM »
But is that a meal?  ::)

Perhaps we have a molly fan.  ;D
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