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Hi everyone, I started orlistat yesterday after getting a prescription last week although the doc didn't exactly explain much. I have done diets like slimming world in the past which i found easy to follow but i'm struggling with this to be honest as i'm not used to looking up calories, weighing stuff and finding out the fat gram content.
I am a bit confused as to how to do it. Is it that you don't eat more than 30g of fat a day? I read that no more than 30% of the calorie intake should be from fat but i've got the fat content in grams and not a percentage. I went to a site which worked out my BMR and know that I should be aiming for no more than 1200 calories a day, a bit more when I get my butt in gear and do some more exercise (I'm getting the wii fit out later after dusting it down!). I had no side effects whatsoever yesterday, I ate about 17g fat and 1011 calories....although i have to figure into that also half a courgette, half a carrot and half a red pepper which i had with my main meal and couldn't find a suitable online resource for info on those plus another 5g for the sesame oil that they were stir fried in.....i know i was under for both calories and fat grams though.
Would love to know if i'm on the right track and also if you know any decent resources online for low and no fat foods and calorie guides. Thanks.
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