Any chat/support/buddy groups?

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I've been on Orlistat a few weeks now, I have lost some weight(gonna do a proper weigh in when I see my gp)...

I started out really well sticking to my low fat diet and avoiding the wrong foods but the past 2 or 3 weeks I haven't done so well. I'm particularly having trouble in what I should take to work for lunch/snacks. Any suggestions? While I'm in the office I'll have 2 cups of tea each day, I've been avoiding biscuits but sometimes I'd like something with my cup of tea- I suppose just out of habit!

Also, are there are any phone groups(like whatsapp) or fb groups where other Orlistat users are available to chat to either for support?

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    Hi I'm having the same problem , having years with a cup tea and a biscuit!!I asked the practice nurse at my gp's and she said look on the Internet , what good is that. You would think the makers of the drug would advise us how to use it. X

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    Well I haven't found a good alternative yet, but I suppose we should be avoiding that type of food for now!

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    How are things going now for you? I'm starting next week (got the tablets but getting Christmas out the way first!) & interested in connecting with others on a regular basis for support & weigh in reports etc if perhaps you might be too?

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      I lost about 11lbs but then I got quite lazy! Because of going on holiday/Christmas I stopped taking them for about 3 weeks but definitely plan on getting back on track and eating healthy.

      I wouldn't mind connecting on a regular basis, I think it would help me keep on track! It's so easy to fall back into old eating habits

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      Its definitely harder at this time of year! Well i started taking the tablets on Tuesday & doing ok so far I think. I don't have to see my GP till end of Jan to see how I'm doing but am going to Boots to weigh each week fir my own people ace of mind - if I waited a month to weigh I'd find it harder to stay on track I think. I've written down though each half stone milestone as well as each 5% mini goal with space to record the date achieved as when I lost weight the first time round (6yrs ago I lost 7st but have regained that plus 2st extra since having glandular fever & a baby!) I found it motivating to have those mini goals. I also advocate a non-food treat like a nail varnish etc for each stone. What about you?

      Am feeling quite positive at the mo & hoping it continues but I'm worried that not going to a weekly class will mean I struggle but am giving it my all lol. We can do this! x

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