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to see my nurse on Tuesday.

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    Could you please ask how long it takes for Orlistat to get out of your system if you have a break from it?

    I think I'm going to have to at Christmas, there's no way I can diet for those 2 or 3 days and I don't want the side effects, so I was plannign to have a few days off then.

    Just planning ahead!

    Thanks Suza

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    It's my understanding that each tablet works with each meal and they don't really build up, but someone may correct me. I had a wedding to go to Friday and was staying at the hotel yesterday. I didn't take any tablets Fri and yesterday and was fine and I can say without doubt I went over 30g of fat both days. Back on them today and again all ok so far.

    Just had my first stew of the winter :ok:

    I am sure a lot of people will be leaving off the little blue tablets for Christmas

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    thats true'ish that they work for that meal but also for the whole 24hrs that's why you can't take any more than 30g's of fat over the day.

    I personally would leave it out for one day and stick to a low fat diet before indulging in any naughties and then I would start back on a low fat diet for at least 2 days before starting them again.

    But I will get this clarified smile

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    Hey Suza, thanks for that. I wasn't sure if I was 100% right. I have been fine after going back on the tablets yesterday, but I think I've been lucky and too be honest, I probably only had about 20g yesterday.

    A week to go until my first weigh in. I am both excited and nervous. I'd like to lose quite a bit but anything downwards will be an achievement as since May I had been putting on every week. Way too many crisps and sweets.

    I do know I need to up my water intake. For years I've drunk virtually none so that's what I'm finding most difficult.

    I am a bit annoyed at how little my doctor told me before starting the tablets, but I guess I should be happy he accepts I've got a problem and need help. My previous doctor just told me to 'Get on with it'.

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    Not my normal nurse today but this one was quite helpful as well.

    I was advised that the Orlistat can take up to 3 days to completely leave the system, and if you wish to restart she has suggested that you have at least 3 days on a low fat diet before starting them up again.

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    Thanks for asking. I'll bear this in mind if I am having another occassion to go to where I can't have any control over the amount of fat I eat
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