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Ive been taking Orlistat for a week now and good news Ive lost 5lbs which is great.
This is my third round on the pills and did lose around 3 stone both times previously. Im back to square one again now as I damaged my back a few months ago and wasn't able to do any excercise and the pounds went back on.
I have a Underactive Thyroid which also makes it difficult to lose weight (and easy to put it on) and Ive found that the weight loss when on Orlistat does seem to be slower than other peoples who have a normal thryoid function.
I am sticking to the 15g fat rule and having no more than 1600 calories in a day.
Last time the weight loss slowed down dramatically on month two and I became very bloated but fingers crossed that won't happen this time.
I currently weigh 14st 6lb and Im 5ft 9 so roughly arond 3-4 stone overweight. My goal at the moment is to get to 12st 7lb then if I reach that then set a new goal.
I do struggle with eating a variety of meals and find Im eating the same foods each week.
If anyone has a food blog I would appreciate having a look to get some new ideas.
I eat quorn instead of meat normally if I do eat meat its only chicken. I do eat lots of fruit and homemade smoothies and juices. I have cereal or porridge for breakfast. I love pasta and bread but try and stay off the bread as much as possible while Im on the pills.
Ive not had any misshaps in my first week in the toilet department so fingers crossed Im doing the right thing.
I do believe this is my final chance on the pills so Im determined to lose the weight again. Any suggestions from other fellow Orlistat users would be very much appreciated.
Good luck to everyone.
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