Been on orlistat 3 days

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Hi all.i have been taking orlistat since Monday and had a weigh in at bootcamp this morning and have lost 2 and a half pounds! Doesn't sound much but only been 3 days so quite pleased .....I now weigh 16 stone and am hoping to lose  6 stone!!any advice would be gratefully received..with thanks xx

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    good luck ....everything in moderation is key and keep an eye on the fat content your weight is just a little less than mine been on the tabs for 5 weeks lost 17lb so far soo pleased
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    Well done. keep to the no more than 5g of fat per 100g and no more than 15g per meal and you will be fine if you search on the boards i have posted lots of helpful posts on what to eat etc if you need any advice please just post back x
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    Hi. Just been prescribed Orlisat, have read the instructions, and am a bit anxious about the side effects! I eat a low fat nearly vegetarian diet anyway (anyone familiar with Slimming World green plan) but I do love cheese, and well grilled bacon!

    Britanyspears - you say no more than 5g fat per 100g. How do you measure it? Would I be right in thinking that food that says 4g or less per 100g is a good guide? What about stuff like muller yoghurt which is virtually fat free and virtually fat free cottage cheese.?

    Where are the boards you mention please brittany?

    So many questions..........

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    @Dockyardgill.Hi i meaure it suing the info on the back of the packet i eat no more than the 5g per 100g which i the 'rule' unless you want side effects.

    I eat a veggie diet cheese was my downfall and theres no cheese that is within the rules apart from laughing cow light which is not that nice so i don't eat that anymore.

    Yes i would say 4g is a good guide but if it's snack food i either have fat free or no more than 3g per 100g i don't make up the 45g fat a day which you are allowed to have.

    If you use the search bar up the top of the page and type in either Xenical or Orlistat posts that i posted ages ago and recently will come up with what i eat etc.

    You don't have to deprive yourself on these tablets you just make healthier choices

    What other questions do you have? how much do you have to lose? x


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    -@britneyspears. Thanks for getting back to me! I want to lose 3 stones at least and yesterday was diagnosed 'as a little bit diabetic'!

    45g of fat a day? Thats better than I thought. Had 15g in my head for some reason.

    Cheese is going to be the biggest thing, I live on the stuff. Luckily I quite like laughing cow extra lite and have it quite a bit. I think the terror of having a 'side effect' in the middle of Sainsburys will be enough of an insentive to check everything I eat!

    How has it been for you? I gather you've lost quite a bit of weight. Have you experienced any nasties??

    Will check your other posts x

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    15g per meal and no more than 45g fat a day spread over 3 main meals and snacks.  Lol cheese was a big vice for me i believe unless it has changed Sainsburys do a philidelphia style cheese spread and that is 4g fat per 100g but i have never eaten it whilst on the tablets. Sainsburys do a ton of food items that are under the 5g.

    It has been good for me although i will say when i do something i give it my all i do have good willpower which has helped!

    In answer to your question yes i have lost a lot of weight currently have lost over 100lbs started at a dress size 24 (I started these tablets on jan 13th 2013) now 12-14 and 14s are now baggy . Never had any side effects as i have stuck to the rules of the tablets really not worth it at all x

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