Been on Orlistat for a week, no change! Give me advice please </3

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Hey, 

Thanks for viewing this as I really need advice. I'm near 19 STONE and been put on Orlistat by my Dr to lose weight. I've been keeping to the under 45g of fat, drinking loads of water and walk or use my exercise bike daily (I have a fitbit that tracks my steps). I haven't had any side effects besides the gas and gurling tummy. 

Should I change my diet or something? I make sure I have less then 15g of fat per a meal and loads of Fiber to keep things moving. I'm starting to get fustrated because I'm not seeing any change. 

If you've got MFP add me (SammieePaigee) and you can give me advice eating wise via that lol. 

Thank you <3

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    stick to the tablets, some weeks you will have ups and downs.  i have been drinking my 3l of water and thankfully also am not seeing side effects but my weight loss has slowed down alot.  i have been taking them now over 5 weeks and lost 20ibs in first 4 and 1ib this week. but it is going in the right direction. 
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    Keep at it. I've been on the tabs 2 and a half months. Some weeks I lose weight, some weeks I don't. Had been stuck at the same weight for 3 weeks but this week I've lost 4lbs. IT's frustrating when it happens, but at least I'm losing it. You just need patience, and don't weigh yourself too often. That's my weakness. 
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      dreams i also seem to have the same issue of weighing myself too often - lord it is nearly every day.  i had hoped the tablets would work faster especially as i am going to the gym regularly 4 to 5 times a week.
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      Sounds like we're in the same boat. I've been working hard at the gym too, hoping it would boost the weight loss.

      Think we just have to be patient and keep away from the scales!

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