Does Orlistat get rid of existing fat?

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Hi . I have started taking Orlistat. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and hypothyroidism. I eat a low fat vegetarian diet but have trouble keeping the weight down. I have been monitoring closely what I eat and it is very low fat, I ate 6.1g in total yesterday. Does Orlistat work on existing fat? How does it help to lose weight if you already eat low fat? I have been taking it for a week and bowels are no different from usual, it is like I'm not taking them at all. Any thoughts would be awesome!

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    Hello.. I No it does something to 1/3rd of the fat in your system.. I have been taking orlistat for 2 weeks now.. I have just downloaded my fitness pal which will show u what calories, fat and carbs u need every day definitely worth a go.. smile
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      I have used that app I found it a little frustrating. I get told I don't eat enough but I can't bring myself to eat more as the scales and clothes tell me otherwise!!! It is very early days so I maybe need to be more patient. Have you noticed any difference yet?

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    Hi, I also have pcos and started back on orlistat on Friday, I lost 2 stone last year on them in 7weeks. If your bowels r the same your eating the right diet, I you end up with side effects u nobu have eaten 2 much fat and need to cut back. U may start to feel bloated but this is normal when you 1st start them, just make sure you keep drinking loads of water and take a multi vitamin 😊 gud luck x
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      Thank you! Wow, you did so well losing 2 stone! I was just worried that if there is no change in bowels and I eat a real low fat diet, how they were going to work. I am being impatient I think! Yup, I will keep drinking lots of water and multi vitamins. Good luck with your next lot of Orlistat. Isn't pcos a pain?!!
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