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I just thought id share my thoughts so far.
I am a registered nurse and started taking Orlistat 5 days ago as I've put 3 stone on due to my cheesecake addiction :twisted:
I decided to take Orlistat because I have absolutely no will power and the thought that I may get the so called treatment related effects so far has been enough to keep me on the straight and narrow. In the last 5 days I have lost 7 pounds.
One thing that does concern me is that people on the site seem to believe they have to eat 10 - 15 grams of fat each meal. This is not the case.
The drug company states that if you eat more than 10 - 15 grams of fat per meal depending on your weight than this will give you the dreaded side effects, it is not the case that you will only lose weight if you eat the maximum amount of fat you are able to. Infact you will lose more weight if you keep your fat intake as low as you can.
Over the last 5 days my fat intake has been around 15 grams per day as I have kept to a very healthy diet and I have lost 7 pounds in 5 days.
I hope this will reassure those of you who are worried they are not eating enough fat.
The simple fact is if you eat healthily and consume less calories and fat than your body needs you will lose weight. People who are over weight do not send their bodies into starvation mode by dieting as they have large stores of body fat that is then used and burnt when they reduce their intake. This is in fact how people lose weight.
Those of you who are passing orange oil im afraid to tell you you are eating too much fat and this is a side effect of doing so and is certainly not normal or healthy and I imagine is extremely unpleasant. Those of you who are pleased to be passing orange oil are kidding yourselves you are doing a good job on this diet. You will lose weight because you are passing the excess fat you are eating but you are not teaching yourselves how to eat healthily and maintain your weight loss when you stop taking orlistat.
I hope this helps :wink:
Good luck to everyone. Im certainly impressed by orlistat and there is no doubt in my mind that I would not have been able to lose 7 pounds so quickly on my own. I have 35 pounds still to lose and hopefully I will do this by the time I go on holiday at the end of August.
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