going out for a meal whilst on orlistat

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Hi, I have been on orlistat now for about 2 weeks and have lost about 5 pounds and I am going out for a meal on saturday night, there will also be drinking going on smile. i was wondering if anyone could help me , im not sure what to do about taking my tablet, to be honest i am not sure that the restraunt will do really low fat foods and also its my first night out in weeks so im looking forward to a nice meal - i was thinking of having a buttermilk chicken burger with chips and onion rings and salad, but iim nervous about taking the tablet. does any one have any advice.

anything would be highly appreciated.

thanks in advance

Becky smile xx

(btw im only 18)

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    Hi Becky,

    my advice would be to not take the tablet with the meal otherwise you will get the oil side effect, its possible that you may still get some oil even if you miss the tablet as your meal may still be in your system the next day then take your next pill.

    As far as alcohol I have never had any side effects from it although if your couning calories the sugar content will push up the calories but if your having chicken burger & chips etc I would skip the calorie counting for that day!!

    I would try and eat really healthy the next day to try not to have a oily accident, if you start to feel windy down below the next day I would advise to stay near a loo!

    Hope this helps, enjoy your meal.

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      Hi Claire,

      Thank you so much for all you help and advice, I will skip the pill tomorow night and then continue on sunday with a healthy food plan. As far as the toilet istuation is ocncerned, I will definately be having around upstairs near the bathroom smile

      Thanks Again xx

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    Although it may sound odd I have found that it's important to take Orlistat if I'm going out for a meal. Just knowing what the oily side effects would be like is enough to get me to focus on having foods that will limit the effect. Over time you start to enjoy picking the lower fat options simply becaise of this. It's a huge incentive and helps retrain your mind so far as food is concerned which is part of the battle in the long run
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    • Posted

      It's sad Syracuse, but, oh so true! We just have to accept that it has to be a life style choice. (But, maybe just this once?...........). That was how I put the weight back on! Back to the drawing board!

      regards

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      Hi Jk. If you're able to, have a look at a book called Never Binge Again by Glenn Livingston which is currently available for free as a Kindle on Amazon. It's a novel approach and not for everyone but I've found it hugely helpful and using it together with Orlistat it's currently working a treat. Good luck!
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      Just watched an hour long video about it and made some notes. Thanks for that. Interesting. 'Food for thought' you might say!
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