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hello fellow bluies! been on orlistat a week now and gone through 2 pairs of pants, a duvet cover and almost the duvet itself! i find myself forever clenching my butt cheeks and looking in mirrors for tell-tale orange patches! am i the only one this paranoid? on a good(ish) note ive lost a whole 3lbs!!!! im a tad unsure of the whole fat grams per meal, am i right in thinking its for every 100g of food u eat, it should contain no more than 5g of fat? and do u count the entire fat content or just the saturated fat? my doctor didnt really tell me much and i cant afford to ruin any more clothes!

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    Hi Newbie,

    I think you may be overdoing the fat abit much to have gone through all that in only a week :lol: - unless you had a very high fat diet before and it was that that was coming out. smile

    You should aim to have 10-15gms of fat per meal - difficult at breakfast unless you go the healthy cooked breakfast way everyday but it is managable at lunch and dinner.

    Look at labels on food and go for options that are 5gms or under per 100gms and always count the total fat in the food.

    Make sure you drink plenty of water and keep alcohol to a minimum as it's just loaded with empty calories - that is they don't do anything for you body except fill up your middle!!!!

    Be careful when eating eggs and salmon as eggs are quite high in fat - the yolks anyway the whites are very low, and although salmon is healthy it is full of omega 3 fat which the tablets classify as fat - they can not distinguish between good and bad fats.

    Try and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, also other heathly snacks which are listed on another posts but include things like sugar free jelly, plain popcorn, some weight watchers cakes and biscuits(although they can be high in sugars they are low in fats)

    Hope this has helped and remember never trust a fart :lol:


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    thanks for the advice! i started on orlistat last thurs n was really naughty n had a mc donalds! i thought sumthin would happen straight away n when nothin did i ended up eatin loads at a bbq sat night aswell thinkin it wasnt working, so its prob a build up from that. cum to think of it, i had an omlette sun mornin aswell! oooops! think i need to do a bit more resurch b4 my next meal. also wonderin if any1 has had any negative comments off their 'other halves' bout takin orlistat? not told mine cos i know he will say the usual....' eat less n exercise more n that should be enough'!
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    Hi guys, hehe you sound like your having a whale of a time with all that found, no wonder you leaked slightly. to beonest i have only just bought them over the counter today and am now too scared to take them after reading the side effects in the box, il try them on the weekend and see what happens, i think they scare you into not eating that why everyone looses weight. :wink:

    Happy slimming, x

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    I have just started my blues this wednesday from the Dr and have already lost 4 kilos, which is nearly half a stone! I have had no nasty side effects so far ( touch wood), but I did a huge amount of research before I started.

    I have stuck to the nothing over 5g fat per 100g rule but also done the same for sugar, which is listed under carbs.

    I am still able to eat what I did before but I have just changed the brands of the foods. Hubby, due to eating the same as me has also lost half a stone and he is not on the blues.

    Im hoping the weight loss will keep carrying on,

    Good luck to you all! :D

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