Help with orilstat please :(

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I suffer from mental illness which requires me to take anti depressants & anti psychotics. I have tried for about 3 years to lose weight but there was never any substantial progess to brag about.

I am unable to work due to the reasons above, and i am bed bound everyday until about 2pm due to the anti psychotic medication and also not ever able to do much exercise.

about a month ago i had a new GP

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    Ignore the first post i accidently pressed the enter button!

    Hi all

    I suffer from mental illness which requires me to take anti depressants & anti psychotics. I have tried for about 3 years to lose weight but there was never any substantial progess to brag about.

    I am unable to work due to the reasons above, and i am bed bound everyday until about 2pm due to the anti psychotic medication and also not ever able to do much exercise.

    about a month ago i had a new GP who gave me orilstat to help with the weight gain from the other medication. I lost a few pounds but went back into comfort eating again and gained it back, ive lost a couple pounds again but ive gone back into comfort eating.

    I really need some help, my comfort eating is making me feel very low and i need some advice how to take these meds, what foods to avoid, how many calories a day to eat, etc. I am desperate for some advice and encouragment from people who suffer with weight issues like myself sad

    Thanks in advance to any one that answers this.

    Josh

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      Hello Josh

      We are all here for the same reason I suffer depression which leads me to binge eat only to later regret it once I gain weight. I have battled with my weight since 13 now 28 my dr has decided to give me a try on orlistat, so I have been on 1500 Calories for the last three days and have taken orlistat with each meal in three days I've lost 4lbs, as I'm very new to orlistat I don't know much about the diet however reading other discissions on the thread has made me aware that you need to stick to food that contains no more than 5gram of fat per 100grams and that we need to be eating no more than 45 grams of fat per day, each meal should consist of around 15grams of fat, I will post you an example of what I've been having to get an idea of what kind of things we can eat hope that helps, also a lot of people I have spoken to say they are doing orlistat in combination with weight watchers or slimming world so maybe you could try weight watchers online.

      Breakfast

      Hazel Nut Special K

      Cup of tea with semi skinned milk

      Mid morning Snack

      Fruit and fat free yoghurt

      Lunch grilled chicken and salad

      Afternoon snack

      Sugar free jelly

      Kiwi

      Dinner

      Small lean steak with salad

      Dessert

      Any Weight watchers dessert

      Hope this helps xx

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      Me again I also forgot to say there's a free phone app called my fitness pal which helps track calories I use it to make sure I'm sticking to my 1500 calories a day it's very easy to use and it's free x
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      Thank you so much for yoru response Bellaboo28, i will keep this page bookmarked so i can look back it at it and hopefully read any other responses people give.

      thanks again x

       

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    Hi joshluck95

    I like your self suffer from mental illness ( emotionally unstable personality disorder and bipolar ) I gained 8stone from my medication and comfort eat a lot. But these tables are really helping! I've lost 2 stone in 3 months they helped with my mental health too as my weight comes off my moods change.

    Good luck x

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      thanks for the response, thats really good news, if you dont mind me asking, how many calories a day do you now eat while taking orilstat? do you still comfort eat at all? if not, how do you stop the temptations?

      thanks xx

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