How much is normal to lose in the first 4 weeks on Orlistat?

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Hi guys! I have been taking Orlistat almost 4 weeks now. In the first 2 weeks I lost 11lbs which I thought was fantastic. Since then I have carried on the same with my eating but haven't lost any more weight, is this normal? I am pleased with the 11lbs but would have expected to have seen a little loss over the weeks. Am feeling a bit down about it and wondering whether to continue sad

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    Hiya Jade smile first of all I'd like to say wow and well done for losing the weight!

    Everyone is different and respond differently to orlistat. I'd carry on taking them as it sounds like the orlistat is maintaining your weight loss after losing such a large amount of weight. Rapid weight loss due to a big change in diet could cause your body to hold on to everything it can but this should stop as your body adjusts and you should start losing weight steadily so it's definitely worth carrying on with your orlistat diet plan and be sure to exercise too, even if you just go for a walk or walk up and down the stairs a few times, get your heart pumping because it helps speed up your metabolism smile i wasn't losing as much weight as I'd have liked at first but then i started to do a little bit of light exercise every day and it's really helped. Not only am i losing more weight per week, i feel fitter and healthier too!

    I hope this helps a little smile

    Kindest regards, Elly

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    So I'm in week 7 and feeling totally down. I haven't budged weight at all since week 3, not an ounce! I'm following the rules and within my calories allowance and nothing! I'm wondering whether I should go back to the doctors and have a chat as everyone else seems to be losing better. My friend who isn't on them has lost 2 1/2 stone and I'm not even at a stone yet. Feeling pretty worthless sad
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    Is there calorie allowance, I'm just trying to be good and 11 days in. My size 16 jeans won't stay up. Would love to know where the minging orange. Stuff is coming from but doing my best with 2 small kids around that need at in their diet. I have noticed the other half looks less bloated so must be progress. he'not on the pills but has had his diet reigned in
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    Josyjo I don't count calories i just count the fat and it has worked for me. The orange oil is from eating too much fat how much have you lost so far?
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