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Hi guys...

been reading through your forums and this orlistat seems interesting

I have been battling with my weight since a kid and a couple of years ago i dropped 3 stone due to stress and anxiety..now im feeling better..yep you guessed it..i put my weight back on 10 fold..i have been working out and leading a healthy lifestyle for about a year now and honestly i havent lost a thing..even through my portion sizes are pretty small..i go swimming 3 times a week.and i got to the gym twice a week. i honestly dont think this is normal lol

I have a appointment with my gp tonight and im aprehensive that she might not prescribe me anything. As i have asked her before for help and she just said exercise more..how on earth can i exercise more ARGH!!

Here are my stats

Age: 23

Height:5ft 10

Weight:19st 3 lbs

What do u guys think am i in with a chance?

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    Good luck at the docs tonight.

    I really don't know how it will go for you as different docs have different views, but i do hope that she/he offers you some help.

    Jax x

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    wll its been a week and i have seen my doctor..and she has given me a months supply of orlistat

    Do they work tho :shock:

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    Congratulations!!!

    For me, they have worked. 5 weeks in and I've lost a stone, but I've radically changed my eating habits too. I eat very plain food now, like vegetable rice, grilled chicken and plain baked potatoes, tomato pasta etc, but it's a small sacrafice really smile And I've actually gotten a taste for plain food, I get a little kick out of being healthy now smile

    Good luck and let us know how you get on!

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    Well done for taking the plunge. Your GP was definitely the right place to start but if you have difficulty even on the orlistat and you haven't got any underlying reason for being heavy such as an underactive thyroid then you may benefit from seeing a dietitian. Their expertise is far greater than a GP's although they canot actually prescribe medication. If you are exercising alot, not eating junk and still not losing weight then you may need to look at portion control. Most people are horrified when they see what a recommended portion size of meat (pack of cards) or cheese (matchbox size) looks like. You may also be taking in things which most people wouldn't recognise as being concentrated sources of calories like natural fruit juice (high concentrations of sugar) or smoothies (ditto)
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