Is this ok?

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I have started orlistat today and this is what I have eaten today


weetabix, banana and cup of tea




1 chocolate biscuit

3 apples



grilled chicken, rice, peas and 1 potato


I also spent 20 mins doing the shred dvd, is this enough food?

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    do u really need medication if you are eating so healthily? I recon with eating like this, u would lose weight without !!! Ideally aim for half hour of sweat induced exercise a day - can be fast walking as well as structured exeercise programme. Do you alwasy eat cereal for lunch? A healthy low fat lunch would probably be a better option and I know my patients who are on this medication try and eat a "normal" diet withjust low fat. well done and keep it up!
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    I don't always eat cereal, fridge was a bit low in food biggrin Yesterday I had similar for breakfast and dinner but a cheese sandwich on wholemeal bread with grapes for dinner. I have done the exercise again so fingers crossed I can shift the weight with the help of orlistat.

    I walk 4 miles a day doing the school run, which is all uphill but i just don't lose weight.

    Thank you for your reply.

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    Be careful with dairy hun. If U gave alot make sure its low fat. I've cut out cheese and chocolate and have skimmed milk. I've lost half a stone in ten days x
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    hi ive been on these since february start weight 16 stone 8.5 lbs n ive lost 60. 5 lbs nearly 4 n half stone still long way 2 go .ive noticed the more i eat the more i loose ive been told only 2 have food no more than 3 grams of fat but i still go over a bit my diet is cornflakes with fat free yoghurt 4 weightwatchers cakes carrot or blueberry ones dinner time pitta with salad n fat free dressing tea chicken /salmon in george forman with steamed veg or savoury rice not havin much fruit now but at least 12 glasses of water i still like bad food but wont touch it now in case i leak grease/fat lol good luck i hope u do well im hoping 2 have lost 6 stone by christmas

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    Tracey, are you still able to get it? I thoguth it had been taken off the market in last 3 months due to liver complication links?
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    Hi Tracey

    I would check with your Gp as i believe it should have been stopped until further notice. I know our patients are no longer being prescribed it down south


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    I was prescribed it yesterday (im in the south of England)

    I am still re-searching if I want to take it or not... I'm trying to eat low fat anyway so will it really help ?

    If you keep within the guidelines (or thereabouts) how bad are the side effects ?


    p.s. Tracey - I messaged you on FB, hope that's ok x

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    hi yes its fine im sorry ive just spotted ya message well im still on tablets but since september ive been off them 3 times for holidays ive lost 65 n half pound things not goin as planned but its my own fault lol i went 2 docs n i had put 5 lbs on but remember we all need a life lol tryin 2 be good 4 christmas one day i will be a model take care bye x
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