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Hi

Just started today as I was prescribed medication yesterday.

However, I'm a little lost. My GP was very 'whatever' so I don't have any guidelines other than lose 1stone within 12 weeks. I must have been in and out within 4 minutes sad

I asked if all fats are equal to Orlistat (i.e. oily fish/avocado Vs. Fatty meat) so I should reduce healthy fats too but my doc just told me "they aren't that fatty anyway".

Also I have no idea how much fat I can have, if any? What is suitable?

My leaflet he gave me and the insert in the box advise me to follow my GP diet guidelines. I have lactose and wheat allergy so I'm concerned I'm going to be losing a variety of vitamins and energy by just cutting out anything I don't understand.

I'm sorry if this has been answered already.

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    I was in the same boat as you , i knew nothing after i left the docs, then i found this group, read thru the previouws posts and got my answers, your allowed 45g of fat a a day, 15g per meal, don't go over 5g per 1005 of fat on food items also x i have lost nearly 4 stone since september, went from a size 20 on top to a 14 and a size 22 on bottom to a 16 smile xx
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    The healthy fats are no no as these tablets don't know the diff. As said before nothing over 5g of fat per 100g. Plenty of fruit veg lean meat and fish smile I used my fitness pal app to check fat content if it wasn't in a packet or tin 😁 good luck
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    Thank you both smile

    I was quite disappointed with how my doctor done it - almost like I was a problem child looking for attention!

    I don't eat a diet high in "bad" fat but I eat a fair amount of nuts, eggs, oily fish and avocado so I guess I have to re look at my diet now!

    That's a really amazing loss, well done!!

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      Yes defo as avocado is about 30g so unless u want a accident defo no!! No nuts either!! The side effects r grim orange oil just pours out no stopping it. If I was u I'd eat healthy low fat for a couple of days before starting the tablets as u might still poo💩💩😳
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      I was always ok with eggs. I found odd things I could go up to 6-7g of fat and was ok. Go a heads are 7g and I was ok with them.
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      I've been eating 2 boiled eggs every day and been absolutely fine! I'm veggie so I find it hard to find things to eat! I use myfitnesspal to check fat and it says that in boiled eggs the fat is around 3g? So confusing! 
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    You have to loose 5% of your body weight over 3 months your allowed no more that 45% fat in a day the rest will come out other end if you go over x
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    It's not that hard them really I guess. Thanks guys smile

    Mt egg carton says eggs are exactly 5 per 100. May be it depends on the size etc?

    Hoping I don't eat too much fat I already have IBS...!! No problems yesterday so looking good.

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      Just keep track of your fat. The tablets take a good week to get into your system. I found things I was ok with the 1st wk I couldn't eat after a couple of weeks once the tablets kicked in.

      I love salmon but even though it's good for you it's still too high in fat!! I didn't check and it wasn't nice💩

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      I have had no side effects, eating low fat diet, have had a little avocado and egg as I am vegetarian, but no effects. Been on Orlistat for 2 weeks and lost nothing but have lost 18cms overall so I guess it is doing its job somehow! Would be nice to see the scales moving too though!

       

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      The avocado is just 2 thin slices btw, not a quarter of one or anything like that!! 
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      I've been on it for a week today and lost 3lbs! I've been eating a lot of eggs though I do admit, being veggie!
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