Meal ideas please - what sort of things do you eat?

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I'm due to start Orlistat tomorrow and went shopping tonight in preparation. Everything I bought was less than 5g per 100g but most are much less so am struggling to see how I can make each meal 12g of fat.

As an example, my planned breakfast is a 45g bowl of shreddies with 125ml of semi skimmed milk - that's only 2.9g of fat yet the 'aim' is 12g.

What sorts of things is evryone having for breakfast/lunch/dinner?

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    Buy 'BBC good food101 low fat feasts', it's about £5 but is packed with low fat meals.

    I have to make up the fat sometimes so I add cheese. The ready sliced Edam gives you a breakdown per slice so it's easy to add it in.

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    hi im just starting out on this adventure too, this is my 3rd day, so far no signs of any effects at all so this morning i decided to be braver and had a round of toast with peanut butter on, its 16g of fat per 2 tsp. 2 hours later and still no rush to the loo so who knows, but the peanut butter should keep me going till lunch with no need to nibble.

    i think its all trial and error till we work out what suits our bodies and the medication but i know in the end we will all find that happy place we crave (any where apart from the PLUS section) good luck xxx

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    Thanks for the replies, will get the BBC book as a starting point smile
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    Glitter Gal is right,

    it is all trial and error. I also find it difficult to increase the fats so I guess i will have to put up with a slower weight loss. But if I keep the fats down and don't supplement them with sugar and carbs I should still lose.

    Lelly xx

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