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Hi, i spoke with my gp last week and requested a trial of orlistat as I am so unhappy with my then weight of 15st 9lbs and she was more than happy that I had done my research and booked me in with the practice nurse tonight for a weight/diet review.
well this is where things have taken a turn! I explained my problem to the nurse and presented my iPad with myfitnesspal for the last 10 days which showed my commitment to eating healthier.........she pretty much slated my diet by saying not to eat cheese (I chose to use a laughing cow blue cheese light triangle on a jacket potato instead of butter but she wasn't happy with that - told to leave it dry or use beans or tinned tomatoes instead), I've lost 2lbs in a week so she didn't think I needed orlistat which I argued that this was the start of my journey and I needed the incentive to continue with a consquence to reverting back to old habits (she pulled a face but backed down!), that it's 10g fat/100g and 10g sugar/100g not the 5g I have been sticking to (is she setting me to fail with the dreaded side effects?) and i should spend more money on fresh fruit/veg/meat/fish which I explained can be difficult on a budget with a family to feed too and 2 young children who need the higher fat foods (especially our ADHD son who has to have high fat snacks as per the dietician due to his meds but I do avoid the snacks myself).
i am so deflated already but plan to collect the tablets on Friday and see how it goes. I am currently set for 1500 calls per day but usually 300 under most days and increasing my exercise but concerned I won't be eating enough as she has scared me.
can anyone help me please?
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