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Hiya , I have started orlistat today and have so far been fine.

The reason i got put on these tablets is due to been over weight , a type 1.5 diabetic and high blood pressure.

Upon starting the tablets the docter never said anything about limiting my fat to only 20- 30g a day , of which im happy to do if needed smile .

I was wondering if anyone knows of a site that provides you with the amount of fat in certain foods e.g egg and so fourth and also any good recipes.

I have also been taking this tablet after every meal , is that right ?

im sorry to be a pain :roll: and thank you for read this post i really appreciate it has you must answer these questions all the time .

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    Wend - this is where we all start and you are not a pain. Drs are clueless but you will get all the help you need here. The only way I know calorific value and fat value is by reading my Collins Calorie Counter which gives you more information than you will ever need. (Older readers will be sick of me telling folk how to know the values!!) Also I repeat, here on the forum we have someone called RR who has been an inspiration to many of us and you should read all her posts to get all the relevant information about what to do. On the Memberlist type in RR and then click on RR (think it's over on the left hand side) to read all her posts.

    Welcome aboard...you will find other diabetics here (not me) and they will also help you. Please don't think any question is silly, its not, we've all had to start somewhere.

    Best Wishes.

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    Welcome wend,

    oh and Hi - i'm not far from you - I'm in Wolverhampton.

    If you google something like \"how many calories are in an egg\" you will get loads of hits.

    I, and I believe others n here, use nutriscales of some sort. You weigh your food and put a code in for the food and the scales tell you the fat, protein, carbohydrate, potassium etc etc. I got mine from Lloyds pharmacy for about £12 but there are various ones on the market.

    Take a pill with every meal unless the meal is fat free (according to the makers - but personally I have never had a fat free meal unless you count 3 cups of coffee in a row).

    Good luck with the pills

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    Welcome wend,

    oh and Hi - i'm not far from you - I'm in Wolverhampton.

    If you google something like \"how many calories are in an egg\" you will get loads of hits.

    I, and I believe others n here, use nutriscales of some sort. You weigh your food and put a code in for the food and the scales tell you the fat, protein, carbohydrate, potassium etc etc. I got mine from Lloyds pharmacy for about £12 but there are various ones on the market.

    Take a pill with every meal unless the meal is fat free (according to the makers - but personally I have never had a fat free meal unless you count 3 cups of coffee in a row).

    Good luck with the pills

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    hi all,

    been on blues for 3 days now !!!!!

    haven't lost anything yet !!!!!!

    i came across an excellent site whilst dieting last year, called [b:0e5f9486b9]Food Focus[/b:0e5f9486b9].

    it is excellent it tells you calories, fat & other nutrition in foods.

    you can also log exercise & plot your weight changes.

    good luck to all & keep up the good work !!!!! :lol:

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    Hi, I am trying out this Food Focus and it is great. It is a good way of keeping a record of what you have eaten, excercise taken and works out my predicted weight loss.

    Many thanks, Mandy

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