New to Orlistat but haven't a clue what I'm doing re: Diet. Please Help!

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Hi there, I have been taking Orlistat for one week now but to be honest I haven't a clue what I'm doing and have actually gained a few pounds!

I have been told I need an operation to remove a hiatus hernia but the specialist said he will only do this if I lose 2-3 stone in 2-3 months! I find it very hard to lose weight, my body just doesn't want to shift it!

I have been given 120mg of Orlistat but no real instructions on what I should do with my diet whilst taking them. Can some please be kind enough to give me some advice (in simple terms!). Thanks all x

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    Hi Im new too. I'm only on Day 1. From what I can gather 3 meals a day all low fat options. If you need to snack have fruit or fat free, no added sugar yogurt. Loads and loads of water. Good luck hope you get the hang of it soon x

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    Hi hun feel your pain the tablets didn't start working for me till a few weeks in and even then there's no massive difference. I count calories on mfp. Any fat is deemed not good with these tablets even healthy fats like eggs. My fitness pal also counts the fat carb and protein intake which is useful. Keep going don't give up x

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    Hi Leigh, I think Dr's don't necessarily give great advice as to what you should do once taking the meds. I googled it to get my info lol. As Leah said we're supposed to be low fat & there's no distinguishing between good & bad as its all just fat to orlistat! The rule is you shouldn't eat any food with more than 5g if fat per 100g & ensuring you have no more than 15g fat per x3 meals & x1 3g fat snack a day.

    A lot of people on here are doing slimming world etc with it. I have too & have lost 1st 10lbs in 5 weeks. I'm mixing it up this week though & trying meal replacement shakes so we'll see how that goes!

    Good luck! xx

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