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Hi all, i've just started on Alli and would be grateful for any advice on how to incorporate healthy low fat meals/recipes into my families diet, as i'm finding it really difficult to do! I mean, what 15 & 11 year old want to be eating fish or ryvitas every day?

I have 3 stone to lose & started taking Alli 5 days ago, i,ve am very bloated and have wind :oops: like you would not believe, but have not yet been to the loo???????? Is this normal??????

Love this forum and find it very encouraging reading all about other peoples experiences.

Keep the faith :lol:

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    Welcome mishyb....you will find plenty of advice if you read all of the posts for Orlistat.

    I don't know what your previous eating regime was like but you will find that you do need to eat a certain amount of fat for the medication to do it's job...finding the right level is the hard bit.

    Please go read all the posts about Orlistat but I would particularly direct you to the posts by RR - she is the 'expert' amateur on this forum.

    Keep going...only by trial and error will you reach your goal...and remember Alli is only half the strength of the prescription Xenical which most of us are taking so it may take a little longer for you but so what I'm sure you took some time to put it on! Best Wishes in your endeavours.

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    Hey mishyb,

    Have you tried low fat chips? Cut some spuds into wedges and boil for 3 mins. Spray a baking tray with fry light oil spray. Drain and shake your spuds, add to tray then spray again. Bake in oven for approx 25 mins(on highish). Yummy, my kids love them. An average portion of these spuds is probably between 1-2g fat. Sainsburys do \"be good to yourself \" frozen breaded cod fillets at 3.1g fat each. Not quite the same as from the chippy, but a suitable alternative.

    I try to eat my favourite foods as much as i can, i just alter the fat content!

    Also, do you like chinese food? Stir fry some lean meat, then add any veg and chinesey sauce, with noodles or rice is quite low fat. If you would like any more suggestions, leave a message on the forum. I would love to help. Good luck with feeding your family!

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    :D hi just started on reductil myself on thursday,finding i am feeling fuller at meals than usual,and dont pick inbetween meals.go and weighted on 20th may.c how that goes eh! good luck.
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    Thank you all for your help and advice! Now that i've found out how to get round the site i am finding peoples stories very uplifting and inspirational.

    I don't think i have been eating enough fat, or, it may be because i didn't realise that Alli are half the strength of Orlistat and so it will take a little longer perhaps, to get working.

    Luckily my bathroom scales are broken so i'm not jumping on them every 5 mins to see if i've lost 3st in a day :lol: I will give it another week and let you all know if i have lost anything at all. Is 2 weeks long enough to lose a little?

    Anyway, keep up the good work everyone and thank you again for the support :P

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