Newbie :) Bit scared..

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Heya,

I've registered with a different name but waiting on it being authorized (Sarah91) but I'm just back from the doctors after being given Orlistat.

I'm at Uni, and all I could think on the way home (after paying £7.20 for it!) was, 'do I really want to take these?'. I'm almost 17st so I need to lose weight, but the side effects of the 'incontinence' or 'urgency to run to the toilet' etc are really putting me off trying them.

I'm fussy with my food anyway, and looks like I'm going to be living on special K for breakfast with skimmed milk, crispbreads for lunch and pasta/rice and chicken for my tea!

I'm not sure if this has 'scared' me as a fact into going back into my Weight Watchers routine, or if I should take them as well as doing it as an extra and a reminder to stick to it or I'll have bad side effects.

Sorry for the long post!

What do you all think? smile

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    hi sarah and welcome. you wont have any accidents if you stick to the 30g fat a day. 5g breakfast 10g lunch and 15g for dinner and no more than 15g in any one sitting. there's loads of tips and advice in older posts so have a flick threw. im still pretty new still have a lot to learn but others are having great results.

    i use panty liners when i go out in fear of accident. had one or two that happened at home ended up with stained draws (which dont come out lol) only wear black now haha.

    keep coming back for help and advice loads on here who can answer your questions. good luck G x

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    Hi Sarah Welcome to the forum

    You can follow weight watchers as well but be careful you have to look at the full fat content. I don't follow weight watchers but do eat their spicy wedge meals and some of the desserts.

    I'm sure I read in a magazine that weight watchers was changing and easier to follow but i'm too busy to go to any meetings.

    I agree with G-MA desi You will be fine if you stick to the grams of fat she stated- this includes any snacks.

    The key is to look around and find low fat alternatives and eat a varied diet. I don't eat special K very often I eat a variety of cereals with 1% milk for breakfast-my fav. at the mo is mini honey and nut weetabix. Alot of the cereals are low fat.

    Look through as many past forums as possible for tips and advice I wouldn't have got this far without logging on here regularly.

    I weighed just under 17st when I started mid April and now weigh 3 and half stone less, I kept a food diary for the first few months.

    Good luck and keep us updated on your progress smile

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    Hi and good luck..But on your note about the side effects \" 'incontinence' or 'urgency to run to the toilet' \" I havent had any of these i think you must only get them if you have a very high fat diet. I did notice i have been going more often but other then that nothing.. you should be fine smile
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    if you keep to the allotted grams of fat per meal/per day then you shouldnt expierience any side effects other than some wind

    its common to get a bit constipated on these tablets to make sure ur fibre intake is up (bran flakes for example) or take a senakot when bloated and unable to go.

    i think that this can be done along side weight watchers but you need to keep an eye on the fat content, weight watchers foods for example may be low in points but high in fat - making it unsuitable for someone taking these tablets (its just a case of reading the labels)

    like you i'm a fussy eater but i found i could substitute most foods i ate for lower fat alternatives and still have a varied diet

    good luck smile

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    hi as already been said if you stick to the fat intake you should be fine I have just finished my first month and had a weigh in today and have lost 8 lbs. I am really sticking to it as terrified of the POO experience and have only noticed that I go more frequantly with the tabs (every day) than i did before (twice a week)
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