Orlistat and eating out

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So I'm due to go for a meal out with a friend next week. Struggling to find anywhere to eat with lower fat meals?! Even salads are upwards of 20g!

So I was just wondering if I didn't have any pills that day would I be ok that night with side effects? How long does it stay in your system? I would still have the lowest meal available (e.g. Spaghetti pomodoro is 24g).

Thanks in advance!

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    Hi  my daughter  fallows SlimmingWorld and she goes to Nando's or Chinese when she eats out , I don't know if that's any help, but I don't think not taking your tablets would work although it does say if you are nit having a meal that doesn't contain fat not to take a tablet so it might work, 

    hope you enjoy your night out, 

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    Hi candy I went out with friends last week for a Indian meal I had the works I. E chicken tikka rice Nun bread n I was fine n I still took my pills xx
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    Ouch. U would stop them at least 2 days before. Is that 24g of fat per 100g u need to look at that really. It's the over 5g of fat per 100g you need to be looking at.

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      I was on the tablets for a year so I know. If you have too much fat once these are fully in your system you will pay for it. I had a couple of slip ups and was on the loo for two days with orange oil pouring out. Don't rink it. All the tablets do is put u off eating crap cause I'm u do u pay for it!!!!!

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    It is a really good question. For a kick off, you cannot find out the fat content food in most restaurants. Then the question is should you eat what you want? I think you should have a salad with no dressing etc (i.e. lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, so no fat at all) for starter, then get any main course within reason (so not too big or especially fatty, so I would not get a pizza or cheesy pasta). This isn't just because of the bad side effects or to lose an extra pound this week, but because we have to work a healthy diet into our lifestyle - it has to be the new 'normal'. If you go out socialising, you have to incorporate it into your new healthy lifestyle, rather than having a 'blow-out and eat whatever you want. You could then have fruit for dessert (no cream). You could even have lower fat breakfast and lunch that day. Enjoy your meal and enjoy the great company, wherever you decide to go!!

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    • Posted

      So true. But just be sensible.

      When we went out I'd go for a pasta in tomato sauce, no cheese!!

      Or fish new potatoes no butter just be careful! You can still enjoy yourself just think..... Fatty meal or smaller me? What do you want more???

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      Yeah absolutely smaller me - my preferred choice is to find a low fat meal but have been struggling. My friend wanted to go to an Italian (Ask) so will have to disappoint her! Luckily just came across Nando's which I don't really like but they have a chicken breast in pitta which is around 6.5g yay! Thanks for your replies everyone it's really helpful.

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      You can go ask chic. I had pasta with a tomato and seafood ( prawns, squid, claims and mussels) that's low fat! You will be surprised once you're months down the line. Enjoy and good luck it's worth it!!

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      I lost just under 5 stone in 6 half months. I have put a stone back on since coming off them but back on the wagon without the tablets this time. X
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    Ask should be ok, they have lovely salads in there just have no dressing. I always have the chicken salad, can't remember if it's there or prezzo that has it with bacon but you can just ask for it without it. They also do chicken breast too 😁 switch it a little and enjoy 😁

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