orlistat and weight watchers

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Hi i am new to the site and was looking for some help regarding taking Orlistat and joining weight watchers, can the two be used together :? Regards Julie

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    the rule of orlistat is that you can have a max of 30g fat a day with no more than 15g in any one meal, weight watchers works on a points system that could allow you to consume more fat which with orlistat could lead to some nasty and embarassing side effects. personally i would advise to just do one instead of both and seeing as ww is one you have to pay for, can easily cheat on then i'd advise going on the orlistat - read the forum, lots of useful information.

    good luck smile

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    Hi Julie

    I agree with Sparkles, I have done WW before and it can work, although it is easy to cheat and it doesn't really re-educate you to eat a truly healthy diet as you can still fit high fat snacks into your points allowance. However with Orlistat the fear of having the hideous embarassing side effects of eating too much fat keeps me on the straight and narrow. Good luck :D

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    Hi Jules,

    I work for WW as a clerk and take these. I find it works fine for me, this is my personal opinion. I have chips from the chippy once a week sometimes fish with it and I haven't had any side effects. The only time I ever suffered was when I ate a salmon fillet, grilled!

    I do stick to my points and the only real naughty treats I eat every nlow and then are Kit Kats and chips. i love pink and whites and snack a jacks so tend to opt for these on points along with fruit and veg.

    I love doing the both together and the weight is coming off nicely.

    Each to their own I guess, you just have to see what works for you.

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    I was advised by the GP who prescribed me the tablets to join WW or SW for a couple of weeks just to get an eating plan and nutritional advice from them but I decided I would try on my own and go to the nurse at the GP every other week to get weighed and advice from them, as it's free :D

    but as taffysarah says each to their own and what works for some may not work for others so I do feel it is up to you and don't give up if one thing doesn't work but try and find something that does

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      I just went over 231 lb... I don't want to go out anymore.

      Please, Suza, do you know a GP who is used to prescribing Weight Loss Programs?

      Thanks a lot!


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