Orlistat Check In Group

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I thought I would make a wee group where all of us who have just started recently (or join up later) can come to ask questions and give updates. Saves us all making a new discussion all the time. Feel free to join in...or not! 


So I am starting day 5 and finally noticing some effects of the pill. No accidents or anything, but I am going to the toilet more regularly (from once every 2-3 days to 2 times PER day). Less transit time means my body will absorb less of it which hopefully = weight loss. I refuse to use the scale until I have done it for at least a week. I don't want obsess over it every day. 


I was looking over that Norfolk guide suggested but at one point it advised like 5 slices of bread before noon. If I eat 5 slices of bread in any day I will never lose weight..I know some people will start the whole ''calorie is a calorie'' but from a Biological perspective I would highly disagree. Without getting to technical about it I will just say over 14 years I have experiemented enough to know that my body is HIGHLY sensitive to simple carbs (wheat, sugar, potatoes etc). SO my question here is...are any of you guys following a sorta Low carb and low fat approach? By low carb I do not mean fruit/veg, just simple carbs like bread, pasta, rice, potatoes etc. 

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    So how do you work out 5% of your weight?
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      All I've had today is special k and a satsuma then I usually have granary bread with either chicken tuna or egg then a muller light yoghurt then for tea I would have veg potatoes and either chicken or fish fingers and I use my stepper to exercise but I don't eat all the calories that is recommended and what I want to know is that ok what I'm doing if I'm not having all the calories I'm meant to have ??

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      The general advice given is to get an app or go to an online calculator to determine how many calories you need to eat per day to maintain your weight. From that number you can then determine how many calories you can eat depending on your weight loss goals. So -500 calories would = a 1 lb weight loss per week. There are tons of apps and online calulators that do this for you, just put in your weight, height, age, and activity level then tell it how much you want to lose. 

      Some people will say you need to eat a minimum of 1200 calories or ''your body will go into starvation mode'' and stuff like that. While your body will slow down to compensate I am not sure how valid that is for people who are ''obese''. If you have weight loss surgery you will end up eating 800-1200 MAX, sometimes less in preparation for the surgery (ie when they have you on the liquid diet). 

      I think that if a doctor thinks it is okay for a patient to undergo this kind of diet before, during, and after a major surgery to promote healing and lose weight....that we should be able to do the same to prevent having to have weight loss surgery. BUT you do need to make sure you are getting enough protein for your body, or you will start breaking down your own body muscle. We want to lose our fat, not our muscle. smile

      I am also not a doctor, and I don't know if you have any underlying medical conditions (diabetes, anemia, etc). All of that would need to be taken into consideration. Equally you will need to determine if what you are doing is leaving you hungry at the end of the day, because if you are always hungry you may eventually binge. 

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    I've just started orlistat again after 2 years off and having a baby, I lost 5 stone before in a year and can tell you I've never ate so many carbs in my life! The more carbs I ate the more weight I lost! I had 2 slices of bread with each meal, and rice pasta or potatoes with each meal! The weight fell off! Been on the tablets 1 week this time and lost 5lbs first week which for me is slow! I need to keep up the carb intake!

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