Orlistat - how long does it take?

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Hi

I have just started taking orlistat 5 days ago. I have had some side effects but nothing extremely terrible.

im 5ft 4 and weigh approx 14st 7. too be honest I feel fatter than ever and so bloated, is this normal? How long doesit usually take before I will see some weight loss? 

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    They just help block the fat yr not going to drop masses if weight, take diet and hard work. I lost 3 stone and on average I was losing 3-4lb a week instead of the usual 2-3lb. 

    Took me 3 weeks to loose my 1st stone but 5 weeks too loose the 2nd and ages to shift the 3rd!!

    Good luck. 

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      Thanks for your reply. I only want to lose 2st to begin with. I am reducing my calories and fat. I have 2 small kids so exercise is limited but im not completely inactive. Is it possible to lose a stone in 3 weeks? What amount of calories should I eat? The doctor didn't give me much advice if im honest. 
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      I lost a stone in 3 weeks just used my fitness pal app and stuck to about 1400 calories and everything 5g of fat or less x
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      Wow really?! That's awesome. Ive been having about 1600. Im trying to avoid fat full stop after the weekend not keen on what I saw after eating pizza. So far so good. 

      do you have much to lose then? 

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      I'm not on them now, wanted to loose 3 stone which I have but it's just as heard to keep it off  sad you can do it, u will feel great x
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      I hope so its doing my head in now. Not comfortable in my clothes at all. Can barely breathe in my trousers lol. I have just stopped smoking 5 weeks ago and put on 10lb in the 1st 2 weeks i havent put anymore on since then but its made my clothes unbareable. I was overweight to begin with tho so I have just made myself more unhappy. X 
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      I have just downloaded the my fitness pal app. It says I should only gave 1200 cals per day. Does that go up the more exercise you do? I mean if I go for a walk or summit do I earn more cals for the day? I'll starve only eating that lol x 
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