Start tomorrow but need advice

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Hi I went to the doctors today and his first thing to do was stick me on orlistat. I'm gonna start tomorrow but I have an issue with I am going out for my 30th birthday I a couple of weeks. Obviously I will be on low cal meals as much as I can but for my birthday there will be cake and a birthday meal out which will be a fair few calories. Just wondering if I should stop a certain time before the night out? After all I don't really wanna have any side effects while I'm out lol. I have literally no idea what I'm doing I got the tablets and was told

Nothing other than 1 tablets 3 times a day. 

Thank you in advance x

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    Hiya. Oh some doctors are rubbish!!! 

    Right you have prob read this a million times if uv been reading posts. No more than 5g of fat per 100g and no more than 15g per meal. 

    Stick to 100% low fat and the weight will come off. 

    As for your birthday you need to stop them a few days before if you're going to have things like cake ect. If you're starting tomorrow I'd prob have a low fat day tomorrow and follow the 5g rule without taking the tablets cause the tablets will also rid the fat in your system so you might have oil if u have eaten fatty foods. ? 

    Britney has a blog / food diary on here and it will give u some good ideas what to eat. 

    I stuck to LOW LOW fat and lost nearly 4 stone in 4 monthssmile no longer on the tablets but still low fat all the way. Good luck and hope u have a great birthday x

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      My friend had a blow out of pizza night before starting them 💩💩💩💩💩lol say no more!!! U just have to really stick to it 100% I got drunk n had cheese of toast whilst on them next day I thought oh I'm ok ....... Then the day after spent all day on the loo. Had really bad tummy ache n it so wasn't worth it. Never did it again. 

      Yeah if u have a wedding prob best as a lot of people including me felt rough 1st few days with a bad head. If I can help u anyway just ask smile enjoy yr weekend. 

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    Hi as fatfairy says i have a blog if you want it. You will need to come off the tablets 3 days before the birthday meal then go back on them 3 days later personally in the early days i don't think this is a good idea as it can get you off track. All the info is on my blog please let me know if you want it and i can PM you a link. Also you should really eat as though you are on the tablets 48 hours before because the leftover fat in your system can cause side effects but if you have set your heart on taking them tomorrow it is up to you. Also just another thing it isn't really about low calorie i just watched the fat as it is the fat that gives you the side effects if you eat too much not the cals



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