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HI, I STARTED 3 DAYS AGO AND IVE LOST 7LB , IV BEEN EATING MY 3 MEALS A DAY WITH 15GMS OF FAT IN EACH AND DRINKING LOADS OF ORANGE JUICE AND WATER AS YOU GET DRY VERY EASILY. I HAD A SORE HEAD ALL DAY YESTERDAY BUT IT SEEMS TO HAVE GONE NOW. IVE ALSO BEEN DOING ALOT OF WALKING AND TRYING TO KEEP MYSELF BUISY ABOUT THE HOUSE GARDENING AND HOUSEWORK. NEED TO LOSE 4 AND A HLF STONE

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    I'm really struggling to get 15g of fat into each meal - what sort of things are you eating??

    Well done on the weight loss so far :-)

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    im even more depressed now - ive been on it for 3 days and have lost nothing! sad
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    Same here...

    I've been on it 9 days and feel like ive lost nothing sad

    x

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    hi, just keep reading the back of the packets the first day i had for dinner 2 small baked potatoes which were 5 grams each a side salad with o fat , 2 slice of bernard mathews turkey sliced meat 2.5 grms each that took me to my 15 grms read the back of the packets. i raid the cupboards till find enought to get me to my 15 grams.

    1 slice of plain bread is 8grams

    1 small potatoe 5 grams

    1 tin of hynds chicken noodle soup 12 grams

    bernard mathews chicken or turkey 2.5 grams per slice

    asdas boil inthe bag rice 5grams per bag

    potatoe waffles are 5 grams each

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    According to the theory ( as declared by the manufacturers of the drug) you should be aiming for 25-30g of fat a day [u:d8f4446536]not [/u:d8f4446536]45g. The 15g is a per meal limit to prevent it all whooshing out ( eeuuuuww - you don't want to know!) and so ideally you would have about 8-10g at each meal.

    The reason for this odd sounding Orlistat rule is that keeping up a reasonable fat intake prevents your body from going into starvation mode and so dropping your metabolic rate, and also because one third of those calories from fat go straight through. If you ate those calories as protein for example, they would stay with you. You have to stay within the same sensible level of calorie intake - for me about 1200-1400 cals - so the 25-30g of fat are not extra cals, just part of a rearranged diet.

    It also seems common sense to take your fats as the more healthy type of fat if possible, but I don't think that affects the principle.

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    Do you HAVE to eat fats then? I find most of the food I was eating anyway was pretty low in fats.

    eg - breakfast - porridge, a small amount of semi-skim mug, an sprinkling of nutmeg, an orange and half an apple.

    Lunch - couple of eggs or tinned salmon, lots of lettuce, a small squeeze of mayo, lemon juice, black pepper.

    Is there any point/ need to take a tablet for this typical breakfast? what about if I had a couple of boiled eggs instead?

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