Starting orlistat today

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Hi everyone, just saying hello as I'm starting orlistat today and found this forum when I was researching it last night. My Dr has prescribed 120mg 3 times a day. I'm going shopping later to stock up on more appropriate foods with lower fat content and hoping this will be a new start for me. I've been around the block a few times with weight loss attempts and I'm a bit of a hardened veteran especially when it comes to falling off the wagon! I am working very hard on my head space and hoping the orlistat will help \"police\" my efforts this time round!

I'm a bit anxious about the embarrassing side effects but I guess that's the incentive to stay on track and I'm very encouraged by the posts on here!

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    [color=indigo:e737ed57d6]Hi Jps

    welcome to the forums, we can all do it together[/color:e737ed57d6]

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    Welcome jpscloud,

    Good luck xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    Thanks for the replies everyone! I'm another person finding this a bit puzzling - I had a motivation dip, and have been overeating quite badly, including some pretty high fat stuff. I've been taking the orlistat religiously but haven't noticed any effects at all.

    I'll try to get back on track this coming week.

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    Welcome jpscloud, and good luck! I've been on this 5 wks and definitely see an improvement, with me, weight loss has never stuck, either!

    smile

    Vanna

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    hey everyone!

    i'm starting today too...really really nervous as i'm a really fussy eater. everything i eat is really carby - lots of bread, pasta, pizza so i'm worried about how it's going to react with me!

    any advice would be much appreciated!

    J x

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    i like my carbs too, you should still be able to eat bread (or pittas/crumpets, baguettes) but watch the spread and fillings, with pasta there are plenty of sauces or you can make your own easily with tinned tomatoes etc, pizza is a slightly harder one mainly due to the toppings, i have found weightwatchers do a few which are low fat and some of the pizza express (in the supermarket) are also pretty reasonable per 1/2 pizza (approx 8g).

    its a case of everything in moderation and also trial and error, try a week or two continuing to have your carbs but watch the fillings/toppings for fat content, if that doesnt work try reducing the carbs and see what works best for you.

    personally i have pittas/crumpets or pasta once every day but i also have potatos regularly in various forms but i loose weight steadily - about 1-2lbs a week

    good luck smile

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