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Hi ive just been to the docs and shes prescribed Orlistst :D , im 44 years young 5ft4 tall and 14 stone hoping to loose 4 stone. The side effects sound horiffic :shock: can anyone tell me are they realley woth taking and what kind of food you can eat on a tight budget :?:

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    Hi There Hetty and welcome

    The side effects only realy come into play when we overdo things, if you eat as low fat as you can and keep to 3 small meals a day you will be fine ,if i get hungry inbetween meals i snack on fruit or weightwatcher snacks. supermarket own brand non fat yogourts and air popped popcorn are a good filler, Other than that chop up some salad bits and snack on those. If you keep to lowfat foods as soon as you start the meds the chances are there will be no side effects. :P Maybe some skinky farts :oops: :roll:

    Keep in touch and its well worth it


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    Hi Alicat

    thanx for the advice :D still confused about the fat bit are saturated and unsaturated classed as one :? and what about things like sausages bread and cheese all my favorite things :shock: this had better be so worth it

    Am about to take my first little bluey with weight watchers meal and salad am very nervous as i work in a shop and running ofF to do oily poos is not an option :oops: :lol:

    Will keep in touch and let you know how things go :wink:

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    Hiya Hetty

    So hows the first day been for you then?

    As reguards the fat bit -ive never worked it out but i do know that all my main meals are between 10 and 15%fat total, As for the sausages,bread and cheese just cut down ,most packaged stuff has the fat percentage on it so a couple of sausages and a plate full of veg wud be fine, Buy everything as lofat as you can and comprimise on other foods by cutting down, I know lofat and healthy foods are more expensive but change a couple of things in ya cuboard each week and its suprising how quickly you find yourself eating more and more lofat foods, dont set yourself too much of a goal at this early time just change things gently. Ive been on them 3 weeks and by doing what ive written here ive lost 6llbs and had no oily poos and no accidents :D

    Good luck Alicat

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    Hi Alicat,

    6lbs in 3 weeks :o dont think ive managed that in 30 years so i will defo stick with it :D your advise has been helpful i went shopping for low fat stuff & woz shocked how expensive stuff woz but will cut down on normal foods & grill meat hopefully that should do it 8)

    Took my first bluey today so i guess if i do everything right by next Wednesday i should see some results fingers crossed i will let you know smile

    Oh you know i woz worried about running off for oily poos at work well that may not be a problem as it woz anounced a few of us may be made redundent :cry: oh well i will be jobless broke but at least i may be a little trimmer :lol:

    What kind of exercises are you doing i have to be alittle careful as ive had aprolapse repair recently & was diagnosed with a bladder prolapse 2 weeks ago another reason why im trying to lose this weight :roll: Keep up with what your doing so well Hetty

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    Hiya Hetty me again

    Sounds like youre gonna be just fine :D

    I had a stomach op 4 years ago which resulted in my stomach being stiched down to the linning of my abdomen leaving me with a huge stomach that doesnt shrink and alot of scar tissue so excersise is limited for me also coz it just plain hurts, walking is ok so when i feel like it i just take myself off for a 20 minite walk,my doc says that if i do a little extra walking than usual that will do,The main thing is to eat low fat and less which i found difficult the first 2 weeks but now in the third week and hunger is not as bad

    Hope you manage to keep ya job {fingers crossed }

    Keep poppin those pills


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