The Doctor wants me to use orlistat!

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I'm 19 and had 2 major knee surgeries and in the process have gained alot of weight sad and as i cant do much excercise to help lose it again the doctor said orlistat is a good idea. I don't know whether to accept it or not i've read good things and bad things about it any advice anyone ??


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    hi ive read all the horror stories and it took me ages to decide to use orlistat i have only just started using it ive had no side effects im eating low fat foods swimming a few times a week and feel great ive also lost a couple of pounds and have only been on it for 4 days it does make you stop and think about what you are eating because you know what effect it can have if you eat too much fat its worth a go you can always stop if you dont think its for you hope this helps a little
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    Thanks, I've been doing more research for the last 2 hours and i think i am going to do a trial run on it. the only trouble i'm having is to know which foods are ok to eat. Anybody's tips on this will be really appreciated.

    Thanks again


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    Hello I havebeen on these tablets for five weeks and feel so much better, more confidence that this time I can lose the weight. I look at all labels and make sure that fat content per 100g is 5% or less, this means shredded wheat, bran flakes, most weight watchers cereals, weetabix etc. Make sure that meat is very lean and is grilled or bbq. Jacket potatoes or boiled. If you slip up as I did with grilled sausage (I got severe stomach cramps after that so know to avoid sausage). One friend I have cannot take baked beans so I fear it is trial and error for everyone. Also I have been told to make sure sugar content is low, again weight watchers yoghurts are good for a dessert with sugar free jelly. Good luck and I hope this helps. :lol:
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    hi sarah

    i started the tablets this week and wish you luck . today i feel more confident in taking them due to reading the messages on this site and researching my self on the internet .

    I have stuck to all low fat food so haven't had the orange oil experince yet. yesterday when i felt like eating things i shouldn't i made some soup which is fat free thought you might like the recipe it fills you up when you are having bad days .

    butter nut squash

    carrots onion


    i don't measure anything just put everything in my steamer and then when cooked i blend with the juices of the veg and add a lttle water and curry powder .you can add any seasoning you like doesn't have to be curry .

    once again

    good luck keep in touch


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