Week 1

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First week on the pills. I have been really good and have lost 3lb. However, I was beginning to think I had a dummy pill, as I have a friend that has been on these and who had told me about her orange poo...... I usually have porridge for breakfast and either jacket potato or healthy sandwich for lunch and my teas are quite good too so all my bodily functions have been normal.

It took all my strength not to weigh myself at every opportunity but I really don't want to do that, so was pleasantly chuffed at my weigh in.

I did have a fattier day on saturday as in i had toast for breakfast, little marg, 1 piece of cake, and still bodily functions were ok.... So today at the gym I started thinking that I had been given a dummy pill??!! So came home and had sausage and bacon butty. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you I did have an orange poop.... and I was very happy I did, just to prove to myself that they are the fat police, that I can't \"get away with it\" and that I have been eating the right foods all week.

I can't talk about bodily functions to my family I think they will think it is gross, but I was really happy with this action :lol: if you know what I mean.

Roll on week 2.


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  • Posted

    haha i felt exactly the same..

    ive been so good and had no side effects!

    well i had a lasangna the other night for tea and was sure id get side effects! and i didnt :?

    had a happy meal last night from mc donalds and this morning i had side effects!!

    was quite happy to see that haha as disgusting as it sounds haha :D

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    you may find the side effects take a few days to occur, depending on how much you overstep by. whenever i have had some chinese special fried rice i have had oil in my poo when i have gone 2 days later, at the time it was my fortnightly treat and i rigidly stuck to about 20g fat a day on all other days so it was deffinately the chinese!

    so that lasagne might be showing the effects now or it may have not been enough and the happy meal may have been waaaaay over!

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    Oh you are all so BRAVE - I have had no side effects - presumabley because I have been sticking to it religiously.

    Even if I have a dummy pill, its working because its made me too scared of the consequences of not sticking to it. I wouldnt mind a mild side effect in exchange for a small treat - but without knowing how much of an effect a certain treat may cause I dont think I'll bother.

    After reading some horror stories of \"not making it to the loo\" I am not sure I want to risk it.

    I am however approaching the end of my first month on the tablets and I know that the tablets only work on fat content, not calories, but I am fancying SWEETS - so will get myself a WHOLE bag of marshmellows (fat free) and enjoy the LOT !! That will be Wednesday, providing I get the 2lb loss I want !!

    Keep it up

    Clare x x

    Week 1 - 3lb

    Week 2 - 1lb

    Week 3 - 4lb

    Week 4 (hoping for 2lb)

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    altho a lot of sweets are fat free they have high calories, obviously the pill only works on the fat but calories contribute to weight so be mindful when tucking into your marshmellows.

    when i go for sweets which i have done from time to time its been flumps - 'smellowy goodness smile

    have you checked out the weightwatchers range? i have quite a few of their frozen deserts which are between about 1.5 and 4.5g fat theres some nice ones which can be had as pudding if your dinner is low

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    love this thread, think all of us have gone thro the \"wonder if these really work\" and as we all find out they do. smile

    Over the last couple of weeks I have been to some social functions where eating and drinking has been the call of the day so I just didn't take a tablet those evenings but did still try to stick to as low a fat choice as I could.

    I do find myself checking everything now and questioning how much fat is in things before eating so hopefully this will be a long term re education for me and I can stick to a low fat diet once the pills have been removed.

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    Yeah I've had a few occasions where I've cooked something that has no fat etc, and I've still had a reaction... like to chilli, no oil added, the mince is steak mince from my butchers that has so little fat I need to add water to it so it can cook as no oil comes off it, then before I add the tomato etc I drain off all the water so that any traces of fat go too, add the rest (all fat free / low fat) and I still have the reaction! Some things just arent fair, but obviously this is just short term, all for the greater good of the long term goal :D
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    Well aware of the calories in sweets - however, if I make it to Wednesday and lose the 2lb I want then I figure I deserve the treat.

    I have not had chocolate, crisps or butter for one month...... a bag of marshmellows will be well earned - and I will try and find the sugar free ones too...... I cant wait.....I havent really missed crisps or chocolate but I have missed marg.

    My mouth actually watered when I buttered hubbys toast !! I am sure there are alternative spreads but I prefer to use my allowance on dressing for my salad. Mayo just adds that bit of luxury to a salad and when you are cutting out alot of other things I think its important to make the meals as nice as possible. Mayo is someting I love so would much rather use my allowance on that.

    Realistically, if I am having beans on toast I dont even \"NEED\" margerine !!

    x x x

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    Damn right!

    We need some kind of vice / reward, and I really don't see the harm in the 'odd' bag of marshmallows or fat free treat, I do the same smile As long as it's not regularly and that you're exercising it's really not an issue to reward yourself from time to time, I actually think it's very healthy being able to do so in moderation smile

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    I'm so pleased with everyones responses, thanks smile

    Bodily functions getting back to normal now and back on it.

    My birthday is in June and am hoping to be at least a size smaller, so I can fit into the 2 pairs of jeans I bought that do not fit me!!!! yet smile

    Then holiday in October when I'm hoping that my birthday jeans will be too big :D

    I just hope I'm not putting too much pressure on me, but I do feel like this could be the time that I do actually do what I say and not the person that falls off the wagon, the one they roll their eyes at as if to say they've heard it all before sad


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