Weight loss stopped!!!

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I have been taking Orlistat for approximately 5 months now and have lost nearly two stone - which is fantastic.

However, I haven't had any weightloss for over a month now and I'm still following the low fat plan and healthy eating.  Around 1200 calories a day.

Has anyone else experienced this?  I don't know what else to do to get this weight shifted.  I have another 6 stone to loose.

Any advice or guidance would be much appreciated.

Cheers, C  

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    Hello and welcome to the forum :-)

    Sorry to hear of your dilemma, but congrats on loosing a whopping 2 stone!

    I am puzzled that you have 6 stone to loose and you have been following

    the programme and yet not lost anymore weight on olnly 1200 cals a day?

    May I ask how much have you been loosing per month? My GP will only prescribe it for me each month on the condidition that I loose weight.

    Maybe Britney can shine a light on your problem, she has gone from a 24 to a 12 and almost finished her journey.


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    Hiya - I've been doing really well, around 1 to 2 pounds per week until the last month and a half.  The initial weightloss came of really quickly but then it slowed right down.

    My GP is really supportive and knows I was truly following a healthy diet before starting the medication and was unable to loose any weight so started me on these tablets.  I haven't had any of the horrible side effects or anything so I know I'm eating right.  

    I'm completely stuck and last night I weighed myself and horrors of horrors I have put on 3 pounds!!

    I hope someone will be able to advise me so thanks for replying  :o)

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      Good Morning Mamarock :-)

      Not having any side effect from the Oristat does not mean you are doing it right as far as diet is concerned, it just means you are eating little or no fat!

      Are you sure that you are eating the right amount of calories? do you keep a food diary? I would suggest you do not weigh yourself, let your GP weigh you each month or is you attend a slimming class let them do it, otherwise you will end up paranoid! eek

      Common sense tells you it will come off, if you continue to reduce the calorific content of what you are eating, so do not fret it will happen!

      Whilst it is inspiring to read others members success, you must remember we are individuals leading different lifestyles, some of which are far more active than others. There are some of us that retain water, some have belly aches, some have dry hair since going on Oristat, remember dieting is a rollacoaster of ups and downs. :-)

      I remember many many moons ago I went to Weight Watchers, at the time I was about just over half a stone over weight, thought it was the end of the world back then lol, little did I know I would end up 6 stones overweight!....Anyway, I would listen to the ladies at the group meetings and they would complain about putting weight on and some they they had followed the diet, had a good weight loss and then it seemed to just stop! Weight does plateau sometimes, you have to just hang on in there and stick with it.

      One other thing I would say is check for how much salt is in food you purchase and drink a little extra plain water too.

      Have faith, it will happen x

      Daisy x


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    Hi MamaRock smile

    This might sound like strange advice but maye you aren't eating enough calories and your body has gone into starvation mode? At weight watchers I have heard of this many times and people have changed their eating and the weight comes off again.

    Alternatively, if the above seems to daunting, just changing your diet  (different foods) can sometimes shock the body into weight loss. 

    Also maybe increase exercise if that's possible?

    Good luck X

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