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I have just got these tablets toda. I have a BMI of 40 and i assumed all i need to do is take 1 tablet before each meal 3 times a day and eat healthy! do i need a certain amount of fat??? do i not need to take them if i have a fate free breakfast etc??? and what is MAP! IM CONFUSED!! please help me xxx

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    Hiya Dorothy

    your right .. take 1 tablet at meal times, I believe they recommend having no more than 15g of fat in each meal, eat too much and you will more than likely suffer the dreaded side effects sad

    for me I have either 0 fat or very little fat with my breakfast so I generally just take the 2 tablets a day with my dinner and evening meal, altho if I have a snack I take the 3rd tablet with that snack

    You will eventually get used to what you can and cannot eat, It took me about 6 weeks to get used to taking the tablets, watching what I ate, portion control etc and what cheats I can get away with :twisted:

    I've copied and pasted the following text from a previous post by GillMc (hopefully she wont mind)

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    MAP is the helpline run by Roche, the makers of Orlistat, it's manned by very helpful nurses. They send you really good information and give you a call now and again to see how you're doing.

    You call them to register, from what I remember, the website doesnt work that well.

    You'll need your box of Orlistat tablets to hand, as they ask you the serial number.

    The phone number is:

    0800 7317138

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    Good luck!

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    aww thankx thats great advice 1 more question! sorry1haha will it matter that tonight i have eaten badly! should i follow a low fat diet for a few days before i start to take them?XXX
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    Hiya again

    I can't honestly answer that question, I really don't know

    If it was me I would err on the side of caution and be good for a day before I started taking the tablets

    altho saying that, I was a piggy on Christmas Day, I didn't take any tablets at all on that day and started taking them again on Boxing Day and I've been fine

    I still think I'd still err on the side of caution and wait a day

    sorry I've not been much help

    good luck whatever you go with

    Happy New Year!

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    that=nks for the great advice you have been great.

    I will start as i mean to go on and be good today and start tommorow!

    Happy New Year to you too.xxx.

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