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Orlistat

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Sarah69, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Cultivator

    Cultivator · Active Member

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    Hi Sarah,

    I am not great at his myself - I have been dancing around it for over 4 years now - but I have had some wake up calls so been back to taking the sugar / carbs thing seriously for a month now .
    What I have learned for myself - which might be different for you I know but here goes:
    Avoid fruit - which you do anyway so that's cool!
    cooked carrots not good - raw OK, other roots not good UNLESS roasted :) yippeee
    Green veg, fine beans, broccoli , leeks etc fine, also mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers etc But the veg that are little carb seeds in disguise - eg peas and broad beans are not so good.
    Roast veg - roast potatos, roast parsnips seem OK - I had mashed potato with plenty of gravy and butter and that was OK too although people seem to say it isn't!

    Personally I would avoid weetabix - I've been eating eggs for breakfast - and/ or bacon, sausage, fried mushrooms, etc... I know this is expensive (luckily I keep chickens and pigs) I suspect that cheese on toast would be a better bet than Weetabix - but you really need to test if you can ..

    I found rice and pasta made my blood sugar shoot up - even the wholesome brown kind, so I've just stopped eating them - I eat the meaty bits and the veg.. just give the rest of the family the rice/pasta/ potatos. BUT... sugar free jelly and cream is the answer to the hungriness problem - Oh yeah!!

    I've persuaded myself to eat salad a bit.. I have been buying 'sandwich ham' or other 'reduced to clear' sliced meats and rolling slices up around cream cheese or coleslaw - more than 2 slices required for a reasonable lunch but, honestly, I have managed to avoid the kit Kat box at work really easily!!

    Diet drinks help with the urge to stuff something in your mouth, also sugar free polos ..

    Whoops, family just arrived home and I was supposed to be working ! Got to go, good luck :)
     
  2. Cynthia6

    Cynthia6 · Member

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    Hi,
    I take oralist, I started taking it in July and lost 7lbs in the first month, it took about two weeks for the side effects to go and I carried on taking it till the beginning of September when I stopped taking it as I was going in to hospital to have a knee replacement. While I was taking it my glucose levels went down to nearly none diabetes level. I started taking it again last week and have lost 5lb, I am like you a faddy eater and at the moment can't exercise either so it has helped me a great deal to reduce weight which for me the side effects are worth putting up with.
     
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  3. norman.stanbury

    norman.stanbury Type 2 · Member

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    i used orlistat a few years ago and yes you do get the runs if you eat to much fat, but i lost several stone but it only reduces the fat you eat by 1/3 so a low fat diet you still absorb some fat orlistat does not remove any more than a 3rd of the fat you eat so if you dont reduce the amount of fat you eat whilst taking them you will be running back a forth to the loo
     
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  4. loopa

    loopa · Newbie

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    Hi. I new here. I read a lot of information about orlistat (xenical, slimox) information. I used 0,6 IU of insulin 3 times daily before I start to take orlistat for weight loss (My weight was 287 pounds) . Now I working hard and lost 24.5 pounds for 6 weeks. I reduced my insulin dose to 0,4 IU already. So orlistat helps me well.
     
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  5. loopa

    loopa · Newbie

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    Hello. You are fully right. But peoples are different and most of them has different problems like migraine. when I had 287 pounds weight I suffered from migraines and could not refuse high-calorie food and fat including (my doctor diet plan). So orlistat (slimox, xenical, alli) was a perfect way for me. Now I'm 157 pounds and have less migraines attacks.
     
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  6. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I'm starting this on the 10th may.
    I've used it before. When it was new on the market.
    I lost weight and it got me trained into low fat foods. I stopped it because I followed a very low fat diet so I didn't need it.
    A good interim drug.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    No longer on it due to lack of nutrients being absorbed because of an infection in stomach/gut. No metformin either.
    Hoping to return to both.
    Only used orilstat for 6mths. Stopped losing weight on it. I was losing slowly on low carb but this slowed then stopped my weight loss.
    I read orilstat prevents gallbladdder problems but medic world don't know why as fat doesn't cause gallbladder issues, nor low fat reduce it.
     
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