Iv been on the drugs for a week now. I take the 120mg once a day during lunch. Am on a low fat diet so I basically eat once a day but snack on fruits regulary. The problem is,since I started taking orlistat,iv not experienced any side effects. Iv not lost any weight either. I eat a lot @ lunch,mostly carbohydrates. But I see non of the side effects everyone talks about. Please what does that mean? Can anyone tell me what am doing wrong?
Eating once a day, and snacking on fruits is not a well-balanced diet. Plus you don't mention exercise, which was mentioned above. The medication helps to lose weight, but will not do it on it's own. Your body needs to be able to count on being fed a well balanced diet, 3-4 times a day. Eating at the same times each day will help to change your metabolism, so your body will drop weight. I wish you great success! ElizaJane
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