Did i use it wrong?

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  1. *icandothis*

    *icandothis* Member

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    Hi there! I was put on xenical about 4 weeks ago, i have already stopped using it as it did absolutely nothing for me. Having had a little browse on here i have seen several large and speedy weight losses using xenical. Can anybody explain the way that they use it? x
     
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    Hello there :)
    I'm going to dig out a post I wrote for another new member a week or so ago, maybe that'll help you understand how to use Xenical.
    Really there's no magic solution though, it's a matter of eating a balanced, healthy, and most importantly low-fat diet. More of that in a minute though, when I find that other post...:)
     
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    Here it is:
     
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    And here's another post about the kind of food I tend to eat:
    Sorry to be lazy with the copying and pasting, but it would take me ages to type all that out again!
    If there's anything else you're not sure about then please ask...there are loads of people on here who can give you some really good help and advice :)
     
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    That's very interesting. I was prescribed Xenical last year & never got the Tango effect, so didn't think it was doing anything for me. I'd heard some real horror stories (someone told me to buy orange undies ....... ) but never had any side effects, so stopped using it. This bit you say: "You wouldn't get side effects because 3g is a small amount of fat to 'pass' amongst other bodily waste." makes sense now. I wasn't eating food with high fat content, so I must not have noticed it doing its stuff!

    Might dig the old packet out & finish off the tablets I have left.
     
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    That is really great, thank you so much, i might started using it again. Wonder if you an use it whilst on slim fast diet!! x
     
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    hi there,
    i have been doing slim fast while on the tablets and i had no problems (just watch waht you have as thier snacks are higher than allowed)
    i think it also says that the powders are more than allowed too but i never had a problem...
    i am no longer doing slim fast (did it for 6 months and lost 2 stone 8lbs) so if you have any questions please feel free to ask...
    (might be a little slow to respond, but i will get back to you.
     
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    Thanks kes! I may try tomorrow, combining the two. Your starting weight is actually similar to mine. You have lost a lot, how have you found it? x
     
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    Glad I could help :) The only time you should see any side effects is when you're actually eating too much fat, so the fact that you didn't have any problems meant that you were doing it right.
    Xenical is a silent helper really (proving you stick to the rules). It does its thing in the background, and the only way you actually know it's working is when you jump on the scales and see the results.

    I think we've all heard stories like this from one source or another, but I can honestly say that in all the time I've been on Xenical, I've never some close to 'soiling myself' or anything like that (and I was on it for a year back in 2008).
     
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    Great replies Alex, makes everything so clear to me too..thankyou!

    ..and explains why I haven't had the tango effect, I'm scrutinising EVERYTHING I eat for fat content before I pop it in my mouth! :)
     
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    was on Slim Fast but changed to Slimming world and Xenical

    i wouldnt consider what ive lost to be a lot... but thinking about it it is.. i went through some photos of mine last night and boy i dont look right!!!

    i found it fine, i loved the premade shakes, so i had them all the time.. in fact ive got LOADS left of them so if you want them PM me and im sure we can work something out...

    it is hard. and i wouldnt have been able to do it without exercise. so get out there and do some!!! thats the best advice i can give you..
     
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    heyyaa! ive been using xenical for about a week && i don't understand whaat it is supposed to do! i don't reckon its been doin much if im totally honest :/ x
     
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    Read through the posts in this forum and you'll get loads of information on how Xenical works. Basically it gets rid of about a third of all the fat you eat, even if your diet is low fat. If you eat a high fat diet you will get very unpleasant side-effects! Have a good read here and you'll get loads of good advice and ideas.

    http://www.minimins.com/xenical/98543-xenical-info-new-starters.html
     
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