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  1. UNHAPPY-GREEN-EYES

    UNHAPPY-GREEN-EYES Full Member

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    hey everyone,

    ive decided to try slim fast and xenical is that ok? already been on xenical a while and im having trouble with meals, so i thought maybe replace some meals with slim fast, good idea? bad idea?

    never tried slim fast b4 but i thought id give it a go , also its on half price in tesco at the mo so i stocked up a bit :p
     
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    I think Kes is on slimfast :) so it must be okay!
     
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    yes i am on slim fast and xenical!! Love it!!! I a finding it helps loads, and easy that you dont have to think of low fat meals durin the day!!

    I dont eat thier snacks though as they are out of the 5% rule, so i just have normal other things, a
    wihin the rules!!!

    If you have any other questions feel free to ask!!!
     
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    Hi There,
    I had decided to do Slim Fast as I hadn't had much joy with Xenical but having read some of the posts - in particular the one above concerning the 5% rule, it has made me realise that I was given this drug with no advice on how to take it and dietary advice - is this normal? When you do the slim fast, do you then take a xenical after a shake?
    Thanks
    x
     
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    Pretty much, I got more advice from the pharmacist (whose hubby was on it).
     
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    yes its seeming like no one is given any info on what you need to do or not to do in most cases!!! I found most of the info needed on kiira's sticky on this page!!!

    In answer to the question of do i take a tablet after having a shake the answer is yes! Its got fat in it so therefore i take one!! Tbh if i eat i take a tablet, just to keep me on track, but if i dont eat a meal (most weekends im not up for breakfast) so i dont take them!!

    Has that helped???
     
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    Hi all

    Thinking of trying slim fast given the offer at tesco! What is the 5% rule?

    Thanks
     
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    hi clarkey, the 5% rule has nothing to do with takin slimfast, its to do with takin the tablets that we take called xenical/orlistat.

    Jump over to the slimfast section of the site and there are loads of threads full of info that will help you!!

    welcome, and good luck
     
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    Thanks! Thats worth considering then! I'll try it. I do find it odd that doctors can prescribe something without the advice and support that is needed for a drug like this - luckily I understand the basics and have never had any of the mortifying side effects.
     
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    i dont know much about slim fast with xenical kes is deffo ure lady for this info lol x
     
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    yes i been reading up in the slim fast bit, thanks for all the advice,
    been doing the slimfast and having just one meal per day for the last few days, i got back to 12stone 10lbs so it must b working as i went a lil over that around xmas

    i take a xenical with the slim fast aswell, wasnt sure if i should or not so i decided might as well just in case lol

    tryin real hard not to weigh but i will weigh next week and c if ive lost anythin else , il keep u all posted x
     
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    Please let me know how you get on.

    I started on day one today with Slimfast and Alli, following Kes's lead, seems like a good way to get into this without having to think to much!

    Feel like once I've got my head round this and need a cahnge may cdrop the slim fast, but right now its seems like the perfect combination.

    Good luck :)
     
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