Thinking of combining with slimming world - some help please!!

Discussion in 'Orlistat (Xenical)' started by serenade2014, 4 September 2014.

  1. serenade2014

    serenade2014 Active Member

    This is IF the doctor prescribes me!!

    I used to do slimming world with success a while back(before I put it back on!!) and enjoyed the ease of not counting calories, as a low fat plan I thought that would fit in perfect with Xenical.

    which is better plan on slimming world, think last time I mainly did extra easy or green, How much adjusting to you need to do to combine slimming world & Xenical - I am crap at calorie counting and concerned I will get bogged down counting fat content.

    I know myself and if it gets too complicated I give up too easy, I really want Xenical but feel I need a plan to go along side it.

    Some positive stories please, I did search the slimming world forum but feel there is a lot of negative posts about Xenical :(
  2. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Well-Known Member

    I can certainly give you a positive story - I've lost 10.5 stone, partly whilst taking Xenical (took it for about two years) - but that was doing calorie counting. But I do know that people have successfully combined it with SW. Have you checked out any of the Xenical diaries? One thing that is absolutely vital, however, is to very closely control your fat intake, you have to know you're not eating anything with more than 5% fat. Any horror stories you hear about Xenical will usually be from people who didn't follow that simple rule, lol. :) xx
  3. serenade2014

    serenade2014 Active Member

    Thanks Tracy

    10.5 stone that is amazing well done you, I have 6-7 stone to get to safe BMI, I have been dieting for almost 25 years!!
    I like the fact slimming world you don't have to 'count' as such, I know I will have to watch the fat content

    Had a search through diaries but couldn't find any, don't want to ask on SW forum as I really don't need to be told there is no point doing SW with Xenical.

    Hopefully someone doing both will see this post(could certainly do with some guidance) as I will be doing SW online
  4. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Well-Known Member

    Thank you! I'd been dieting for 30 years when I decided enough was enough, better try to tackle it for good, lol. So far so good! :) xx
  5. kittyface

    kittyface Active Member

    Hi Serenade!

    I am doing Slimming World and just started (2 days) on Orlistat. I've lost 9lbs so far on SW, but I think the little blue pills will just give me that little more of a 'motivation' to stick to it and also not cheat! I always fall off the wagon after a few weeks :(

    I am going to just use my syns for 'healthyish' snacks (snack a jacks and alpen light bars are my faves) rather than gorging myself on curlywurlys haha

    K x
  6. iwillbeasize14

    iwillbeasize14 New Member


    I also have just been prescribed Orlistat by my doctor & plan to use it alongside SW.

    I've lost 1/2 stone in SW but always got to around the stone mark and suddenly think I'm slim :( hmmm

    I'm hoping the Orlistat can keep me on track, I think I need the psychological side of it as much as anything, hopefully the horror stories of the side effects will keep me away from bad food!!

    Becky x

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  7. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Well-Known Member

    A commercial weight loss company. I presume you're not in the UK? :)

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