What is Orlistat and why am I taking it?

What is Orlistat and why am I taking it?

Orlistat is a fat-blocking drug designed to treat obesity and i’m taking it as part of my weight loss journey to get down from 135KG to less than 100KG. Orlistat works by blocking the enzyme that breaks down fats in your diet. This undigested fat then passes out of your body in your bowel movement. Orlistat does not block the absorption of calories from sugar and other non-fat foods, so you still need to restrict your total intake of calories. So I am currently eating 3 meals a day (some days I do have snacks and try my best to make them as healthy as…

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Why I’m giving myself one year to lose weight…

Why I’m giving myself one year to lose weight…

*Trigger warning* this blog post talks about eating issues, weight loss, mental health issues and suicidal thoughts. Please note this blog entry is a 4am ramble from the heart. True words that I’ve never written before. I know there will be others who feel similar. I’ve been wanting to lose weight ever since I was a teenager. I always felt overweight and massive compared to other girls, looking back on my size 10/12 frame, what I didn’t realise at the time, was that I simply matured quicker than others and had a curvier figure. What I would give to have…

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