Drug Ratings for XENICAL

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 3   I have hypothyroid and afther my delivery my weight is 80kg form 1month .i am taking zerofat tablet F 25 2 days
120
2/22/2014

 5  Fat blocker If you cook/make your own food, very little oil in pooh. But if you eat process food - lots of oil. Thai, Indian, Chinese also lots of oil !! It is amazing how much oil is in some foods. Butter on toast - no oil ? I only take one at dinner for a fat blocker. Also when I go out to restaurants. Also on holiday I take 3 a day. basically any time I eat out. I think these are the best pills to keep your weight down. M 46 2 years
1 1X D
1/5/2014
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 5  obesity terrible gas leading to divorce, pooping myself at the mall, oil in poop, 7 bowel movements per day, running to bathroom, staining of underwear, weight loss I have to wear diapers now. My spouse filed for divorce. More laundry with pre-treatment. I shit myself in the car at a drive through. My toilet is stained too. Can't quite make it to the toilet in time. F 35 1 years
120 mg 3X D
12/1/2013

 5  Kick start weight loss So far I've just suffered from wind. Only One episode of loose oily stools after having alcohol. Sticking to foods with around 3-8 grams of fat peer 100g of product. Weight loss in week one 5lbs. So far, so good. F 31 1 weeks
9/3/2013
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 5  Obesity skin rush, oily discharge I've been taking Xenical last year and it WORKED perfect. Now I started again 3 times per day 120 mg since 1 month I loosed 11 kg. No diet No Sport and it still WORKS . F 36 1 months
120 mg 3X D
7/21/2013
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 5  Obesity One incident of dark orange oil in my stool but that was because I had 2 slices of pizza that had 12g of fat EACH. So far this has been really good for me. I haven't actually weighed myself yet but I certainly feel smaller. A lot of people on here are saying that they're experiencing really bad side effects, but then they say they're eating about 12g of fat with every meal. It's no surprise if you're eating that much! The most I'll have in one meal is 7g. The pills work wonderfully but only if you cut down enough. F 18 6 days
120mg 3X D
6/19/2013
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 1  Weight loss Started xenical had orange oil at 1st that stopped stuck 2 the diet plan went for weight check only lost 1lb felt like crying started taking them again and felt really ill tired and depressed I'm going to lose weight hard way hate feeling like this F 36 5 weeks
120mg
4/13/2013

 3  fat blocker Sometimes i get gas i guess it's because i don't take them 3 times a day could that be it F 45 4 days
120
2/20/2013
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 4  Gain 18 kls after giving birth oily orange stool but it lower my cholesterol and i dont know i dont feel any pain because of uric acid. take it 3 X a day for the best effect M 29 2 weeks
120mg 3X D
2/4/2013
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 4  To help kick start weight loss Yes oily stools but I am eating well, trial and error with some foods, I guess that's what you need to do, smaller portion sizes and I try to do a bigger lunch smaller dinner and lots of protein! I have lost weight, I can feel it, but not getting on the scales, going for a walk most days for half hour and have lost some weight! Happy with the xenical, but you do just need to eat healthy ie lots of salad vegetables & protein with an occasional treat! It does work but you can't keep eating as you have been and think the pill alone will help you get the kilos off! F 38 10 days
30mg
1/14/2013
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 4  weight loss Wind and more oil than texas Very loose and im sticking to the low fat diet,orange oil all the time lots of accidents.Im using adult nappies to be on the safe side M 41 28 days
3X D
1/3/2013

 2   none just sometimes oily stool most of the time constipated I am still taking it is my 6th week but not lost even a single LB i am really sad plz advise me F 33 6 weeks
120 3X D
12/11/2012

 5  over weight urgency bowel movement, orange oily stools ocassionaly and a bit thirsty havnt checked weight yet but i have more energy, less snacking get a good night sleep and just feel great F 38 1 weeks
3X D
11/10/2012
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 1  yes Common: oily stool, gassy and bloated feeling. Worst side effect: Severe palpitation and was admitted to emergency room. Heart rate jumped to 230 beats per minute, gasping for breath and all muscles were feeling numb, mouth begins to feel dry and urgency to urinate. Doctor gave me an IV adenosine and heart rate slowed down. Ended up in ICU for 2 nights. Diagnosis: Supra Ventricular Tachycahrdia. Under medication ( isoptin 80 mg 2x a day) M 36 1 years
30 mg 1X D
6/17/2012

 5  Due to obesity Still no side effects and nurse has confirmed today that this is a good thing. Bad side effects that most people are experiencing are due to them not following the plan. Well I got my weigh in today and it has been around 1 month since my first weigh in and I have lost 16lbs. This is massive and the nurse was extremley impressed. It proves you have to work hard to get your results and this is the result. You have to make the changes and stick to them. It doesn't work over night. F 31 26 days
120 1X D
4/26/2012
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 1   when stopped taking Xenical, I gained too much weight and now I just can't lose it. NO matter how much excersise I do.. please never take Xenical or any other waight loss med I am telling you with my experience. F 35 180 days
3X D
3/27/2012

 2  To loose lots of weight quickly At first there was no any side effects but after taking it for two weeks I had an oily stool some times but not too much. I didn't loose any weight until now. Help me please if I am not taking it properly. Note that I can't do any kind of excercise or wAlk except work at home. And also I eat any kind of food and take the xenical once or twice a day. Pls reply me soon cuz I have to loose weight very soon. F 24 1 months
2X D
3/26/2012
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 3  To Loose Some Weight none as of yet as I havent started :P im really worried about starting these tablets as i know of the side effects and wasnt given any dietry advice from my doctor however I have some common sense in whats healthy and not but if i have eaten fatty things the day before starting the pills will this cause me side effects? where can i find out about messuring fat contents in foods? im so worried al be having accidents or something as some things i find health could well not be.... please help someone! and also tell me if alcohol or such is well likely to cause me ide effects F 21 0 days
120mg 3X D
1/31/2012
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 3  obese up to yesturday i have not had any side effects, but i did have 1x tablespoon of light mayo and was a little poorly when i got home! This will not work if you cheat!! you have to stick to a low fat diet.... if not you will have oily stool if you stick to a low fat diet and you lose weight quick and do exercise F 21 10 months
3/120mg 3X D
1/17/2012
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 5  Overwieght - Fertility Well yesterday was my first day so will keep you posted I weight 18st 9 Ibs and only 5ft 1 tall, been trying for a baby for 7 years and have been told it is due to my weight, they will offer my clomid if I get to 14/15 stone so it needs to be done. Will stick to a very low fat diet and follow instructions, no point kidding yourself. Wish me luck :) F 30 90 days
120mg 3X D
1/5/2012
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 4  bring bmi down,lower cholestol lost 4 stone but have not lost any weight in the late 2 months, should i stop using it and maybe start again in a month or so over all happy with result F 43 14 months
120 3X D
11/9/2011
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 5  To lose weight Intially orange oily stools, lately over the last few days, stools have returned to normal - well soft normal - not loose anymore. I have lost 2kg in 2.5 weeks, i am okay with this, i dont expect the weight to fall off me, i hope it continues to work. I have taken this about 8 years ago for a month and lost 6kg - although i am substantially bigger now, so will be on it for much longer i guess. F 31 2.5 weeks
120mg 3X D
10/26/2011
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 3  over weight greasy oily stools only when bowels open , more wind no accidents though have lost a few kg not as much as i thought i would but do feel better in myself not any any diet either F 53 8 weeks
3X D
10/12/2011

 3  To lose weight Orange & oily stool. Oil can sometimes leak when your standing, etc. Im only on the first week of taking xenical & Im hoping it is working. I've been watching my diet and I lost almost 5lbs. The only thing I would say about this pill is what you've read already. Its unpleasant when you have use the restroom and oil comes out. I went shopping the other day and felt wet from behind & rushed home to prevent embarassment. Oil comes out even when you pass gas. Wiping w/ tissue alone doesn't remove the oiliness of your butt, so I would recommend having wet wipes. I usually just take showers after I use the restroom. F 20 4 days
2X D
10/12/2011
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 5  assist weight loss bad bad , if you dont stick to the rules," low fat low calories." organge stool, soiled underwear , pressure to go to the toilet, overall not pleasant.... but self inflicted it works, as the side effects encourage you to eat low fay low calorie food. is this not what weight loss is all about, and if you have been a little naughty on you food intake, you can get ride of the extra fat throught the pill F 60 80 days
3X D
10/11/2011
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 3  to lose weight light headedness,oily stools i was taking xenical for approx 3 weeks,i also have epilepsy,underactive thyroid,arthritis and ibs,i was well impressed with the weight loss as i lost 7lbs in 3 weeks,i was feeling a little lightheaded while taking the tablets,then 1 morn i ended up being rushed into hospital as the tablets had caused my heart to enlarge and i kept passing out,since that happened i have been having some very bad chest pains i am now having tests done to find out why. F 40 3 weeks
3X D
9/29/2011

 2  To lose weight because i am obese Constipation, no oily or fatty stool, no weight loss at all :( I have been taking xenical for around 3 weeks but there is no oily stool. Im just concerned because when i took it last year, i lost good weight, around 8 kgs in a month. I am not losing even a single kilo even though im goin to the gym regularly and dieting. Can anyone help on it please? I really need some suggestions :( F 25 3 weeks
120mg 3X D
9/17/2011
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 3  to lose weight oily bowels i only took 1 tablet of xenical, after a meal. it took effect on me after 24 hrs i would like to know if it is really effective. pls message me. F 23 1 days
30mg 1X D
9/11/2011
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 3  Lose weight Light headed, oily stools and hungry I've been taking xenical for approx 1 year and I find that I am able to maintain my weight lose from a previous low fat diet. I have not gained any weight but can eat a bit more. Only problem I have is that I feel much more hungry now because of the frequent bowel movements that are sometimes 3 times a day. Then you feel light headed and tired as it wears you out. I worry that I'm not keeping any good vitamins in my system. I think it's good for short term use and after you have already been dieting but don't kid yourself, you will not lose a large amount of weight on this pill and you will be broke. Buy a pack of and keep them for emergencies only, like when you had a night of cheating every now and then or if you are going on a trip, tuck a few in your suitcase. F 45 1 years
30mg 1X D
9/6/2011

 3  need to loose about 3 stone no side effects really with it been early bit of a headache hope they work, but still not sure of all foods to eat, need to learn more on lo fat foods F 43 2 days
120mg 3X D
9/3/2011
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 5  Lose weight None I am a healthcare professional. I give out box after box of xenical. I have done masses of training on this medication, and I will tell you this for fact - THE ONLY WAY YOU WILL GET THE SIDE EFFECTS IS IF YOU DO NOT ADHERE TO THE INSTRUCTIONS! It partly disables an enzyme in your gut called lipase, which breaks down fat, so it cannot be broken down and absored. About 30% of your dietry fat will be expelled. There is physically no way you can get such explosive side effects if you adhere to the instructions - there would not be enough fat in your system for this to happen! So take a good hard look at what you have eaten, every little thing you added to food, and ask yourself again if you adhered to the fat allowance. M 27 3 days
3 daily 3X D
8/18/2011

 3  weight loss Constipation I have been on Xenical now for 7 days, and have really bad constapation, no sign of loose stools so i think maybe its not working for me, anyone else have this problem F 43 7 days
1X D
8/8/2011
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 5  to lose weight None, cause Im not a blithering idiot Sick to death of the people on here complaining about the side effect YOU chose to give yourself. Its like getting a gun, loading it, aiming it at your face, pulling the trigger....then saying woops! You know if you eat over 10 grams of fat per meal you will get side effect so don't crap on about the " no warning explosive side effect" YOU chose to have them when u ate fattening foods. This worked perfect for me, and I not a fat excuse maker anymore F 31 30 days
120 3X D
7/26/2011
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 5  to lose weight soiling,cramps I've now lost over 5 stone on these tablets.You get used to the side effects and wear a towel for extra protection.You soon learn quickly which foods to eat.I have noticed the past few weeks I've not had any orange oil when I really should of had some side effects(was naughty on holiday) anyone else found they stopped working over a long period? F 41 1 years
1X D
7/24/2011
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 3   bad farting oily stool i am currently on xenical , it is helping but I'm still battling to stop myself eating too much. I didn't take yet my latest weight but I can feel I lost a bit,coz I can now wear my pants. F 23 3 days
2X D
6/2/2011
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 2  too lose weight oiley stools if eaten something with a high fat intake been using xenical for 6 weeks now i also have a underactive thyroid im feeling a bit dissapointed as ive only lost 4 lb's in 6 weeks i also go to the gym twice a week and walk a lot every week would be grateful if anybody could give me some tips on where im going wrong !! F 30 6 weeks
30mg 3X D
4/27/2011
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 5  lose weight Some orange oil in the first couple of days Since starting I have also been sticking to weight watchers which means low fat. I have therefore had no bad effects and lost 5 pounds in the first week. My toilet habits have returned to normal and have seen no orange oil since day 4. I am now feel a little bloated but nothing major F 28 8 days
2X D
4/14/2011
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 5   i really wana try this product but i need an advice.i am really obsessed about my body and health..i am normal actually my bmi is 24 i am 168 cm and i weight 64 but i used to weigh 56 kg and i wana release this 8 kilos i have gained do you advice me ? F 19
1X D
4/4/2011
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 3  to slim unconrolled oily bowel movements! Had to stop as I couldn't go out without wearing incontinence wear but 2 weeks after stopping I have had blood in my stools all the time and now have to go for tests! F 42 10 days
2X D
3/19/2011

 2  Loose weight Excrutiating stomach pains, bloating, weakness, dizzyness, light headed, feeling "out of it"!!! Only day 4 and im in agonizing pain in my stomach i want to give up... no accidents- infact not much bowel movement atall!! very dizzy and lightheaded and not sleeping as well... oo and i havnt lost a pound!!! F 21 4 days
120mg 3X D
2/24/2011

 2   The dreaded Orange Oily discharge that comes with NO WARNING Day one, no problem, Day 2 no problem........ I didn't even take a capsule on Day 3 and WHAMMO, just as I was getting ready for bed and explosion of orange oil is pouring out of me. There was no warning, and my body gave no incling that I needed to go to the toilet. I was so lucky because 20 minutes earlier I was at the pub with my friends! I MIGHT start it again when it is accompanied with Lite and Easy Meals or someting. F 26 3 days
120 1X D
2/18/2011

 4  Weight loss This drug is excellent for weight loss. I've cut back the fat but have still indulged a bit and have had some nasty side effects. It's gross, but the only way to ensure you don't have an accident in you knickers is to roll up about three or four squares of toilet paper into a "butt-pon" and stick it in your bum, covering your anus so that any leakage goes on the toilet paper. F 35 3 weeks
30mg 2X D
2/3/2011

 4  overweight loose stool, orange oil that accompanies stool got so embarrassed, i farted while eating, unknowingly i got some orange oil in my pants, run out to clean and put some alcohol to get rid with the odor....i think xenical helps if its accompanied with exercise and self-discipline, the food we eat is what our body showed, in my case, it helps a lot i lost 2kgs. in just 7 days (only 1 tablet daily)....thanks to this medicine F 34 7 days
120ms 1X D
12/26/2010

 2  weight loss just normal oily stool if to much fat. weight has fluxuated by 5 pounds but not lost a pound. unsure if I should continue. im pissed as ive tried everything. looking for people who went through the same but then started to lose. F 30 1 months
30 3X D
12/24/2010
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 4  Overweight Loose stool, orange oil, not much more gas, more frequent bowel movements So I've been on it for about 2 weeks. After a week I had the dreaded 'accident'. Went to fart, and it wasn't a fart. Not a pretty sight. Though I did have pizza and wings the night before. Xenical mainly teaches you to eat better. You eat like crap, and you suffer shortly after. I am trying to eat better. I've lost about 1 lb since I started. M 28 14 days
120 MG 2X D
12/3/2010
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 4  over weight orange oily spots in the toilet loose stools no accidents iv been useig this for 10 days was a bit scepticle as iv tried other weight loss drgs to try loose weight no sucsess iv completely changed my eating diet living on soup fruit and water which was a hard change because i have a sweet tooth n didnt think i cold doit , today i weghed myself and found to my surprise iv lost half a stone ..7lb and was over the moon as i have got to loose roughly 6 stone.. i think have to keep at it because its fast workin and puts a big smile on your face when see the results that it is working :D F 31 10 days
120mg 3X D
10/9/2010
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 4  weight loss gas oily stools oil leak Iv been taking this drug for 3 months and iv lost 2 stone allready , 28 pounds It is very effective as long as you follow the correct dietry requirments no more than around 17g of fat per meal or you will have the side effects but that gives you more power to eat healthy and diet more you need to exercise with this drug or the weight loss isnt as rapid i do not recomend taking this drug if you are not willing to cut down in your diet or willing to exercise apart from that i will be keeping up my diet with xecnical and hopefuly loose a few more stone F 20 3 months
120mg 3X D
8/26/2010
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 3  dr prescribed due to overweight found the stool oily and originally thought it was blood..but more like curry...i ate curry earlier... no further comments..will update more after like a week F 38 3 days
1X D
8/9/2010

 4  weight loss Minimal; stool somewhat looser; nothing major I noticed a lot of people are having problems with diaherria (sp?). I was quite nervous about taking xenical because I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. However, I've had minimal side effects. Possibly it is because I take metamucil twice a day which helps control diaherria. I would recommend people try this. Anyway I've lost 6 lbs so far. I'll try and update my experience. F 49 8 days
120mg 3X D
7/24/2010

 3  To lose weight Increased gas This is day 5 on Xenical. I have lost 2.6kg so far but am unsure how much of this is due to Xenical and how much is due to the detox diet I am currently on (Day 3 of detoxing). Lots of gas but no bowel movement at all. Headaches, but this is due to lack of water and tummy pain which I guess is due to not having a bowel movement for 5 days. I hope this drug helps me lose the additional 20 kgs I'm carrying around. Reading about the accidental pant pooing is very scary though! F 30 5 days
120mg 3X D
3/23/2010

 2  loose weight i have been taking it for a week and i have lost only two pounds of weight and, slight headache, oily stool, accident this morning:( i was little upset, i keep cleaning supplies for toilet because of the orange oily nasty thing, and i am thinking to quit it. M 32
1X D
3/23/2010

 1  to lose weight the usual oily discharge, wind, tiredness, bloating Am very disappointed. Have lost 1kg or 2lb, and honestly that is probably more like a normal fluctuation than a loss. With the more careful diet I've been on (to avoid the 'explosive nasties') I would have expected to have lost about 4kg anyway even without the Xenical. I think it is making me hang on to the weight. I even jumped up and down on the scales this morning to make sure that they weren't stuck! (and in frustration). Doesn't it work for some people or something? F 54 6 weeks
1 tablet 3X D
3/4/2010

 3  To lose Weight Fatty or oily stool, Uncontrolled & spontaneous bowel movements, Increased frequency of bowel movements, Unexplained rash, Headaches, Abdominal pain In my country, you don't need any prescription for this drug and you just go to pharmacy and buy it. First started in 2002 and same side effects i mentioned. Till 2006 i took 2 Xenical tablets before meals. It kept me no matter what i eat in same weight that time. But i decided not to use it later because of the warnings of some doctors. After stopping this medicine i started to gain weight and believe or not i put somehow 50 pounds in 3 years time. Then i decided to use Xenical once again, in fact it did not make me lose weight and side effects came back. Now over a year now, i use Xenical, and it don't make me lose weight, even gained few pounds. I think if u use for the time period, it helps to stay in same weight. But if you give a break later and restart this medicine, you don't lose weight at all. Side effects can occur as we all know and no need to mention especially within 1st & 2nd year and lessens afterwards, but oily thing never goes away. I think it works for not everyone but some and if you stop taking it, then never ever restart Xenical because it don't help at all. Somehow your body get used to this medicine and restarting it, don't make you lose weight at all. I understand now. All we need is to reorganize our diet and lose weight. Drugs and all medications is not the answer of weight loss. M 41 8 years
240 2X D
2/20/2010

 5  loosing weight other than the exiting of the oil,tiredness and back pain can 2 tablets work better than 1 tablet at each meal? F 31
120 mg 3X D
2/9/2010
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 2  Weight Loss Weight Gain!!!! Tiredness and constipation. Bloating. Have been taking for 3 weeks and as I said - have gained 2 kilos. I have a pretty good diet [except the wine] and i am only 5-10 kg over weight. Any suggestions or comments would be much appreciated. You can email me. F 40 20 days
1/8/2010
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 3  Maintain Weight loss after reductil Oily gas, cramp, skipping my period occasionnally. Had lost 35 kg with reductil and doc prescribed me xenical to maintain the weight. Works well... take 1 or 2 daily but I'm "addicted" to it and cannot stop it because i'm affraid i will gain back all the weight... F 28 6 months
1/2/2010

 4  Lose 15 pounds Lethargy and the trots I tried it for a couple of days with no side effects - or weight loss either. This morning, WHAMMO!!! I didn't quite make it to work. I'm glad it's working. I was worried that I'd have paid all of that $$$$ and it wouldn't work at all. We'll see if I lose weight. I feel like a hippo right now. F 49 4 days
11/30/2009
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 4  To help me loose and control weight I havent had any as yet. I must say, i am very healthy at the moment. I also joined Weigh Less, so will be able to give you my reslults after Wednesday, to see if it helps. I do feel like going to the bathroom more, but had no problems when there. I think its good for you to go as much as possible. Its like detoxing. F 32
11/9/2009

 5  Weight loss after having a baby Orange stools, slight headaches I have been taking xenical for one week, alongside a relatively low fat diet and have lost (to my surprise) 3kg. I haven't been that carefull with the amount of fat I have eaten and have been caught out once. Towards the end of the week though I started to become a little constipated, has anyone else experienced this? I'm pleased with the product and hoping that the weight loss will continue :O) F 30 7 days
10/31/2009

 5  Weight loss Loose stools, more frequent and more urgent visits to the bathroom. Have seen excellent results - lost 7 kilos in the first month. Also started cycling twice a week which has helped. The side affects are only slight if you stick to low fat foods. M 33 5 weeks
10/20/2009

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