Whispers asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

Has anybody tried xenical pills for weight loss?

21 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    I've been using them since February and I haven't lost any weight.

    That said I have to admit I don't use them properly! You're supposed to take them with every meal unless it contains absolutely no fat whatsoever. As I pay a fortune for my pills I only take them when I have a meal with obvious fats in, if it's low-fat (as oppose to no fat) I don't bother taking the pill.

    So lack of weight loss is my own fault.

    I also don't take Xenical before excerise class because of the 'urgent' need to erm, relieve myself - I have 'relieved' myself in public twice thanks to the efficiency of xenical, so I guess it does work if you use it properly!

    Xenical does mean your number twos become a horrible greasy orange mess, which is often preceeded with killer stomach pains and followed by utter exhaustion (I collapsed after going to the loo the first couple of times). But you get used to it.

    When my next batch of Xenical arrives I'm going to recommit to it and do it properly!

    Good luck whatever you choose.

  • crash
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Don't believe in diet pills, they have too many side effects and they are a temporary way to loss the weight.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, but I have just finished a 3 week course of Phentermine diet pills, and have lost a stone. I know its not the best way to do it, but I needed a quick fix. I have been eating a healthy (all-be-it limited) diet, and have also been exercising. I got them from a diet clinic in my area. If your interested, google diet clinics in your local area.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    there can be side affects to these things. the best way is naturally. this article has some great easy weight loss programs and exercises

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  • 3 years ago

    When baking, swap out the butter for one of these.

  • 3 years ago

    Adhere to a far more trim protein/green vegetable diet plan

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    fit less foodstuff out there and you will probably carry a smaller amount inside

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Please do not try diet pills because they are not the long term answer and many can cause negative health effects. Consider a healthy lifestyle change.

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  • 4 years ago

    Keep a reusable water bottle on your desk to sip often. Staying hydrated can satiate hunger and cravings, reduce bloating, and maintain you more alert.

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    6 years ago

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