Our expert says:
Nice to hear from you again. Glad the dr is considering prescribing Xenical, as I have heard very positive reports about this product at conferences. I am, however, worried about the headaches you suffer from. This could be an indication that your blood sugar is too low and it may be a good idea to increase your carbohydrate intake by 1-2 portions. Stick to high-fibre, low-GI carbs with a low-fat content (Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right approach' and read the articles on the GI), such as ProVita. Also try having a fat-free yoghurt when you get those cravings - the protein in the yoghurt will keep your blood sugar steady. If you find that you are just not able to get rid of these headaches then firstly discuss them with your dr and secondly do think of consulting a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will be able to assess your present food intake and help you with a low-GI diet which is also very low in fat so that you can use the Xenical properly.
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