Our expert says:
Dear Lola Lu
If you have a BMI of 35 then it may be a good idea to discuss the use of Xenical with your gp. Xenical is a real fat-trapper that prevents you from absorbing fat from what you eat. Xenical is, however expensive so it would help if your dr could motivate for this medication to be paid for by your medical aid. You would use the Xenical with a very-low-fat-diet and this will help you to start losing. So see if you can get Xenical prescribed for your condition, seeing that the overweight is a direct threat to your health. You should also see a 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), who will help you with a very-low-fat diet. The exercise is wonderful, stick to it strictly and gradually increase how much you do. Rome was not built in a day! Just work at it and you will start losing those kgs.
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