Our expert says:
I am most distressed to hear that your experiences with dietitians have not been positive. I view of the fact that most diets and slimming regimens do not seem to help your condition and you evidently have a lot of weight to lose, I would recommend two things: a) Non-invasive treatment: ask your dr to prescribe Xenical for you. 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. For an example of energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet' and then on 'Slimming Diet'), which you can use together with the Xenical or on its own. b) Invasive treatment: Namely a gastric bypass operation. You will have to ask your gp to refer you to a surgeon in KZN who does such operations and then discuss the pros and cons of such a drastic step with the surgeon.
I sincerely hope that you do start losing weight at last.
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