Dealing with Xenical
October 15, 2008 5:37 AM Subscribe
I'm overweight, I have a fatty liver, and I've just been put on Xenical by the doctor. Just how hideous is this going to be...?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Traditionally I've tended to eat what I want, and it shows. Meat has always been a big part of my diet (especially lamb, offal and the fattier bits of pork) as have things like bread. I have a very sweet tooth and I'm convinced my biggest issue is hard candies.
As a part of my attempt to fight the fatty liver I decided last week to go mock-vegetarian, cutting meat out whenever I can (which means every day except Saturdays) but leaving fish (even though I'm not a huge fan of wet fish).
Vegetables are painfully dull to me, so I have a feeling my diet is going to be kept 'interesting' using aubergines, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, and chillies. Oh, and olive oil.
You've probably already seen the flaw in my plan.
Has anyone here already been through this? How bad are the side effects of this stuff? Does anyone have any great suggestions for ways to keep my diet interesting?