How to Keep a Food Diary

It’s been proven that people who keep a diary of the foods they eat are much more likely to maintain their weight loss than those who don’t, so this Daily Diary can be a powerful tool to help you succeed. Remember, as you and your doctor plan your meals, the best kind of weight-loss results while taking XENICAL, is from limiting your fat and total calorie intake. Calories from fat should equal no more than 30% of your daily calories. To use the diary, simply record the foods that you eat, including the amounts and number of calories and grams of fat, in the pages provided. Include everything that you drink except calorie-free beverages, such as water, sugar-free tea or black coffee, and diet soda. Try to be as accurate as possible.


  Food & Beverage Quantity Calories Fat Grams
Afternoon Snack
Evening Snack





XENICAL is a prescription medicine used with a low calorie diet to increase weight loss in people with obesity. XENICAL may help obese people lose weight and keep the weight off.

It is not known if XENICAL is safe and effective in children under 12 years old.

Important Safety Information

Do not take XENICAL if you: Before you take XENICAL, tell your doctor if you:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Especially tell your doctor if you are taking:

XENICAL may cause serious side effects, including:
The most common side effects of XENICAL include:
*Oily discharge may be clear or have an orange or brown color.

How should I take XENICAL?
Take XENICAL with a nutritionally balanced, low calorie diet that has no more than about 30% of calories from fat. Taking XENICAL with any meal high in fat (more than 30% fat) may make the common side effects worse.

If you take too much XENICAL call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

These are not all the possible side effects of XENICAL. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for Important Patient Information.