Alli Reviews – Does Alli really work?
Who wouldn’t like a quick fix to lose weight easily, with minimal effort and maximum results? Christmas is coming up and I know I for one would like to drop a dress size. But recently, spending more and more time at the computer means my exercise regime is slowly heading out of the window, one slightly overweight limb at a time.
Alli diet pills
Alli diet pills are the only FDA approved diet pills that are available over the counter. Alli is designed to treat obesity in adults and there have been mixed reviews following their use although studies show that Alli does help people to lose a bit more weight than they normally would through diet and exercise alone.
Alli (pronounced AL-eye) is the same drug as Xenical (Orlistat) but in a reduced strength which is why it is approved for over the counter and online sale.
It is only approved for sale in this way to adults aged 18 years and over, so how this is policed when it can be bought online is debatable, but in theory people under 18 will not have access to payment methods.
How does Alli work?
Alli diet pills work by blocking your body’s absorption of fat, which in turn reduces the amount of calories that your body absorbs. The fat that is blocked by Alli travels through your intestinal gut before eventually being eliminated through your normal bowel movements!
Alli blocks around 25% of the fat that you take in.
You can take Alli up to three times a day, and you should take it along with meals that contain less than 15g of fat.
It is important to note that Alli diet pills are NOT a miracle drug – it might work for you, but only if you follow a sensible diet and exercise routine at the same time. This is not the drug for you if you want to carry on eating all the chocolate in the shop and still lose weight. If anyone knows of THAT drug, let me know 😉
Alli Side Effects
Due to Alli diet pills ability to block fat absorption, you might find it useful to supplement your diet with Vitamins A, D, E and K while you are taking Alli, because these are fat soluble vitamins.
The most widely reported side effect while using Alli diet pills is changes in bowel movements such as loose stools. This normally occurs in the first few weeks and then generally goes away as your body adapts.
You should speak to your doctor if you are at all concerned about any side effects, and it is probably best to speak to you doctor before starting taking Alli diet pills.
DO NOT take Alli if:
You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
You are on the drug cyclosporine.
You have had an organ transplant.
You are not overweight.
Other side effects may include:
Becoming quite gassy
Oil in your stools or underwear
Bowel movements become difficult to control
Very rarely, Alli diet pills have been associated with liver damage, but normally in those who were on the prescription strength does. The symptoms of this include general weakness, stomach pain and jaundice (skin yellowing). If you experience these symptons while taking Alli diet pills, go to the doctor or hospital straight away.
Familiarize yourself with the instructions that come with Alli diet pills before starting them.