All you need to know about Alli, the over the counter diet pill approved by the FDA.
It’s what dieters have all been waiting for! At last, a diet pill that the FDA has approved to be effective and safe. After years of yo-yo dieting, wasting money on ineffective diet supplements, and other futile attempts at losing weight, thousands are now finding success thanks to Alli, a groundbreaking drug that blocks part of the fat consumed from being absorbed by the body. The question on the minds of many right now is simply this: is it worth it?
With its hefty price tag, many are hesitating before purchasing this product. Some feel it’s just another gimmick, but according to user testimonials on Alli’s online message boards and posts on 3fatchicks.com’s forums users are finding success. The main plus to this product is that rather than leading customers on to believe it is a miracle pill, it realistically informs the user that they must make changes to their diet and exercise routines in order to be successful. The Alli starter pack includes informational booklets outlining the Alli diet plan and along with tools provided on the Alli website helps to guide users in to a low-fat, low-calorie lifestyle.
The main reason users find it easy to stick to the diet plan while on Alli is because of the so-called “treatment effects”. These are the unpleasant side effects that accompany the pill, which include soft or oily stools, frequent bowel movements, and possible bouts of diarrhea. These effects will occur if you go over the recommended allotment of fat for one meal. If the user sticks to the diet plan as recommended in the starter kit, these symptoms should be minimal if nonexistent.
What does Alli promise it’ll do for you? According to their website, myalli.com, it can help you to lose 50% more weight than diet and exercise alone. Thus, if you were to lose 10 lbs with a normal diet and exercise plan you’d lose 15 lbs if you are taking Alli. The other perks to buying the starter kit include the tools provided on their website, myalliplan.com. These include an online journal, a homepage that lists your progress and other stats, lessons from clinical experts in weight loss, and food guides like shopping lists, recipes, and meal plans.
So, are you not sure if Alli is right for you? Their website also features tools to help you decide whether Alli is a good option for assisting in your weight lost, but if you’d like an unbiased way to judge the best advice is to make a pros and cons list. List out the positives to taking Alli, then list the negatives, and from that you can choose whether or not starting to take Alli is your best option.
If you’d like further advice on Alli, I recommend the forums at 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet (3fatchicks.com). There you’ll find all the advice you need from those who’ve lost weight with Alli or without. After all is said and done, I wish you the best of luck! Remember that whether you choose Alli or not, the only real way to lose those extra pounds is through old-fashioned diet and exercise.