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Posted: 12 Feb 2010, 08:28
Has anyone tried alli and what results have you had?

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Posted: 12 Feb 2010, 11:44
hi, my sister did alli for about three months and she did lose weight on it. She did not experience the side effects many others do but this is because she ensured that her fat intake was extremely minimal. On a less positive note all the weight she lost she has gained and more beside - i think this is mainly because she has not increased her physical activity and when she stopped taking it she started to relax her diet Sad She is now doing a low calorie diet and has began to walk more to increase her physical activity.

good luck what ever you decide to do!!

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Posted: 12 Feb 2010, 13:44

"The drug’s maker, GlaxoSmithKline, has been up front about the pill’s side effects, suggesting that first timers wear dark pants or bring a change of clothes to work until they get used to the diet pill’s potentially yucky consequences."

It would be MULTIPLIED by a high-fat diet, which is what Atkins is.

"The diet pill works by blocking 25 percent of fat from being digested. Alli users take one pill with every meal, and to avoid an “Alli oops,” they should eat less than 42 grams of fat a day, or about 15 grams per meal"

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Posted: 12 Feb 2010, 15:36
I agree DeniseTra,

I used them for quite awhile while attempting a low fat diet. If you eat anything really fatty on those you will pay the price. Bad Grin

I ate some chicken wings once and man oh man it was something I never repeated.Smile The side effects were horrendous.

You do not want to use them on Atkins unless you want to walk around with a toilet strapped to you.Bad Grin

If you are trying to loose weight on a low fat diet, they are like a tool. Having the side effects taught me what was too high in fat by the after effects.

I have been doing better following Atkins and getting much better results that a low fat diet.


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Posted: 12 Feb 2010, 15:52
LOL- I used Alli before, and I too had bad expereinces..
I think it's hilarious the company suggested "that first timers wear dark pants or bring a change of clothes to work"...I can't imagine dark pants would be enough to hid the fact that you've had an accident...PHEW EEEEE
Excuse me ....your looking great, but you really stink! ROFL

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Posted: 12 Feb 2010, 17:32
I am using Alli now. My RDI of fat is 60grams a day or 19 gm per meal. Following the Alli recommended low fat calorie counting plan I no longer even reach my allowable targets. I have experienced "treatment effects" when eating an avocado or red meat but nothing outside using the loo! (Thank heavens for that!)

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Posted: 12 Feb 2010, 23:12
This might work for low-fat...but really...WHY USE DRUGS when Atkins works so great? EAT HEALTHY and LOOSE WEIGHT...via Atkins.

I love how many people come on the Atkins board, just having started and then start talking about diet pills. Diet pills are just an expensive waste of time if you are doing the nutritional plan correctly.

We are WAY to attatched to pills as a society.

Doing Atkins (or any good nutritional plan) is all about FRESH, NATURAL foods.
NO shortcuts, NO cheat days, NO 100 calorie snack packs ( thats smart).

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Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 02:43
Someone telling it like it should be - thanks Denise. Oops, maybe I shouldn't have agreed with you...
My name is GlennM- Hi!

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Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 14:33
There is more than one way to skin a cat Wink

What`s right for one person won`t be right for another......

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Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 17:38
yes i have had a few close friends who tried alli and i was given some by a friend a new script as she was having problems..side effects...but before i would dare to take them i investigated and read as much info as i could online about it...they do cause anal seepage (sorry, sad but true)as Mahara mentioned..wear dark pants, but to be honest with ya i would rather be fat..over weight then experience such a thing as that..i god...i wouldnt take them if i were you...if u work the atkins plan appropriately and drink plenty of fluids water mainly u will do works ive seen it ive done it and im still doing pills needed!!!! most all those diet pills have bad side effects its best not to take the chance of causing other health issues...hope this helps happy valentines dar
now that i have been and will be seeing docs regularly , i intend to weigh in at each visit only..that way i dont obssess at home about anything...thats a downfall for keep ya posted as i go along o.0

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Posted: 14 Feb 2010, 14:19
Fat is a wonderful nutrient, the main source of calories on Atkins. The whole premise of Alli is non-low-carb/anti-low-carb. Just say no! LOL

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Posted: 14 Feb 2010, 15:04
I tried Alli for a while and didn't have any side effects at all. I lost about 40 lbs in 4 months with it. Now I'd like to get back on it.


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Posted: 08 Mar 2010, 06:52
I used Alli (well, the prescription version which is double the strength) and it worked very well for me. I lost 70lbs on it and didnt get the side effects. I can't rate it enough, it helped me when nothing else did. But you have to approach it properly with the right attitude - eating a low fat calorie controlled diet with regular exercise (I dont think its appropriate on atkins as some others have suggested). I think the positives of it are that it teaches you to retrain your eating habits (because you cant eat high fat foods) and the weight comes off faster so helps you to maintain your motivation and see results more quickly. The bad is that its not great relying on pills and you have to be careful not to experience side effects (you have to live life around the pills really). I think if you are morbidly obese and have tried everything else, its a better option than surgery but I dont think there is really a need to use them for anything other than sheer desperation. I stopped taking them after I lost 70lbs. I did put on 20lbs of that again (over two years) but have now lost that 20lbs and am lower than I have ever been but am doing it on my own now (because it successfully retrained my eating habits). Good luck with what you decide, but really I wouldnt attempt it on atkins.

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Posted: 23 Apr 2010, 11:33
I just found this site....Sooooooooo Cool.
I am on the Alli plan but hate the tools on their website.
So far in 3 weeks I've lost 10 lbs. With no side affect to the pills.
The hardest part for me is eating out, cus you just don't know what is some of the foods.

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