Does Alli work

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Posted: 04 Jan 2009, 15:42
I am thinking of trying it and wondering how it works? Does it supress your appetite? thanks. I am also looking for a buddy Smile

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Posted: 04 Jan 2009, 15:51
Alli does not suppress your appetite, it inhibits fat absorption in the intestinal tract. Upside: it blocks your body from absorbing fats. Downside: makes absorption of crucial vitamins and minerals markedly reduced, and if you eat fatty foods your stools will be very greasy.

Helps, but still requires a lot of self-control in regards to eating habits.
-S.M.; cardiology PA-C

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Posted: 04 Jan 2009, 18:29
The Alli instructions actually advise that you keep a spare pair of pants with you due to the likelihood of "anal leakage". Sounds like a lot of fun to me. Wow.

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Posted: 04 Jan 2009, 18:42
LOL! An Alli commercial came on the tv at the gym while I was walking on the treadmill and I almost busted out laughing. An image popped in my mind of someone on Alli walking on the treadmill and slipping in an oil slick! LOL! Sorry, that's gross. But funny!

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Posted: 05 Jan 2009, 09:00
It's not even remotely worth the risk. Two ladies I work with got desperate and tried Alli. Both of them now have horror stories about how they ... ummm... "messed" themselves in public.

I'd rather just do an extra 10 minutes of working out per day personally.

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Posted: 05 Jan 2009, 09:02
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Posted: 05 Jan 2009, 10:49
Well, I suppose at least the instructions tell you to be prepared. eek.

Eventually I want to be a healthy weight; and that means leaving a whole person behind.


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Posted: 05 Jan 2009, 10:50
Alli blocks fat absorption, but realistically more people have trouble saying 'no' to carbs than to fatty foods (in my opinion). Therefore a product that blocks carb absorption would be more appealing.... and that exists. The ingredient is white bean extract (see link below). You can get it in any number of brands -- just google it. You take it (a pill) before you eat a meal laced with carbs, and it blocks absorption of many of the carbs, therefore those carbs cannot be used by the body for sugar. You have to be careful though because if you block too much of your food from absorption, you won't give your body sufficient energy. I think it works best when you know you're going to eat more carbs than you should, rather than using it to block absorption of carbs that your body really needs.

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Posted: 05 Jan 2009, 16:57
WOW! That's funny stuff. There used to be a skit on MadTV of a commercial spoof and they advertised "30% Less Anal Leakage!" They repeated it throughout the entire skit. This post reminds me of that. My sister just commented yesterday that she wants to start using Alli - I will let her know that she should either nix the idea and just diet and exercise, or buy some spare pants!

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Posted: 28 Jan 2009, 07:43
I am sorry, it is just not worth it, besides, if you cannot keep it up for the rest of your life, why start?

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Posted: 28 Jan 2009, 12:21
alli is the same as xenical...its very bad and only works if you ingest lots of fat and grease daily.
i took xenical once and its really groosse when i was going to the toilet for number 2...not only that but some grease was coming out of that place...and my underwear was always with grease...but i didnt lost any weight with it.
good luck

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Posted: 03 Apr 2009, 16:05
I love Alli!!! First of all the side affects are not as horrible as they say they are. Granted...I only had a side affect once. I started Alli when I weighed 240 lbs. You need to buy the book. It tells you how to eat so that you do not get any side affects. I will tell you helps with dealing with cravings. If you want a piece of chocolate and you know what will happen if you eat it...YOU WON'T EAT IT!!! It helped me learn how to eat. You have to take a multivitamin while taking Alli. I lost 80 lbs with it and stopped taking it strictly for financial reasons. IF you are SERIOUS about losing weight and changing your eating patterns, I suggest trying it. But, if you want to be able to cheat when ever you feel like's not for you.
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Posted: 20 Jul 2012, 02:41
One friend of mine asked her doctor if Alli worked, the doctor told her that Alli is not a new product, the original name is Orlistat and it was a prescribed pill for people who wanted to lose weight. Alli promotes weight loss by decreasing absorption of fat by the intestines, which reduces the number of calories you absorb. If you want try Alli, try it here

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Posted: 20 Jul 2012, 03:26
I think that looking for shortcuts or magic pills does not help long term, because even if (and that is a big if) they manage to help some weight loss they will prevent the adoption of a healthier lifestyle and that will only lead to failure and more weight gain.
In the end if one feels compelled to look for magic pills, the time is probably not right to start a serious weight loss program and it would be better to wait until the time is right

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Posted: 20 Jul 2012, 05:51
I have come to realize that - as a general rule - if a "weight loss product" states that it works optimally when you combine it with a proper diet and exercise, then you don't really need the product. All you need it a proper diet and exercise. Save the money.
I got a free 30-day trial of Ally. I saw absolutely no difference whether I used it or not. I was doing my weight loss journey already, and there was no change for better or worse. Simple as that.
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