Alli Weight Loss Pill Review
Alli Weight Loss Review :: Overview
Alli is an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved dietary supplement that helps dieters lose weight by blocking the absorption of fat. Although Alli helps people lose weight, the side effects may be too much for some to bear.
This diet works best for the following people...
- overweight or obese adults 18 years of age or older.
Pros and Cons to Consider
- FDA approved.
- Can help dieters lose 50% more weight with their diet efforts.
- Program encourages low fat diet and provides meal options / ideas.
- Side effects include sudden and unexpected trips to the restroom.
- May not be a good long term solution to weight loss.
This diet should be avoided by...
- Pregnant or nursing mothers.
- Those currently taking medication for a thyroid problem or diabetes
- Those taking blood thinning medicine containing warafin.
- People that are not overweight.
How does Alli Work?
Alli is considered to be a fat blocker. The body uses natural enzymes to break down calories (fat, carbohydrates, and protein) when food is consumed. If you eat more than your body needs, it stores left over calories (as fat) for energy. Alli is designed to prevent the body from breaking down some of the consumed fat in the intestines. So what happens to the undigested fat? It get's released from the body as waste (in the form of a bowel movement). It's important to note that Alli does not prevent ALL of the consumed fat from being digested. Alli only reduces your total fat intake by about 23%.
Take 1 pill with every meal that contains fat. It is not recommended to exceed more than 3 pills daily. It is also recommended to take a multivitamin at bedtime since Alli does prevent the absorption of some vitamins. Alli's main ingredient is Orlistat. The dose of Orlistat is significantly less that the prescription drug Xenical allowing Alli to be an over the counter weight loss supplement.
Alli doesn't contain stimulants that cause increased heart rate or jitters. But Alli does have "treatment effects". Since Alli passes undigested fat as waste, the treatment effects occur when too mach fat is eaten. The more fat that is consumed, the more fat that has to pass as waste. Some of the other side effects of alli include flatulence and unexpected wardrobe changes. Alli can also be a bit disruptive to everyday life. It is recommended to be in a comfortable setting and close to a restroom during the first few days of being on the program.
The Ali Readiness Quiz
Alli's commitment to encouraging serious dieters is commendable. They encourage all of their potential customers to take a readiness quiz to determine if Alli is right for them. Here are the questions they use to gauge a dieters readiness. You must answer [agree] or [disagree] for each of the questions.
I am willing to do the hard work to lose weight gradually.
I am committed to following a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet.
I understand taking alli with a meal containing too much fat can cause treatment effects.
I am committed to eating smaller portions.
I am committed to making time to be more physically active.
I will read and follow the alli label.
If you disagree with any of the above statements, it is not recommend you start the alli weight loss program.
The Alli starter pack costs $49.95 and can be purchased by clicking here. The starter kit comes with 60 capsules (a 20 day supply if 3 capsules are taken daily). Refill packs containing 120 capsules are available for around $69.95
Being FDA approved may be a comfort to some wanting to try this product. Alli seems to be a perfect fit for those willing to conform and follow the plan. The side effects (a.k.a. treatment effects) can also be a great deterrent from the temptation of eating foods that are high in saturated fats. Use the following link to learn more about Alli.