Do you need an ally in your weight loss battle?

United States
June 11, 2007 1:53pm CST
Has anyone heard about this new Alli weight loss product. I just saw an advertisement for it, that said you can get it over the counter at drug stores. And, supposedly it can help a person lose up to 50% more weight than dieting alone. I sound like a commercial! I'm just repeating what they said. I've never used Alli weight loss plan before. Looking for answers! Has anyone used it, yet? Does it really work?
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I haven't used it and won't be using it when it comes out. It is a weaker strength version of a prescription fat blocker. The prescription version has some potentially serious side effects because when it blocks the absorbtion of fat it also blocks the absorption fo fat soluble vitamins - A, D, E, and K along with other antioxidents that are fat soluble. It can also give you gas and diarrhea. The prescription version never had any major weight losses associated with it; 20 - 30 pounds was all that was EVER lost for people who weighed MORE than 250 pounds. Once they lost that amount of weight; they never lost another ounce no matter how long they took it. Plus, like the other OTC weight loss pills on the market; it comes with an insert that says you still need to "eat sensibly and exercise in order to lose weight". So alli has side effects that can be potentially serious AND it is really no more effective that any other weight loss product on the market. BUT, it is marketed by a major pharmaceutical company and they will be charging as much as they think they can get away with.
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• United States
14 Jun 07
Thanks for the warning! I did not know that.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
14 Jun 07
You're welcome. I had read about it when it was first approved and then the day I saw your discussion I had just finished reading another article about it in our local newspaper; so, a lot of the information was still fresh in my memory.
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• United States
15 Jun 07
if you eventually use it and it works for you let me know
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