May 1, 2008 10:46pm CST
Has anyone taken the pill, Alli? My friend at work lost a noticeable amount of weight since starting it. I think it is the one that makes you too afraid to eat anything lest you have to rush to the bathroom! Not a bad idea. If I can get rid of the weight, I think I can keep it off. Also, I think that after a few months of not eating the bad stuff, I won't crave it anymore. What do you think? Is that plausible or just wishful thinking?
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2 May 08
Alli may be effective, but I wouldn't try it because it hasn't been around long enough to see any long term effects it may have. Remember fen-phen (is that how you spell it?) Anyway, when it first came on the market it was considered safe and effective. After several years, users started to notice some pretty serious effects from it. The safest way is to simply watch what you eat and exercise more. What has worked best for me is portion control. I still eat things that are not necessarily good for me, but just a little. I drink lots of water and have plenty of fruit and veggies. Then I have one scoop of light ice cream, one soda every couple of weeks, that sort of thing. I have had success doing this. Plus I feel good because I know I am losing weight naturally and safely. I know I will keep it off because it is not a diet, I'm changing my habits.
2 May 08
Well Trace86 taking pills is never a good idea for weight loss. There are fat-blocker, carb-blockers pills out in the market and you have to consume them regularly. Even after you have lost your weight doesnt mean u can stop taking the pills, you can easily put ur weight back on. The best is to start to do some excercise to increase metabolism so that it will be much more effective and you will have lower chance of getting your weight back. Plus such pills can reduce the level of energy you need in your body and side effects might occur. The best is to consult a doctor first and get yourself a healthier diet. You can lose weight if you just focus on eating proper meals and excercising.
3 May 08
I think Alli is the same as Xenical, correct me if I am wrong but years ago I went on Xenical which had the same effects. It worked in the short run but once I stopped the weight came on instantly. I would be careful. Unfortunately a lot of people don't want to accept that the only real way to lose weight is eating well with reasonable portions and exercise. It took me YEARS to accept it. But its the only way that it will work in the long run. Also, dig deep down within you and find out if you are an emotional eater. If you find that you are, find out why. I know I have had to do that and its very hard and unpleasant but I am hoping in the long run it will pay off.