Post # 1
My husband and I are going to Hawaii with some friends in May and I would love to loose some weight before then. I am about 15-20 lbs away from what I think would be my ideal weight. I am wondering has anyone else used Alli before and had a good experience? Or another similar weight loss supplement?
My sister took it for a while after she had a baby and she did loose weight, but she was also dieting and exercising so I’m not sure how much weight she would have lost anyway without the help of Alli. She warned me of the side effects – oily spotting/stool… Yuck.
I am trying to eat better and I do cardio about 4 times a week, I just seem to be stuck at this weight.
Post # 3
Honestly, if you’re only that far from your ideal weight, there is a good chance that Alli isn’t even going to work for you. I don’t remember the specifics but there is a general BMI that they recognize that it won’t really affect you that much.
I’m also not sure it would really be worth it for you. If you’re already eating healthy, and it sounds like you have a decent grasp on food and nutrition, then Alli wouldn’t really be necessary. I have never taken it but have family members who have, and I really think the purpose of Alli is to give oneself consequences for eating poorly, i.e., to force themself to retrain their pallet and make better choices in food.
Also, if I remember correctly, Alli blocks your fat absorption after a certain amount of grams of fat. Well, the macronutrient “fat” is not what makes one fat. Fats are an essential part of a diet and you should be eating a good amount (about 20-30 per cent) of your diet each day in healthy fats. However, these would be the types of fats that you get from nuts like almonds, cheese, or avacados. They should NEVER be trans fats – hydrogenated anything.
Bottom line – I don’t think it would be that necessary for you. Decide a calorie allowance, count your calories and stick to it. Alli is really expensive, and while its the only FDA approved over the counter for this, its really more as something to help one start a weight loss journey.
Have fun on your trip!!!
Post # 4
I tried it and ended up with a vit D deficiency. Of course, I have IBS, so I shouldn’t have messed with it.
My diet is low in fat anyway, so I didn’t get the really gross side effects, but it was bad for my system overall.
What has worked well for me is a food journal and I mean logging every bite, every taste of this or one of those. I’ve lost a lot that way and now I’m using it for maintenance.
Post # 5
I have a bottle…maybe it’s expired now. I chickened out and never took it.