Alli pills are all the rage right now in over the counter weight loss supplements. They are affordable, easily accessible, and Food and Drug Administration approved. Of course, like any unnatural method of weight loss there are some side effects to Alli, but if you struggle with your weight and diets don’t work for you, Alli could prove to be a big help in your battle.
Alli works by attaching itself to some of your enzymes that break down fat. When Alli attaches itself to these enzymes, it makes them unable to break down the fat as they normally would. Without the fat being broken down, your body can not absorb it. This means the fat just passes through your system, pretty much undigested.
Alli only attaches itself to the enzymes that are responsible for breaking down fat. The enzymes that break down carbohydrates, sugars, proteins, etc. are unaffected, and your digestion and calorie absorption will remain normal. If you have a weight problem because you eat a lot of fat free sugar products, then Alli might not be helpful to you, since it does nothing to prevent those calories from accumulating on your hips and thighs. Alli doesn’t contain any weird stimulants like green tea, guarana, or….caffeine. Alli works only in that it drastically reduces the amount of fat your body absorbs.
Before beginning Alli, there is a ten day plan that you must follow to get your body ready for the introduction of Alli into your system. This plan helps you to lower the amount of fat you eat on a daily basis. The ten day plan also teaches you how to deal with the hunger pangs you might experience and provides a support system with shopping lists and weight loss tools.
So, if you’re taking Alli, you might be wondering why you need to manage hunger and learn how to shop and diet. You may think that Alli is a miracle pill that ensures that you don’t have to try, you can just eat what you want and lose weight. If that is what you think, Alli might not be the best supplement for you. Alli requires a lot of effort on your part, and here’s why: where do you think the fat goes that Alli prevents you from absorbing? It shoots out your system into your stool. That means, if you eat too much fat, you could suffer from a myriad of embarrassing side effects including (but not limited to):
- Looser stools
- Hard to control, frequent bathroom trips
So you can see why keeping the amount of fat you eat in check is imperative. If you keep yourself to a diet with no more than 10% fat, you will probably suffer form very few of the above symptoms. If you can’t do that, or if you slip one day, make sure you stay home and near a bathroom so you avoid any embarrassing accidents. The official website for Alli even suggests that you wear dark pants when you start taking the pill, in case you have any accidents.
So, if you’re dedicated to taking the steps necessary to lose weight, and just want a little helper along the way, Alli might just be the right supplement for you. Be sure to discuss it with your primary care physician first- especially if you have heart disease and are taking any supplements like fish oil to reduce your risk of heart attack. Your specific health and medications could mean that Alli is not the right weight loss supplement for you.