Alli Weight Loss Pill Review
Can Alli Be The True Solution for Healthy Weight Reduction?
When I first read that this was the only FDA approved weight loss product on the market, I was pretty jazzed up. It seemed like a medical breakthrough. So I checked out a bunch of Alli consumer reviews to get a better idea of how it worked – and this is what I found…
So What Is Alli?
Alli contains a drug called Orlistat. It works by absorbing fat. It can also be thought of as a fat blocker. Let me explain…
How Does Alli Work?
Let’s create an example to further explain how the Alli weight loss pill works. If you could imagine driving down to the nearest McDonalds. You go through the drive-thru and order a large vanilla milkshake. That large cup has a bunch of carbs, fat and some protein.
How Alli Blocks Fat from a McDonalds Milkshake
So when you ingest the milkshake, your body needs to determine what to do with all of it. This means that your body will then determine what stays in the body or what gets expelled as waste. So what Alli does is attach to your digestive enzymes so that a 1/4 of the fat doesn’t get absorbed into your body. The fat that cannot be absorbed doesn’t get turned into calories.
So using the milkshake example, if my milkshake had 26 grams of fat, my body block out close to 7 grams…this is just a rough example of how Alli works.
This All Sounds Good But…
This McDonalds milkshake example does sounds appealing for those that want to block out fat absorption, but the point of this review is to give you both sides of the story. When things sounds so great, you really have to understand how it works….especially since this uses the chemical Orlistat.
Lets Go Over the Alli Diet Pill Side Effects
In this section, I’ll go over treatment effects and side effects.
So what are treatment effects? They are effects which are not harmful, but may be undesirable.
A Real Life Example of Alli's Treatment Effects
A friend of mind ended up testing out the Alli starter kit. A few days after trying it out, he gave me a call and told me that it was the first diet pill that he used where he actually noticed the effects of it. He didn’t notice dramatic weight loss or anything like that. What he did notice was the so-called “treatment effect.”
He gave me an example of a pizza. If you could imagine a pepperoni pizza with the reddish-orange oils collecting on the top… that’s what he noticed when he had bowel movements. That may seem disgusting, but I just wanted to give you a true treatment effect of Alli. However, this effect can be reduced by consuming a low calorie diet.
All Fats Are Not Alike!
There are saturated fats and unsaturated fats. Fats that are healthy include beneficial oils or fatty acids such as Omega-3. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid which can obtained by eating fish and food supplements. So what I’m trying to point out here is that Alli can block even fats that are good for you.
Scientific Studies of Alli
Alli isn’t just a new, over-hyped weight loss pill. It’s actually been on the market for a while and offered through prescriptions. There was a short term study conducted over a period of 6 months. The group that used Alli in conjunction with diet and exercise lost close to 5 pounds more than the group that had a diet and exercise without the use of Alli .