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I was hoping for some feedback from the Alli users here on PT. I was thinking about trying it but am wondering what some real people experiences are of lately. Is it successful in helping with your weight loss? And have you had any real "accidents"?
Sun. Feb 3, 2:01pm
Oh for crying out loud, use the freaking search function. There are already a dozen threads on this subject. Why should anyone retype their experiences because you were too lazy to type "alli" into the window above.
Sunday, February 03, 2008, 2:22 PM
Does it personally hurt you that someone asked a question? Why don't you just ignore the threads that upset you. Perhaps you should speak with someone about your anger issues.
Sunday, February 03, 2008, 5:06 PM
I agree, nasty poster. Why even bother wasting your time and energy replying if it upsets you so much. Your putting more effort into replying and getting angry then anything else. Damn get a life.
Sunday, February 03, 2008, 5:16 PM
Best thing about the "shut up if you can't be helpful" postings: they too opened a thread they couldn't be helpful with only to prove their own lack of a life and show off their anger issues. At least I told the lazy OP how to get an answer.
Sunday, February 03, 2008, 5:20 PM
All righty then..... To answer your question OP without all that other crap - I was on a medication similar to what Alli is now, but a few years back. I didn't like it. I was embarrased by the "leakage" so much that I stopped it right away. My husband and I - who at the time where just bf/gf - went to his cousins house for the first time together and I had to go to the bathroom - unfortunately, their toilet stopped up and his cousin had to come in and see the orange liquid I left in the toilet. So embarrasing!
The only thing different I have noticed with Alli is that they really try to prepare you for what your body will do when you take it and they also recommend you start a low-fat diet before you start taking it - good idea. My doctor didn't tell me any of this.
On the other reason I think this pill is a bad idea is because I think our bodies need a certain amount of fat to function. All those low-fat foods are just food and chemicals - stick to mother nature!
Sunday, February 03, 2008, 10:02 PM
I've been using it now for almost 2 months, have lost 17 pounds. I think anyone can use it without any of the side effects as long as they are careful of what they eat. If you eat a meal high in fat, yes you will have accidents. But if you are eating low fat, lean proteins and lots of good veggies and fruits you will be just fine. So really by taking this it has forced me to change my habits and eat much better. I think that is why I have lost as much as I have. You can always try it for a month and see how you feel. But you do need to know that the more fat you eat the more "accidents" you will have.
Monday, February 04, 2008, 12:28 PM
I took Alli for 2 months-no weight lost! No accidents either, but I think I just don't eat stuff that is that high in fat to begin with. I hardly noticed any change at all. Maybe I just have a weird metabolism. A girlfriend said on of her friends lost thirty pounds in two months. I wish! Anyone have sugguestions? BTW, I was told I have metabolic syndrome. I googled that and didn't find much help-other than some very expensive unproven herbal remedies.
Thursday, February 21, 2008, 3:17 PM
I was on Alli, I lost no weight (except in my wallet). Turns out the fat content in my food was not the issue. So, if your issue is high fat foods then more power too ya. Alli away!
Thursday, February 21, 2008, 3:50 PM
I have been on Alli almost 2 months and I have lost 15lbs. This feat has not gone unpunished... I did have one "accident" but it was like a reprimand from my diet partner... I luckily was at home or else I probably would see it differently, but I started alli to get my eating under control, and it has helped be a constant reminder. I take one before every meal and it is a chance for me to focus. As I take the pill, I think to myself "I need to control my eating, there will be consequences if I don't" and that "accident" was a result of me not listening to myself and being overconfident.
Thursday, February 21, 2008, 4:25 PM
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