Alli Weight-Loss Aid: Review of Orlistat 60mg Capsules Starter Pack

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Alli Weight-Loss tablets are approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) as a weight-loss aid for overweight adults. Each tablet is 60mg and only one tablet should be taken with every meal containing fat.

 

This product comes with a Starter Pack of 60mg tablets which contain the following ingredients:

 

  • Orlistat (60 Mg).
  • Fd&c Blue No. 2,
  • Edible Ink,
  • Gelatin,
  • Iron Oxide,
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose,
  • Povidone,
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate,
  • Sodium Starch Glycolate,
  • Talc,
  • Titanium Dioxide.

The Starter Pack also contains a Weight-Loss Aid booklet with information and tips on using Alli along with a healthy diet, and a handy tablet box to keep them safe in a pocket or a handbag. Included in this purchase is access to online support from the Alli group by way of a website with tools and recipes all designed to help with the Alli Weight-Loss experience.

How Does Alli Work?

Alli tablets work by blocking 25 percent of fat consumed at each meal from being absorbed, thereafter passing that fat out of the human body as part of a normal bowel movement. In order for these tablets to work, fat must be consumed as part of the meal although the amount of fat which should be consumed is subject to a detailed calculation based on the person’s current BMI and desired weight loss amount. Alli can help you lose up to 50% extra weight than you would by dieting alone.

Alli Side Effects

Alli creators warn of side effects from the use of this product, most noticeably with respect to bowel movements and problems with excess gas, although these are often caused by users taking these products alongside a meal which was higher in fat than the recommended allowance. Medcat2009 says he was using Alli for three days before he suffered any adverse side effects, but says that when he did they consisted of the urgent need to go to the bathroom followed by passing stool complete with ‘floating drops of fat’.

Positive Psychological Reason For Taking Alli

Whilst there are many people who are concerned about the possible side effects of taking Alli, some report that this is actually a positive method of forcing them to diet. Sean reports in his review that ‘If you're looking for a sure-fire way to curb your fat intake, look no further. Fear of soiling your pants is a powerful motivator!’ By ensuring that you eat less fat every day that you take Alli, you can avoid the embarrassing side effects of gas or unexpected excretion which the more over-indulgent dieters fear.

Will Alli Change My Eating Habits?

The answer to this, according to those who have tried Alli, is No! Dieters report that they can almost cheat by eating as much fat as they would normally consume and lose weight just because they take Alli tablets regularly. However, when they stop taking the tablets and they continue to eat in the same way, they put the fat back on. Julia A. Battle recorded in her review of Alli that ‘If you want to continue to eat what you want and take Alli, you will lose weight as long as you continue to buy the product.’ Jeff Dreewes says that using Alli has worked well for him, but that as he had already made ‘major changes’ to his eating habits, he didn’t experience any side effects and hasn’t put any weight back on.
Does The Alli Website Really Give You Support?

When you purchase this Alli product you receive free access to a support network with all the tools you could ever need to plan your diet and lose weight effectively. You’ll have at your fingertips a forum where you can chat to other Alli users, recipe ideas, weigh-in tools, menus and shopping lists, an automatic calorie and fat counter to help you keep track of your food intake and discussions to help you survive hunger, cravings and advice about what to do if you suffer setbacks in your diet. Lovinya Jean says in her review of Alli, that using the support on the Alli website ‘teaches you how to follow a plan and what you can eat, and what to substitute for your cravings, that you CAN live with for life’.

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