Thursday, January 9, 2003

Anyone have advice for someone wanting to try alli?

I only want to hear from people who have tried it. Please no lectures about dieting pills I don't want to hear it. I would like to know what experience people have had who have tried it. I would like to know realistically what weight loss to expect and what horrible side effects may await me. Thanks!

Answer on Anyone have advice for someone wanting to try alli?

I started taking alli about 5 days ago. I have lost about 80 pounds on my own (w/o any special diets) all throughout college, and now I need to lose about 20 for my upcoming wedding so that is why I decided to turn to alli. I think because I lost so much weight on my own that I have naturally stuck to a healthy eating lifestyle. When I first started taking alli I didn't have any side effects. I was wondering if I was taking the pill the right way or not. But on the website it said you can take it up to an hour before your meal, and up to an hour after. I have been following this regimen religiously. About a day or two after I started taking it, I noticed "oily spots", like they tell you about, but only with my regular bowel movements, which are about every day, sometimes twice. I have had zero "accidents" in my underwear, but I also think this is because I didn't have a lot of junk food built up in me before I started taking it. I guess that's my only reasoning behind it. I have also noticed a slight increase in gas, but I also ate broccoli the night before I noticed this, so that may be what caused it.I exercise about 3-4 times a week or at least TRY to. I weighed 150 pounds (I'm 5'3'') when I first started taking it and now I'm at 147.4 pounds - in five days. Now I'm not crediting it all to alli, but I know it did help. Since I haven't been on it very long I'm not aware of any long term side effects, and haven't heard of any either.
I'm so glad I finally tried this, I just hope I can keep up with it financially.
Good Luck to you!