Alli, a reduced strength version of the prescription
drug Xenical, is being positioned as a pill to
lose weight by buying it over the counter, what you
must understand that the drug is not a substitute for
exercise. In other words, if you hate to
exercise, don't waste your time and money on this
If you are already
out seriously and have made
lifestyle changes that allow you to follow a diet, don't
expect miracles from
Alli either. The makers of the drug are claiming that if your
normal weight loss is about 5 pounds, you may be able to
lose an additional 2 to 3 pounds with Alli (or orlistat).
While that sounds pretty good, as they always say, individual
results may vary.
Is it worth to take the pill?
If you are
serious about getting in shape and are
diet and an
exercise program, my recommendation is not to take this
drug. Like any medication, it has side effects, most prominent
one being gastrointestinal troubles and colon cancer.
On the other hand,
if you have made only minor change in your lifestyle, have a
the gym, Alli is an option for you. In any case, you
should consult with your physician no matter what you want to