Tuesday, June 12, 2007

ALLI ? is it worth GAS with an Oily Anal Discharge?

By now you have heard about the new supposed weight loss drug Alli? Basically, it is the over the counter version of Xenical (Orlistat) . Alli promotes weight loss by decreasing absorption of fat by the intestines, which reduces the number of calories you absorb. Personally, I do not see much of a benefit to it when you consider the negatives of it:
Gas with an oily anal discharge
Loose stools or diarrhea
More frequent bowel movements
Hard-to-control bowel movements

Uhmmm something tells me this will not be an avenue I explore... least of all the fact that from the limited research they have that the weight loss results are not that promising.. basically 3 pounds a year... WHAT??? 3 tiny pounds a year????... I DONT THINK SO!!!! in addition to the fact that a starter pack is 60.00 bucks... No thanks.. throw me an apple.. and lets go for a walk... no anal leakage for me...
No magic pills..
No magic potions.
No Magic
Portion Control
Healthy meals and snack
Food Log
Wish me well...
Wish You well...


Bethany said...

Yeah, I don't think so!

CPA Mom said...

Hi there Honi - here from Ice Cream Mama (who ROCKS!)

I'm with you. I have enough problems in that area with a medical condition I have. No way I want to mess with more of that.

I'll lose weight the healthy way or not at all.

Grumpy Chair said...

I have never believed taking a pill for weight-loss was the answer.

FatMom said...

Good lord, I think I'd say fat.