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10/3/11 3:59 P

I too have heard the bad hype about them. Just becareful if you do decide to try them

WORLEYGRL SparkPoints: (4,920)
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10/3/11 2:26 P

None for me, thanks!

COOPIE1212 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/3/11 2:25 P

no & I doubt if I would try them

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10/3/11 2:22 P

I haven't personally tried it, but my friend's mother did. She lost a good bit of weight after adding it to her plan, but the ... "greasy anal leakage" they speak about is no lie. She said she often had to wear an adult diaper to keep it at least somewhat under control, especially while at work. On the Alli plan somewhere it tells you there's some number limit to how much fat you can take in in one day and not have the leakage, but it's a lie. You can eat any amount and still have leakage.

JUDYAMK SparkPoints: (30,896)
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10/3/11 1:48 P

No way who needs poppy pants !!!!!!!!!!!!

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10/3/11 1:12 P

Put me in the camp of "no anal leakage!" I can't imagine how that side effect is worth the trouble. Some people think diarrhea is a bonus when they are trying to lose weight, but it interferes with the nutrients your body needs to thrive. I also believe trying diet pills screws with your metabolism.

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10/3/11 12:30 P

My DH tried them and they haven't done a thing. And that's two bottles later! I figure when a diet pill comes with instructions that include the words "...when taken along with a course of diet and exercise..." that's what is really helping you lose the weight. The pill is just a placebo.

And to have a pill that lets you eat greasy burgers and then give you a case of the "poos"...what the heck is that teaching you? Until you take full responsibility of what goes into your mouth the weight loss won't happen.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (577,408)
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10/3/11 12:24 A

No, I'm always afraid to try anything like that. I just do it naturally.

READY2ROCK206 Posts: 500
10/3/11 12:19 A

as exciting as anal leakage sounds there's no way I'd ever try them! YUCK!!!

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
10/1/11 8:23 A

I would not do it!

10/1/11 8:21 A

I'm not about to put something in my body thats lists "anal leakage" as a side effect. Besides.....Alli just absorbs SOME of the fat you eat (or keeps you from absorbing it I should say) so why not just eat a lower fat diet and save all that money?

10/1/11 8:14 A

I took them for a while and didn't have any problems. I don't eat fast foods and was careful about staying within the recommended fat intake.

I stopped taking them because I read that they interfered with my thyroid medication.

My weight loss hasn't slowed since I stopped taking them, so I figured that I don't really need them.

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10/1/11 8:03 A

If you follow the diet as it says, you wont have accidents. I am using them some. I usually forget, but I'm watching what I eat. Not following the instruction booklet when you get them will make you go poo-poo.

My dad tried alli pills and he'd go to Wendy's everyday and its not like he ate healthy, he ate a hamburger adn fries, etc. so it gave him the poo poos.

I work at McDonalds but I am eating the Oatmeal, parfaits, salads, etc. so I have no problem.

2/3/11 9:14 A

I started in April 2010 and stayed with it till Ocotober 10 and then went off for 4 months and back on a two weeks ago.

YANSKA Posts: 1,716
2/3/11 9:13 A

I wouldn't touch them with a 10 foot pole. The company that produces this pill claims that it helps people lose an additional percentage of weight (as opposed to those who diet and exercise without taking Alli). Well, exercising more and eating better would do the same thing....

Anarie broke it down for you in her post - Right ON!

And the pill's side effects are a joke! No thanks, I am making my gym and my personal trainer rich enough! :)

Good luck to you, though!

Edited by: YANSKA at: 2/3/2011 (09:15)
LADYBIRD82 Posts: 1,700
2/3/11 9:05 A

Seen them but never tried them. Not interested.

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2/3/11 8:32 A

I took it a while back. I didn't really lose enough for it to be worth the cost. Plus, no matter how little fat I ate, I still had embarrassing "accidents".
Then, there were reports of it causing liver damage. Not worth it to me!

2/3/11 8:22 A

You're supposed to follow a healthy diet and exercise while on Alli. I wonder why you lose weight?

I'm not a fan of any kind of pills anyway.

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
2/3/11 8:19 A

Never heard of the pill.

MLAN613 Posts: 18,835
2/3/11 8:17 A

I never tried and didn't want to because the amount it helps is so miniscule I figured why bother. Plus, I don't overeat fat; I eat within my range and need some dietary fat.

BAYSIDE07 Posts: 7,534
2/3/11 7:17 A

Never tried it.

BILL60 Posts: 953,064
2/3/11 7:10 A

Not I.

HELENA260 Posts: 1,083
2/3/11 6:17 A

No there was controversy about this medicine causing kidney damages

ILOVEMY2BIRDS Posts: 2,646
2/3/11 5:53 A

no gimmicks for me. Plus I don't want to be a guinea pig for such a new product.

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2/3/11 12:31 A

I've been taking Alli twice a day for five months and I feel it has really helped. I have not had any "accidents" but I also don't over do the fat in my diet - that's what causes the problems you read about. I definitely think it has helped me drop extra pounds.

ANARIE Posts: 13,192
2/2/11 11:54 P

I peeked at your nutrition tracker, and Alli wouldn't do anything for you. You really are on a low-fat diet already. Forget treatment effects, forget any side effects; it just wouldn't help. Alli works by blocking "up to 25%" of fat. That means for most people it's more like 15%. But let's imagine it happened to work exactly perfectly for you, as well as it did for the absolutely luckiest individual in any of their tests. Most days you only eat about 360 calories' worth of fat, and often it's less. That means Alli could at best save you 90 calories a day. That works out to about 120 pills to lose one pound. I don't know how much Alli costs right now, but I think 120 pills is about $100. Even if you have the money to spend, there are lots of other things you could do with $100 that would help you lose a lot more than one pound!

My suggestion would be that you calculate how much 3 months' worth of Alli would cost, and spend that amount on something you have been wanting for a while but haven't bought because it seemed "frivolous." You could get a fabulous heart rate monitor AND a great MP3 player for that amount, or a good exercise bike, or a decent treadmill, or two pairs of top-of-the-line running shoes. You could hire a personal trainer or have several appointments with a registered dietitian. Really, the possibilities are endless-- all more fun AND more effective than Alli pills.

SPMOM2 Posts: 5,754
2/2/11 11:20 P

No, I will not want to try it.

2/2/11 11:18 P

No, not something I would take. But, I'm curious to know, if you're already on a lowfat diet, exactly what would the pills do? I thought they worked by stopping the absorption of fat. Your body needs some fat!

KARA_ANN Posts: 651
2/2/11 11:09 P

I am taking alli. I started taking them jan. 1 st I lost 13 lbs in jan.
since you are already on a low fat diet u should not have any problems with "treatment effects." I have not had any problems not making it to the restroom on time but I do watch fat intake closley. hope this helps.

2/2/11 10:27 P

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I've also heard about the side effects of anal leakage. Euuwwww...

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2/2/11 10:07 P

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2/2/11 9:29 P


LUCKYCOMET SparkPoints: (265,574)
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2/2/11 9:06 P

what everyone has seen and heard… i totally agree. Alli is a big NO NO

NKDUB211 Posts: 1,721
2/2/11 9:01 P

Heard of alli oops? Thats what I heard happens hwen you are on it. You poop your pants. Not something I want to take. I go for natural, healthy living.

KELLY_SP SparkPoints: (138,675)
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2/2/11 8:56 P


Here is what the Coaches have to say about Alli...

BE well,

KAYE454 Posts: 3,470
2/2/11 8:26 P

I don't like pills of any kind

2B-THIN-2B Posts: 895
2/2/11 5:54 P

I have heard some people have good success with Alli

2/2/11 5:52 P

I personally haven't tried them, but I don't think I ever would.

This girl I went to college used to take it, and she had problems with diarrhea when she was on the pills. So that sounds unpleasant.

Here's a webmd article about it

WINSTONSUZ Posts: 5,700
2/2/11 5:43 P

I did try them just to see what would happen, nothing did...... seemed a waste of money!

2/2/11 3:58 P

Has anyone taken alli pills? I am thinking about adding them to my nutrition to just give a bit of a boost. I already follow a low fat diet and such...I am just wanting a boost.

Anyone used them? Do they work? Thanks everyone.

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