diet & weight loss

What does the Alli diet actually involve, and does it work over the long term?

The Alli Diet is the most in demand weight loss plan at the moment. The main reason for this is that it's not an actual eating programme, but in fact a diet pill. It's what millions of women have always wanted - a magic pill to get rid of those excess pounds. But does it actually work, and is it safe?

The Alli pill works by preventing your body from absorbing some of the fat in food you eat. This in effect reduces the number of calories your body consumes, and therefore, in theory, leads to weight loss

The pill itself has been thoroughly researched over a number of years and is said to be safe to take. But does that necessarily mean you should take it?

In answer to that, the Alli pill does work, and you will lose weight over time. However, the amount of weight you will lose may not be quite the rapid weight loss you had in mind. On average, Alli users lose between 7kg to 10kg a year. That's not a huge amount considering the costs (over £500 each year) and the potential side effects associated with the pill (wind, oily discharge from the anus and irregular bowel movements).

To take the Alli Pill in it's over the counter form, your BMI (Body Mass Index) must be 28 or above. Your BMI should be also checked on each occasion that you buy more Pills. The Alli pill is only suitable for men and women aged eighteen and over. The drug has not been tested in teenagers, and there may be a possibility of interference with a young person's growth and development.

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