Alli Diet: 5 Nasty Sides?
Beauty Cred on 30 Sep 2008 at 7:04pm
Alli may be the only FDA-approved over-the-counter weight-loss product, but that doesn’t mean your body is ready to handle it.
Taking Alli comes with some not-so-nice potential side effects. RealSelf experts highlight these 5...
- Greasy stools
- Liquid expelled from your anus (yuck!)
An exaggeration? Not really. In fact, these are some of the very "treatment effects" that GlaxoSmithKline (Alli's maker) reports. Glaxo also references a research study in which "nearly 50% of people who took Alli never experienced treatment effects at all." Of course, that means that just over 50% did.
Some RealSelf.com readers have tried Alli as well--with less than "wow!" results. Some even were spending between $60 and $100 a month on Alli without noticing any big changes.
Sherryl posted, “I did Alli for a while and spent a good amount of money and didn't see many results. After a while I stopped doing Alli and started Jenny Craig.”
The bottom line, which Dr. Robert Clinton from North Carolina highlights, is that while taking Alli, it's recommended to stick to a low-fat diet to help limit treatment effects. But maybe there's a simpler, less messy, way to change your eating habits.