General Diet Plans and Questions - Alli/Orlistat users

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01-09-2010, 02:22 PM
I was prescribed it by my doctor and started using it 2day and wandered if any one else has used it and would like to hear about your stories xxx;)

01-11-2010, 10:46 AM
Hi I took the Alli version last year which I thought really help along with Diet, I stopped taking it though and in a year I started gaining back, but that was due to lack of self control-I just bought it again-just don't eat alot of will have oily discharge..avoid too much cheese and grease.

01-11-2010, 12:17 PM
I took Orlistat for a total of two years and lost a total of 52kg (114lb) on it. I've maintained that (and lost a little more) since September last year.

Any questions, please ask.


01-12-2010, 12:03 PM
Lucky8, it's really worked for me, I started off at a UK size 22 to buying a pair of size 10 jeans yesterday.

I've got a question, Kitty, I've been taking Alli for the last three months and have found it really helpful; I'm so frightened of getting 'treatment effects' that I've stuck religiously to the recommended amount of fat and never 'cheated'.

Now I'm getting to the point were I'm happy with my weight and I've cut down to just one pill a day but I'm a bit worried about what will happen when I stop, will things get back to normal right away or will I need to cut it out more slowly, eg, one pill every other day, every third day?

01-12-2010, 12:43 PM
Trudiha - I used to take alli and I just stopped taking it when I didn't have any more pills. I don't think the pills really alter how your body works long term so it's safe to just stop taking them.
And my understanding of how to take Alli was that you only needed to take the pill with food containing fats because it's job was to prevent the fat from the food from being digested. So it's only supposed to be taken with the food. Which in my opinion means that it's not something that's in your system and working on a continuous basis, it's only working when you take it. So there would be no ill effects from I sudden stop in taking the pills.

01-25-2010, 03:15 PM
hmmm... has anyone had the health side effects? the liver issue, any health affect (not BM)

01-29-2010, 12:34 PM
I hate diet supplements. After many years ago I passed out from my own abuse of Xenadrin.

My mom had this alli stuff she gave me. Do to her own health conditions her doctor advised her against and diet supplements.

So i have been thinking of using this only when I know I am going to go out to eat or something. Like tonight I know i am going out to dinner. I try and pick healthy as possible.

so is it worth it to take this fat blocker supplement a few times. not daily or just don't bother work out harder the next day.

01-29-2010, 01:04 PM
I may be wrong, but I believe I read that Alli is just a lower dose of Xenadrin, so I would be careful!

I did consider taking Alli. But, I am leary about taking anything that messes with the natural functions of my body. I don't want to get into something and years down the road there are terrible side effects found out and I've damaged my overall health or something. It seems like there are a lot of meds that end up being dangerous and are pulled by the FDA. Supplements don't really have much FDA regulation as well.

That said, I would think that taking it now and then wouldn't be like taking it all the time - just make sure you are near a bathroom. lol!

01-29-2010, 01:44 PM
It looksl ike you have already lost over 50 lbs on your own. I would say skip Alli and keep doing what you are doing.

I haven't taken it, but I thought about it. And after all the reading I did, I think taking it before going out to dinner would be the opposite of what you want to do. There are certain side effects (poo your pants) from Alli if you eat too much fat (over 15 g, I think) and even picking healthy food at the resturant, it is hard to know exactly how much fat, etc. you are really getting from your meal.

01-29-2010, 02:02 PM
There is an entire thread in Does it Work? about Alli. I've also posted information about the FDA investigation of Alli due to liver damage.

Here are the 2 threads which can provide you some interesting reading.

I also did the math when Alli came out and if you use it as prescribed, is possible that it can cut 100 calories/day from your food. That would mean you'd lose 1 lb/month due to the direct effects of taking Alli. At $60/month, that seems pretty costly. Of course there are the indirect effects of Alli in that people may cut down on their overall calorie consumption while they are taking it but then again they could also increase their calorie consumption and even gain weight while taking it.

01-29-2010, 02:19 PM
by HotWings
I may be wrong, but I believe I read that Alli is just a lower dose of Xenadrin, so I would be careful!

I just want to make clear that... Alli is just a lower dose of Xenical

Xenadrin is a totally different drug

01-29-2010, 02:32 PM
By the way... I use Alli only on the weekends and works great for me...
You see all the orange fat coming out at the toilet and not being added to your cells...
I take it on the weekends because it is when I eat a lot more... I don't measure any fat because I don't mind the effect, I just make sure I am in a situation where I can get to bathroom quick...:D

01-30-2010, 12:32 AM
I think it would be worse to take it once in awhile then every day, but I wouldn't ever take this stuff anyway. Be sure to wear a diaper...

01-30-2010, 01:01 AM
I just want to make clear that... Alli is just a lower dose of Xenical

Xenadrin is a totally different drug

Thank you!! I knew it was a Xena-something :)

01-30-2010, 08:27 PM
Well I'm on Alli, and I'm a little concerned about something. What if you're not really going to the bathroom often at all? This is my second day now...sorta...and I haven't done that yet. I'm glad not to have side affects, but will Alli still work? Anyone know this? Been taking it? Had this happen?

02-02-2010, 07:23 AM
Nobody out there anymore???? awww... :?:

02-03-2010, 07:50 AM
not sure if anyone is even looking, but my problem is solved about going to the bathroom... it was either the calcium supplements I was taking (supposed to take them with magnesium to offset) or lack of fiber... I fixed both.

02-03-2010, 12:43 PM
I took alli, it worked great for me for weekend because it helped me always make good choices if we went out to eat. I knew if I ate something fatty I would be in trouble! I've always thought alli was pretty safe if used in the correct dosage.

02-04-2010, 12:38 AM
Anyone know if there's a new one up? Or is this now the only one? Anyone have any news on how their loss is going on Alli?

02-04-2010, 04:16 AM
I've researched Alli extensively, but have yet to purchase it. I would love to hear feedback- I'm a college student and don't want to buy something (especially something so expensive) if I don't know if it works! lol

02-04-2010, 07:41 AM
I was prescribed Orlistat for 2 years and finally came off it in October last year. I went from taking it 2 or 3 times a day to zero with no side effects. I've not had any health problems either whilst I was taking it or since. I've actually lost a further 5lbs since stopping.


02-04-2010, 09:11 AM
That's awesome!! I've been on mine a week and I'm hoping with my plan it will be a great experience... :dizzy:

02-04-2010, 09:14 AM
It looks like Alli will be ok. I had pain in my stomach at first, but better now. I have officially been on alli a week today, and am down 4 lbs!!


02-16-2010, 10:47 PM
I've just started taking Alli as well. But I only use it with my evening meal. I don't eat much fat during the day.

Has anyone ever had success when taking minimal dosages rather than the full dosage? I may start taking it at lunch too. But for now it's just dinner.

02-17-2010, 09:17 PM
I do sometimes take it once a day... with the meal that's got fat really... sometimes my other meals don't have enough to make a difference. I still see results... :p