Using Alli

Using Alli

Andrea Giancoli (Registered Dietician ) gives expert video advice on: How do I use All?; What happens if I take more than the prescribed amount?; What kinds of foods should I eat with Alli? and more...

What happens if I take more than the prescribed amount?

If you take more than the prescribed dose, you are going to be blocking more fat digestion and taking out more fat from the gastro-intestinal tract. What they've found is that people don't really go that route because when they try something like that they get the "oops" and they may defecate uncontrollably or have anal leakage or have an embarrassing moment. In that regard Alli is self-limiting. Once you experience that by taking too much of it, you don't do it again.

What kinds of foods should I eat with Alli?

On Alli, you want to follow a low fat diet. Alli, because it blocks fat digestion, does not give you a license to consume all the fat that you want. It works most effectively if you follow a low fat diet. So you want to be consuming no more than 15 grams of fat per meal.

Who should take Alli?

Alli is not a miracle cure diet aid, although we're always looking for that miracle cure. Alli is one aid in a lifestyle plan, in an eating plan, in an exercise plan. So, those who should take Alli are those who are committed to following a healthy eating pattern, following a low fat diet, and exercising and taking Alli as prescribed.

Who shouldn't take Alli?

Those who are not committed to a low fat diet, an exercise plan, and a healthy eating pattern should not be taking Alli. Also, those who are overweight, it is suggested that it's appropriate to use Alli as a diet aid. For those that are at a healthy weight, or even under weight, should not be taking Alli.

What happens once I stop taking Alli?

Alli eliminates about twenty-five percent of the fat that you consume in a meal. So, if you're going to be, not twenty-five percent of the calories, but twenty-five percent of the fat that you consume in a meal. So if you're going to stop taking Alli, you need to take into consideration that whatever you're consuming, whatever fat, fatty foods you're consuming, you are now going to be getting all of those calories 'cause twenty-five percent of them are not going to be taken out.