6/23/2007

Alli Is Here!

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Alli is here!

I was sitting in the drive-through line at McDonalds when the Walgreens sign flashed me. “Alli is here!” it screamed. While I waited for my six Chicken McNuggets and XL Diet Coke, I thought about Alli. All the grocery stores are advertising the new over-the-counter weight loss drug. It’s Orlistat without a prescription, but will it really help you lose weight?

I’ve talked about this drug before:

This drug is only recommended for use for six months. It’s supposed to teach you how to eat healthy by giving you unpleasant gas and greasy, oily stools if you eat too much fat.

You don’t need to punish yourself. There is no need to put yourself through digestive distress to teach yourself a lesson. You can learn how to eat healthy without Alli, just like I ordered the 6 piece Chicken McNuggets instead of the Big Mac. Sure, it’s not perfect, but it’s better than the alternative.

Don’t waste your money on drugs that put you in pain and embarrass you if you eat poorly. You deserve better than that.

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4 Responses to “Alli Is Here!”

  1. Megan Says:

    I saw this advertised at the store, but I never even picked it up. Although, I was wondering how it was supposed to work. Thanks for the info. Now I won’t even be slightly tempted to try it!

  2. iportion Says:

    Seems really pricey to me and I think the side effects also would include healthy oil But I wonder what fatty stools look like ewww :-)

  3. Adria Says:

    Isn’t it funny that we’re willing to pay for a drug to make us eat healthy, because we’d rather have a quick fix than just eat healthy.

  4. Dancinghawk Says:

    The really funny thing is that the studies demonstrate that Alli will help you lose like, 3 more pounds than you would without it. Otherwise known as “not a statistically significant difference” in weight loss.

    Is that the Walgreens in Sugarhouse? I’ve missed that sign so far.

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