Alli, the first FDA-sanctioned diet drug to be sold without a prescription, has been making huge sales - and profits - in spite of the embarrassing side effects of this weight loss pill.
It is predicted that 5 to 6 million Americans a year will buy this drug. Even with the drug company's official website stating that it is "... a smart idea to wear dark pants, and bring a change of clothes with you to work."
This is because the side-effects that they admit on their website include; loose stools, uncontrollable stools and oily spotting.... Ack! Sadly, this is not the only pill that
But why does this happen? It turns out that the drug works by changing your digestion so it does not break down and digest fats - even the good ones. Instead it blocks your digestive enzyme lipase, cauing your body to pass the fats out through your bowels.
While it seems harmless, blocking all fat can create some unexpected health issues. Mainly, your body needs certain dietary fats to survive. Taking a diet pill that blocks fat absorption will block unhealthy as well as healthy fats.
This practice can be detrimental since you need the good fats to protect you from heart disease, to keep your skin supple and your joints working, and these healthy fats are essential for brain function. In addition, they help curb cravings for foods that are high in unhealthy fats and they can help you feel satisfied at the end of a meal.
More side effects of this weight loss pill include dry skin, depression and fatigue. These are the same side effects of being deficient in Essential Fatty Acids which are necessary for healthy, glowing skin, strong, thick hair and healthy moods without the swings!
Their website (myalli.com) states that you must make a decision to eat right in order to lose weight. Here's the thing - if you eat a healthy diet for weight loss - you will lose weight without a drug. In fact, all weight loss drugs include this as part of the protocol for their weight loss program because they know that healthy weight loss starts in the kitchen.
Along with this, drugs have potentially life threatening side effects. The manufacturers along with the doctors that sell these drugs admit that extra weight loss adds up to around 6 pounds per year extra - as long as you are dieting and exercising... some miracle pill. So the question is - why take the drug at all?
It may be a better idea to follow a healthy weight loss diet or even a body or colon cleanse. Any good weight loss program should exclude harmful fats, like trans-fats, which is not hard to do if you stay out of fast food restaurants and keep away from junk foods.
Adding a fiber supplement to your diet will help your body clear harmful cholesterol and waste build up. This type of fiber works very well to act as a "broom" for the intestines to eliminate excess waste that can show up in the form of unwanted pounds. It will also help you to feel full.
The right whole food supplements will ensure you are getting the nutrition you need. They help keep your energy up, and protect you from diet side effects that some people experience, such as muscle and hair loss. Good nutrition also helps curb cravings that can cause you to stop your program before reaching your goals.
These common sense tips can help any weight loss program. Some people refer to the above type of program as a colon cleanse, a body cleanse or detoxification, which is true.
In fact, a cleanse is simply eating healthy foods that are easy to digest to help your body cleanse excess waste. You also add supplements to enhance your body's natural cleansing systems and gain the other benefits mentioned above.
So the next time so-called "experts" claim that there is a miracle pill for weight loss while at the same time claiming a detox diet is bad for you, keep these points in mind;
Take care of your body and you will lose weight and feel happier and healthier well into your golden years.
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