Alli Weight Loss Supplement
Many people may be curious about the weight loss "supplement" known as Alli. Alli™ (orlistat) is not actually a supplement; it is an over-the-counter weight loss medication that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Alli comes in capsule form. It is taken by mouth with each fat-containing meal, up to three times per day. If you miss a meal, or if you have a meal without any fat, you should skip the dose of Alli. The medication should be combined with a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet. In general, you should try to limit your fat intake to less than 30 percent of your total daily calories.
On average, Alli tends to prevent the absorption of approximately 25 percent of the fat in the diet. Studies have shown that when used in combination with dieting, this medication helps people lose 50 percent more weight than with just dieting alone. It is reasonable to expect a modest and gradual weight loss with the combination of Alli and dieting -- about one to two pounds per week.
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