I have not taken it personaly, but I worked in a health food store and am knowledgeable about it and have gotten lots of reviews from my customers. Basically, Alli is the over the counter version of the prescription drug, Orlistat. It blocks the body's ability to absorb fat. Which if you plan on going on an all fruits/veggies diet (raw), then you won't have the digestive issues...but if not, you absolutely must follow the diet with no deviance! Otherwise grab a pack of depends... no, really. Because it will flush all the fat out of your system acting like a laxative...you get the picture. Does it work? Yes. Is it easy? No. Would I take it? No way... they still don't know the long term side effects. Pretty much all of my customers brought it back... I remember one in particular: She forgot she was taking it, and ate some french fries... She had a major business pres. to do, and during it, she had a major blowout... embarrasing!
at 2:19 PM on Nov. 5, 2010