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Does Alli Work For Weight Loss? My Alli Experience

Updated on January 22, 2011

The diet pill Alli, promotes itself as a weight loss aid that can help you loose an extra 5 pounds for every 10 pounds you lose through diet and exercise. Does Alli work? Yes, it did for me! For some Alli users, this will be the help they needed to kick those pounds a little faster, for others it just won't be their favorite thing.

Unfortunately, for many dieters it won't work the way they want it too. My Alli treatment effects are a visual reminder that it's works. The treatment effects, are the reason many people don't like the Alli weight loss pill? Why? Why do people get upset about treatment effects that are proof Alli works? Because they are uncomfortable and embarrassing for Alli users that do not use this weight loss pill as directed..

Does Alli Work? Yes.
Does Alli Work? Yes.

What Are Alli Treatment Effects?

If you are considering the Alli weight loss pill and are wondering, does Alli work? You will want to first understand how Alli works. Alli, the brand name for the weight loss drug Orlistat, is a motivational tool to eat correctly in the form of a pill. Alli blocks 25% of the fat that enters your body. Consume a Twinkie and 25% of the calories from fat will never hit your thighs or hips. The drug Alli is like a fat blocker, the only over the counter fat blocker that has been evaluated and proven to work by the FDA.

Alli Treatment effects, as Alli calls them, are the result of what happens to that fat. If you eat healthy foods and avoid overly fatty foods, the treatment effects will be minimal. If you cheat and eat say, a Big Mac meal from McDonald's, you will end up with an upset stomach and very loose stools in your near future.

What are Alli Treatment Effects? This is the visual proof in the toilet after goin' poo that Alli is working. Alli treatment effects look like an orange oil floating at the top of the toilet. What you are seeing is all the fat that your body didn't keep. If you eat too much fat, your going to see a lot of that orangish oil. If you eat too much fattening foods, there is going to be more evidence. Too much evidence and it will seem unpleasent to rid from the body.

So Does Alli Work For Weight Loss?

Does Alli work for weight loss? yes, if you are committed to losing weight and are finding ways to exercise and eat healthy, adding alli to your diet plan will help you carve out a chunk of your fat calorie intake. Taking a pill with each meal, but no more then 3 a day and Alli weight loss effects will result from Alli blocking 25% of the fat intake. Leaving your body to make better use of the remaining calories.

Keep in mind, that if you are following a strict No Fat or Low Fat diet, it may just be a waste of tine for you. How Alli works is by blocking fat and causing 25% to never be absorbed and just discarded as waste. If you are not taking in much fat at all, the amount that will be blocked will be minimal. If you are following a diet that focus more on counting calories, focusing on proteins, or other healthy eating that does allow a normal fat intake, then Alli will work for you.

Alli May Not Be For You If You

  • Eat anything you want without regard for calorie or fat intake
  • Have no plans for exercise to lose weight
  • Expect Alli weight loss to happen significantly without your own effort

Alli May Be For You If You Plan To

  • Exercise at least 30 minutes a day 4 days a week
  • Make a committed effort to eat healthier
  • Avoid overly fatty foods
  • Drink lots of water to help flush out the fatty oil the body will be discarding

Alli Weight Loss Pill
Alli Weight Loss Pill

How Bad Are The Alli Treatment Effects

The scare of the Alli treatment effects are what turn many people off from Alli. The Alli treatment effects really aren't that bad. I have been using Alli for over a month, I've noticed some weight loss and because of the food choices I make, the Alli treatment effects are minimally bothersome. When I do choose to have a high fat meal, I definitely feel it in the form of upset stomach and very loose stools. You do not want to eat a high fat meal if you are out in public. Alli treatment effects forces you to choose wisely or you'll regret it later.

The Alli treatment effects are also what can motivate you to eat better. They are a reminder that if you eat that high fat meal, your stools will show you the result of your actions. It's like a visual reminder that eating healthy is important. Alli does work the way it claims to. It's a tool, a way to teach you to eat better, and as a result, it will help lose weight.

Other bad Alli side effects? Not like other diet pills and weight loss pills. There is no edgy feeling, no racing heart beat, uncomfortable jitters.  Alli does work for losing weight just simply by grabbing 1/4 of your fat intake and flushing it before it can go sit on your hips


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      Jodi 6 years ago

      eryone Good luck everyone!!!!

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      christy 6 years ago

      Can u Tale ALLI. And Aldo SPECIAL K?????

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      bella 6 years ago

      I just started

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      Sara 6 years ago

      I mean, I've been taking Alli since August 2011 (5 months ago) and I've lost 30 pounds with a good diet and exercise. It works, but you really have to put in the effort. I actually lost 30 pounds in three months and I've just been maintaining it (took a break over Christmas), but I'm back on and I will likely start to lose more.

      Don't give up hope. Alli might not be for everyone, but it sure does work for me.

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      priscilla 6 years ago

      I will let u know I've just started

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      erika 6 years ago

      do u take befor u eat

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      Sabita 6 years ago

      I have used alli for 6 months along with jenny Craig and a 2 mile walk 6 days a week. I have lost 42 pounds and hope to lose about 20 more. I love alli. It really makes you think before you eat. One tip....if you think that you will be tempted, take a pill right before you eat and it will certainly make you think about everything that you put in your mouth!

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      Mrs. Avila 6 years ago

      I been working out for 4 weeks just lost 3 lbs... I am going to try Alli, I hope I lose a total of ? 20 lbs by Dec.

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      Toni 6 years ago

      Just started Alli July 18th. Will let you know the progress.

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      Toni 6 years ago

      I have been taking alli for about 3 weeks and have lost 10 pounds . It does work it is causing me to make healthier choices. The side effects are not that bad. So I will suggest it to people who have problems with loosing weight.

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      lyn 6 years ago

      started alli 10 days ago thourght it wasent working then 5 days in wow 7 pound just dropped off and only 1 treatment affect after an indian takeaway im very happy after years of dieting

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      Ola 6 years ago

      starte taking alli 3 days ago, hope it will work for me..

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      Eva 6 years ago

      I love it !!!!!! Ive lost 20lbs in 2 months.....

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      lisa  7 years ago

      considering starting takin ali slightly looking forward to it read all the comments and the article and do believe that it works however my niece was prescribed orlistat by her gp and did lose a small amount of weight and she had terrible accidents with orange oily bowel movements uncontrolled most of the time so they do work i'll let u all know how i get on wish me luck!

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      Brittany 7 years ago

      For those this does not work for:

      Read the label!

      Limit fat intake

      drink lots of water


      take a multivitamin before bed

      and it also reads that alli is not for people who are Not overweight!

      so if your 130 lbs or so and not losing anything stop complaining and stop taking it your already thin for crikes sake!

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      james 7 years ago

      I have read and re read the article at the beginning and it doesn't make an awful lot of sense to me girls. You are to eat healthier and exercise more but not reduce your fat in take else the pills don't work!!!!! yet the main idea behind every diet is to reduce the fats we eat - apart from the atkins diet of course - then you should eat as much fatty stuff as possible. A simple yes or no does it work if you decide to live healthier ie less fat and exercise more?

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      Emma 7 years ago

      I started using Alli 22 days ago and so far I have lost 4kg (that's about 8 pounds or so). I have been very happy with my weight loss that I now walk 2.4 miles mon - fri (I just walk home after dropping my son at school and walk when i go and pick him up. I have discovered that when I eat a peanut butter sandwich or a choclate digestive buiscuit, it results in an unpleasant disaster. I just stay away from things of that sort. Alli is a perfect deterrant. I also drink green tea instad of my normal coffee because the milk in it causes the same disaster. All in all, Alli has really worked for me. I can't wait to weigh my self in the next 2 weeks!

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      teresa 7 years ago

      I have been taking ALLI for nine days nad no side effects or weight loss at all, I've gained 3lbs, confused?? I tried to eat a fatty meal and guess what no orange oil or bowel problems. I will use all the pills up as they cost quite a bit, but so far I dont see any change.

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      Leenie 7 years ago

      Well i have been using it for nearly a month and started off eating well for fear that i'd end up seeping oil all over the place but then one night, we had a curry and i held my breath for the next few hours - thankfully nothing. I carried on eating healthy for another few days and because nothing happened the first time, i was easily tempted into another high fat meal - again, no seeping or side effects - so because of that, i've since been tempted to carry on eating curries, cooked breakfasts, chinese and all on the alli - and guess what, no side effects - so does that mean i'm keeping within my limits or what!!! i'm not sure how much i've lost because i wanted to wait until the end of the 4 week programme but i've kind of lost faith in it??

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      masfabulosa 7 years ago

      I'm not on a strict non fat or low fat diet but I do have nonfat milk or lowfat yoghurt once in awhile. Would you still recommend Alli. I work out about 4-6 days a week for 40 min.

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      readytolose 7 years ago

      Thanks so much for this article. I've been trying to decide for months and now I've made up my mind to try it. I hope it works for me and I don't have to many bad side effects.

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      Placid 7 years ago

      I have tried more diet pills than I care to remember and I find Alli the be the most effective of the lot!

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      Kind Regards 7 years ago from Missouri Ozarks - Table Rock Lake

      sunstreeks, Thanks for this Hub. It's very useful and I enjoyed reading it. I remember when I first saw Alli in the store a few years back and I got a good feeling about it. I didn't need it then, but times change as did my waistline. It claims to take off 3-5 pounds in addition to what you'd lose on a healthy eating and exercise plan. I know for me, it's not so much it being a miracle cure or for making a huge contribution as it is it being a centering and motivational tool. Everyone has to find what works for them and what will focus them on their weight loss goal. Much success to everyone! Thanks, Kind Regards

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      Laura 7 years ago

      I have been using it for 3 weeks now and haven't found a whole lot of weight loss. I am going to give it 3 more weeks and then I will give up.. LOL.. however, if you want to know what NOT to eat it's eggs and bacon... lots of orange oil 24 hours later. Treatment effects don't start right away keep that in mind if you are going out at all.

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      KerBear 7 years ago

      I started one hour ago. Have worked out for three months with a very low fat intake and next to no loss. Wish me luck.

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      Lindz 7 years ago

      I start tomorrow... wish me luck

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      Amy 7 years ago

      I have been taking alli for the last month alongside a very healthy diet (1300kcal and 36g fat per day) and increased exercise (approx 5 times per week). I have lost 8lb, however, I am confident that i would have probably lost the same amount of weight without alli. Furthermore, I have seen no change in 'toilet' habits and certainly no orange oil!

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      Hector 7 years ago

      Gillian, that does not make sense. So you are telling us that effectively Alli makes you put on weight. What a lot of rubbish woman.

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      gillian 7 years ago

      ive started using alli 6 months ago and also stuck to eating healthy. i found it a waste of money as i was only loosing half a pound every week. so i stuck to the same healthy eating plan for next 2 months and lost a stone without the pills. so in my opinion you are better of just eating healthy without these pills as you will loose more weight that way.

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      Bella 7 years ago

      Excited and nervous to try it out. Bought it today. This article definitely is encouraging and honest. Have been watching my caloric intake and excercising 3-4x week for the past month, started losing weight slowly but surely. Time to take it to the next level to start seeing results a bit faster. My sister loves it and highly recommends it. My doctor also recommended it, so I feel good about starting tomorrow. Not looking forward to the side effects, but like article said, it's proof it is working. Rather have the fat be in the toilet than on me!

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      kurt 7 years ago

      i recommend alli i have been taking it for the last 3-4 months it is brilliant

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      Mandi 7 years ago

      My husband started using alli in April and between the pill, small diet changes and 3 days a week (on a 30 min circuit) at the gym, he has lost almost 40lbs. He went from wearing a size 46 snuggly, to his size 40s getting loose on him. I have started buying him pants at thrift stores because he wears them such a short amount of time. lol My mom started using alli the beginning of June and with 4 days a week of 15-20min walks and no diet changes, has already lost 17lbs. I started using alli about a week ago (last one on the bandwagon) and do not know if I have lost any weight, but I have definitely started changing eating patterns and do not feel as "heavy" in my stomach. I thought I would add the comment, since I have info for all stages. Good Luck everybody on your journey to getting healthy.

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      essodonda telou 7 years ago

      thanks, i think i'm gonna buy it now, i've joined a gym and hopefully i lose the weight..........i'm not happy about the loose bowels side effects

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      GaryWilson 7 years ago from Munich Germany

      good one, thanks

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      Estefanie 7 years ago

      Alli works!! I have been using it for a week. At first I didn't believe it worked, then I ate some greasy food.... Yea lol... The first diet pill that I actually like

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Very well written and useful information. Thanks for the information.

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      Shubnam Garrib 7 years ago

      Thank you, this was very helpful and enouraging to take on a diet and not just rely on the pill but for you to help yourself to achieve too.

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      weightpills 7 years ago

      What are some of the foods that you found you had to avoid? Naturally fast food - but is there anything you ate that you realized "uh oh, better not eat that again!" ?

      Thanks for your honest review!!


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