Increasingly, people who have not been able to shift excess body weight using diet and exercise alone are turning to medical weight loss aids, designed to make it easier to reach a healthy target weight. The thousands of Alli reviews that claim the medicine works every time can be very persuasive, especially if you are experiencing the low self-confidence and even depression that often comes with being obese. If you are considering these treatments, it is easy to get excited about the great results that people claim to have had, but hard to make out genuine Alli reviews from general over-exaggeration.
First, it is important to remember the science behind many weight loss aids. Many of these tablets include an active ingredient called orlistat, which decreases the amount of fat that is reabsorbed into the body during digestion. As a result, up to 40% of the fat you consume through your diet can be expelled from the body without adding to your weight problem. It is because of this that many Alli reviews or reviews of similar medicines talk about weight gain ‘levelling-out’, or weight no longer increasing at the same rate. This is usually the first result of taking weight loss tablets.
However, the impact of orlistat on the body is also proven to help people lose weight that they already have. This is because the human body depends on using fat that we consume in order to function properly. In the event that the body doesn’t get enough fat, there is an in-built contingency plan – to use up stored fat instead. The end result is that, by using a weight loss treatment, your body will begin to use more and more of your stored fat reserves, resulting in weight loss that is usually 50% higher than the amount lost through dieting alone.
Alli reviews, particularly online, speak of incredible results and tell the story of millions of people who are now happy with their bodies again. People describe their dramatic weight loss, the speed in which it happened, and how taking a weight loss tablet truly transformed their lives. On the other hand, some Alli reviews discuss the potential side effects, including mild problems with the digestive system including diarrhoea, and paint a very different picture of weight loss aids.
The truth is that both types of reviews are misleading, because they omit the most important part of using a weight loss aid – that whatever the medicine does, people have to change their lifestyles to suit. Many of these tablets do not react well if the body is subjected to too much fat every day, causing the aforementioned gastrointestinal side effects that people often mention. Equally, minimising your calorie and fat intake will naturally lead to better weight loss results.
Internet Alli reviews will always draw the attention of people who simply want to know if a weight loss aid is likely to work for them, but the Internet has the ability to polarise people and encourage them to speak in extremes. Most commonly, you will find that reviewers of weight loss tablets either love or hate the product in question.
Weight loss is not a simple subject matter, and introducing powerful weight loss treatments into the mix makes for a very complex discussion. Whilst it may be interesting to browse Alli reviews online, it is no substitute for a clearly defined plan of action set out with the help of a medical professional.
Dr Paul Conley is an experienced GP who works in a busy NHS doctors’ surgery in Hampshire. He qualified in Medicine from Southampton University Medical School in 1980 and has spent over 30 years in the UK and other English speaking countries. His regular GP practice covers the whole spectrum of medical disorders, from managing long-term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease to treating acute illnesses such as chest infections.