Thursday, January 27, 2011
MY EXPERIENCE WITH ALLI aka ORLISTAT
Okay, I don't want to jinx myself but I just have to share my latest health and fitness project with my fellow bloggers.
It was with great fear and trepidation that I purchased a starter kit of Alli weight loss pills and began to read all of the directions for using this product. I started several days early planning my daily menus and getting set up on their website. I receive email pointers and tips and have a weekly check-in that gives me some accountability.
First I started eating as suggested and followed the meal plans closely for five days before daring to take the first Alli capsule. My personal plan allowed me 1800 calories daily and 19 grams of fat per meal (approx. 60 g. daily). If you know about this pill, you know that there are dreadful tales out there about very traumatic and embarrassing effects that will hit you if you consume too much fat over your meal allowance. Now in the plan since December 28, 2010, I have not experienced those intestinal side effects but I do monitor my food intake very, very carefully. I have to believe that persons who have bad experiences are trying to just take the pill without reading the guidelines carefully.
As of today, I have lost 13 pounds with this plan of eating and exercise. My plate is actually not like the one shown above because my plate is very full of good food simply by planning and monitoring carefully. We can even go out to eat and I manage to find acceptable meals within my allowance. It is, however, consuming a big part of my time and concentration.
Simply following the suggested meal and exercise activities would probably cause me to lose a good amount of weight but they say the Alli pill increases your weight loss by about 50%. It is easy to stay within the boundaries out of fear over what excess could do to me.
I have a large amount of weight to lose. This plan divides it in smaller increments and therefore I have already met and exceeded my first goal which was 12 pounds. Alli is not for a person who only needs to lose a few pounds. It is for those falling in the obese category and much to my shame, I fell hard into that category right after Christmas.
First I gained energy with the help from the sleep disorder study which gave me the bipap machine to sleep under nightly which gave me long needed restful sleep which gave me energy and ambition to tackle this health and fitness program. I am exercising 5 -7 days a week as well as simply increasing my daily activity of household chores and care of all the animals.
I am moving forward full of hope that this will finally be the plan that will work for me. So far, so good. Thanks for listening.