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Does Alli work well for weight loss? Can I also use other weight loss products like green coffee/tea extract with alli? Thank you!

Does Alli work well for weight loss? Can I also use other weight loss products like green coffee/tea extract with alli? Thank you!

Weight loss: Yes, Alli helps with weight loss as long as you have about 25 grams of fat. Too much fat and you get diarrhea. Yes you can do other aids such as green coffee bean as these work differently. Remember to increase exercise and manage diet with portion control as that is the best way to get it off and keep it off. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Does Alli weight loss work?

Does Alli weight loss work?

Not too well: Alli is not well tolerated. Many people get cramps, gas, or diarrhea. Actually better to simply avoid high fat foods and focus on veggies, protein, grains, and fruits. ...Read more

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Is xenical or Alli which are the same thing, effective for weight loss?

Is xenical or Alli which are the same thing, effective for weight loss?

Depends: It's fda-approved as a weight loss medication but it works differently for different people. The prescription version works better than the over the counter Alli since it's double the strength. In general, these meds should only be used as adjunct (add on) to proper diet and exercise discretion. As of 7/22/2012, xenical is one of only 4 drugs fda-approved for weight loss. ...Read more

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I've been taken Alli for weight loss and my psoriasis is healing up! can fatty foods be linked to it?

I've been taken Alli for weight loss and my psoriasis is healing up! can fatty foods be linked to it?

No: Psoriasis will fluctuate. Sometimes it is possible to identify the cause of exacerbation or remission, frequently not. You list no psoriasis treatment or any other meds. Be happy you are better, hope it lasts. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take alli and garcinia Cambogia for weight loss?

Is it safe to take alli and garcinia Cambogia for weight loss?

Would take Garcinia: I would try the Garcinia Cambogia. Of cause this is on top of a good diet to keep you happy and well nourished, suited to your body type. ...Read more

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I wanted to know which would be better to take for weight loss . Phentermine or Alli ?

I wanted to know which would be better to take for weight loss . Phentermine or Alli ?

Whatever you take: be sure to stay well connected w/your doc. Additionally, there is no miracle diet but if your doc is ok w/this, low carb and high protein can be effective and not produce lots of hunger pangs. Avoid low fat diets. Good fat is needed and creates as feeling of satiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Alli for weight loss? If so can I take it with Prilosec ?

Is it safe to take Alli for weight loss? If so can I take it with Prilosec ?

Diet Pills: I know of no diet product that works to bring real or lasting weight loss. I know of no ethical physician who would recommend this over limiting ones calories, the amount of sugar in the diet and adding good and regular exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more