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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

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I used Alli for weight loss, used it for a while during that month my period was late for almost 10 days. Should i continue using it ? Or what?

I used Alli for weight loss, used it for a while during that month my period was late for almost 10  days. Should i continue using it ? Or what?

Diet Products: Why would you? I know of no ethical physician who would have advised you to use this product that will not lead you to real or lasting weight loss. ...Read more

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Can I tale Alli weight loss pills (orlistat) if I have crohnes, and possibly cronic constipation also ?

Can I tale Alli weight loss pills (orlistat) if I have crohnes, and possibly cronic constipation also ?

Not recommended: One of the potential side effects of orlistat is intestinal cramping bloating and fatty stools. With your history of inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's), you might already be experiencing these symptoms and the use of Alli or prescription orlistat can make them worst. ...Read more

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Can a pcp prescribe alli? Or another med that could help me lose weight? 5'5 and 320lbs. I don't want weight loss surgery.

Can a pcp prescribe alli? Or another med that could help me lose weight? 5'5 and 320lbs. I don't want weight loss surgery.

Alli is available : Otc and by prescription, depending on strength. Talk to your doctor to make sure that you have no medical reason for your morbid obesity. If not, there are many ways of dealing with this problem before medicine or surgery. ...Read more

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What is a weight loss product that works fast?

What is a weight loss product that works fast?

There are none: Weight loss products are generally a waste of money and,they do not speed up the process. Quick weight loss is rarely a good idea anyway because the loss is not maintained. In fact, people often gain the,weight back plus some more. Your best bet is a healthy diet with regular cardio exercise. Keep your weight loss to 2lbs or less weekly for the best chance at maintaining. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i want to buy gnc's weight loss product. Does it work?

What do you suggest if i want to buy gnc's weight loss product. Does it work?

Weight loss: Rather than rely on pills start increasing your exercise routine. Also look up NuVal on the internet and see if your food intake is OK based on what you see in NuVal ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to buy gnc's weight loss product. Does it work?

What do you suggest if i would like to buy gnc's weight loss product. Does it work?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. The best approach to weight loss is exercise & healthy food & portion choices. ...Read more

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The weight loss product sensa, how successful are the results? Is this a waste of money or does sensa really work? Im desperate to lose weight! help

The weight loss product sensa, how successful  are the results? Is this a waste of money or does sensa really work? Im desperate to lose weight! help

Health Lifestyle wil: Over the counter weight loss products are not effective. The ingredients in them are also not regulated by the fda, so you do not know what you are actually getting and can be harmful to your health. The best way to lose weight is through creating a healthy lifestyle in which you exercise & eat 3-6 nutritious meals/snacks daily containing lean protein, grains, colorful fruits & veggies & some fats. ...Read more

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I am desperate and need to be losing weight. I am currently on the Alli plan, I lost some weight, but my goal is way off?

I am desperate and need to be losing weight. I am currently on the Alli plan, I lost some weight, but my goal is way off?

Very common: Most people have a hard time losing as much weight as they would like. But, in general, a person's blood pressure and cholesterol will go down after a weight loss of 5-10%. So try not to get discouraged. Talk to your doctor, and if possible a dietitian to find out what more you can do to reduce calories and increase physical activity. ...Read more

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I take 108mg of methadone can i take Alli to lose weight?

 I take 108mg of methadone can i take Alli to lose weight?

Alli: can be taken but you should watch for jaundice and monitor fat soluble vitamins (A D K and E) as these may become deficient over time. Best to take this medication under physicians supervision. Don't take if pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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