Alli (P)oops: Cheaters Beware

Here's another way the popular weightloss pill Alli keep its users from cheating on their diet:

Dieters have been flocking to drugstores to pick up Alli, the first over-the-counter weight-loss pill to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, despite the scary warning: Stray too far from your low-fat diet and you just might poop your pants. [...]

Those who haven’t completely followed instructions offer cautionary tales on the drug company’s Web site.

“(I)’ve pooped my pants 3 times today, and sorry to get descriptive but it even leaked onto the couch at one point!” writes one user.

It can strike any time — even in the early hours of the morning. One user writes: “(Y)a know how when you start moving around in the morning ya pass a little gas. Well, I did and then went into the bathroom and to my horror I had an orange river of grease running down my leg.”

Link - Thanks Mike Powell!

Update 7/28/07: an ingenious solution to those who still want to have their fat:

After careful consideration, and being the inventive type, I came up with an idea. Butts aren't the only bodily orifice known to leak, right? And rather than re-invent the wheel why not use the time-tested solution? And so, I made the decision to try a tampon in my butt.

The verdict? It works...beautifully. Now I can fart without fear, even if I've been a little generous in my fat intake. The tampon soaks up the grease, letting gas pass on by.
http://community.myalli.com/forums/p/12216/59823.aspx#59823- Thanks James Markenson!


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Those people with the disgusting stories above are expecting Alli to be the magic diet pill. They are STILL taking in way too much fat.

I have been taking it for a month now and have learned that if I consume a high fat meal, I will suffer the consequences. Alli has helped me. 8 pounds in 3 weeks is a major accomplishment. And just the thought of having a horrifying episode like one described in the article has taught me to prepare and enjoy a lower fat diet.
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Someone on Yahoo!Answers posted saying they had tried and experienced these results and concluded by saying they were going to sue the makers of Alli for it. What is it with our culture wanting instant gratification without doing any work to earn it?
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I hadn't heard of it and read the paperwork from the package inside of Costco the other day. One thing it noted was that the people who were in the control groups were given adult diapers. I stopped reading at that point. I knew how you could lose that "50% more". Nope. No. Un unh. No way. Eat less, exercise more...that is the only thing that works.
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