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.http://community.myalli.com/forums/p/12216/59823.aspx#59823- Thanks James Markenson!
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.