For as long as one can remember, natural weight loss plans have always stated that it is better to lose weight naturally. The standard suggestion has been diet regulation, lifestyle changes and exercise. Weight loss supplements have been a ‘bad’ word and the so called revolutionary diets that turn out to be fads have not been favored by naturalists either.
However, despite what naturopaths recommend, there is a trend in the market to endorse any supplement, diet or program that can assure quick weight loss with minimum effort. The demand and popularity of such a product has led the FDA to endorse the first over-the-counter sale of a weight loss pill - Alli.
The unhealthy preoccupation with a fast cure for obesity has reached such limits that there is a mad rush for the drug. The resultant excitement is making most customers overlook an extremely important aspect associated with medicine. People forget that any medication, whether prescribed or not, should involve careful scrutiny of how it works, its side effects and the safety guidelines printed on the instruction sheet.
Although the medicine is backed by trusted manufacturing and marketing giants of the pharmaceutical industry, there are conditions under which the drug is not recommended. There are also some unrecorded side effects due to interaction with other drugs or a preexisting undiagnosed disease.
The side effects of the Alli diet pill are related to the manner in which the drug acts. It suppresses the absorption of fatty acids and ensures the disposal of dietary components that are not taken up by the digestive system. Specifically, the side effects of the Alli diet pill are:
- Loose or oily stools with bad odor.
- Flatulence, which can cause embarrassment as well as discomfort.
- Frequent and unpredictable bowel movement that can sometimes be out of control if the patient persists on a high fat content diet.
- A reduction in absorption of fat soluble vitamins.
The side effects of Alli can be minimized if the fat content of diet is reduced to 15 grams of fat per meal. The theory is simple, if there is less fat to absorb then there will be less left over. At the same time the drug does not work unless some amount of fat is consumed. On the other hand, if you are on a low carbohydrate diet that allows fat consumption, Alli can cause a lot of social embarrassment.
It should also be noted that Alli is not approved for use by people less than eighteen years of age.
Given that no drug, for weight loss or otherwise, is without side effects; natural weight loss options should ideally be the first option. A natural approach can ensure weight loss and a natural cleansing of the body at the same time. It is an option that improves overall health and enables your system to become much stronger.References: