Originally Answered: Alli, or slim quick?have you tried any of these?
Ooooooo..... I tried Alli like a year ago for a month- I didn't take it very serious at the time and had the problems that you read about... the "alli-oops"- where if you eat something that has too many fat calories, such as a McDonald's burger, you almost immediately need to get to a restroom and have liquid diarrhea... I did the bottle almost until the end though- if nothing I can say that I didn't GAIN any weight. I've read it works, plus it's FDA approved. So I am getting serious about losing those pounds again and I wanted to jumpstart my diet and exercise program- I bought a bottle of SlimQuick- the stuff for detox... oh man! I do NOT recommend that stuff! I did five days worth and had to stop, it just isn't worth it. I know I didn't lose any real weight using it- but I had horrible cramps everytime I ate anything- and then soon after it was a lot of nasty diarrhea. If any weight was lost it was water weight and I feel like it was kind of a waste.
So I joined a gym- started counting calories on thedailyplate.com (it's free and REALLY helpful) it's like facebook only for people who are trying to get healthy, whether it's losing weight, gaining weight, body building, training for a race, maintaining or just learning to eat better. It's very helpful- it calculates your calories, fat, protien, sodium... tons of others and tells you based on your sex, age, weight, height and activity level how many calories you should aim for to get to whatever your goal may be. I did just last week buy a bottle of Alli again, this time I am taking it serious. Eating better and taking the pills with meals. So far absolutely no side effects or diarrhea and in one week I've lost two pounds. Pretty proud about that- especially since it's been over the holidays. I do say that also adds to the fact that I am doing cardio and also eating less calories- I am eating just under 1500 a day and before when I tracked just to see what I would eat, since I didn't pay attention I might eat up to 3200 calories a day!!! mostly it was around 2200-2500 which is way too much for me while being so inactive. I never knew I ate so many calories- the problem is that most of it is junk food or sodas.
Anyway- so to make a long story short after trying both SlimQuick and Alli I recommend you try Alli - as long as you take it serious. Follow the guidelines and you will lose weight. The pill claims to block about 10 grams of fat- so if you take three a day you are automatically cutting around 30 grams of fat that you otherwise would have eaten. That alone will result in some weight loss over time. If you combo it with a better diet plan and some exercise it will only help more!
Good luck! :o)