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      The Best & Worst Weight Loss Drugs - PART II

      How do weight loss tablets & supplements work?

      Different kinds of weight loss tablets and supplements work in different ways. Some of them suppress the appetite and make calories burn faster by increasing your metabolic rate. Some work by blocking the fat from your food from getting absorbed into your digestive tract and bloodstream. Some work by blocking the absorption of carbohydrates from your food.

      Allis is the best weight loss drug

      Alli or Orlistat its generic version stands tall as the No.1 weight loss drug. This is the only OTC weight loss drug that the FDA has approved. This works best with a reduced calorie diet to manage weight. It may also be used as part of the treatment for obese people with risk factors including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol or triglycerides.

      How does Alli work?

      Alli is a "lipase inhibitor." It acts by preventing your body from absorbing some of the fat from your food.  You must take it thrice a day before every meal and it clears about 25% of the fat you have consumed from your intestines. This excess fat is moved out of your body via stool.

      This does not however give you a license to eat fat-filled foods. Your diet must be well-balanced and contain no more than 30% fat. Alli can help you increase the amount of weight you lose but to sustain the weight, you must stick to a balanced diet.

      Alli is not suitable for everyone though. It’s approved for overweight adults but there are exceptions. This is unsuitable for pregnant patients, people with cholestasis, bulimia, diabetes, malabsorption syndrome, anorexia nervosa, kidney stones, pancreatitis, or gallbladder or thyroid disease. A prescription is not required for this pill.

      ..Want to know more about the other weight loss pills? Coming soon.


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