Being overweight is an increasing problem in the UK. Not only can it have a detrimental effect on a person’s self-esteem, but it is also associated with health risks later in life, such as diabetes and heart disease. With over 61% of adults in England being overweight or obese, it has never been more important to do something about our ever expanding waistlines.
What you can do about it?
Being overweight is something you can change. With a good diet and lifestyle you can shed those extra pounds and feel healthy and more confident again. In reality, however, this is much harder than it sounds.
Where Alli can help
Alli is a new over the counter medicine in the UK that, when used as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle, can make weightloss easier and allows you to lose an additional 1lb for every 2lbs you lose through diet and exercise.
How Alli Works
Alli contains a medicine called orlistat. One capsule is normally taken three times daily, immediately before, during or up to one hour after a meal. The medicine then helps to reduce the amount of fat that your body absorbs from the food by 25%. Therefore, over time, and in combination with a low calorie diet and exercise, Alli aids weight loss.
When taking Alli, you should take a multivitamin supplement at night. This is because Alli can prevent some vitamins being absorbed by the body. We stock stock a range of multivitamins here
As With All Medicines, A Small Proportion Of People May Experience The Following Side Effects:
· Flatuelence (wind)
· Fatty Stools
· Sudden bowel movements
It is important to realise that eating a diet low in fat helps to reduce these potential side effects from Alli.
Alli, when used appropriately as part of a healthy diet, has proven to be a valuable tool to aid weight loss with minimal side effects.
How can I get Alli?
Because Alli can only be sold by pharmacies in the UK, when purchasing Alli from Zoom Chemist, we will ask you to confirm a few criteria before we can sell it to you. You must:
· Be over 18 years old
· Have a Body Mass Index of 28 or more (see below)
· You must tell us if you take any other medicines or have any medical conditions when purchasing Alli.
You Can Check Your BMI Here:
If you have a BMI less than 18.5 – you are underweight
If you have a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 – you have a normal weight
If you have a BMI between 25 and 29.9 – you are overweight
If you have a BMI over 30 – you are obese
To View Zoom Chemist’s Range Of Alli Products:
With every purchase of Alli, you will receive an information pack advising you on diet and exercise and how to get the most from Alli. You should read the information contained in the pack before starting treatment. At Zoom Chemist, we also stock a range of other weight loss supplements such as adios, lipobind and slim fast. If you would like any more information about Weight Loss, please contact our Zoom Chemist pharmacist, or alternatively please start a new topic on our forum.