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Subject: Has anyone tried the Ali diet?
Date Posted: 11/15/2009 11:03 AM ET
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I wanted to know if it would work well with someone who needs to lose 100 pounds.

what kind of food is on it? is it real food or stuff like tofu and Soy?

 

I would like an idea before I request it from a user. if anyone can share their results I would appreciate it

Date Posted: 11/16/2009 12:07 AM ET
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Date Posted: 11/18/2009 2:58 PM ET
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thanks for your input. this helps me to know this is not healthy for me or pratical for me to do.

Date Posted: 11/29/2009 12:48 PM ET
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I've also read the the drug in Alli causes colon cancer; not a good side effect IMO.  I'd rather be fat than have colon cancer. 

Date Posted: 11/29/2009 12:55 PM ET
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About the only thing I've found that works (and I've tried just about everything) is green tea capsules (I used the decaf kind since I'm sensitive to caffeine).  And then they only worked for about a month until I got used to them.  Hoodia suppressed my appetite but gave me weird hear palpitations.  Don't recommend it. 

Date Posted: 11/29/2009 5:32 PM ET
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This is only my personal opinion but I believe the only safe and healthy way to lose weight is to change your eating habits by eating healthy foods and getting exercise.  You also have to become familar with portion sizes. I don't believe in all of those fad diets, diet pills, diet drinks and all of that. I think a lot of people want a quick fix but that isn't healthy.

Date Posted: 12/23/2009 3:58 PM ET
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I totally agree with Donna.   What happens when you go off of the diet?  You gain it right back.  It's about  a lifestyle change.  Eat healthier, smaller portions and you must, must excersize.  It has to become a way of life or you end up yoyoing. (sp?)

Subject: Different Perspective - I've Been There
Date Posted: 12/24/2009 6:25 PM ET
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In addition to eating healthy and exercising, you need to evaluate how you eat.  I lost 70 pounds several years ago because I realized that I just needed to do something or I was going to die.  I really didn't eat that much but that was part of the problem.  My doctor helped me figure out that because I never ate breakfast, rarely took time to eat lunch because I was just too busy at work and then scarfed down whatever was convenient at 3ish (and it was typically not good for me) had caused my metabolism to shut down thinking that I was starving myself and literally causing it to "hoarde" calories.  The first step was for me to start eating 3 meals a day with 3 snacks whether I was hungry or not and of course making sure that each meal and snack was "healthy".  I became ravenous quickly but that was a good thing because it meant that my body was burning calories.  Once I threw in exercise, the weight started falling off (literally 2-4 pounds per week).  What I also did was never "went on a diet".  Rather, I focused on learning to eat differently.  If I craved chocolate, I ate 1 chocolate kiss rather than not having anything at all.  That way, I never felt deprived.  I also allowed myself to have 1 day per week where I could eat anything I wanted.  I don't want to make it sound easy.  It is a journey and once the weight starts coming off and you can become more active, you will feel completely different.  I would also recommend finding a weight loss, healthy living, exercise online group like Sparkles, Self, etc so you can find other people with similar goals and challenges to keep you on track.  It would be helpful if you can find a family doctor to help you too.

I got on a plateau at one point and tried Alli.  It didn't help me because I was already eating healthy.  It was too expensive for no results.  I think the reason Alli will work for people is because if you continue to eat unhealthy fats you will have "undesired bowel movements".  It forces people to make good food choices or else......I never have gotten below the plateau but I am at a healthy point in my life and that's what truly matters.

I hope this helps give you some things to think about. 

Good luck!

 

 

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 10:10 AM ET
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I have my reservations about Ali since the drug it contains increases risk of colon cancer.  Definitely not worth it.  The side effects sound gross too.