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Alli 60mg Capsules

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Alli, a weight reduction aid in the form of a 60mg tablet, contains the active ingredient Orlistat. This weight-loss medication has been clinically shown to be effective in helping you achieve your weight-loss goals. It works by limiting the amount of fat absorbed from your food intake by reducing the absorption of fat in the intestine by 25%. Alli is classified as a lipase inhibitor, a category of medicine. However, it is only appropriate for adults aged 18 and over with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 28 or higher.

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About weight loss

  • About weight loss

  • What causes weight gain?

  • How can weight loss be maintained?

Weight loss refers to a reduction in body weight, which can occur due to a variety of factors, including changes in diet, physical activity, and lifestyle habits. Losing weight can have many benefits for overall health, including reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

There are many different approaches to weight loss, but the most effective ones typically involve a combination of healthy eating habits and regular physical activity. Some common strategies for weight loss include:

1. Eating a healthy, balanced diet: This includes consuming plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, while limiting processed foods, added sugars, and unhealthy fats.

2. Monitoring calorie intake: Many people find it helpful to track their calorie intake using a food diary or a smartphone app.

3. Increasing physical activity: Regular exercise can help burn calories and build muscle, which can boost metabolism and aid in weight loss.

4. Making lifestyle changes: This includes getting enough sleep, reducing stress, and avoiding unhealthy habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

It's important to note that weight loss is not always easy, and it can be challenging to stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan over the long term. It's important to be patient and consistent, and to seek support from friends, family, or a healthcare professional if needed. Additionally, it's important to prioritise overall health and well-being, rather than focusing solely on the number on the scale.

Weight gain can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

1. Overeating: Consuming more calories than your body needs can lead to weight gain. This can occur due to a variety of reasons, such as emotional eating, boredom, or lack of awareness about portion sizes.

2. Sedentary lifestyle: Lack of physical activity can lead to weight gain. When you don't burn enough calories through physical activity, your body stores excess energy as fat.

3. Genetics: Genetics can play a role in weight gain, as some people may be more prone to storing fat due to their genes.

4. Hormonal imbalances: Hormonal imbalances can affect metabolism and contribute to weight gain. Examples of hormonal imbalances include an underactive thyroid gland or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

5. Medications: Certain medications can cause weight gain as a side effect. Examples include some antidepressants, antipsychotics, and corticosteroids.

6. Lack of sleep: Not getting enough sleep can disrupt hormones that regulate appetite and metabolism, leading to weight gain.

7. Stress: Chronic stress can lead to overeating and weight gain, as well as other negative health effects.

It's important to note that weight gain can be a complex issue that is influenced by many factors. If you are concerned about weight gain or are struggling to maintain a healthy weight, it's a good idea to talk to a healthcare professional for guidance and support.

The NHS has provided a list of strategies that can help individuals maintain their weight loss after shedding extra pounds. These methods include adhering to a lower calorie diet, planning meals in advance, staying physically active, regularly monitoring weight by weighing oneself, seeking support from others who are also on a weight loss journey, maintaining variety in daily routines, and setting realistic goals. These recommendations can assist in preserving progress and preventing the reversal of hard-earned weight loss. Further information on weight management can be found on the NHS website:

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Alli 60mg Capsules

What is Alli 60mg?

alli is a non-prescription (Pharmacy-Only) weight loss aid for adults with a BMI of 28 or above who are overweight, want to lose weight, and will commit to healthier eating.

What is it used for?

• Alli is for people who are looking to lose weight
• Alli helps reduce the amount of fat that's absorbed into your body, from the food you eat

How does it work?

Orlistat, is the only drug currently available in the UK that is recommended specifically for the management of obesity; it acts by reducing the absorption of dietary fat.

Orlistat is licensed for use as an adjunct in the management of obesity in patients with a BMI of ≥ 30 kg/m2, or, in individuals with a BMI of ≥ 28 kg/m2 in the presence of other risk factors.

Who is it suitable for?

• Suitable for Adults 18 years old and over with a BMI of 28 or higher
• This medicine isn’t suitable for under 18 years old
• Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding

How is it used?

Treatment with Orlistat may also be used to maintain weight loss rather than to continue to lose weight. After about 12 weeks, discontinuation of treatment with Orlistat should be considered if weight loss has not exceeded 5% since the start of the treatment.

How do you take it?

• Alli is to be taken with a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet, and it’s important to start this diet before taking this medicine
• Alli should be taken three times a day
• Alli should be taken just before, during or up to one hour after meals
• You should take a maximum of three tablets a day for up to six months, this should not exceed 6 months
• Do not take more than three capsules a day
• If your meal does not contain fat, you should not take a dose of this drug as Alli only works by blocking the absorption of fat that you eat

Possible side effects?

• Abdominal pain
• Rapid or frequent bowel motions
• Oily stools
• Soft stools or liquid stools
• Incontinence

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