How to take alli
- Take one capsule, three times a day at mealtimes – before, during or up to one hour after each meal.
- Swallow the capsule whole with water and do not take more than three a day.
- alli works on the fat in your meals, so if you miss a meal or the meal doesn’t contain fat, don’t take a capsule.
- You should also take a multivitamin every day at bedtime to ensure adequate absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K.
Like all medicines, alli can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. These side effects are also known as diet-related treatment effects, as they are often caused by what you eat and by the way alli works.
It is important to remember that if you stick to your recommended fat target, it is unlikely you will experience any problems. However, if you eat too much fat you increase your chances of experiencing diet-related treatment effects.
In a ‘real-world’ 3 month study of alli use, less than 9% of people on alli stopped following the programme due to these effects. In fact, many users have told us that these effects were a signal that the capsules were working and helped them maintain healthier eating patterns.