If you’re a frequent Target shopper (or maybe even Wal-Mart, I wouldn’t know since I haven’t been there in nearly two years), you may have noticed something new in the personal care section. I’m referring to the new FDA approved, over-the-counter weight loss product called alli. There’s a huge endcap display in the Target stores I go to, so it’s pretty hard to miss.
I was talking about how alli works with a friend of mine and he said I HAD to check something out. The drug essentially blocks a quarter of the fat you consume from being digested in your body. It passes through the body naturally and is not harmful. It just won’t look like your normal dookie when it comes out.
But here’s the kicker. When reading the side treatment effects section on the web site, you begin to uncover some crazy advice. Such as...
You may feel an urgent need to go to the bathroom. Until you have a sense of any treatment effects, it’s probably a smart idea to wear dark pants, and bring a change of clothes with you to work
You may not usually get gassy, but it’s a possibility when you take alli. The bathroom is really the best place to go when that happens
So for all those out there that want to know what it’s like to NOT have your gallbladder... here’s your chance. It’s not exactly the same, but I think you’ll get the picture.