Currently, argued to be the most studied weight loss medicine in the world – Orlistat – is the active ingredient in the Alli weight loss pill which helps block a certain percentage of fat from being broken down in the stomach – approximately 30%.
With over 100 clinical studies and the Only F.D.A Approved Weight Loss Supplement which is non prescription, therefore sold over the counter (OTC), for those consuming a high percentage of fats, whether “healthy fats” or “saturated fats”, Alli could be the most suitable weightloss supplement for men or women.
However, you need to discern firstly whether you are consuming a high intake “saturated fats” or “healthy fats” as Alli cannot discriminate between the breakdown of each.
So to be clear, “saturated fats” which are THE Key responsible factor for increasing cholesteral levels. Your saturated fat intake should not exceed 7 percent of total calories each day.
Saturated fats are included mostly in the following foods:
Whole milk, ice cream, cream, cheeses, butter, lard and meats.
Unsaturated fats however contain at least one place that hydrogen can be added to the molecule where as saturated fats don’t, which makes them difficult to break down and to be used by the body – instead they are stored – hence the Alli weight loss supplement will help block these.
The following fats however are more easily digested and therefore useable by the body.
There are two types of unsaturated digestible fatty acids:
Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated fatty acids. Monounsaturated means the fat can add one more hydrogen to the molecule, where as Polyunsaturated means multiple hydrogens can be added to the molecule.
Monounsaturated fats may help reduce blood cholesterol as long as the diet is low in saturated fat.
Monounsaturated fats are found in canola oil, peanut oil, olive oil, and avocados.
Polyunsaturated fats are found in sesame, soy, fish, nuts, seeds, corn and sunflower-seed oils.
Polyunsaturated fats tend to help your body get rid of newly formed cholesterol. Therefore they keep a man’s blood cholesterol level down therefore reducing cholesterol deposits in artery walls.
Therefore – be very sure which of the 3 types of fat you consume are adding to your high calorie intake as fats are an essential part of a healthy diet.
There are also Cis-fatty acids which are another specific type of unsaturated fat. “Cis” refers to a specific chemical bond within the molecule.
Cis-fats are produced naturally in plants and animals and other sources. Cis-fats however are the types of unsaturated fat that your body can actually use.
They make up the structure of the various cell membranes and are essential to maintain normal health.
Trans-fatty acids on the other hand, are manufactured by the food industry to give food products a much longer shelf life. “Trans” refers to a specific chemical bond within a molecule. As the bond is a trans-bond, the fat will become firm and therefore it won’t allow the blood to flow properly through blood vessels.
It is exactly “Saturated and Trans-fats” that lower (“good”) cholesterol HDL and raise total cholesterol, LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.
Trans-fats are found in french fries, fried onions rings, cookies, crackers, cakes, donuts, and most fast-foods. Any product which states: artificially hydrogenated and hydrogenated or this food contains trans-fats should be avoided.
Trans-fats will raise your chances of developing blood clots and increase the risk of heart disease.
Trans-fats will also cause your cell membranes to leak, which disrupt cellular metabolism and allowing toxins to enter cells.
All processed oils containing trans- fats should not be consumed. The Alli weight Loss pill specifically targets these. Better alternatives would be coconut oil and/or olive oil which do not contain trans-fats or unsaturated fats. Trans-fat intake should be completely taken out of your diet or at most should not exceed 1 percent of your total calories daily intake.