Thursday, June 21, 2007

What some people won't do to lose weight

I was watching Colbert last night, and they were talking about the new over the counter weight loss product, alli. It's a drug that makes your body stop absorbing fat. How do you know it's working? The following are verbatim from their website:

You may get:
gas with oily spotting
loose stools
more frequent stools that may be hard to control

The excess fat that passes out of your body is not harmful. In fact, you may recognize it as something that looks like the oil on top of a pizza.

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.

Yeah. I think I'll just keep riding my bike and burning calories the old fashioned way, if it's all the same to you.

Date: June 19
Mileage: 30
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Jamis
June mileage: 134
Year to date mileage: 1756

Date: June 20
Mileage: 26
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Jamis
June mileage: 160
Year to date mileage: 1782


Smudgemo said...

Woot! I can start driving again!

Pete said...

Put a towel down so your car seats will be OK...

The Old Bag said...

And some of the "get ready" suggestions are to become more physically active and trim fat from the diet before starting on the pill..., if I cut down on fat and start exercising I can take a pill with side effects TOO?!

Hoh boy.

bother yam said...

when my wife described this, i thought that this was all of the downsides of olestra without the satisfaction of eating a chip...

Pete said...

Oooh, imagine what would happen if you took this pill and ate a bunch of olestra chips!

Apertome said...

That is disturbing. But I'm not sure if it's more disturbing that these things happen to you when you take this drug, or that your body would otherwise absorb that stuff.

OK, I lied. The side effects are more disturbing.

Lynne said...

Gross! I have a barf-phobia, but I'd rather barf than take that stuff. Explains why I need to keep biking...

rigtenzin said...

I already have these conditions, would alli double them? I'd have to bring two pairs of dark pants to work. Forget that -- wear adult diapers. They are more comfy than a chamois in a new pair of cycling shorts.

Uh oh! Got run!

this verdant country said...

Look how thin I am already with cycling and walking as my only measures to ward off excess calories. If I take this drug, I could be heroin-chic-skinny! Just imagine: the protruding cheekbones, the visible ribcage, the six-pack abs, the oil-stained assless chaps.

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