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Information & Advice

What's your BMI?

If you're 18 years of age or over and overweight with a body mass index (BMI) of 28 or above, alli may well be suitable for you. If you commit to a healthy lifestyle, alli can reward your hard work by boosting your weight loss.

Published March 2009

If you're 18 years of age or over, overweight and your body mass index (BMI) is 28 or above, alli may well be suitable for you. If you commit to a healthy lifestyle, alli can reward your hard work by boosting your weight loss. So for every 2 lb you lose through healthy eating, adding alli can help you lose 1 lb more

Considering alli

It’s no secret that losing weight can be hard work when you do it alone.  If you’re fed up with disappointing results when you’re trying to lose weight, and you feel ready now to commit to following a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet and getting more active, alli could be just right for you.

alli contains orlistat (27mg or 60 mg) and works by preventing approximately 25% of the fat you eat being absorbed into the body.

 

A healthier lifestyle, for life

Being overweight increases your risk of developing several serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer, so you should see your doctor for a check-up. Small reductions in your weight can offer significant health benefits so alli can help you lose weight to reduce these risks and enjoy better health.

Eating sensibly doesn’t just last for a few weeks while you’re ‘on a diet’ or taking alli. The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to make long-lasting changes to your eating and exercise habits.

People who are able to adopt these changes can achieve their weight loss goals with the alli programme. If you’re ready to follow some simple recommendations, you could too.


Check your BMI here

If you’re over 18 years of age and overweight with a body mass index (BMI) of 28 or above, alli may well be suitable for you.  Ask your local pharmacist if you’re unsure and always read the label.

Assess your weight by checking your body mass index (BMI)* with our BMI Calculator. If your BMI is 28 or above, alli can help you lose weight and improve your health. It’s a good idea to check your BMI monthly to see how you’re doing.

  • BMI is based on the measurement of your height and weight. It indicates whether or not your weight is within a healthy range for your height.**
  • Staying inside the recommended range for your height and weight is important to reduce health risks associated with overweight and obesity.

  • * Please note that BMI is calculated differently for children under the age of 18

    ** alli is only for overweight adults who have a BMI of 28 or above.

    If you are at all uncertain about whether alli is right for you or if you take other medication, please talk to your pharmacist or your doctor and always read the label.

    Check your BMI in our table below.


     

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    5' 2"

    5' 4"

    5' 6"

    5' 8"

    5' 10"

    6'

    6' 2"

    6' 4"

    7st 0

    20.6

    19.2

    18

    16.9

    15.9

    15

    14.1

    13.3

    12.6

    11.96

    7st 7

    22

    20.6

    19.3

    18.1

    17

    16

    15.1

    14.3

    13.5

    12.8

    8st 0

    23.5

    22

    20.6

    19.3

    18.1

    17.1

    16.1

    15.2

    14.4

    13.7

    8st 7

    25

    23.3

    21.8

    20.5

    19.3

    18.2

    17.1

    16.2

    15.3

    14.5

    9st 0

    26.4

    24.7

    23.1

    21.7

    20.4

    19.2

    18.1

    17.2

    16.2

    15.4

    9st 7

    27.9

    26.1

    24.4

    22.9

    21.5

    20.3

    19.2

    18.1

    17.1

    16.2

    10st 0

    29.4

    27.4

    25.7

    24.1

    22.7

    21.4

    20.2

    19.1

    18

    17.1

    10st 7

    30.8

    28.8

    27.0

    25.3

    23.8

    22.4

    21.2

    20.0

    18.9

    18

    11st 0

    32.3

    30.2

    28.3

    26.5

    24.9

    23.5

    22.2

    21.0

    19.8

    18.8

    11st 7

    33.8

    31.5

    29.5

    27.7

    26.1

    24.6

    23.2

    22.0

    20.7

    19.7

    12st 0

    35.2

    32.9

    30.8

    28.9

    27.2

    25.6

    24.3

    22.9

    21.6

    20.5

    12st 7

    36.7

    34.3

    32.1

    30.1

    28.3

    26.7

    25.3

    23.9

    22.5

    21.4

    13st 0

    38.1

    35.6

    33.4

    31.3

    29.5

    27.7

    26.3

    24.8

    23.4

    22.3

    13st 7

    39.6

    37.0

    34.7

    32.5

    30.6

    28.8

    27.3

    25.8

    24.3

    23.1

    14st 0

    41.1

    38.4

    36.0

    33.7

    31.7

    29.9

    28.3

    26.8

    25.2

    24.0

    14st 7

    42.5

    39.7

    37.2

    34.9

    32.9

    30.9

    29.3

    27.7

    26.1

    24.8

    15st 0

    44.0

    41.1

    38.5

    36.1

    34.0

    32.0

    30.4

    28.7

    27.0

    25.7

    15st 7

    45.5

    42.5

    39.8

    37.3

    35.1

    33.1

    31.4

    29.6

    27.9

    26.5

    16st 0

    46.9

    43.8

    41.1

    38.5

    36.3

    34.1

    32.4

    30.6

    28.8

    27.4

    16st 7

    48.4

    45.2

    42.4

    39.7

    37.4

    35.2

    33.4

    31.5

    29.7

    28.3

    17st 0

    49.9

    46.6

    43.6

    40.9

    38.5

    36.3

    34.4

    32.5

    30.6

    29.1

    17st 7

    51.3

    47.9

    44.9

    42.1

    39.7

    37.3

    35.5

    33.5

    31.5

    30.0

    18st 0

    52.8

    49.3

    46.2

    43.3

    40.8

    38.4

    36.5

    34.4

    32.4

    30.8

    18st 7

    54.3

    50.7

    47.5

    44.5

    41.9

    39.5

    37.5

    35.4

    33.3

    31.7

    19st 0

    55.7

    52.1

    48.8

    45.7

    43.0

    40.5

    38.5

    36.3

    34.2

    32.6

    19st 7

    57.2

    53.4

    50.1

    46.9

    44.2

    41.6

    39.5

    37.3

    35.1

    33.4

    20st 0

    58.6

    54.8

    51.3

    48.1

    45.3

    42.6

    40.5

    38.3

    36.0

    34.3



    Reduce your weight and reduce potential health risks

    Who doesn’t enjoy seeing the weight coming off, feeling more energetic and fitting into a smaller dress size? The rewards of losing weight and looking better are certainly satisfying, but there are other, less glamorous reasons to shift some pounds. Being overweight increases your chance of having high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, strokes, certain types of cancer and osteoarthritis. More than a million people die in Europe each year from diseases directly related to being overweight.


    The health risks of visceral fat

    Visceral fat is regarded as the most problematic type of fat. It’s the fat that’s deposited around the abdominal area, in and around the vital organs (such as the liver and heart) and not the fat that’s stored under the skin which is called subcutaneous fat. 

    A person carrying visceral fat will have an ‘apple-shaped’ body; those with a ‘pear’ shape carry fat mainly on their hips and thighs.

    Staying within a healthy weight range can make a positive difference. When you lose even 5% of your body weight with the help of alli, you could reduce your visceral fat and reduce the risks to your health.

    Assess if you are in a healthy weight range by checking your BMI (body mass index) with our calculation chart. If your BMI is 28 or above, alli can help you lose weight and improve your health.

    Anecdotal evidence from people who have lost weight with alli, shows that they felt an increase in energy and their self esteem improved too.


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