Set your calorie and fat targets

The alli programme encourages steady and gradual weight loss (about 1-2 lbs a week is ideal), so before you start taking alli, you may want to make some changes to your eating and exercise habits.
So, five or so days in advance of taking your first capsule, set your daily calorie and fat targets using the alli targets calculator. You can then begin your reduced calorie, lower-fat diet to give your body some time to adjust to your new eating habits.

Calorie/Fat Calculator Tool

Your fat target is the maximum number of grams of fat you should eat in each meal or snack. It is determined by your daily calorie target.

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What does this mean?


Your calorie target is the maximum number of calories you should eat per day. This target varies according to your weight, gender and activity levels. Eating less than 1200 calories daily is not recommended.
Fat is an essential part of a balanced diet. The right amount of fat helps the body absorb vitamins and perform other essential functions. So, with alli , you don't need to cut fat out of your diet completely; to successfully lose weight you should limit your intake to your individual fat target e.g. 15g of fat per meal for someone with a calorie target of 1400 calories a day.

Q: Eating bigger meals earlier in the day, and smaller ones later in the day, does not affect weight loss. True or False?

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Correct!

True. It's the total number of calories consumed per day that affects your weight loss, not what time you eat them. However, you can help balance your appetite and manage cravings by spacing your meals throughout the day.

Wrong!

Wrong. The correct answer is True. It's the total number of calories consumed per day that affects your weight loss, not what time you eat them. However, you can help balance your appetite and manage cravings by spacing your meals throughout the day.

Getting the balance right

Controlling the amount of fat you eat is essential when losing weight with alli, not just because fat is high in calories, but also because of the way alli works. Taking alli means that some fat isn't absorbed, so by staying within your recommended fat target, you can reduce the chances of experiencing side effects.