Nowadays obesity is a disease that threatens to spread rapidly among this generation. People around the world are fighting hard to regain their physical health and energy. Obesity has become popular due to everyday stress, junk food, lack of sleep etc. In fact, changes in lifestyle also lead to excessive weight.
Obesity increases the risks of many serious health conditions, such as high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, osteoarthritis and some cancers. Many researchers believe that a 5-10% reduction in body weight of obese individuals greatly reduces the risk of developing many of the health conditions linked to obesity.
Xenical (Orlistat) is the newest Food and Drug Administration approved weight loss drug. It was approved by the FDA in April, 1999 as a medication for the treatment of obesity. Unlike the majority of other diet pills that work by suppressing appetite, Xenical acts within the gastrointestinal tract. For this reason, it exhibits fewer side effects than many other diet pills.
Xenical works by targeting the absorption of fat in your digestive system rather than merely suppressing your appetite. Many products claim to be "fat blockers" however Xenical is the only prescription "fat blocker" diet pill.
Xenical can prevent the absorption of as much as 30% of dietary fat by the body. This unabsorbed fat is eliminated in the stool.
Researches have shown that, combined with exercises and a low fat diet, Xenical can be a safe and very effective weight loss tool for obese people. Some side effects can occur, particularly frequent or oily bowel movements. These side effects generally decrease with decreased fat intake.
Xenical should be taken within one hour of your food intake. Begin the treatment by taking one 120mg capsule with dinner (eat meals with low to medium fat content) and observe changes in your bowel movements. As you become more comfortable with any change in bowel habits you can increase the fat content in your diet and take Xenical with lunch and dinner. Most doctors will recommend taking Xenical with just lunch and dinner. If you eat a light breakfast low in fat content there is no real benefit to taking it with your breakfast.