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XLS Medical weight loss pills -anyone tried these

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Moanranger Sun 06-Nov-16 17:17:05

I have seen these advertised, but wondering if anyone has any experience of using these. If so, did you have any side effects & how did you deal with them?

bear28 Tue 08-Nov-16 00:20:45

I tried these a few months ago for two months. They say it is a good non prescription alternative and people have had different results but from my experience I did not get anywhere with them. They made me very gassy but other than that there were no side effects and no weight loss.

SugarNspiceNallThingsNice Tue 08-Nov-16 14:18:06

I got given these from my doctor and all I can say is they didn't do anything apart from give me wind. I think they didn't have much of an effect because I wasn't eating too much fat. My mother is losing a pound or two a week and having good results with them though

Moanranger Tue 08-Nov-16 17:25:26

Thanks for the info. I. Came across an old Mumsnet thread subsequent to posting this. It was from 2012, and the product has been re-formulated since. The consensus seemed to be they worked for some & not others. Also there is an issue with fake, cheap versions on the market that are ineffective.
I tried Alli a few years ago but felt absolutely dreadful on it, so I wanted some info before buying.
I bought a 10 day supply from Boots today, so should be authentic. No wind, so far, although my tum feels a bit off. I will report back.

LadyOfTheCanyon Tue 08-Nov-16 22:46:25

I've been using them intermittently - the instructions are to take them half an hour before eating and I don't always remember tbh.

The problem with them is as you don't know how much you would have lost had you NOT taken them, it's a bit of an exercise in blind faith.

They do make you quite farty and have a couple of times seemed to make my tummy feel a bit 'off' but not enough to worry me. I'm operating on a "all the help I can get" strategy!

I'm calorie counting on 1300 a day using MFP and normally hit the target. I relax a bit at weekends which is slowing me down a bit but I'm averaging about a pound a week. It's a slow downward trend, anyway.

Moanranger Tue 08-Nov-16 23:00:21

Thanks, Lady. Just finished first day & notable lack of hunger, which is a huge problem for me normally, so these may give me the boost I need. I have a basal metabolism of 1400 so I need to keep at or below 1000 (ideally 900) to lose. This is very difficult to keep up, so if XLS binds about 1/4 of my calorie intake, it may allow me to keep intake low enough to lose. I walk 20-25 mi a week, but this does not make much difference.
So far, minimal side-effects & no excess wind.

LadyOfTheCanyon Wed 09-Nov-16 03:59:25

That's good to hear. From my research they seem very much a "your mileage may vary" product.
One other thing - they can bung you up a bit so make sure you drink plenty of water/ eat fibre! wink

Moanranger Fri 18-Nov-16 13:28:38

Well, interesting. I did a 10 day trial, dropped a few pounds nothing spectacular. Seemed to reduce my appetite, but sometimes not so much.

End of day 10, something of a sea change. Felt really full on not much, and appetite really fell away, so effect seems to accumulate. Side effects v minor.
So on that basis, I am going to continue & hope for gradual long term loss.
This may be the ticket.
We shall see.

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