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So this alli pill, I quite fancy the idea of trying it but my bmi is 21.5, will they let me buy it ??

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Summerfruit Tue 30-Jun-09 14:03:27

I need to lose 2 stones, I embarked on a strict diet combined with exercises but I feel I need a bit of help, a boost...Can I rely on that pill ??

PortAndLemon Tue 30-Jun-09 14:04:42

If your BMI is 21.5, in what universe do you need to lose two stones?

poorbuthappy Tue 30-Jun-09 14:06:45

Seriously hoping there's a typo in there...height and weight please...

Malkuth Tue 30-Jun-09 14:06:53

Your BMI is in the normal range so if you lose 2 stone won't you end up underweight?

OrmIrian Tue 30-Jun-09 14:07:11

2 stone seems a bit much. I can't see that you need to lose anything. But I don't think 'they' can stop you can they? Is it presecription only?

PortAndLemon Tue 30-Jun-09 14:08:14

Say for the sake of argument that you are 5'6" and weigh 9 and a half stone (which gives BMI of 21.5). If you lost two stones you'd have a BMI of 17, which is underweight.

And no, they won't let you buy it. Because you aren't overweight.

OrmIrian, it's only supposed to be sold after consultation with pharmacist, including checking BMI.

wannaBe Tue 30-Jun-09 14:08:39

healthy BMI is between 25 and 20. You do not need to lose two stone.

If you want to change the way you look, get down the jym and do some exercise to help you tone.

OrmIrian Tue 30-Jun-09 14:09:10

Oh right. Probably not then!

Summerfruit Tue 30-Jun-09 14:11:01

Hang on let me check again... I'm 5f7 for 74 kilos..Let me do the calcul, I maybe have done a mistake..thank you for your answers for now ! x

PortAndLemon Tue 30-Jun-09 14:15:20

That gives you a BMI of 25.6, so slightly overweight.

Based on what people have posted here about their experiences, I think they may still not sell you alli as you aren't very far into the overweight zone.

Summerfruit Tue 30-Jun-09 14:23:20

Well I have done an nhs test and it says that I'm obese blush cant be right..

Summerfruit Tue 30-Jun-09 14:25:20

Right pills or no pills, something has got to be done !!

curlygal Tue 30-Jun-09 14:27:13

The NHS BMI calculator is v odd.

I am 175cm and according to them I can wiegh between 8.5 - 11.8 stone.

I am 76 kg at the moment and am right at the very very top of the normal wieght range and want to get to the middle so would presume you must be about the same as me based on height and wieght?

Summerfruit Tue 30-Jun-09 14:34:08

Well I have re done it, and I'm 24 and half which is not too bad...Now I have to move my butt and get body is all wobbly but I have big breasts (they are actually nice !!),. I never had it before so dont want to lose them !! Just have to exercise !!xx

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