Friday, June 22, 2007

Alli

So, I will admit it, this new weight loss drug has peaked my interest...doesn't make you jittery, FDA approved. This could just be the boost I need.

Yesterday at Walgreens, a pamphlet for the new drug caught my eye. I picked it up while I was in line and carried it out to the car. I briefly scanned it while I walked out the door. This was what I saw: "The active ingredient in Alli attaches to some of the natural enzymes in the digestive system, preventing them from breaking down about a quarter of the fat you eat. Undigested fat cannot be absorbed and passes through the body naturally." I made a joke to the person in the car with me as I handed her the flyer that I know what "naturally passes through the body means" and I don't think I am interested so much. She opened the flyer and as she "read" had me cracking up. (Now, you have to know this gal, her sarcasm always makes me laugh.)
She continues to "read" the flyer. She goes on to say that the excess fat is not harmful. In fact, you may recognize it in the toilet as something that looks like the oil on top of a pizza. ...you should wear dark pants until you know how this will affect you...recommend carrying an extra set of clothes...anal leakage, etc.
By now, I am laughing so hard. Then she says the funniest thing of them all...she wasn't making that stuff up! No Kidding! These were the comments from the actual Alli company trying to sell me their product.

They are trying to get me to buy this product, right?

Thanks God for the reminder that any journey that is worth taking doesn't have shortcuts!

2 comments:

LessOfUs said...

That's freaking funny - almost unbelieveable. And I'm going out to buy the product. What's a little (or a lot) of poop in this crazy house. I could always wear a swimmer to keep it in!

LessOfUs said...

Yeah, those swimmers are ultra absorbent!