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Lipobind And Proactol Celebrity Endorsements

Proactol, Lipobind, Endorsements And Success Stories

On the whole, weight loss and diet products that go after the celebrity endorsement do not add value or or a large degree of credibility to the product – especially considering the fact that the usual practise involves a contract and a fairly large remuneration.

They do, however create brand awareness – but some products have gone slightly overboard and push the boundaries of legality somewhat, especially Hoodia based products.

This has been highlighted by Oprah Winfrey and her constant battle to remove her association with many USA focused Hoodia brands

Oprah Winfrey’s name has been used by many Hoodia branded diet pills over the last few years – Oprah has never stated or suggested that she has used a specific brand or indeed used any Hoodia product.

The UK suffers to a lesser a degree from the celebrity endorsement angle. The UK’s best selling diet pill, Lipobind is a keen advocate of the  familiar face and body promoting its product. Its closest rival, Proactol does not.

This is an interesting juxtaposition

Lipobind And Proactol, The Fat Binders

Lipobind and Proactol are both manufactured and distributed within Great Britain, both are natural fat binders and both can stop a portion of fat from food consumed from being digested.

Recently Lipobind have employed the services of Melinda Messenger, the former glamour model and now television presenter.

Melinda has reportedly lost a stone and half in recent months attributing her weight loss success to a more active lifestyle bourne out of her fitness regime required for Dancing on Ice.

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Read How Lipobind Compared To Proactol

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Big Brother Star And Alli Side Effects

Alli And Its Embarrassing Side Effects

Now that initial furore surrounding the new miracle diet pill, Alli, has subsided – feedback, customer success stories and experiences are starting to filter through into the media.

One fairly high profile Alli story is Kinga Karolczak – former housemate in Big Brother 2006.

In the autumn of 2008, Kinga’s weight had rocketed to a hefty 10st 3lb – for someone who is a shade over 5ft tall a size 14 looked very much a reality.

Previous attempts at dieting had not proved to be a success with generic diets such as the Cabbage Soup Diet and more commerial product such as Slimfast failing miserably.

Then in the Spring of 2009 Kinga was asked if she wanted to trial Alli Orlistat – the new over the counter diet pill that to date is the only commercially available diet product to be granted FDA (Food and Drugs Adminitration) approval.

In need of quick fix, Kinga agreed.

Alli Made My Body Leak Fat

Alli is produced by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKlie and has many positives surrounding it but one very embarrassing and rather unpleasant side effect may prove its undoing from a customer perspective.

Alli works by stopping a percentage of fat in food we eat from being absorbed and digested by the stomach.

This means the undigested fat must pass through the body, leading to the most unpleasant of side effects including flatulence and diarrhoea. Read more about Alli

Unabsorbed fat is similar to an orange goo – Alli has the unfortunate habit of expelling this when and where it pleases, often without much warning.

This Alli side effect has been dubbed the Alli Oops

Kinga suffered the dreaded Alli Oops and her overall experience  of the diet drug was not so much the weight loss but the embarrassing condition and the effect it had on her relationship with her boyfriend.

“One morning, a week into taking the tablets, I woke up with a huge, dark yellow, oily stain all over my sheets. It was all over the seat of my pyjamas, too. Fat, which looked exactly like olive oil, had been leaking out of my bottom. It was disgusting…. more oil would leak out every few days”

The Big Brother star also explained how Alli effected her sex life  “I was constantly breaking wind. My boyfriend  thought it was very funny, as he’d never heard me pass wind before, but it didn’t make me feel sexy. And the smell was unbearable”

Alli Availability

Alli available to buy in the UK high streetAlli available to buy over the counter in store at Boots and Superdrug and some regsitered online pharamcies.

For more information on Alli. Read Alli in the UK

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Fern Britton Weight Loss Secrets 2009

How Did Fern Britton Lose Weight

The UK television audience was stunned as Fern Britton strolled out to present this years Comic Relief looking, well looking like her slimmer self in those spoof TV adverts she does.

So just how did fern Britton lose so much weight? Fern has tumbled from a size 22 to a size 16 – in all probability she still has some way to go but what has been the catalyst to her weight loss success.

Last year Fern was the focus of media attention as she admitted to having a gastric band fitted.

Gatric Banding

A gastric band or gastric banding is a surgical procedure that involves fitting a band around the upper part of your stomach.

The medical fraternity and experts usually only recommended as a last resort for anybody who is danerously over weight or morbidly obese (those with a BMI (Body Mass Index of over 40), or those with a BMI of between 30-40 who also have a condition that poses a serious health risk, such as diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), or heart disease.

Fern Brittons Reason for Losing Weight

fern admitted to fearing heart attack and cutting short her life expextancy, hence the reason for the dramtic weight reduction and drastic measures.

Fern weight loss is not all due to the Gastric Band – similarly Anne Diamond had one fitted that was an unmittigated disaster. She is now on her second and Anne admits that this one is not going to plan.

Since the story broke that the gastric band was partly responsible for Fern’s weight loss enquiries connected to the procedure have risen by 400%.

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