The nation's first, FDA-approved over-the-counter diet drug — Alli — went on sale this week. Simply put, the pill blocks some of the fat we consume from being digested and can — according to your helpful friends at GlaxoSmithKline — increase weight loss by up to 50%.
I'll be honest, the pill is tempting, but not for the straightforward reasons you'd think. One consequence of the pill is that a meal with a lot of fat can produce explosive, uncontrollable bowel movements of questionable consistency.
Yikes. That's an incentive to eat right.