I’ve Moved!

Well, I didn’t move, but my blog did.  The Diva Blog has been upgraded and is now self-hosted.  So, I personally invite you to visit my new location at


And, join me every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. EST for DivaTalkRadio.


Thank you for following my blog and I look forward to seeing you at my new location.

Until next time…wear you heels well!



Does Alli Work?

Does Alli work as a weight loss pill? The quick answer seems to be yes, but there is a downside, so read on.

Alli is the over-the-counter name for orlistat which is also available in prescription form as Xenical. If you are going to ask for it you may like to know that it is pronounced like ally, not alley. It is essentially a fat alli_logoblocker. It works by preventing the body from absorbing the fat from the foods that we eat, and it is the one freely available drug that has FDA backing for its claims to aid weight loss. You might think you could eat all the fatty foods you liked and then take Alli to negate the effect but sadly that is not true. It should always be used in conjunction with a low fat diet plan under the supervision of a doctor.

The amount of weight loss achieved with Alli is variable. In one study involving one-year clinical trials, between 35.5% and 54.8% of subjects attained a 5% or greater decrease in body mass, although we do not know how much of this mass was fat. Between 16.4% and 24.8% of the subjects achieved a 10% or more decrease in body mass.

In combination with a calorie controlled diet, the effects could be expected to be greater. It was also shown to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The participants regained an average of one third of the weight that they had lost after stopping Alli, but this is typical of most dieters.

The main disadvantage of Alli is the side effects which center around digestive and bowel problems. The higher the fat content in the diet, the greater these side effects are likely to be, as the undigested fat is expelled from the body. Flatulence, loose stools and bowel incontinence can result, especially in the early stages before the body is accustomed to the drug.

The manufacturer’s website warns, “You may feel an urgent need to go to the bathroom. Until you have a sense of any treatment effects, it’s probably a smart idea to wear dark pants, and bring a change of clothes with you to work.” You really need to want to lose weight to take Alli!

However these side effects are reduced if you stick to the recommended low fat diet and as the manufacturers hint, the potentially embarrassing side effects can even be helpful in encouraging you to keep to your diet. Always remember that Alli does not claim to work without consistent efforts toward weight loss from you.

What they do claim is that it can improve your weight loss by up to 50%. That would mean a person who lost 10 pounds without taking Alli would lose 15 pounds taking it. It boosts your weight loss and rewards your efforts with better results than you could get by yourself. Note though that individual results will vary and are not guaranteed.

Sadly there is no magic diet pill that will melt away your excess pounds while you sleep, but Alli is a pill that has documented results. If you are determined to lose weight and have been struggling with diets without much effect, it may be a good time to discuss it with your doctor and find out does Alli work for you.

Be educated and stay healthy!

Until next time…wear you heels well!


A Ghostwritten Ebook for Free…can it be true?

Hello Divas! I have some exciting news for you.  So put on your competitive stilettos and keep reading!black stiletto

Okay, first things first…I normally do not enter contests for many reasons, but mostly because I don’t have time to jump through the hoops that are required for many of them.  With that being said, this contest really caught my eye.  As many of you know, I work at least 80 hours a week for clients and find little time to complete my own projects…THAT’S why this contest made me sit up in my chair and pay attention!

Here’s the deal…I have to promote this gal’s website.  After reading about her, I have no qualms about promoting her.  She is a determined woman business owner (perhaps a DIVA) and a mom.  Qualities that impress me.  Oh yeah, she’s a Realtor to boot! 🙂

Well, she has set guidelines in which to win the contest and one of the requirements is to post a blog about the contest.  Now, once you hear about what Tina McAllister has to offer, you are going to leave this blog and jump on the competition bandwagon.  I know you are so don’t try to hide it from me!  Just do me a favor and leave me a comment or a Tweet on Twitter (@krclaypool) that you read about the contest on my blog.  Plus, tell Tina that you heard about her contest from me.  It won’t get me anything, but she will at least know that I’ve spread the word for her…you know shouted it from the mountaintops!

In brief, here’s what you get:

The prize:

A ghostwritten ebook (max 25 pages…if you need one that’s longer, then we can work something out at a discounted rate) for your business. Any topic. But no adult content. That’s just not my thing. And if it’s crazy scientific or something, then you need to bring some research to the table. I’ve got an MBA. I’ve written on everything from credit to health care to the gloriousness of baby booties. But I’m not here to write your next physics paper or something.

Prize value:


For specifics on this contest, visit this link: http://tinyurl.com/krclaypool

Okay, okay, okay, before you click over as fast as you can to Tina’s site, make sure you join me on Diva Talk Radio this Wednesday for my 1st series of Creating an Effective Business Plan.  This is the first of four in the series.  You can sign up for my Action Guide at BriefcaseDiva.

Now GO!!! Head on over to Tina’s site…sign up and start earning points. Go on, you know you want to! Just tell Tina hello for me. 🙂

Until next time…wear your heels well!


P.S. What are you still doing here? Go on…scoot!!