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spacedcowgirl

Wow! What a crazy saga--I had no idea. (I don't really travel in low-carb circles.) It's rare that someone will actually give voice to the kind of crazy advice you describe.

Jen

That. is. so. SICK! I hope she gets everything coming to her for her misleading, awful advice and for her fakery.

Debbie

This is the second time today I read about a weight loss program that only uses 500 calories a day. The sad thing is you can lose weight more easily when you eat more. These people are abusing themselves for nothing (except poor health).

I do have to disagree with you about exercise. You can lose weight without exercise. I know people who have done it safely (and who had no choice due to physical limitations). But you're definitely better off to exercise for your health, even if you don't do it for weight loss.

Thanks for an interesting post. I'd heard of Kimkins, but I'd never taken the time to learn what it was about.

Mimi

Great article, and so glad people are getting the word out about this dangerous scam and its unconscionable creator, Heidi Diaz. For daily updates of the unfolding scandal and official legal investigations, be sure to check out Kimkins Exposed ... here's the link ...
http://kimkinsexposed.wordpress.com/

This woman needs to be stopped. Oh my gosh!

Mimi

Wait, it says my comment was "posted by Debbie"?? I'm MIMI, and my email address is loopy_literatum@yahoo.com

But anyway, hey, I am so glad to have found this blog, it's heartening to know that people are being told the truth about what's going on. This is huge, huge scandal, and unfortunately it's been so successful money-wise it'll probably spawn several equally dangerous and outrageous clones. Sad, very sad.

sandy

wow. please don't be afraid to post long pieces - especially when they fire you up like this! i love the pissed off dumbbell! and the fact that you're speaking from experience makes this that much more compelling. seriously - there SHOULD be credible people like you out there to refute her claims.

EVERYONE: please link to this posting from your site and encourage others to do the same. that way, google's little spiders can find this rant, see that it's credible and relevant, and push it to the top of its search results for "kimmer" or whatever.

Diana the Scale Junkie

slamboard.com has great photos of the real Kimkins taken by a PI. As someone who crossed words with Kimmer on the low carb forum you referred to and the physical and emotional trauma she has caused is unreal. I can't wait to see her little world crumble! Thanks for help spread the word about this horrible fraud

devil

I just found your page and I'm glad you shared so many facts and so much of your own experiences -- I wanted to say thank you for getting all of this out there so that no one else falls for this terrible scam. I also looked through your photo album -- you look AMAZING and are a true inspiration!

devil

ummmm, I just posted above. . . devil here. . . it's showing up as posted by 'diana the scale junkie.' I don't know diana, she may be a real sweetheart, just wanted to let you know I'm not her though -- wouldn't want to put words in anyone else's mouth (or post):) Be well.

Laura

I had read a blog by "Kimkinschick" several months ago and thought the diet looked ridiculous, such low calories and she "felt great." I had no idea this was such a scam, though. Kimmer is a nut job. Nice job on this post.

John

Excellent post whoever you are. I don't generally read many blogs and only stumbled across this one while I was shopping for dumbbells. It's amazing that someone would advocate a 500 calorie a day diet and even more amazing that she would attract a following. That's starvation plain and simple. I'm going to read more about here when I leave here but I have to say that the fact that she was apparently a mean mouth should have tipped people off that something was amiss. Negative people generally aren't adept at wanting to set goals, setting them and then achieving them. A negative mindset runs against the grain of the whole concept.

OhYeahBabe

Great post!

Stop the fraud! If you were a member of Kimkins, join the Kimkins diet lawsuit! Here is how to join the Kimkins lawsuit.

katinsac

Friends don't let friends do Kimkins! Remember that cover girl on the WW Mag? Well, she learned the hard way about Kimkins and it's dangers!! Read her blog and decide for yourself.

http://the-journey-on.blogspot.com/

katinsac

Now that you know the Truth...Join the Lawsuit!!

http://kimkinslawsuit.wordpress.com/

katinsac

Boycot Kimkins in 2008!! Wanna know why? Go here to start and then read all the blogs:

http://www.3fatchicks.com/Diets/Diet_Articles/Kimkins:_Anatomy_of_a_Diet_Scam/

wackytobeme

Thanks for posting this. Unfortunately she's still in business. But there is a lawsuit in the works and lots of people working to close here down.

katinsac

This is one of the key players in the fight against Kimkins and I think you should read her blog...don't foget to search the webring too and see the other great info about this SCAM!

http://honeybeesblog.wordpress.com/

katinsac

The "Time Worstall Tabloid Edition" says:

November 12, 2007
Kimkins
Kimkins, or the Kimkins diet has been shown up to be just another scam on the unsuspecting.

Heidi "Kimmer" Diaz, the founder of the Kimkin's diet - a low carb, low calorie diet - is schedule to appear in a Southern California court on Monday, November 12th, 2007. 11 former users of her Kimkins diet program filed a complaint against her one week ago, claiming fraud, false advertising, and unjust enrichment.
The Kimkin's scandal began when Woman's World, a popular women's magazine featured an article on the Kimkin's diet.

Ms Diaz, who was claiming to have lost 198 pounds in 11 months using her diet plan, refused to meet with the magazine in person, instead corresponding through email. She went so far as to send the magazine before and after pictures that looked nothing alike, which makes sense when people found out that the before pictures were Ms. Diaz, however the after pictures were taken from a Russian 'mail-order' bride web site.

The kimkins diet advised eating just 500 calories a day. That less than concentration camp victims were getting:

Kimkins diet followers reported hair loss, menstrual cessation, irregualr heartbeat, fainting spells, and liver damage from the starvation diet scam.

No damn wonder! Let's hope she's jailed where she can get a decent diet!

katinsac

Happy 2008 All...Don't become a stastic of the Kimkins Diet Scam in 2008. I have faith in people and I know that there are a lot of people out there that will do the research and find the horrors of the Kimkins diet, the bannings of "lifetime" members for no reason other than to take their money from them, the no feedback from Kimmer herself on the site as promised and the dangers of the starvation diet that Kimmer (Heidi K. Diaz), who never even lost the weight herself, promotes. Ban Kimkins in 2008 and find a free and safe diet site to support your weight loss efforts in 2008. The year you will succeed WITHOUT Kimkins starvation diet!

katinsac

Get The Word Out…
I recently took up the cause to “get the word out” about Kimkins.com and the dangers of following this very low calorie diet. Don’t be fooled. Do your research! Kimkins.con is nothing more than a low fat, low carb, low calorie, unhealthy starvation diet that is causing Eating Disorders (EDs) and hair loss in many. This diet was started by a lady who calls herself "Kimmer" and never even lost the weight herself on her own diet. Kimmer even charges $59.95 for her unhealthy starvation diet and offers a “lifetime” membership that gets you banned from her website if you question her about her diet or after pictures. Friends don’t let friends do Kimkins!! Be smart in 2008 and lose weight the right and healthy way!

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Hi great aricle I really enjoy reading it
I'm glad you shared so many facts and so much of your own experiences -- I wanted to say thank you for getting all of this out there so that no one else falls for this terrible scam. hey nice pictures by the way

WildAngel6

Please help us spread the word:

http://saynotokimkins.wordpress.com/2009/11/10/notice-of-pendency-of-class-action/

Thank you!

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