Dakota and the Kimkins Reformation?

Dakota521 on Kimkins Reformation

Dakota will apparently be on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet on Tuesday, April 29 to discuss weight loss with HCG.

Ironically, in a search for other Mike and Juliet videos, she came across the information about the Kimkins Diet Scam, and it turns out that she is a former Kimkins member who was banned for asking questions that Kimmer did not want to have asked.

Dakota, we do hope that you will join the Kimkins Class Action Lawsuit.

 

UPDATED 4/29 ~ More from Dakota:

YouTube – Kimkins update

Enjoy your “free” membership, Dakota.  Please do your homework though.  I really hope you don’t let Heidi pull the wool over your eyes a second time.  Receiving a refund doesn’t make the diet safe, or erase the fraud involved.

Dakota says, “It’s not like she’s killed anyone”.  

Do we REALLY know that for sure?  With all the health issues involved with following the Kimkins Diet, one certainly can’t rule out that possibility. 

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UPDATED 4/30

AvenueGirl responds to Dakota:

Affiliate Marketing Nightmares » A Message to Dakota

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The Walls Are Closing IN on KIMKINS!

 

San Diego County ~ Any former Kimkins Members

Calling ALL Former Kimkins Members in San Diego County:

If you are a former Kimkins member and you reside in San Diego County, John Tiedt would appreciate hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Please email John or use the Contact Us form on his website.

If you know of any former Kimkins members in San Diego County, please be sure to let them know that John Tiedt is looking for their assistance.

Everyone can help by spreading the word.

Thank you very much for your help.

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For those who may not already know, John Tiedt is the lawyer handling the Kimkins Class Action Lawsuit.

I do hope that all former Kimkins members will consider joining the Kimkins Class Action Lawsuit, if you have not already done so. There is strength in numbers.

If you have already joined the Lawsuit via email, please be sure that you get your affidavit to John as soon as possible.

Remember, if you need any help with completing this, be sure to watch the helpful video.

Thank you!

 

Please feel free to share this with anyone else who might be able to help spread the word.  Thank you!

The Mess Behind the Kimkins Diet

Here’s a great post from the Eating Disorders and Nutrition News Blog:

The Mess Behind the Kimkins Diet

The Kimkins Diet bills itself as a “lean, low carb plan which has less fat than Atkins, less carbs than South Beach and faster weight loss than Weight Watchers.” Kimkins is a particularly dangerous diet because the calories are so low (around 800 calories or less) that serious health problems like gallbladder disease and hair loss have been reported.

You can’t buy a Kimkins Diet book because there isn’t one. It is promoted by the founder Heidi Diaz’s website (www.kimkins.com/). Recently Kimkins and Diaz have been the focus of negative press because Diaz admits that she lied about personally losing 198 pounds in 11 months. She is also accused of  posting pictures of herself and other “success stories” that she had taken off of other websites (mostly sites advertising Russian woman for marriage). The About.Com website (http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/populardietplans/a/kimkinsdiet.htm ) has a good review of this very low calorie diet and the mysteries around Heidi Diaz. Another expose is at http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/story?id=4162053&page=1.

The latest scandal around the Kimkins Diet  (reported by the National Council Against Health Fraud in January 2008; http://www.quackwatch.org/search/webglimpse.cgi?othersite=&ID=2&query=kimkins) is that 11 former members of the Kimkins Diet Website support group are suing Heidi Diaz for false advertising, fraud, unjust enrichment, and negligent misrepresentation. “The complaint alleges that (a) Heidi Diaz falsely claimed to have lost 198 pounds in one year, but in fact remains morbidly obese, (b) members’ lifetime memberships were unjustly terminated, (c) Ms. Diaz made unjustified claims that the diet is safe, (d) members using the diet plan suffered medical complications that included hair loss, heart palpitations, irritability, and menstrual irregularities, and (e) Diaz’s Web site displayed phony “success” stories that used photographs she obtained from Russian and Ukrainian sites with ads from women who wanted to meet prospective husbands. The plaintiffs’ attorneys are seeking certification of the suit as a class action. Last June, Diaz attracted national attention and collected more than $1 million through PayPal after the supermarket tabloid Woman’s World published her claims with before-and-after pictures purporting to show how her appearance had changed. However, the “after” picture was not Diaz but had been downloaded from a Russian site. KTLA-TV has broadcast segments of a deposition in which Diaz admits to lying. Her Web site contains a “confession” in which she rationalizes what she did but maintains that her program is effective.”

The mess behind the Kimkins Diet reminds us that fad diets are not based on medical science and that they are rarely more than get rich-quick schemes. Good eating is simple as my food plan (www.eatingdisordersAID.com) illustrates. Read more about this food plan and how to use it to combat and treat eating disorders in the Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders, Gurze Press, 2007.

Peace, Marcia

 

http://www.eatingdisordersblogs.com/nutrition/2008/04/the-mess-behind.html

Kimkins Scam – No Foolin’!

When I first received this email, I thought it was an April Fool’s Day joke, as this website has long been an active Kimkins supporter.

 

Kimkins Scam

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 04:53 PM CDT

This story is about a woman who scammed overweight people out of hard earned money by promoting a diet based on lies and deception. Heidi Diaz aka Kimmer said she lost 198 pounds in 11 months eating low carb, low fat and low calories. She claimed to have the answer for fat weight loss. She charged for her “knowledge”. Over weight people lined up to pay the price to try the kimmer experiment.

“The Kimkins lean low carb plan is simple – less fat than Atkins, less carbs than South Beach and faster weight loss than Weight Watchers!” Her plan was a scam. She hadn’t lost any weight. The stories on her website were fake. She claimed her members were seeing the domino effect, (turbo weight loss) by finding real ketosis (appetite suppressant), to loose weight quickly. These “success stories” or “before & after photos” were stolen from Russian mail-order Bride sites. She fabricated them to intice overweight people into paying $79.95 for a lifetime membership. She banned members for questioning her (fake) photos, for seeking proof that her extreme weightloss diet was safe and not starvation mode. Some members feared damaging their metabolism with such an extreme diet.

Heidi is obese. The Kimkins diet is a sham! Her former partner hired a PI who proved that Heidi is obese, not just over weight. She lied about her turbo weight loss. This is the reason for stealing photos from others. No-one would have believed her on weight control had they known the truth. Kimmer should have promoted weight gaining diets, or diets to gain weight (the way she looks). She could have marketed weight gain tips, healthy weight gain -considering her obesity. However, she promoted a plan to loose weight fast, turbo weightloss, the fastest diet ever.

Her la weight lost diet was featured in Woman’s World magazine. 40,000 new members joined her site.

Over weight victims joined for turbo weight loss. Some found the diet to be impossible to follow. When members couldn’t reduce weight, Kimmer would say, lower carbs and fat more and measure that lettuce. Cut your calories and follow the plan as written. She would say “if you don’t want it badly enough, you won’t have success” at weight control and xtreme weigh loss. Pregnancy weight gain or body fat weight, neither one mattered – if you wanted to lose 10 pounds, lose 20 pounds or 200 pounds – you could do it (just like her and her members) by following her fat loss diets exactly “If you tweak it, it’s not Kimkins” was her motto.

Heidi would humiliate those who couldn’t follow her diet of 500 calories a day. She encouraged daily laxative use for “potty problems”. She said, laxatives keep you from gaining weight and show weight lost or weight control. She ridiculed who couldn’t stick to her diet to loose pounds. Knowing that she hadn’t done it, herself. She had, instead experienced fast weight gain and was gaining weight by eating sugar cookies with sprinkles.

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