O Ducky, Where Art Thou?

Posted in Kimkins with tags , , , , , on May 15, 2008 by theTRUTH

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Happy Birthday Kimmer!

Posted in Kimkins with tags , , , , , , , on May 10, 2008 by theTRUTH

Today, Heidi K. Diaz turns the big 5-0h! Congratulations, hun, you made it!

And after looking at all of her photos she has released, we think she doesn’t look a day over 25… or 30, or 60. Anyway, live it up while you can sweetie.

This Day in History

1863: Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies eight days after he is accidentally shot by his own troops during the American Civil War
Learn more about Stonewall Jackson.

1869: A golden spike is driven into the ground in Promontory, Utah, where the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet; it marks the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.
Learn more about Railroads.

1940: British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigns; at the request of King George VI, Winston Churchill agrees to take over as prime minister.
Learn more about Sir Winston Churchill.

1941: Nazi deputy Rudolf Hess, apparently seeking a peace deal between Germany and Britain, steals a plane and crash lands in Scotland; he is arrested and imprisoned for the rest of the war.
Learn more about Rudolf Hess.

1994: Nelson Mandela is sworn in as the first native African president of South Africa; a new, multi-racial cabinet is formed the following day.
Learn more about Nelson Mandela.

2008: ?????????

Born On This Day

1899: Fred Astaire, dancer and actor

1886:  Karl Barth, theologian

1838:  John Wilkes Booth, actor and assassin of President Abraham Lincoln

1850: Sir Thomas Lipton, merchant and yachtsman

1958: Heidi “Kimmer” Diaz, scam artist and lying liar that lies

Your Astrological Sign

Taurus is symbolized by the bull and ruled by the planet Venus. Taureans are considered to be practical, patient, and good-natured; they also can be jealous. They appreciate beauty and are attuned to the physical world.

Taureans are warm, loving, gentle and charming most of the time. Motivated by self preservation, the Taurean is not a risk taker and weighs every decision carefully, in a slow and methodical manner. To more impulsive people, the Taurean is a bore. Opinionated and stubborn, once a Taurean makes a decision, it is written in stone. nobody can alter it.Basically physical people, they prefer the known to the unknown and the tried to the new. They love the earth, possessions, and generally treat those they love as sacred possessions.
Main positive traits: Stable, dependable, practical, conventional,determined and patient.

Taureans can be very caring and warmhearted but there is a tendency to be extremely jealous, possessive and very stubborn. Taurus must strive to keep an open mind because his strong personal convictions can blind him to the ideas of others. Risks are taken only if it is absolutely necessary and only after much consideration. This is a sign that’s slow to change and would prefer a steady routine in life.me
Main negative traits: Possessive, stubborn, materialistic, lazy.

Friends of Heidi can feel free to leave their birthday wishes here in the comments, and we’ll make sure she gets them.

Kimkins Dieters: Public Service Announcement

Posted in Kimkins on April 24, 2008 by theTRUTH

Our friend mayberryfan just had an excellent post on her blog.  If you are doing Kimkins, and missed the messages posted in there the other night, it is a must read:

Mayberryfan closes with the following poinient question:

As a “Duck” – someone who knows all about the fraud behind Kimkins and all the lies told by Heidi Diaz, I cannot give up on stopping Heidi until she is in prison where she belongs.

This fight isn’t about hate at all! I am not motivated by hate. I am motivated by a deep desire to help others.

If you are still at Kimkins, or doing another starvation diet like the Magic Chicken Diet, you must ask yourself some tough questions.

Are you willing to break away and do a sensible, effective diet like Atkins, Protein Power or The Glycemic Load diet?

Or, are you determined to simply leave behind a skinny corpse?

Read the entire post here.

Kimmer: Laxatives #7

Posted in Kimkins, Private Messages with tags , , on April 23, 2008 by theTRUTH

This is from the end of July 2007, and Heidi is getting snippy with questions about her by now…
Member:

I am really confused w/ the conflicting info I have been reading. Have you ever talked to a doctor about the guidelines on this site? How do you feel now, on maintainence? Where is your weight at now and what about the other admins-have they kept their weight off or is it creeping back on. What foods do you eat now? How is your muscle tone and metabolism? I know alot of ? but I do not want to ruin my health (I know being fat does but I do not want to work at so hard only to ruin it more) just when i have decided to be healthy. Have you thought about a regular section that keeps updated photos of maint. people good/bad so we know what to look forward to? I have done ok on this plan, most important is I have kept my sugars down-I am diabetic- so that makes me very thankful. I do plan to talk to my doc but that is not until end of August so I wanted ‘hear’ what you have to say first. Thank you for your time-xxxxxxxxxx

Kimmer:

What conflicting info?
We eat nonfatty protein and veggies, how “unhealthy” can that be? Kimkins is a combo of Atkins & Stillman’s, both written by medical doctors. You’ll need to contact the admins for their info. My weight is 118, I eat 1400-1700 calories a day and I had a dead metabolism at 16 so I continue taking thyroid pills.
Why do you think you would ruin your health? How do you think eating more fat or carbs would make your health better? What’s dangerous is waking up tomorrow morning as a type 2 diabetic from obesity. You don’t have to be very overweight to develop diabetes.
But I’ll tell you. If you think Kimkins is the wrong diet for you, then don’t do it. Pick Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig or South Beach?

Member:

The conflicting info is how Jimmy M was so in support but this WOE but how he has now pulled that support. I am going to try and not take your-if you think this is wrong don’t do it-as if you have an attitude w/ me. I came to you in a private message because I wanted reassurance that this is a medically safe diet. That in 5 months I am not going to look back and wish I had done something different to lose the weight. I came privately because I do not want to raise any unnecessary concerns for anyone else because I have them. I am sorry if my questions came across rudely to you. I do have type 2 diabetes and have found that my sugar numbers are great on this plan but I was concerned w/ the other poss health problems that could arise, worried that lack of fiber is a problem, etc. ww-too slow, jenny craig -too expensive, south beach-seen a lot of people regain lost weight. This is why this plan is the first and only one that I have ever spent money on. I was encouraged w/ the testimonials so I joined. I guess I will just speak w/ my own doctor and let time be my answer. I again apologize if I offended you and I will not waste any more of your time. Sincerely, xxxxxxxx

Kimmer:

Hi xxxxxxxxxx,

I apologize. It was a long weekend and very busy Monday. You were only asking a question and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Jimmy is a Kimkins member and an affiliate and I cannot comment on conversations I had with him, except that his reason for changing his opinion about Kimkins were for “other” reasons. He feeds his family from the blog and sponsors. If enough anti-Kimmer people threaten to stop reading or buying stuff, what’s he going to do?

I’ll tell you what. I’m not a doctor so how about if you take the Kimkins Diet Plan page to your doctor along with the 7 Day Sample menu and ask him/her. Or, better yet — fax it to their office so they can look it over. Ask what they think. Tell them your blood sugar levels (one of my foster kids is diabetic, he calls it his BS level … kids are so funny).

Again, xxxxxxxxxx, I’m sorry if I seemed tempermental. My fault not yours.

Kimmer

Member:

Thank you for taking the time to respond. I am taking your suggestion, letting him know what I am eating, that I am taking my vitamins and see if he has any concerns. I am really happy that I am losing weight-my goal is to be as healthy as I can as fast as I can. I understand Jimmy has tough choices to make and that he has to do what is best for his family. I will continue w/ this plan as long as it is safe for me and i thank you for sharing your WOE w/ all of us. I know you are busy so you do not need to respond to this message just know I appreciate the education! Sincerely, xxxxxxxxxxx

Kimmer:

xxxxxxxxx, thanks for being so nice about it.

Here’s a thread by a member who just recently got “thumbs up” from her doctor and there’s other “my doctor said it’s OK” threads.

BUT check with your doctor. I really would fax over the 2 pages (diet page, sample diet) and write down 2-3 questions like:

1) Is this safe to do long term?
2) They say to take a Centrum vitamin each day, is that enough?
3) They said for constipation to take a 25-50% dose of laxative each day, is that OK?

See what he says. His nurse will probably call you with his reply. But your mind will be at ease and you’ll feel better. You NEVER want to do a diet if you’re unsure. Your mind is very powerful!

Hugs,
Kimmer

So, now she is fishing for Dr. approvals. Remember, at this time, the pressure was really on from the bloggers. Also, do you see that the laxatives are part of the plan now? This person wasn’t even asking about ‘potty’ issues, and yet, there it is, in black and white.

Kimmer: Laxatives #6

Posted in Kimkins, Private Messages with tags , , , on April 22, 2008 by theTRUTH

Later in July 2007:

Member:

I lost the 20 pounds my first month – July 18th was my 30 days.

Is that the average, I notice that some people drop 30 pounds the first month. I do not cheat. And i really need to find a good lax, it’s been almost two weeks since a movement.
I want to lose more. I did boot camp, now I just eat the lean meat. Some times it’s fried maybe once every two weeks.
But I must say I am happy.

So back to my question, how can I speed this up and can you recommend a good laxative?
Thank You

Kimmer:

Sure, but the there’s 2 things: 1) don’t take too much 2) take the reduced dose EVERY day

You’ll want a stimulant type. The other types are ‘bulking’ and take forever, plus bloating until they work. There are softeners, they also take a long time.

Stimulants include Ex Lax, magnesium citrate (look like bright colored soda bottles) or epsom salts (tastes horrible, guaranteed you won’t over do it!)

1) Start with a regular dose of whichever type you pick (say Ex Lax), for 2 days at night.
2) Each night take a 25-50% dose at night. Your body will tell you which amount.

You don’t want to keep toxins built up in your system!

K.

Toxins? Like chemical laxatives perhaps?

Kimmer: Laxatives #5

Posted in Kimkins, Private Messages with tags , , , on April 21, 2008 by theTRUTH

From early July 2007, another newbie looking for answers:
Member:

Hey! Ive just joined and am confused on a couple of things, Ive looked around forums to no avail! Ill keep this brief as I’m sure your very busy!

1. Whats the rule on dairy and non meat protein foods? I’m not vegetarian but Id like some more variety as to food choices.

2. Will I become constipated during the entirety of the diet? There was a thread in the forum but it didn’t really answer that.

3. Can you have 1/2 a grapefruit a day when on K/E? I read somewhere you could but I cant find it again!

4. Do people get down to really small sizes? Like UK 6-8 (i think thats US 2-4) as I cant really tell from the success story pictures.

5. Do you lose muscle mass if you don’t exercise?

THANKS!

Kimmer:

1) You can choose from the vegetarian proteins, but you loss may slow a bit because they are a bit higher in carbs.
2) You may become constipated and I recommend a daiy 25-50% dose of laxative each day to help.
3) No grapefruit, in fact it will bring weight to a halt — not compatible with ketosis (where did you read that so I tell them?)
4) Some people look pretty small to me? Dina is a size 3, Christin is a size 4, 2 girls in bikinis look like size 2-6?
5) You will keep the muscle mass you need, many people don’t exercise. You naturally lose muscle as you lose weight because you don’t need as much muscle to carry 125 lbs as 250 lbs.

You can read more info in The First 2 Weeks above, too!

K.

Member:

Hello again! quick question about the laxatives,
i thought that its bad to take them constantly because your bowel starts to rely on them…are there any safe types of laxative which don’t do this? And would that be throughout the entire programme, even maintenance?
Thanks again!

Kimmer:

Recent studies show that our bowels DO NOT rely on laxatives, but we’re talking about a reduced dose no matter way. Much more dangerous to have garbage lying in the bowel where it begins to be reabsorbed and ferments.

You can use fiber laxatives but they take a long time and cause temporary weight gain due to water absorption.
You can use bulking laxatives that act the same way.
You can use stimulant laxatives that force bowel action.

Recent studies? What recent studies?
Oh, Yeah, those Russian brides in the bikinis sure did look thin… They probably took handfuls of laxatives…

Kimmer: Laxatives #4

Posted in Kimkins with tags , , , on April 19, 2008 by theTRUTH

In June 2007, the first of the Womens World newbies starts to come in and ask questions. This is the advice they get:

Member:

I’m brand new at this. My concern is not getting enough fiber in my diet. I have been eating Kashi cereal every morning to keep me going. What do you recommend? Fibercon, Metamucil, daily? Thank you.

Kimmer:

If you’re certain you want to take fiber supplements, you should pick whichever type you like. I recommend against fiber for fastest weight loss. They work by bulking which means they forum a mass in the colon (think of a bowling ball rolling down the alley) and absorb water.

This water weight gain is disheartening to some people and they get discouraged.

Kimkins works on the basis of counting all carbs. We don’t subtract fiber. So, to do Kimkins correctly, you should count the fiber in your supplements. Our limit is 20 grams total per day from all sources.

For regularity I do recommend taking a weak dose of laxatives every day We’re not talking laxative abuse here! Not like movie stars who take handfuls. Just 1 regular dose to dose and a 25-50% dose daily after that to keep things going..

Some people are shaky about taking laxatives, but think Smooth Move senna tea is OK. I find that mildly humorous since senna tea IS a laxative!

Welcome to Kimkins!

Does her quote above imply to anyone else that if according to Heidi, if movie stars take handfuls of laxatives, and they look like, well, movie stars, then…???

Another one, later that same month.

Member:

I have been on the diet just over 2 weeks and love it. My problem is I get very constipated. I have been eating chicken, turkey, fish, salads & veggies. I have been taking fiber pills. I need help in getting and staying regular. Thanks Pearl

Kimmer:

The fiber pills will work against you. They work by bulking and making a “mass” in the colon. Also, if you use psyllium pills, count their carbs toward your 20 daily total. I believe they are 1 carb each?

I suggest that people take a full dose of a stimulant laxative the first 2 days (like Ex Lax?) and then a 50% dose 1 per day after that. The idea is to gently keep things going, not develop a laxative habit.

Welcome!
Kimmer

You think halving the dose but taking it every day is going to keep it from being habit forming? Sick.
What happens when half starts to fail to work, then 100% fails to work, etc? Handfuls?

Notice that her replies later in June are getting shorter, probably due to the number of questions from new folks during this time frame. Normally asking questions would be a good thing, but when these are the answers you are getting, it would have been better to just follow the plan as written, instead of the plan behind the plan. Not much better, but better for sure…

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