November 12, 2007
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!
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Posted by: Laura | Nov 18, 2007 7:10:30 PM
It gets better, footage from her deposition was aired on KTLA recently where she admits it as well as it clearly shows how obese she is. Oh and they flash her paypal statement on the screen showing she received 1.2 million in one month alone after her diet was featured in womans world magazine, thats not including checks, direct deposits etc
There is a link to it here just under her lovely picture :) http://pinchof.blogspot.com/2007/11/kimkins-diet-scam.html
Posted by: Sherrie | Dec 14, 2007 6:16:26 AM
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.
Posted by: katinsac | Dec 27, 2007 7:56:04 PM
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!
Posted by: katinsac | Dec 30, 2007 8:40:17 PM
I was in the hospital for intestinal obstruction because my digestive system quit working after being on this diet for a few months. I am dependent on laxatives now and very much regret having EVER done this diet. I logged on the site and posted a warning just to let people know they need to be careful. I then got an email from "KIMMER" saying that she 'HEARD' that I was unhappy with Kimkins and to provide my MAILING address and I would be sent a refund check. Immediately after that I tried logging into the site and my IP was blocked. I tried from a different IP address and was able to actually bring up the site but not suprising, my ACCOUNT HAS BEEN DEACTIVATED. How can that be since I have yet to request or receive a refund? Does anyone else find this interesting???
Posted by: Deanna | Feb 21, 2008 4:15:18 AM