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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Official Statement From Jimmy Moore Regarding PI Revelations About Kimmer From Kimkins

Statement from Jimmy Moore regarding the latest PI revelations made about the woman known as Kimmer/Heidi Diaz, founder of the Kimkins diet, at Slamboard this week here, here, and here:

"I am fully aware of the pictures that have surfaced about the founder of the Kimkins diet this week and frankly I am not surprised by what has been revealed. It absolutely confirms many of the exact reasons why I decided to apologize and completely sever ties with Kimkins six weeks ago and I expect even more investigations into the business practices and ethics of Kimkins and those behind it will continue.

That's why those of us who support a much more sound low-carb nutritional approach with proper caloric and fat intake for the sake of a permanent and healthy lifestyle change should follow the lead of myself as well as former Kimkins leaders Becky, Christin, and Deni in completely renouncing Kimmer and the low-carb imposter diet she created and made millions of dollars off of known as Kimkins."


The invitation to current and former Kimkins members remains and there has been a 40% increase in members at the "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Discussion" forum in just the past two days. Additionally, pageviews at the forum have more than doubled to well over 10,000 daily since Tuesday.

If you have any comments or questions about this, then please feel free to contact me anytime at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. THANK YOU!

9-8-07 UPDATE: Quite a few readers have inquired about how they can file a complaint against Kimkins with the Better Business Bureau. For your convenience, simply click here to lodge your concerns with the BBB in California where the Kimkins business is headquartered. Here's what I wrote in my one-star review:

Of all the people who could possibly review the Kimkins diet, I believe I have the most intriguing perspective about it. You see, I was once an affiliate for this very unhealthy diet plan when I didn't fully understand all of the ultra-low-calorie versions that are a part of the written plan. Now I know better.

People on this diet to the letter regularly eat 500-750 calories a day--about half of what is considered the minimum basal level of caloric intake for health. Additionally, fat and carbohydrates are restricted to the bare minimum which leaves protein as the primary source of calories. Eliminating fat and encouraging it to be "as low as possible" is extremely dangerous advice for people to follow.

While carbohydrate-restriction is certainly not an issue as it relates to health since the body can make its own carbs through a process called gluconeogenesis, the body NEEDS fat or it will cause some rather unpleasant side effects: nausea, weakness, body aches, hair loss, diarrhea, and even death. I'm not trying to be overly alarmist, I am simply sharing the truth about this very risky "diet" plan that purports to be a low-carb plan. It is NOT.

Instead, the Kimkins diet has been documented to lead to anorexia in many vulnerable and desperate people who want to lose weight. The founder of this diet plan is extremely obese and giving out diet advice under the auspices that she lost 200 pounds. That is a lie!

While I am ashamed to say I was once an affiliate of Kimkins, I now feel the Better Business Bureau should conduct a full investigation into this diet with the lifetime membership because there are literally thousands who have been banned from using the web site after paying $60 for permanent access. Everyone who wants it should get a refund and/or the site should be shut down for good!

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14 Comments:

Blogger Nature's said...

Again Jimmy, thank you SO much for all that you do. All of us over at LovinLowCarb (Formerly KimkinsChat!!) are behind you 100% and we *know* why you made the decisions you did. Thanks again, from all of us, for being the leader that you are.

9/07/2007 1:50 PM  
Blogger Brian Cormier said...

You're a good man, Jimmy. A person's character is defined in hard times and you certainly came through with flying colors.

9/07/2007 3:54 PM  
Blogger Mr. LowBodyFat said...

Jimmy, thanks for posting this, and I'm glad that you left that fraud when you did. Keep up the good work my friend.

9/07/2007 6:21 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Yay, Jimmy. Thank you!!

9/07/2007 11:31 PM  
Blogger OnlineChristian said...

Those pix at the Slamboard link appear to be pretty hard to refute. It seems pretty clear that lying and deception and fraud may be at play here. Nobody should be a part of defrauding and deceiving tens of thousands of everyday people who are desperate for help!

Glad you got a good heart Jimmy, and are taking a stand here!!

Keep on doing all the good things you do!

9/08/2007 12:29 PM  
Blogger clgoody said...

So dramatic. Give me a break...

"Of all the people who could possibly review the Kimkins diet, I believe I have the most intriguing perspective about it." You were an affiliate. Big deal. Lots of people were. Lots of people have been eating ala Kimkins for longer than you were associated with kimkins.com Toot your own horn much?

Oh, somewhere today I read a question someone asked of you in a comments section... You feel so badly about your affiliation with Kimmer & Kimkins, bad enough that you returned all the $$$ you made off of the association? Most likely, not...

Food for thought.

9/08/2007 5:33 PM  
Blogger Jeff Hamlin said...

Clgoody, who are you to be judging anyone's heart? Go away.

9/08/2007 6:16 PM  
Blogger clgoody said...

To Jeff Hamlin...

Where did I say I was judging anyone's heart? What the heck are you talking about?

Just pointing out some interesting thoughts...

9/08/2007 6:38 PM  
Blogger codenamecondor said...

What are you gonna do, Jimmy, when you start gaining all that Kimkins lost weight back on high-fat high-Frankenfood?

Have you reached "Onederland" yet, Jimmy? No?

Follow the money, people. Moore ditched Kimkins because he was strong-armed by his readers to bail on her. His own livelihood was threatened, so he was bullied into it.

No, I'm not a Kimkins follower or a member. Just a person who can read between the lines, and what I'm reading in the low carb "community" is about a personal vendetta against a woman who capitalized on an idea and is now making money off it - and everybody else probably wishes they'd thought of it first.

No rocket science needed. Just follow the money.

And how about that affiliate money, Jimmy?

9/09/2007 12:47 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

THANKS for sharing your comments Condor. For someone I have never met before, you sure do assume to know a lot about me. Perhaps your time would be better spent actually getting to know me rather than embarrassing yourself in front of the thousands of readers who come here each day. But I do appreciate hearing from you and hope you will stop by again with some more substantive feedback next time. :D

9/09/2007 2:03 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Jimmy!!! Thank you also for the recent update with a link to the BBB, too! Any chance that you would like to link to the petition to investigate Kimkins?

9/09/2007 2:18 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Already did. :)

9/09/2007 2:34 PM  
Blogger Pot Kettle Black said...

I dunno Jimmy. I think the bigger thing to do would be to walk away clean. Don't comment on Kimmer, Kimkins, etc. I understand the call to her membership. It's a vulnerable group, and your board offers some support. It's more eyeballs for your ads too. And, of course, a message board is a network, and networks are stronger with more members. So, congrats on the size jump. But, be bigger. Move on. This stuff about her being morbidly obese (true or not) only makes you look tacky. And it points out your former relationship with her partnership, when a lot of people were telling you to wake up and look with clear eyes.

You're a good person. You run a good blog. I don't begrudge you your nickels. You provide value, so you should get something. But this is getting ugly. Stop before you really destroy value.

9/10/2007 8:33 AM  
Blogger Orvette said...

Wow, Jimmy, this is all very disturbing indeed. I was fortunate to be very moderate with my interpretation of the Kimkins plan and so had good results. I ate much more fat and calories than she recommnended and continued subtracting fiber grams from my carb counts. But wow, that it all comes down to a complete sham for money is beyond what I could have anticipated. Please keep us apprised. I'm beginning to see what was behind your seemingly abrupt withdrawal from Kimkins. Really glad to have you on our side!

9/10/2007 2:33 PM  

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