Thursday, October 11, 2007

'Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show' Episode 94: The Kimkins Scam Illustrated By The Words Of 'Kimmer' Herself

The Kimkins saga is a hard lesson in how to avoid diet scams

When I agreed to interview "Kimmer," the founder of the fraudulent diet scam known as Kimkins, back in July, I had no idea what a pathological liar she was. From claiming she was that skinny woman in the red dress (when actually that is a picture of a Russian model) to promoting her diet as just another "low-carb" plan, this was not an innocent little oversight by a woman who claims to be "just a mom." Instead, it was a deliberate attempt to fool literally thousands of people into thinking Kimkins was the answer--myself included (for which I have apologized).

In Episode 94 of "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore," I went back to that interview I conducted with Kimmer, whose real name is Heidi Kimberly Diaz, and pulled out some essential and rather eye-opening comments she made about herself and her diet that have since been proven false in the less than three months that have elapsed since. Heidi does NOT want you to hear about this, but the truth needs to be shared for the sake of those who are still involved with this multi-million dollar scheme.

Click on the "LISTEN NOW" link below or download it to your iPod:

icon for podpress  "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore" Episode 94 [26:08m]: LISTEN NOW | Download

You can hear the original interview I conducted with her in its entirety by listening to Part 1, Part 2, and Parts 3-5. When I was speaking to Heidi/Kimmer during this interview, it was becoming more and more obvious this woman was in serious need of psychological help because you could tell she was buying into her own propaganda and making it up as she was going along. And when you stop and think about the fact that she was so easily answering my questions about her alleged triple-digit weight loss when in fact she is a 300+ pound woman, it is sickening beyond the words I need to describe it.

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Can you understand why anyone would still choose to associate themselves with Kimkins after learning that Heidi has lied so much to keep up the facade? Do you agree with me that whether the diet has helped people lose weight or not (although the health damage it has caused some former and current members is still a major concern), the fact that it was created by a woman who will say anything you want to hear just to make money warrants immediate action to shut it down for good? Express yourself and let's talk about what many are saying is the beginning of the end for the Kimkins diet.

Be sure to check out the full list of accompanying links to this podcast show for more information about the specifics shared in today's podcast. Anyone who wants to get out of Kimkins and find support for their low-carb lifestyle is still invited to make a home at my new low-carb forum at We have nearly 1,000 people registered there now and many of them are former Kimkins members. Come join the conversation and learn about livin' la vida low-carb the healthy way!

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Blogger Pot Kettle Black said...


No beef on the continuing attention to Kimkins. You've made up your mind and that's fine. Your blog, your blog.

In reading Taubes, in the discussion of calories, fasting and hunger, there were studies done on reducing diets of 300-800 kcals that were fat and protein and very low carb content. People reported no hunger on this amount of food and lost effectively. Same thing at higher calorie counts up to ad libitum (I am gonna infer that's "as subject desires" or "not structurally limited"). But is it possible that, while Kimmer was a scam artist and had people doing the diet wrong, it would be possible to go very low calorie, but keep the fat content as a percentage of food higher, and have a healthy, reducing diet? If the ultimate message of the Taubes book, in terms of diet is "It's the hormones," then Kimmer's error wasn't in the calories, it was in the macronutrient composition. Oh, and intent. And truthfulness.

FWIW: I'd rather go ad libitum than 800 kcals a day, though I've had days where I got my 125g of protein and had ~800 kcal going ad libitum.

Rock on Jimmy.

10/12/2007 10:01 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

THANKS Pot! Something tells me this thing will be coming to a head REALLY soon.

10/12/2007 10:05 AM  

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