FOX-TV's "Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" to feature Kimkins fraud
I once heard a preacher give a sermon about sin and his catch phrase was "pay day someday" for those who refuse to ask God to forgive them of their transgressions. For one Heidi Kimberly Diaz, aka "Kimmer" from the online diet scam Kimkins, that day is Monday, November 12, 2007. She is scheduled to be in a California courtroom that morning while on the other side of the country in New York City the diet will be debated and discussed on a nationally-syndicated television talk show.
I've been blogging quite a bit in recent months about this Kimkins calamity because it really is hurting innocent people who just want to find a way to lose weight and keep it off while maintaining their health. Unfortunately, the health of some of the diet's most ardent supporters has been endangered while allegations about the true identity of "Kimmer" have surfaced with a rather shocking revelation--she's still a morbidly obese woman who hasn't lost 200 pounds and kept it off as she claimed. In fact, this podcast show reveals many more questionable statements that now have the mastermind behind the Kimkins fraud in a whole lotta trouble.
First, Heidi Diaz is set to face the jury--LITERALLY!--about this scam she pulled that allegedly earned her millions of dollars in profits which she is now refusing to refund to disgruntled ex-members who have left the program on their own volition or were subsequently booted from the web site by "Kimmer" herself. Attorney John Tiedt from Corona, California is set to present the class action case against Heidi Diaz and Kimkins on Monday morning. Whether the defendant shows up or not is another story.
Meanwhile, at the same time that the court case is set to begin in California, the hot new FOX television program "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" is set to shine the national light of exposure on the Kimkins diet with a segment called "A Popular Online Diet: Is It A Scam?" They teased what is sure to be a bombshell outing of the fraud known as the Kimkins diet by taking it much further than the KTLA-TV series that ran last month.
Set your DVR or TiVo now to record this show because it is sure to make lots of waves. Find out where the show is airing in YOUR area by clicking here. The anti-Kimkins bloggers, who I recently named in my Top 10 Low-Carb Movers & Shakers list for 2007, should be very pleased with this turn of events and proud of what they helped bring about by questioning the claims of this supposed weight loss panacea.
Sadly, there are still people who haven't heard about the dangers of following an ultra low-fat/low-calorie diet like Kimkins and still consider it as a viable option for weight loss despite the many reports of adverse side effects. With the majority of ex-Kimkins dieters complaining of hair loss, even Dr. Mike Eades weighed in on Kimkins recently to help ease their concerns. Nevertheless, the fact that anyone is still on that anorexic diet is beyond my comprehension in light of all that has come out about it.
Thankfully, there are some people who are finding Kimkins, but deciding against joining because of the efforts those of us are doing online to spread the truth about the diet scam that it is. Here's an e-mail I received this week from someone who found my blog right before plopping down $60 for a Kimkins membership:
Just wanted to thank you for your writings on Kimkins. I found Kimkins earlier
this week and thought, let me try it, maybe it'll be better than South Beach. Fast weight loss--what could be better than the thought of weighing what I did before having my kids and to do it by Christmas!!
I tried joining but had trouble with my PayPal account. Then I googled Kimkins thinking I at least could find some recipes and that's when I found your blog. Thanks again, I think I'll just try South Beach and work hard on appropriate portion control.
WOW, isn't that AWESOME? I wrote back to this e-mailer and encouraged her to keep reading up on livin' la vida low-carb and to follow it exactly as prescribed by the author. This way of eating works and is healthy--an important distinction between legitimate low-carb plans like Atkins compared with fly-by-night, get-rich-quick diet schemes like Kimkins. YOU HAVE BEEN FOREWARNED!
We'll update you on any other news of note regarding the Kimkins class action lawsuit or other major media accounts of the scammer herself, Heidi Kimberly Diaz. The days of both her and her diet scheme are indeed numbered.
11-13-07 UPDATE: The case against Heidi Diaz in a Corona, California courtroom went on all day on Monday and the deceitful defendant showed up with her attorney. Lots of changes were announced by the PR spokeswoman during the national television exposure the Kimkins diet received. CLICK HERE to watch all four video segments from FOX-TV's "The Morning Show!"