How Did Kimkins Fly Under My Radar?

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Kimkins makes some big claims

I have to admit, until a couple of days ago, I had never heard of Kimkins. It’s a website and blog that promotes a very low fat and calorie diet with some amazing claims. It’s just the kind of thing that I would shake my head about, “200 pounds in 11 months? Gimme a break!”

Thing is, I didn’t shake my head at all. I never even noticed Kimkins.

Now that Kimkins has imploded and the writer of the blog, Heidi Diaz, has been accused of being a fraud, it’s just ANOTHER story of someone trying to take your money.

My question: Why didn’t I notice Kimkins? How did Kimkins fly under my radar?

I have a weakness for quick fixes. In the past, I was constantly searching for a quick fix. A few years ago, Kimkins would have been something that I looked at, knowing that it probably was a scam, but hoping it was true and TEMPTED. Yes, a few years ago, the claims of Kimkins would have tempted me.

Just look at the before and after picture of “Kimmer”:

Alleged Kimmer Before and After Photos

I would have looked at those as if they were proof. The photo on the left has been identified as Heidi Diaz, from her Classmates.com photo, but the photo on the right is said to be from a Russian brides site.

A few years ago, I would have been researching Kimkins and desperately trying to figure out how they were trying to rip me off. I would have known it wasn’t real, but I would be just as eagerly hoping that it was.

Somehow, I never noticed it.

I guess I’ve stopped looking for that quick fix. I KNOW how to lose weight. I KNOW how to eat healthy. I KNOW that the program that I follow works when I follow it, so I’ve stopped looking for the next diet. Kimkins totally flew under my radar and I couldn’t be happier about it now.


6 Responses to “How Did Kimkins Fly Under My Radar?”

  1. Mary Says:

    This is the first I have heard of this story. Scary to say the least! It is a good wake up call.

  2. iportion Says:

    I’ve heard of this. A blogger friend of mine went on it SO i looked it up this was before they found the photos.

  3. iportion Says:

    The woman who lost the weight with Kimkins and was on the cover of women’s world days the diet made her sick.

  4. Sherrie Says:

    Very scary diet that, she was encouraging people to eat very little, there was one lady whom was told it was okay be be only eating 4 bites of chicken and a coffee in an entire day. She even advised a 14 year old girl whom wasn’t even fat that it was okay to eat only 500 calories a day!

    The most frustrating bit though was that she had a HUGE following and no one would listen. If you expressed concern you were scoffed at because they were losing weight so fast, like hitting your head against a proverbial wall. I’m so glad most people are finally aware now of the potential risks.

  5. katinsac Says:

    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.


  6. Amy Kat Says:

    I’m in shock to this news. I started the diet and lost 25lbs in 1 month. I feel great and didn’t have any weird problems. I feel like I’ve been ripped off even though I lost weight. I have been lied to and cheated. How can we get our money back from this women??

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