Tippytoes Salary Negotiation

5 10 2007

With all that happened yesterday and last night, you may have missed that theTRUTH posted private messages between Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) and Tippytoes (Jeannie Baitinger) that detailed the salary negotiation that occured prior to Tippy accepting a paid position on Kimkins.

Read full details here.

We know for a fact that the salary Tippytoes accepted was less than previous paid staff, but Kimmer played it that she was paying Tippy well.





Laura Dolson from About.com Banned at Kimkins

4 10 2007

In a post yesterday, Kimmer Continues to Lie, “I am not Heidi”, Kimmer wrote:

The news clip me of the “diet review” done by About.com which also only parrots the anti-Kimmer blogs. No medical review. No impartiality. Hundreds of pro-Kimkins members wrote to Laura Dolson (who was impressed with their intelligence she told me), but didn’t change her review at all.

Laura Dolson, the guide for the Low Carb Diets section at About.com replied within the Kimkins forums today, her reply was removed and she was banned.

Laura Dolson wrote:

I don’t know how long this post will be up (I suspect not for long), but I wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight regarding Kimmer’s comments about my report.

First of all, all content on About.com’s health sites goes through review.

Secondly, prior to about mid-July, I had not paid the slightest bit of attention to the “Kimkins Controversy”, but I started getting emails about whether it was a good plan, so I decided I should find out for myself. I had no investment in it one way or the other. I have given my opinion of the pros and cons of many low carb plans on my Web site. I investigated and gave an honest reporting of the diet, and my opinion about it.

After that, I had long emails with the Kimkins Public Relations Director at that time (Christin) about what were perceived to be inaccuracies in my initial report. They were issues such as whether or not Kimkins is a low fiber diet. Christin said it is not a low fiber diet because it allows foods which have fiber. I countered that since the total carb level (including fiber) is no more than 20 grams, and usually less, the fiber level must be low. That is an example of the type of discussion we had.

I was also given an invitation to visit the Kimkins site, so I was able to look for myself (which is why I am able to post this). During the conversation with Christin and my review of the site, I was only able to find two things that were inaccurate my the initial report. The first is that on some of the Kimkins plans small amounts of dairy products (yogurt and cheese) are allowed. The second is that I stated that a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement is recommended, and on the site I could only find evidence that a multivitamin is recommended. (Somewhat ironic because the Kimkins plan is even lower in minerals than in vitamins.) Since Christin assured me that somewhere on the site Kimmer did recommend a supplement that included minerals, I let that stand without comment in my update, which I wrote about 6 weeks after the initial review.

Since then I have had one email exchange with Kimmer, wherein I once again issued an invitation to correct any inaccuracies in my report. I also extend that invitation to Kimkins members reading this. However, I must say that as time goes on, I have only had further confirmation of my initial review, including a physician on the Kimkins TV news report who described it as a starvation diet.

After my first review, Kimmer asked her members to send me “proof that the diet works” (she said I wanted the emails, which was inaccurate). I did receive over 100 emails from people saying that they had lost weight, but this, of course, is not surprising. When people stop eating (or severely cut calories), they will lose weight, no doubt about it. That is not the point. During my emails with Christin, I told her of my genuine concern for her health. She assured me that she was fine – however, two months later that statement is in serious question, by her own admission. I extend my concern to all of you on the Kimkins program, especially the more severe forms. I ask you whether rapid weight loss is worth endangering your health. Is it worth muscle loss, especially heart muscle? Is it worth bone loss? You may think your health is fine, but so did Christin. How would you know? I urge you to at least take the details of what you are eating to your doctor.

I know the lure of quick weight loss is great, but your health is worth asking a lot of questions.

My very best wishes to all who read this –

Laura Dolson About.com Guide to Low Carb Diets

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October 4, 2007 at 7:37 pm

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October 4, 2007 at 7:53 pm

Laura Dolson

Wow, that news traveled fast!!

October 5, 2007 at 12:22 am

itscloudyinhere

October 4th, 2007 at 7:53 pm
Laura Dolson:

Wow, that news traveled fast!!

I bet you didn’t know that ducks could fly that fast! 🙂

Just wanted to say thank you Laura for doing the investigation on that part and
thanks Ducky for posting it so quick!

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Kimmer Continues to Lie, “I am not Heidi”

3 10 2007

In an exclusive release of a detailed information from Kimkins, theTRUTH posts a message in which Kimmer continues to insist she is not Heidi Diaz, even though we all know better.

It is both shocking to see and incredibly telling about how far Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) will go to continue perpetuating the lies and frauds.

Kimmer wrote:

We are surprised that the extent of their investigation was to post information from the anti-Kimmer websites. We cannot make this any more plain that I am not Heidi. She and I have been friends since high school and when I began posting on the internet nearly 10 years ago I used Heidi. As I’ve mentioned, I also use other names when writing, particularly for men’s magazines. Heidi is an owner of Kimkins.com and nothing more. How do I say this nicely? She doesn’t “care” about Kimkins. Her interests are in other areas entirely. I did not trust Catherine (former partner) and Heidi stepped in as me. She has not seen the news clip but I will be seeing her this weekend.

The news clip me of the “diet review” done by About.com which also only parrots the anti-Kimmer blogs. No medical review. No impartiality. Hundreds of pro-Kimkins members wrote to Laura Dolson (who was impressed with their intelligence she told me), but didn’t change her review at all.

Oh well, can’t win them all.

The focus of Kimkins.com has always been about weight loss. We want to keep that focus. We’ve had 3 new success stories submitted this week and CONGRATS to those members! We’ll have them up soon and thanks for your generosity in sharing to motivate others!

The Kimkins partners have formed a management group headed by Tippy Toes. All of the admins, partners, staff and I are hard at work behind the scenes making Kimkins a bigger and better site for our members. Tippy Toes has graciously accepted responsibility for coordinating everyone (when does that girl sleep) and she’s doing a stellar job!

If anyone has questions, ask an admin! Danielle & Wannabefit2 are Kimkins staffers. We appreciate the enormous amount of time all admins donate to Kimkins members. They are extremely generous people.

We’ve got some exciting features to announce very soon — all designed to help with life_style_ changes for permanent weight loss. Stay tuned!

Read the full post at theTRUTH Starts Here

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If you have not yet watched the KTLA broadcast, you can watch the video here. Tonight KTLA will broadcast part 2 at 10:00 PM PDT.

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October 3, 2007 at 4:34 pm

Cryssi

She comments in the first paragraph about it being Heidi. Then she turns around and says “In the news clip of ME…”

Which is it you big, fat, liar?????

October 3, 2007 at 4:34 pm

On the Sidelines

Ok let me get this straight. She says she is not Hedi but a size 4 girl in a red dress. Well then way did she says this:

taken from above: “The news clip ME”

Ok how can she be a size 4 girl and big the woman in the news clip.

Wake up people this woman can not keep her lies straight anymore. Please wake up before you do serious damage to yourself.

October 3, 2007 at 4:35 pm

2big4mysize

if Heidi isn’t kimmer two questions

why didi kimmers podcast with Jimmy Moore voice come out of her mouth when she said no comment?

Why didn’t she just say no I am not that woman in that pic as I am not kimmer just a chilkdhood friend and employee?

October 3, 2007 at 4:46 pm

Dottie

I am going to need a roll-eye-ectomy after this….

October 3, 2007 at 4:49 pm

mac

Kimmer with friends like who needs enemies?

October 3, 2007 at 4:49 pm

mac

oops you

October 3, 2007 at 4:53 pm

JenX

lmfao. hidey you’re finished!

October 3, 2007 at 4:53 pm

Kim

So, let’s take her at her word (yes, I’m choking as I say that)…then why doesn’t she just prove she’s not Heidi? It’s as simple as a podcast, a news story (which I’m sure the reporter doing the story right now would give her the opportunity to do just that). PROVE it instead of sitting behind your keyboard and tripping yourself up on your lies.

Heidi – You have lied SO much, nobody believes ANYTHING you say…you can’t even keep your own lies straight anymore. Your own postings prove yourself wrong – there isn’t even a need for a P.I. anymore, you prove the lies for us. All that the Ducky’s and theTRUTH’s in the world have to do is copy and paste your own posts, you prove yourself wrong everytime. Your day in court is coming and if you were EVER a foster parent or CASA, your fingerprints are on record sweety, so sitting in front of a judge and saying you aren’t Heidi Diaz won’t work, just set you up for more charges – perjury. We know the truth, you know the truth, you are just grasping at straws.

Sorry for the rant, but on top of being duped out of my hard earned money, this woman is now insulting my intelligence. It it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s certainly not a dog, it’s a duck…yes, that pun is intended! It is Heidi, we all know it – and she continues to think she is going to get away with this.

October 3, 2007 at 5:20 pm

MicheleP

Hidey:

You are a lying sack of SNATT!

October 3, 2007 at 5:41 pm

Just Ducky

We accidentally deleted a comment and aren’t sure even which post it was made to. It included links to archives of the Kimkins website prior to the changes now underway. If that person can repost, it would be greatly appreciated.

October 3, 2007 at 5:46 pm

Kim

Tippy toes and management used together in the same sentence is just plain hilarious!!!

Does anybody know if anyone has posted or tried to post the link to the newscast on Kimkins today?

October 3, 2007 at 5:50 pm

itscloudyinhere

What will happen when Heidi is ordered by the court to produce kimmer and she can’t/won’t?

October 3, 2007 at 5:53 pm

itscloudyinhere

Remember that psychopaths don’t break even when they’re caught.
They typically try to befriend the police and detectives as someone who’s “not-guilty-just-trying-to-be-a-helpful-citizen” would.

October 3, 2007 at 6:59 pm

jwc

I just hope they don’t try to put Kimmer and Heidi in separate jail cells. Could get messy.

October 3, 2007 at 7:20 pm

Stiff

Heidi was her cousin, then her friend, then some random business partner, etc…pleaaaaaaaaaase.

Why would you be partner in something you care nothing about? It happens when big bucks are made and complicated projects arise, but it’s a diet site that apparently all you have to do is sit at your keyboard all day to control. I don’t think that comment is CLOSE to making sense about Heidi not caring.

ALL before pictures match with Heidi. The fun part is that Kimmers old avatar on LCF is the same person in the before pictures/dating site pictures of Heidi…which is the same person in Kimmer’s before picture…

….yeaaaaah.

How can someone be so dumb? She doesn’t follow the diet so obviously doesn’t have light-headedness, nausea, or brain damage…except maybe from staring at the screen all day…

“I did not trust Catherine (former partner) and Heidi stepped in as me”

Does that just not add up to anyone else?

October 3, 2007 at 7:31 pm

Dottie

Catherine never met kimmer/heidi, so that’s just an off-the-wall claim anyway.

October 3, 2007 at 10:11 pm

antikimkins

Right, Stiff, yet she has also claimed that Heidi knows nothign about Kimkins and doesn’t care, she just collects the money. So how would Heidi “step in for her” without any Kimkins knowledge?

And IF IF IF IF Heidi and Kimmer were two different peeps (and pigs really do fly) why doesn’t Heidi just whip out Kimmer’s pic and say, “look, HERE”s the woman in the red dress who lost all the weight, this is Kimmer!” She doesn’t even try to defend herself. If that was MY friend and she was the one who lost the weight but I was bankrolling the business, I’d sure put her face on everything and make it clear that she was the success story. I wouldn’t run and hide and say No Comment.

Sheesh, people, wake up!!!

October 3, 2007 at 10:12 pm

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October 4, 2007 at 1:07 am

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October 4, 2007 at 2:28 am

Jazzy

Kimmer’s ‘before’ picture is without a doubt the same woman that Kimmer claims is Heidi.
So…she used a picture of Heidi as her before picture and then her own picture as her after picture??? Does she even know what she’s saying anymore.
How can anyone read that explanation and still believe her?

October 4, 2007 at 1:34 pm

Not Heidi Either

Kimmer isn’t Heidi?

Who cares? We’ll take Heidi. We can prove Heidi started Kimkins, we can prove she’s taking money for it, hiring the admins, paying for the server. She is Kimkins. If she’s not Kimmer, who cares, she’s as culpable and guilty as Kimmer then. If Kimmer has done such a good job pretending to be Heidi, then Heidi will not be able to prove she’s *not* Kimmer.

Let Heidi take the fall for you, Kimmer, we don’t care. We’ll take her and let her pay for your mistakes. She won’t be able to avoid paying for them because she won’t be able to prove she’s not Kimmer unless you come forward and then we have you.

WIN-WIN. For us. Either we, we got ya (or Heidi). 😉

October 4, 2007 at 7:09 pm

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Kimmer Plays it Cool

3 10 2007

This morning, after KTLA’s segment last night, featuring Kimkins as an ‘internet scam’, Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) is downplaying the significance of the broadcast and remains calm and cool to members.

With no remorse or explanation about the broadcast, Kimmer is posting away in an attempt to quiet any questioning, and banning members who dare speak up.

On the thread ‘Ask Kimmer’ a member wrote:

Just want to publicly throw in my two cents about all the controversy swirling around us. I know you would get a lot of flack if you did this, Kimmer, but–I wouldn’t care a bit if you took out all the negative stuff. I think the time for reaction to and self-_expression_ regarding all the people leaving, the lawsuit, etc. needs to have run its course. Those of us who are trying to focus on the program keep running into all that “stuff” on just about every thread we turn to. Enough is enough!

Kimmer replied:

I know. We’re doing our best to keep it off the site. People who enjoy reading it can find it at 1,001 other places. Meanwhile, stay focused, do your work, let your body show you what it can do!

On another thread, Kimmer wrote:

Maybe I can shed some light?

The point of this website — the entire reason it exists — is to help people lose weight. When there’s interference with that intent, we take action. Whether that is banning troublemakers or removing elements that distract from our purpose, we do it.

Personally I don’t like negativity on this site. I’ve said it a thousand times and I still mean it. If anyone is unhappy or disillusioned, there are a ton of other websites to vent your feelings. Or, start an anti-Kimmer blog like the “popular kids”. Sorry, bad humor. Everyone is 100% to their opinion. Absolutely. Just take the negative opinions elsewhere.

Or, you could just lose weight?

Those of you who have been members since the website started have seen regular changes to the front page. I think we are on #5 “facelift”? Our graphic guys get bored and every few months they get an urge to make changes. Unfortunately, this change was stopped midway. The brother of our lead graphic person is having open heart surgery and the balance of the design changes have been postponed a few days.

They’ve got ideas for another front page change a few months from now. It’s the nature of the beast.

And on yet another thread, inquiring about the removal of success stories from the site, Kimmer wrote:

I’m right here!

We are renovating the front page. We needed more space on the top menu bar so some elements were removed. Success stories are still there in photo form on the right side and expanded to show 5 at a time. We’ll be adding 3 new success stories this week!

The naysayers would love for me to chat on … so I won’t. We’ve got some new support resources for members coming up, too! Keep an eye out!

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If you have not yet watched the KTLA broadcast, you can watch the video here. Tonight KTLA will broadcast part 2 at 10:00 PM PDT.





Kimkins Controversy Aired on KTLA

3 10 2007

This evening KTLA News in Los Angeles featured a segment exposing the Kimkins fraud.

Go WATCH THE VIDEO.

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Stay tuned tomorrow for part 2, with more information about the lawsuit.

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TRANSCRIPT (hat tip to Low Carb Friends member)

Leila And now a KTLA exclusive for you. The founder of a popular internet diet is facing tough questions. Is she actually who she says she is?

Emmet Chip Yost has been investigating this intriguing case joins us now with more, Chip.

Chip: Leila and Emmet, the kimkins diet has taken off on the internet. It’s based on a mixture of a couple of diets, most notably the Atkins diet. Its success can largely be traced to the amazing claims of the diet’s founder. A woman known as “the Kimmer”. But what we and others found, is that “the Kimmer’s” claims may not be all they’re cracked up to be.

Chip:“Ma’am can you look at this picture I’m showing you.” [kimmer in the car]

Why is this woman in such a hurry to get away from us? The answer starts at this website, kimkins.com. It’s a website that says if you buy a lifetime membership for $59.95 and follow the kimkins diet, you can lose more than 2 pounds a week, with no exercise. The diet is named after the website’s founder. A woman known as “the Kimmer”. This was supposedly “the Kimmer” before the diet. This is what she says she looked like 11 months later. After dramatically losing 198lbs on her diet. [images of the website and her blue flowery before shot, and red dress shot ]

Heidi (HBGal) And I was really happy for her, cause I felt like I kinda knew her. Umm, So I went over and I joined. [Heidi (HBGirl) interviewed ]

Chip: Heidi [HBGirl] who lives in southern California was sold. She signed up, and thousands of others did too. [Heidi(HBGirl) walking outside] Especially after many of them saw the diet featured in a woman’s world magazine cover story. Inside the magazine, Kimmer’s story was told again. Alongside the story of another woman who lost weight on the kimkins diet. But unlike the other dieter, who posed for pictures, Kimmer wasn’t interviewed in person. In fact, it seemed no one in the dieting world had ever really seen her in person. [shots of the ww article] Even heidi [HB girl] tried to meet up with her when she found out they lived only a few miles apart.

Heidi (HBGal) “She always had an excuse, something with her kids, or she was doing something or another.” [Heidi (HB Girl) at computer]

Chip: Suspicions began floating. Is kimmer really that lady in the red dress? [red dress] A former business partner of Kimmer who also had never met her in person, decided to hire private investigator Bob Charlton of Alliance Investigative Services to find out who Kimmer really was. [images from surveillance of green van] Charlton knew Kimmer’s real name was Heidi Diaz and that she lived in Corona. But when he finally found her, he was in for a shock. He realised she wasn’t that thin woman in the red dress. Charlton’s investigation found that Heidi “Kimmer” Diaz was really this woman. [images from surveillance of Kimmer at petrol pump, and at store] Chip: “And is Heidi Diaz as far as you know the Kimmer?”

Charlton: “Yes, from kimkins.com” [charlton being interviewed]

Chip: Charlton’s pictures were posted on the internet. [images of slamboard] Kimkins members were in a huff, they thought they had been taken. The Better Business Bureau offered to meet with kimmer to settle the dispute. But they too were turned down

BBB “Because she claims that she’s ahh you know, a bit shy” [BBB guy being interviewed]

Chip: Finally we decided to go to Heidi Diaz or Kimmer’s apartment ourselves to see if she would clear things up [garage underneath kimmer’s apartment trying to interview Heidi] Chip: “are you actually the person that’s been claiming to be kimmer on the kimkins.com website.”

Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) “No comment”

Chip: “Ma’am have you been lying to people about who you are. Ma’am, we just want to clear some things up. Are you actually Kimmer? Have you been telling people this picture is you? Can you look through the window Ma’am. Ma’am can you look at this picture I’m showing you? [Heidi gets back in car and drive’s off to avoid reporter]She didn’t answer our questions, but Heidi Diaz may soon have to answer questions before a court.

Chip: Tomorrow night we’ll tell you why a class action lawsuit is about to be filed against her, and why some members claim her diet is causing them all kinds of health problems. And one other note I should mention Emmet and Leila the picture of the lady in the red dress was taken off the website over the weekend.

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October 3, 2007 at 6:59 am

2big4mysize

woo hoo and a big thank you to LCFs HBGAL for getting the story on camera. doesn’t she look great!!!!

October 3, 2007 at 7:05 am

Kimmerexia

😉

October 3, 2007 at 7:25 am

emeraldskye

HBGAL, you looked absolutely gorgeous! Vindication feels soooo good.

“No comment”, hah! That said it all. How perfect that Jimmy has HER voice on the podcast.

October 3, 2007 at 7:29 am

Sue

This has put a smile on face!!

October 3, 2007 at 8:26 am

honeybeesblog

HB you looked great! Thank you for being on camera and representing those of us who were taken in by Kimmer’s Fraud.
Jeanessa I know you are getting your money back 🙂 but thank you for organizing the lawsuit for all of us that wanted to participate.
Martin and Catherine thank you for starting the ball rolling and getting the PI hired.
Ducky and all the other bloggers who played such an important roll thank you for keeping us informed and doing it all above board.
I know there were many more who have done so much. I realize this isn’t over with yet, but it certainly feels good to know the information is circulating beyond our internet world here.
Happy Dance time!!!!

October 3, 2007 at 8:33 am

Princess Dieter

I watched it five times. No, seriously, it’s beeeeyoooootiful. Can’t wait for the next installment.

Very cool to actually SEE the surveillance shots in the store and gas station. And how great was seeing Heidi’s frozen smile when Chip approached with camera and microphone.

Was that a BMW she was driving?

The Princess<–who hears a chorus of ducks quacking with delight

October 3, 2007 at 9:38 am

On the Sidelines

I am so glad they finally put something on tv about this scammer. TT and other admins better renounce Kimkins/Kimmer and jump ship while they might still have a chance. Kimmer is going down big time. I hope this station keeps us update with any future developments.

October 3, 2007 at 9:52 am

MicheleP

This was the best birthday present I have ever received!!! Thank you!

October 3, 2007 at 10:29 am

angie

HBGAL, you rawk. What a great thing to wake up to. Tears of joy here!!! Also, HBGAL you are beautiful.

October 3, 2007 at 10:30 am

NicoleW

Just had to delurk and say that that’s brilliant. It can be so hard to get media to sit up and take notice of online scams … congratulations to everyone who made this happen.

October 3, 2007 at 10:37 am

jenx

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 3, 2007 at 11:17 am

The Unblog » Kimmer makes the news

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October 3, 2007 at 11:21 am

Dottie

That looked like the same place the PI got the pics at, I thought she’d moved? Or did she move after this reporter found her?

October 3, 2007 at 12:01 pm

MrsA

This is awesome!

October 3, 2007 at 12:58 pm

On the Sidelines

I am emailing all my local stations about this story to help get it exposure. I am on the east coast. Everyone needs to email thier local stations so the word gets out about this woman.

October 3, 2007 at 1:04 pm

Princess Dieter

In her capacity as P.R. person for Kimkins, Tippy Toes really needs to address this new development. It simply cannot go unanswered by the Minister of Making Things Up To Make Kimkins Look Good.

Come on, Tips. We’re listening… 😀

The Princess

October 3, 2007 at 1:33 pm

Just one more dupe

A post was sent to the KK site with the link….but it seems to have gone poof!! But that’s okay, I have it in my inbox…

October 3, 2007 at 1:44 pm

theTRUTH

Now you all know what the winking and evil grins were all about…

October 3, 2007 at 1:52 pm

TerryC

This is absolutely fabulous!!! I know things have been going on behind the scenes that the average kk fraud victims don’t know about, so it is really nice to start seeing a payoff.

October 3, 2007 at 1:53 pm

Kasey aka Harlow aka SinKitty

Well, I am glad word is getting out. This may save lives.

October 3, 2007 at 1:55 pm

Violet Skye

I KNEW that those winks weren’t just to have some fun on a Friday! The Kimmer must be all a-twitter now that the SNATT has hit the fan. BTW, in case anyone is thinking that KTLA is just a local station, they aren’t – I have this station as part of my cable package, in Canada. So word is getting around verrrrry quickly!

Thanks galore to everyone who has participated in this worthwhile exercise.

October 3, 2007 at 2:02 pm

Kim

This was SOOOO well worth the wait!!!!

October 3, 2007 at 2:07 pm

flowerpower

Does anyone know the date the tv film was made?

Kimmer has certainly lost a bunch of weight since the PI photos in mid-August.

Do you think Kimmer’s doctor approves of her diet?

October 3, 2007 at 2:09 pm

Kim

Hey! Was that WHOLE milk in her shopping cart too? She’s not even TRYING to lose weight even in a non-LC way.

October 3, 2007 at 2:12 pm

Stiff

I can TOTALLY see this going HUGE!!! I’m so excited!!!! I woke up my friend and was freaking out happy!!!!

October 3, 2007 at 2:24 pm

Stiff

I LOVE the fact that she’s got whole milk in her cart!!!

October 3, 2007 at 2:26 pm

La Mesa

OMG YES YES YES YES

October 3, 2007 at 2:29 pm

Lisa J

She did lose alot of weight. I amd sad this all happened this way…

Kimmer
I cannot believe I too was banned for questioning this story…

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Good luck Kimmer…..nice beemer

October 3, 2007 at 2:29 pm

La Mesa

OMG Did I mention…. YES YES YES!!!!!!!!

October 3, 2007 at 3:19 pm

itscloudyinhere

Good job everyone!
Kudos to those who showed their mugs on TV. HbGal, you look great!

October 3, 2007 at 3:21 pm

Just one more dupe

“Does anyone know the date the tv film was made?

Kimmer has certainly lost a bunch of weight since the PI photos in mid-August.

Do you think Kimmer’s doctor approves of her diet?”

I wonder if she has been “laying low” trying to do her diet…so she came come out and say “wha–laa everyone was wrong”….hmm, just wasn’t working as fast for her as she hoped??
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We are told she was approached for comment by Chip Yost this past weekend.

October 3, 2007 at 3:22 pm

Kristine

As we say in Canada, f***in’ EH!

October 3, 2007 at 3:24 pm

Julie

What a great day!

October 3, 2007 at 3:41 pm

anonymouse

Now THAT is freakin’ AWESOME.

October 3, 2007 at 4:19 pm

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October 3, 2007 at 4:32 pm

ghoov

OMG

Yup, it does appear that the “SNATT has hit the fan”

October 3, 2007 at 4:54 pm

finleysmom

WOOOO HOOOO! You all rock!

October 3, 2007 at 5:02 pm

HBGal

Thank you, everyone! Your comments are very sweet and have made my entire year! 😀

October 3, 2007 at 7:28 pm

limegreen260

Just thought I’d point out that Kimmer was driving a new Nissan Altima not a BMW. Bought with “blood money.”

October 3, 2007 at 8:39 pm

Concerned about kimkins

Ducky the bbb has downgraded her to a d now. Did we already know this?

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Old news, reported it last week. Thanks for the info though, if it wasn’t known it would be a good lead to post about.

October 3, 2007 at 8:54 pm

Concerned about kimkins

Man my head is just spinning today so I went to see what they had to say about it and I thought the last we knew she was a cc. Damn. Sorry. Thanks for all you do! 🙂

October 3, 2007 at 11:51 pm

antikimkins

Is there anything lower than a D? Can she get an E or an F?

October 4, 2007 at 9:14 pm

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Christin Speaks Out About Advice She Received From Kimmer

2 10 2007

In an attempt to set the record straight, after this mornings accusation that members with health problems can only blame themself, Christin speaks out in her newest post on the matter of calories recommended by Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) when she was following the Kimkins diet. [We have edited out the screenshots from Christin’s site]

Written by Christin:

It has recently been suggested that people such as myself abused the Kimkins plan by cutting our calories to unhealthy levels on our own in opposition of the true intent of the plan. I am sorry to say that this is not true.

Tippy said: “I think it was well said previously that Kimkins diet has been abused by some members at their own doings who now point the finger in blame towards us.” This statement is incorrect. This is the way we were instructed to follow the plan “correctly.”

It saddens and sickens me to admit this about myself, but I feel that I must share in order to bring to light proof of the eating disordered behavior that I not only engaged in, but was encouraged in.

February 14, 2007 – I wrote:

“TOPIC: Kimmer, Becky, anyone!! Check my Fitday please – I need help!!!!”

I have been pretty much stalled all month. I’m under a lot of stress here at home w/ my daycare, but I don’t know if that would contribute or not. I’ve been K/E pretty much for the most part w/ a few Kimkins days here and there. Is my body just confused by my mixing it up?? I try to drink 40-80oz of water a day on top of what is here and every now and then I do drink a diet soda, but I get the sodium free splenda sweetened ones. Please help!!!! I have got to get to goal!!!!

EDITED OUT FITDAY SCREENSHOT

Average Calories: 377 Fat: 11g Carbs: 8g Protein: 58g

By all indications medically and scientifically, I was in actuality, starving. I was showing very clear signs of grossly anorexic behavior. However, in my zeal to lose and blind faith in a program that I believed I was utilizing “perfectly” I failed to see the warning signs my own body was giving me.

Kimmer replied:

Your calories are low, protein good, but I have questions about whether quantities are accurate if you’re not using a food scale and some days are missing.

Be sure of measurements. How do you figure .1 cup of salsa? .1 cup of olives? .1 cup of shredded cheese?

Skip all sausage, even turkey, if you’re not losing
Skip bacon
Skip pork roast
Skip pastrami

What are you using to weigh protein like 2 oz, 3 oz? Use specific ounces, not “1 serving”

Measure coffee mug, very few are 8 oz, most are 12-16 oz

Keep veggie limits to 3 cups raw or 2 + .5 cup cooked. How did you measure .75 cup of cooked cabbage?

Egg beaters, 1 cup? That’s quite a bit. Better to have fewer eggs & an extra salad serving or lettuce roll-up.

I have to ask — what’s with all the egg whites? And what do you do with the yolks?

Christin:

Kimmer thank you so much for checking this out for me. In answer to your questions. As far as the .1 cup thing – I couldn’t find an option for a tsp measurement on those and I wanted to have it in there… so that’s my best guess for the amt.

I have a food scale that I use to measure ounces and that’s what I’ve used.

The 1 serving thing… those are individual servings _base_d on the packaging when they don’t give me the ounces. Do I need to measure them anyways? I’m just going by the serving size (ie 1 piece).

I had a feeling about the pork roast thing… my SIL wanted German for her bday and that was the ONLY thing I could find on their menu that was remotely close to plan – that’s where the cabbage was too… (sauerkraut, but fitday doesn’t have that, so I know the sodium was WAY up there that day) The serving they put on the plate was aprox 1 cup. I didn’t eat the whole thing, but I’m pretty sure I ate more that
1/2 cup so that’s why I did the .75. It was an estimate since we were out and I couldn’t measure exactly.

I’ve decided to cut coffee all together for a while to see if that helps pick it up… Pray for me, it’s going to be VERY difficult.

I was doing the EW challenge that’s what all the EW is for… higher protein less fat… forgive me but I throw the yolk out. I’m looking for boxed EW so that it will be a bit easier… But i’m out of pretty much everything so I’m having to make do with what I can till I get to the grocery store.

Thanks for your suggestions, anything else?

Kimmer:

Christin, you did really good at a German restaurant! My family is German and, yikes! Yeah, that meal will mess with your progress because restaurants do things to enhance their food — but it didn’t trigger a binge and you enjoyed family time!

No need to weigh prepackaged stuff, but is anything you could substitute the sausages with? Even diced chicken chunks? I still cook up 2 breasts (various spices), dice into “dice” size squares and keep them in a Gladware bowl in the fridge. I grab a couple whenever I want a quick snack.

If you’re a fish fan, there’s a whole ’sea’ world. Sea World, get it — I’m so funny (not!)

Christin, you’re doing good and you’ve lost soooo much! Keep it up, it will come. Maybe try limiting protein to 3 oz portions, you can always get more if you need/want it.

Or, my sister’s favorite “snack” during her weight loss. The romaine lettuce roll ups. Layout a big leaf, lay 1 slice of Oscar Meyer sliced sandwich ham, either a squirt of mustard or a drizzle of salsa, roll up & eat — 10 calories. (emphasis mine)

Not only were my low calories praised and encouraged, but I was encouraged to cut even more than what I already was consuming on a diet of primarily egg whites which had received full blessing as well. I did not “abuse” the plan.

True that no one forced me to eat this way, or told me that I must follow everything that Kimmer said. But, when you feel as though you’ve been handed the keys to true permanent weight loss, and you are so close to achieving that goal, it is difficult not to be blinded by your own aspirations, especially when receiving such encouragement. I was affirmed that I was doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing.

I used the plan. Plain and simple.

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October 2, 2007 at 7:25 pm

2big4mysize

wow dang Kimmershe was telling her to eat even less???

BTW a tsp is 1/3th of a tablespoon which is 1/16th of a cup so it would be 1/48th of a cup or .02083 even less then Christen posted she had eatten.

October 2, 2007 at 7:31 pm

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October 2, 2007 at 8:09 pm

Kim

TT is pointing the finger about how not following the plan and related health problems are the persons fault…funny words coming from someone who promotes the diet, but yet admits openly she follows Atkins more than Kimkins.

October 2, 2007 at 11:17 pm

Concerned about kimkins

Well that’s further proof Tippy is a douce bag. This is a sad event. And I still believe SL is a big fat liar!

October 2, 2007 at 11:19 pm

Concerned about kimkins

awe man fix the spelling error I meant DOUCHE bag 🙂

October 3, 2007 at 1:09 am

Princess Dieter

Tippy is the DO AS I SAY not DO AS I DO promoter of Kimkins. She doesn’t do Kimkins. She tweaks Kimmer’s Grand Starving Scheme so otehrs don’t do Kimkins. But man, she wants the name and site intact so she can get those Kimkins CHECKS.

How much does a soul go for over at Kimkins dot come these days?

The Princess

October 3, 2007 at 3:29 am

ghoov

OMG, I don’t know how Cristin could have eaten so few calories and fat. I would have gone stark raving mad.

It’s amazing that Kimmer would suggest that she go lower than that…actually, it’s just sad and I really feel bad that Cristin is experiencing so may problems after following the Kimkins plan.

October 3, 2007 at 4:02 am

KN

Thanks Christin for that example of Kimmer exalting “Very Low Calories”. Also, I wanted to let people know that its worth clicking on the link to Christin’s blog to read Becky’s comments…..very powerful. Shame, shame on Heidi Diaz and Tippy!!!!

November 12, 2007 at 6:29 pm

Sara

If you want to loose weight then do it the real way! Go to a dietician, go to your doctor, why would you all be so stupid to even trust some stupid diet. Of course you are all the ones who have tried other fad diets. None of you should be able to blame anyone other than yourself. You are all uneducated idiot consumers. All diet fads are like this, learn to check your sources, and make an appointment with your doctor or a nutritionist. That is how you really loose weight. Go join a gym.





Becky Comments About Kimmer Advising Very Low Calorie Intake

2 10 2007

In our comments, Becky (former admin Littlebit) commented about Kimmer’s private emails to her regarding very low calorie intake.

Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) wrote:

Someone can “eat clean” and still be too high in calories, even if they’re low by other diet standards.

Certainly no one would think 900 calories a day is “high”, but it’s 3 times as much as someone doing the Egg White Challenge at 300 calories a day. Weight loss will be different. Don’t forget people who dabble in days of fasting, too.

If someone wants to lose “as quickly” as someone else, maybe it behooves us to see how they did it. Was their weight loss accomplished by methods we would want to follow? Many people on this site have a problem with very low calories and refuse.