Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Since the lid was blown off Heidi Diaz's claim to have lost 200 pounds in a year, going from 318 pounds to 118 pounds, and the revelations that she has NEVER lost a pound doing her own Kimkins starvation diet and that she used Russian bride pictures as her "after" pictures to depict her amazing weight loss, Heidi Diaz aka Kimmer has continued to spout shameful lies and deadly advice to her members at Kimkins.

One of my fellow bloggers, MJR, has recently posted some scandalous exchanges between Heidi Diaz (Kimmer) and members of Kimkins.

I have gone through Heidi's interviews with Jimmy Moore and screen shots taken from her website and have amassed just a very small collection of her lies and shocking advice. Here are just a few:

"I've lost weight many times in my life."

"I've been at goal for nearly 6 years and my old 318-pound life seems like eons ago!"

"As my 40th birthday approached I had a talk with myself, 'Kimmer, this is getting ridiculous. Lose a little, gain it back, lose a lot, gain it back. You need to either do it once and for all, or give it up and accept your size 26 life.'"

"Slowly I sat myself down on the couch and knew this was it. No more excuses. What had I let happen to myself? How in denial can a person be? "

"Yes, 160 pounds lost in 7 months and 200 pounds in just under 1 year. It's totally possible!"

"The weight losses that Kimkins member post are just as impressive (in some cases, more so!) I lost 17 lbs the first 10 days, which is typical for me and Kimkins, after that roughly 4-6 lbs a week. No sweat."

"I find it hard to believe that some people consider a “stall” to be no weight loss for 4 weeks! Yikes! After just 4 days I'd be demanding a Congressional investigation! There is absolutely no reason, none, to "stall" unless you want to."

"I have always lost weight quickly."

'I accept all compliments from handsome men! Losing 200 lbs has literally been like freeing an albatross from around my neck. I was so desperately unhappy. Despite lying to myself that my size didn't matter, and although I was blessed with good health despite 300+ pounds, I knew I was harming my body."

"Now, a slim size 4, I look back and wonder what took me so long to get serious? I now fit into theater seats without even touching the arms! Seat belts aren't anxiety provoking. My confidence has soared! No longer do I fear developing diabetes."

"But probably the most blessed part of being thin and healthy is the pride my children have in me. No longer do I wonder whether they might be embarrassed by their 318-pound mom at school events or the mall. It almost seems as though they show me off!"

"First, I removed all of the instant “pop in your mouth” junk and stuck whatever else in the freezer. Second, as I dropped my pounds my “too big” clothes were donated to the homeless shelter where I volunteer. Third, I needed a reminder the first few days so I placed masking tape in a large X across my bedroom doorway so as I woke in the morning I'd automatically remember I was on a mission to lose 200 pounds!"

"I don't ever want to regain my weight. As a reminder, I hung onto a pair of size 26 jeans which I keep hanging in a corner of my closet. I bring them out once a week and try them on. Once again, I can't believe I was ever that big! What was I thinking?"

"No one knows better than I how miserable it is to be obese."

"Not everyone gets from A-Z in the weight loss game the first try. Or the second."

"Frankly, when I see the tight knit family our Kimkins members have built for each other, I almost wish I was starting my weight loss journey all over again. Almost."

"OK fellow fasters, today is the day! Last night I taped my bedroom doorway with a piece of thin masking tape, so I'd walk through it this morning and it would remind me today is the start of my 30 day water fast (I'm a creature of habit and would have gone right to the fridge for a glass of diet 7-Up or Cystal Light otherwise, LOL ) This morning I weighed 136."

"I started at 318...and then my final weight now is between 118-122 or just in between there. And it did take 11 months. And that includes losing 11 lbs the first day, I’m a water sponge, I retain water like no one you’ve ever met."

Jimmy Moore: "So how long has it been since you’ve kept the weight off?"
Heidi Diaz: "It’s been five, five and a half years."
Jimmy Moore: "So a little more than five years, you’ve maintained right around that 118-122 mark."
Heidi Diaz: "Yeah. Yeah."

"Kimkins is a combination of the original 1972 Atkins, a little bit of Stillman’s, plus my own tweaks, with a lower calorie emphasis."

Jimmy Moore: "Well um, just to make it real clear, about how many calories do you think that is?"
Heidi Diaz: "When I checked it seemed to be between 1400 and 1700 a day (J: OK) which is, which is perfect for me...my carbs seem to be 80 to 100ish, sometimes I go over..."
Jimmy Moore: "Is the Kimkins diet safe to do over the long term, now you’ve been eating this way what, six or seven years now, and you seem to be doing well –"
Heidi Diaz: I haven’t died yet – "

"I also turn teenagers away...we have teenagers on site, but teenagers as I know first hand, tend to be extreme."

"Don’t panic about low calories."

"As long as you have sufficient body fat you don’t need to eat calories."

"As you lose weight, your body will need fewer calories."

"Your calories were a bit high at 1350′ish."

"If I am already deep in to kimkins (on week 3) and losing about a pound a day on 500-700 calories."

"Eating beef for the first time can cause a temporary “scale” stall."

"For me it was Captain Morgan & Wild Cherry Pepsi … and not just one."

"The bottom line for the Domino Effect is that when your carbs are cut to the bone and you FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCT and not eat when you’re not hungry … calories get very low and you lose like crazy! "

"I knew my calories would drop like a rock once my appetite was gone, but low calories alone aren’t enough. It has to be very, very low carb low calories. "

"Consider countries where food is scarce and citizens very thin. Why aren’t their bodies holding onto fat? Isn’t that supposed to be what happens? Remember holocaust victims who survived on very, very little. Both examples lost weight quickly on very low calories."

"Well 24 lbs in 2.5 weeks is excellent by any standards! What are you eating at 300-500 calories? Your carbs must be around 4-6 per day?The most common “domino interruption” cause is adding a food."

I am refraining from commenting on Heidi's lies and advice because, frankly, I am at a total loss for words.

The sooner this piece of shite is locked up, the better...and hopefully before one of her members at Kimkins dies.

Some of the above quotations were taken from a recent blog post by my fellow blogger, MJR. Please take a moment to read her wonderful blog post here:

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Anonymous said...

Congressional investigation -- that's what we're yelling for, Kimmer -- and what's going to hang you is not us, but rather your own words, highlighted here on the blog of the amazing Medusa. YOU, Kimmer, you are the albatross hanging on the neck of the weightloss community.

Anonymous said...

Heidi:(imagined by Anon)
But...but...that was then! This is Now! I claim the privilege of a woman to change her mind. Now I recommend seeing a doctor first, keeping calories high at (get up there!) 800-1000 (hey, get up there, 300!), drinking water (whatever that is)and tossing teens back into cyberspace. Kids, just walk on by (wait 'round the corner...). And I DON'T charge 59.95 for my advice, so there! (It's up to 79.95!)

Anonymous said...

Why anyone is still supporting her just boggles my mind. It really does. I am more and more shocked every time I read it. Thanks Medusa. This is life stanger than fiction.

Anonymous said...

That thing that calls herself Kimmer is horrid! She actually thinks Holocaust victims had a great diet? As for the countries where food is scarce...what an insult! I bet they are struggling desperately to feed their children and I'm pretty sure they don't consider themselves on a "great diet".

But then again...has "Kimmer" actually felt the true pain and ache of hunger? According to her pictures... she has not. So she (while stuffing herself on sugar cookies) was dispensing advice to people who probably felt that horrid hunger pain....SHAMELESS!

Anonymous said...

WOW.My Grandfather used to say a person is only as good as their word.

I'm pretty sure he never imagined anything as bad as Kimkins.com and Kimmer

OhYeahBabe said...

Lie after lie after lie after lie after lie after lie after lie after lie after lie after lie! It's unfathomable!

Just imagine how her life could be if she didn't lie & scam. :head shaking:
My blog: Kimorexia