The Kimkins diet, created by Heidi Diaz, aka Kimmer, is a deadly starvation diet. If you are unfamiliar with the Kimkins diet, do a quick Google search and you will find hundreds of websites warning of the dangers of the diet and the fraudulent actions of Heidi Diaz aka Kimmer.
On the Kimkins website, several female members have asked if anyone has done the Kimkins diet while pregnant. One member said that she didn't want to gain weight and would "actually like to lose a little weight" while pregnant.
Rather than stepping up to the plate and telling these women that following the nutritionally bankrupt Kimkins starvation diet could result in causing untold harm to the fetus, Heidi Diaz aka Kimmer and her sidekick, SingingLass, and whatever administrators are left in that Kimkins ghost town, have failed to warn these women that dieting is the last thing they should do while pregnant.
Fellow blogger, Mariasol, has an excellent post on this subject on her blog:
Please...if you are pregnant and considering any diet, especially a vLCD (very low-calorie diet) like the deadly Kimkins starvation diet, please see your doctor immediately. Failing to do so could cause catastrophic harm to your fetus, including mental retardation.
And Heidi/Kimmer and SingingLass...we will be watching for your responses to these women.
This blog post was inspired by Jo who posted at the Fascinated board a copy of a copy of a post that was posted at Kimkins that somebody sent to her, but I don't know who, and if I knew, I'm not allowed to say who it was.