Friday, December 28, 2007

Don't Call It Kimkins If It's Not!

If you are using some of the Kimkins principles to adapt another plan to lose weight, please don’t call it Kimkins. Kimmer has said, ‘If you tweak it, it’s not Kimkins!’

Kimkins is a crash diet. The Kimkins PR person said it is for TEMPORARY weight loss on the Mike & Juliet show (links to the show are on my side bar). It can damage your body and metabolism so that you find you can’t lose weight any other way! This is causing people who have lost weight on Kimkins to say “It works when nothing else will any more!” Wrecking your body isn’t ‘working’.

If you are making Kimkins ‘sensible’ by incorporating some of the ideas into another low carb plan, PLEASE DON’T CALL IT KIMKINS! If you are simply eating lean low carb, low fat / low carb, or even low calorie / low carb, then you aren’t doing Kimkins! Kimkins is low calorie, low fat, low carb. It’s low everything!

What’s the harm in calling your diet Kimkins if it isn’t? How would you feel if someone heard you say you lost weight doing Kimkins, and they turned around and gave Kimmer money? Do you want to help a fraud? And what if they followed Kimmer’s advice and ended up sick or damaged, because they didn't understand that they shouldn't follow Kimmer's directions without tweaking them beyond recognition? After all, they're paying for her advice, based on your implied endorsement.

Please, don’t call it Kimkins!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Eating Disorders and Kimkins

Hi, everyone. I'm fluffing my pillows and getting comfortable here. I am the new Kimorexia blogger. My mission is to help spread the word about the dangers of the Kimkins Diet, and to warn people away from joining the website.

Blogger Medusa has a vitally important post about eating disorders and Kimkins. Please check it out.

You can also read stories of Kimkins Diet Survivors, and see for yourself the health impact Kimkins can have. If you are experiencing symptoms, please talk honestly with your doctor and reach out for support. These health effects are not drama, they are real.

PJ, thank you so much for starting this blog, and for allowing me to help it continue.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Blog Transfer

I am transferring this blog to someone who would like to continue it. I only intended it to be a temporary place to post things as nothing else existed at the time it was created. Now it is in more proactive hands. :-) You can always find me at The Divine Low Carb.