Friday, October 5, 2007

Kimkins Update

Sheesh--where to begin.....

The controversy as taken a decidedly strange turn. Seems that many of Kimkins success stories are fake. The pics were found on Russian bride sites. Also it was reported yesterday that Kimmer has SOLD the site.

Check out all these links for further updates:



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I got involved with the controversy for a variety of reasons. First and foremost the very unhealthy very low calorie way of eating that is encouraged. Many of it's former members are having numerous health complaints due to eating less than 1000 cals each day (heads up to my WLS friends here). Also Kimmer markets this as an alternative to gastric bypass surgery. This just burns my butt. No way anyone---not even those having WLS---should drop their calories that low. I don't care how fast you want to lose weight. Also the low fat recommendations are harmful (pay attention WLSers). Your body has to have essential fatty acids in order to function. You can not get those by eating low fat foods. The body can't make them. They MUST come from the food you eat.

Kimmer has preyed on the insecurity of people because of their desire to lose weight. All of this coming from a woman who is still morbidly obese herself. Losing weight is a good thing, but find a better way. You don't have to starve your body of vital nutrients to do it. Fast is not the way to go. Find a plan that you can stick with for the rest of your life. Make changes in your eating habits. Be sensible about your body's nutritional requirements to remain healthy. If you decide WLS is the answer like I did, even be sensible about that way of life. No sense in endangering your health just be to thin.

I'll stick with my high fat, moderate protein, carb restricted way of eating. It is the way our bodies are made to function on the most basic level. Rant over, on to other things.....

3 comments:

OhYeahBabe said...

Great post, thanks! Say no to Kimkins!!

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OhYeahBabe said...

Great post, thanks! Say no to Kimkins!!

Stop the fraud! If you were a member of Kimkins, join the Kimkins diet lawsuit! Here is how to join the Kimkins lawsuit. It's easy!

Kat said...

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.

http://the-journey-on.blogspot.com/