Susan

December 18, 2007

Im a Kimins survivor. I joined KK in Dec. 06. Straight from the start I wondered if the calories would put me in starvation mode? My fears were daily, weekly, monthly put to sleep by a Crooked gal named Heidi Diaz. She prompted us to gain our dieting energy by viewing the before/afters…read their stories…read HER story and FitDay. Susan (I) wasnt very smart….I believed her. I lost a great amount of weight, fairly easily too. I was becoming my own before/after. I dreamed of the day MY photos would be posted with the others, what a good day that would be. But in early April….after feeling tiny bouts of dizziness a few times, even falling once and injuring my arm….I went down for the count. My husband and I were at the computer, planning out next vacation when suddenly that little dizziness was BIG dizziness. I made it to the bathroom just in time before forcefully vomiting. I called to my husband who had to guide me to the couch as I couldnt walk a straight line. It was Easter eve so when he insisted we go to the ER, I told him I was certain it would pass. I didnt want to miss Easter! I laid on that couch til the middle of the night, retching every time I moved my head even a little bit. By 6 a.m. my husband decided Susan wasnt so smart and carried me to the car. Within 15 minutes of my ER admission, I was rapidly being set up to check for a stroke or a brain tumor. I was so sick and I simply couldnt believe this was happening. At NO time did I suspect the KK diet. I still feel so stupid. MRI’s, Neurologists, CAT scans, IV medication to try to stop the spinning. 5 days of laying on my side with a wet towel over my eyes, they finally got the vertigo under control enough that I could walk slowly. They did find my electrolytes were all out of whack and my liver enzymes a little elevated, eventually saying they thought it might be inner ear. On day 4 I could hold down the diabetic diet they were feeding me. I think that is how I started to feel better, EATING normally…again I was not tying 2 and 2 together. I went home, a little dizzy but able to manage. I wrote on several of the Kimkims forums, Egg White challenge, Shake experiment, over 40s mature chat, that I had been sick but was better now. At last I saw before I was banned, they were still there. From that day on, I simply couldnt get my body to re-start Kimkins. By entire body resisted. I felt like a failure. EACH day I re-started…lose a few pounds only to fall off again. I was humiliated. Finally in mid summer I quit the diet all together and that is the last time I felt a dizzy spell….I was starting to put it all together, Susan was getting smarter. I looked up the symptoms of Anorexia nervosa, or starvation mode. Oh my God. When this whole Kimkin scam hit the Internet…I went from shocked, to mad, to sad and back again. All i can say is I hope to God that crooked, lying, selfish Heidi woman is caught and this idiotic fake diet plan is shut down.

from “Smarter Susan

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11 Responses to “Susan”

  1. BamaGal said

    Susan,
    I am so happy that you are free from the evil clutches of Heidi and learned the dangers of following the Kimkins Diet.

    Best wishes to you.

  2. 2big4mysize said

    sorry you were a victim of Kimmer and Kimkins.com

    thank you for speaking up and helping others not to become victims too.

    2BIG

  3. Magicsmom said

    Susan, thanks for telling your story so others can benefit from your experience. I’m so glad you’re feeling better now.

  4. katinsac 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/

  5. katinsac said

    Now that you know the Truth…Join the Lawsuit!!

    http://kimkinslawsuit.wordpress.com/

  6. wackytobeme said

    Susan thanks for helping expose the danger if Kimkins and Heidi

  7. katinsac said

    This is one of the key players in the fight against Kimkins and I think you should read her blog…don’t foget to search the webring too and see the other great info about this SCAM!

    http://honeybeesblog.wordpress.com/

  8. katinsac said

    The “Time Worstall Tabloid Edition” says:

    November 12, 2007
    Kimkins
    Kimkins, or the Kimkins diet has been shown up to be just another scam on the unsuspecting.

    Heidi “Kimmer” Diaz, the founder of the Kimkin’s diet – a low carb, low calorie diet – is schedule to appear in a Southern California court on Monday, November 12th, 2007. 11 former users of her Kimkins diet program filed a complaint against her one week ago, claiming fraud, false advertising, and unjust enrichment.
    The Kimkin’s scandal began when Woman’s World, a popular women’s magazine featured an article on the Kimkin’s diet.

    Ms Diaz, who was claiming to have lost 198 pounds in 11 months using her diet plan, refused to meet with the magazine in person, instead corresponding through email. She went so far as to send the magazine before and after pictures that looked nothing alike, which makes sense when people found out that the before pictures were Ms. Diaz, however the after pictures were taken from a Russian ‘mail-order’ bride web site.

    The kimkins diet advised eating just 500 calories a day. That less than concentration camp victims were getting:

    Kimkins diet followers reported hair loss, menstrual cessation, irregualr heartbeat, fainting spells, and liver damage from the starvation diet scam.

    No damn wonder! Let’s hope she’s jailed where she can get a decent diet!

  9. Margi said

    Thanks for sharing your story!

  10. katinsac said

    Happy 2008 All…Don’t become a stastic of the Kimkins Diet Scam in 2008. I have faith in people and I know that there are a lot of people out there that will do the research and find the horrors of the Kimkins diet, the bannings of “lifetime” members for no reason other than to take their money from them, the no feedback from Kimmer herself on the site as promised and the dangers of the starvation diet that Kimmer (Heidi K. Diaz), who never even lost the weight herself, promotes. Ban Kimkins in 2008 and find a free and safe diet site to support your weight loss efforts in 2008. The year you will succeed WITHOUT Kimkins starvation diet!

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