Archive for 2008

HCG Diet

HCG stands for Human Choriogonadotropin, the hormone produced by pregnant women in the early stages of pregnancy. Research suggests a small, daily hcg injection (approx. 125 IU to 200 IU) results in a weight loss of 1 to 2 lbs per day, and often more, when accompanied by a VLCD (very low calorie diet) of […]


Tipping the Scales to Health

TIPPING THE SCALES TO HEALTH is now open! The online world has a wonderful new resource for desperate dieters and anybody else who is determined to make health a priority in 2009. Join old friends and new as we kick the New Year off with a renewed dedication to health and weight loss!


Low-carb diets can affect dieters’ cognition skills

Tufts study compared women’s cognition on low-carb and reduced-calorie diets MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. — A new study from the psychology department at Tufts University shows that when dieters eliminate carbohydrates from their meals, they performed more poorly on memory-based tasks than when they reduce calories, but maintain carbohydrates. When carbohydrates were reintroduced, cognition skills returned to […]


Diet Role Models

From this Kimkins Diet disaster, it’s obvious that pictures of pretty girls sell diets. Especially if the diet founder, the one selling her diet experience and success, is the pretty girl. Of course, we all know by now that Kimmer, a.k.a. Heidi Diaz, was not the woman in the red dress, neither is she the […]


Happy Thanksgiving


Kimkins Survivors

Do you know of any other diet that has a blog dedicated to “survivors” of the diet? I don’t. I have never heard of any “survivors” of Weight Watchers, Atkins, or any other diet. Sure, there are many that fail on the diet and regain any weight lost, but rarely do you hear of any […]


Exercise or Diet?

Kimmer, the creator of the starvation diet Kimkins, insists that exercise is not helpful for weight loss. “No Exercise” seems to be a good selling point, or at least she thinks so. It is boldly stated in all the newsletters she sends out and frequently repeated on her blog. That Kimmer so strongly opposes exercise […]


Marketing Diets

A google search for “diet” returns close to 20 million hits. The vast majority of these are web sites and blogs selling something. A diet book, a diet plan or a diet product. What makes the diet niche so attractive for marketing? I just received this email with tips of how to find your niche […]


Colon Cleanse

There are thousands and thousands blogs and web sites that deal with colon cleansing. They claim that we build up toxins, and even have parasites and critters, in the colon that need to be removed. Of course, these sites sell products to help us do so. Plus claiming that cleansing is beneficial for weight loss. […]


Wu Yi Tea or Acai Berry

Seems that these people don’t know what they used for their weight loss. Here they credit Acai Berry: And here they credit Wu Yi tea: In my previous post, I wrote about how I had been unable to find any studies that supported the claims for Acai Berry having anything to do with weight loss, […]