Archive for February, 2008

Recovering from a Cult

Kimkins has been labeled as a cult in several blog posts:Kimkins Cult MentalityKimkins Cult Mentality RevisitedKimkins – A Cult And the latest Kimkins defecter, AmyB, is also calling Kimkins a cult on her blog Magicsmom says: Every one of us who was taken in by Heidi has to go through a process which is exactly […]


Infamous Diet

in·fa·mous– adjective1. having an extremely bad reputation2. deserving of or causing an evil reputation; shamefully malign; detestable Kimkins certainly qualifies as an “Infamous Diet”. Read what Consumer Affairs has to say about it:Kimkins Diet Rolls On Despite Founder’s Excess PoundageThe article by Consumer Affairs is a result of the complaints submitted by the Ducks as […]


Reinforcing the Cult

Kimkins is often compared to a cult, as the community within the pay site ($79.95 membership) has a lot of similarities to a cult. See for yourself:Kimkins Cult MentalityKimkins Cult Mentality RevisitedKimkins – A Cult How can we recognize a cult? A fair use of the cult label for a questionable organization would require the […]


Laxatives for Weight Loss

It’s a MYTH. Since most of the calories eaten are absorbed by the small intestine right after eating, the method of using laxatives for weight loss is actually ineffective. Many laxatives act by irritating the lining of the intestines or by directly stimulating nerves. Continual over stimulation of the intestines form laxative abuse can eventually […]


Diet Founder

Does it matter if a founder of a Diet is following his/her own program, and has been successful on the diet? For the current Kimkins followers, it doesn’t seem so. Unlike founders of popular diet programs such as Atkins, the South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, this particular diet “guru” has failed at […]


Internet Trolls

Wikipedia:An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial and usually irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, with the intention of baiting other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion. Heidi Diaz, aka Kimmer of Kimkins, is […]


Woman’s World Apology

It took them long enough……..


Game of Chicken

The phrase game of Chicken is used as a metaphor for a situation where two parties engage in a showdown where they have nothing to gain, and only pride stops them from backing down. This seems to be an accurate description of what’s going on with the Magic Chicken Diet lately. The Magic Chicken Diet […]


Sockpuppets

Wikipedia: A sockpuppet is an online identity used for purposes of deception within an Internet community. In its earliest usage, a sockpuppet was a false identity through which a member of an Internet community speaks while pretending not to, like a puppeteer manipulating a hand puppet. In current usage, the perception of the term has […]


Magically Crazy Chicken

The Magic Chicken Diet site that was made into a Kimkins clone has been a source of mystery since it was found a couple of months back. A few days ago, someone that is intimately familiar with the Chicken Lady, Bonnie Luper, made a number of disturbing posts on the “sister site”, magicchicken.net. What the […]