Archive for May, 2008

Diet Addiction

The term addiction is used to describe a recurring compulsion by an individual to engage in some specific activity, despite harmful consequences to the individual’s health, mental state or social life. Is there such a thing as food addiction? No, not according to the author of Breaking out of Food Jail, Jean Antonello R.N., B.S.N. […]


Transitioning from a VLCD like Kimkins

I have written several posts where I have pointed out that a starvation diet like Kimkins is not sustainable long term and that most dieters on a VLCD (very low calorie diet) will regain any weight lost. Of course, I point this out as I do not want anyone to start a diet like Kimkins. […]


Lowcarb Food Pyramid

The USDA food pyramid was latest updated 2005 and is due for a revision in 2010. Can we expect a change from the present recommendation of 45-65% carbs, 10-35% protein and 20-35% fat? I doubt it but it wouldn’t hurt to try. Kimkins Review has a call-out for how you can help. Only by getting […]


More weight loss. More mortality.

There is a long term weight loss study done in Finland that shows that people that lost weight had a higher mortality rate than people that didn’t. The results from the study are really confusing, but they indicate that weight loss is not indicative of better health, at least not when it comes to mortality […]


Kimkins Laxative Abuse

When checking my blog stats, I noticed that many people end up on my blog from a google search on laxatives for weight loss. How sad. Laxatives are not useful for weight loss. They cause loss of water weight. Not fat loss. The drop on the scale is not permanent. As soon as you replace […]


The Making of a Diet Guru

I was googling something today and came across an interesting review of an “anti-diet” book. I will copy one section from the book and while it is copyrighted, I think I may be excused by providing the link to purchase the book: Breaking Out of Food Jail: How to Free Yourself from Diets and Problem […]


Kimkins Causing Eating Disorders

Kimmer is always saying that ALL overweight people already have an eating disorder – being fat is proof of disordered eating. I don’t agree. I know many overweight people that do not have what I would call an unhealthy relationship with food. They eat what they want and just don’t care about being heavier than […]


The Airline Diet

The airlines have opened up their own diet program. It can easily compare to a starvation diet like Kimkins. The airline can guarantee that you will not eat for 6 – 7 hours. No willpower required. Not even Kimkins can do that. I recently returned home from a long flight with US Air. Not that […]


Multivitamin Pill

Is it enough? Kimmer recommends a multivitamin per day for her 500 calories starvation diet, Kimkins. Theoretically, this will provide the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for all essential vitamins and minerals. Does that mean that my body gets everything it needs to function? As the energy will be taken from stored body fat and the […]


Counting Calories

The calorie is a unit of energy, in particular heat. The small calorie, gram calorie, or calorie (symbol: cal) is the amount of heat (energy) required to raise the temperature of one gram of water by 1 °C. The large calorie, kilogram calorie, kilocalorie (symbol: kcal), or Calorie (capital C) is the amount of heat […]