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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 […]


Quick Weight Loss

Isn’t that what we all want? The fad diet industry is banking on it. Lose 10 pounds in a week! Lose 100 pounds in 5 months! No faster diet, none! Better than gastric bypass! Sounds good? Apparently, as we keep on paying for new diet fads all the time. Looking for the magic diet/pill/supplement that […]


Daily Calorie Intake

There has been a lot of discussions lately about number of calories needed in the communities I frequent on the internet. However, I think there is some confusion about what the calculators are telling us. BMR = Basal Metabolic Rate. This is how many calories the body consumes in a “comatose state”. Calories just needed […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Basal Metabolic Rate

The Harris Benedict formula is often recommended to calculate basal metabolic rate (BMR) in order to determine how many calories we should eat to lose weight. Basal metabolic rate is the energy the body burns in total inactivity and it is not recommended to go below this number. In addition, an “activity factor” is used […]


Kimkins Facing Criminal Charges Next?

The Sam Redman character recently visited LCF to lecture us on why the Class Action Lawsuit against Kimmer is without merit. Among a lot of other verbiage, he said in a post: “There must have been an intent to deceive. But, it could be well argued that she used the creative photos and testimonials… not […]


Kimkins Scam on Headline News

INSIDER EXCLUSIVE An abbreviated version is available on YouTube Magicsmom did a fantastic job of representing the plaintiffs in the Class Action Lawsuit against Kimkins. Magicsmom was an early member of Kimkins, did try the diet (which backfired on her like it does for many, many people) and has been banned for no reason. She […]