faux diet

Beware of “Natural” Weight Loss Supplements

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that there is a range of diet pills being sold nationwide, as well as over the internet, that are now considered unsafe. FDA suggests to consult with your health care professional before taking dietary supplements to treat obesity or other diseases. All consumers should be familiar with […]


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 […]


Returning to Kimkins

The Kimkins Diet website was launched in June 2006 but had a rather obscure existence until an article in Women’s World magazine caused a large influx of customers one year later. Many people tried the diet but rightly decided that the diet was not sustainable and disappeared. The $59.95 membership fee was written off as […]


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 […]


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 […]