xtreme weight loss

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!


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 […]


What Makes Kimkins Dangerous

It’s not really that it’s an extreme low carb, low fat, low calorie diet. After all, there are other low calorie diets out there. Just look at the latest issue of Women’s World or some other women’s magazine and I can guarantee that the recommended diet is low calorie. It may not be announced as […]


Dieting Makes You Fat

At least the Kimkins diet seems to. Just look at what it did to Kimmer a.k.a. Heidi Diaz. She went from this to this And that was when she according to herself was an “expert” dieter: I’ve studied weight loss plans for a lifetime, noting what worked. What didn’t. And, most importantly, why. Not only […]


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 […]


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 […]


Feeding Off Body Fat

Kimmer, the founder of the Kimkins Diet, has always insisted that starvation mode does not exist as long as there is body fat to burn for energy. Her diet suggested a daily calorie limit of 500 or less, later adjusted upwards to 710. The rest of the body’s needs would be taken from body fat. […]


Low Carb Fiber

One of the main concerns for people starting a low carb diet is the apparent lack of fiber in the diet. I say “apparent” because it’s really a misconception. One of those accepted “truths” that keeps on being repeated over and over again. The FDA recommends 28 grams of fiber for a 2,000 cal diet. […]


Self-Made Weight Loss “Experts”

There are dozens, if not hundreds of them. Someone lost a significant amount of weight and decides that she (or he) is now qualified to SELL diet advice. Without any other qualifications than that she found a method (or two, or ten) that managed to take the weight off for herself. After having tried a […]