Monday, February 25, 2008

Infamous Diet

in·fa·mous
– adjective
1. having an extremely bad reputation
2. 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 Poundage

The article by Consumer Affairs is a result of the complaints submitted by the Ducks as part of the "Take Down Kimkins Contest" on Kimkinsscam.

What is interesting with the Consumer Affair's article is that it is written by someone, David Wood, that had no previous knowledge of the diet. David was given a free pass to kimkins.com and commented:

"Our time on the Kimkins website showed that many people didn't care that many if not most of the claims were bogus. It was a cult atmosphere, with people attacking anyone that dared speak against Heidi and her diet. And although the membership fee is supposed to pay for a lifetime membership, we spoke with numerous people who had been banned from the site.

We also saw the consequences of a classic starvation diet. Women who had quickly lost the weight started eating again, and then returned to the Kimkins site for encouragement to lose the weight again."

Apparently, the new sockpuppets Heidi created on Kimkins just before David's arrival did not fool him one bit, just as the "cleaned up" version of kimkins.com still doesn't make the diet any better.

6 comments:

Yust Yucky said...

This is great! Did we hear correctly, that Heidi at first refused to answer his questions? Why did she change her mind and let him snoop around the site?

Just curious.

MrsMenopausal said...

Thanks for posting the article by David Wood. He sure hit the nail on the head when he summed up the atmosphere at KK!

mariasol said...

yucky - You are right, Heidi initially refused to comment. I guess she just needed a a few hours to create new sockpuppets.

yucky said...

good point, Sol. And maybe she had a few more things that needed scrubbing over there before company arrived? Looks like all that scrubbing was in vain! lol!

2BIG4MYSIZE said...

thanks for blogging about this. Interesting point about the need for the sock puppets since the really active members who were real walked out or got banned.

avenuegirl said...

This brings up a good point - do we treat members leaving Kimkins
the same as those who have been involved in a cult?

BTW, an extra sincere thank you today for all the hard work you have done.