Saturday, April 26, 2008

Success Rate from a VLCD

The most recent Kimkins sockpuppet, Swalt (Sue), says that she wants to find out if there are any risks with following Kimkins long term. Clearly, she can not ask on Kimkins as there are no long term successful losers there. And asking would probably label her as a Negative Nancy and those are not allowed on Kimkins so she might end up being banned.

Kimmer has no experience in maintenance. She never had a weight loss to maintain.

Kimmer didn't learn maintenance from the people on LCF she answered question for during 8 years as they did not have experience with maintenance either. Read the stats on the posters on the Ask Kimmer thread. Most of them are at a higher weight now than when the question was asked 2 years ago.

Christin has maintained for a year, but with great effort and she is not doing Kimkins any longer. Deni gained weight on 1,200 cals.

Very low calorie diets (VLCD's) are defined as diets that range from 300 to 800 calories per day intake. Long term studies of the use of VLCD's have shown consistent results; patients on VLCD programs regain most or all of the weight lost in the months following the VLCD regime. In fact, one of the most remarkable features of VLCD's is the speed of weight regain following treatment (Garner & Wooley, 1991).

[Isn't that what Kimmer has said. She loses fast (at least used to, not so fast any more) and regains fast. Isn't that a typical yo-yo dieter?]

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (1994) published a policy paper on VLCD's in which it was strongly stated that VLCD's should only be prescribed and supervised by specially trained physicians. The College was clear in its position that VLCD's should only be used on morbidly obese patients (over 300 pounds) and that the prolonged use of VLCD's is dangerous and potentially lethal. Despite this, VLCD's are widely advertised using prominent actors or models who clearly give the impression that liquid diets are easy, successful and safe for any amount of desired weight loss.

  • VLCD should only be attemped when supervised by specially trained physicians (this is not your family doctor).
  • VLCD gives quick weigh loss and even quicker regain of lost weight.
  • Prolonged use of VLCD's is dangerous and potentially lethal.


Nancy Ellyn said...

Great insight; great post, as always.

LJ said...

VLCD's are harmful to my wellness.

Thanks for the great post. :)

MrsMenopausal said...

It's a shame that those who ignore the information out there, and despite the fraud, support Kimkins based on their weight losses are going to find a very difficult struggle when they try and maintain those losses doing a nonexistent maintenance plan.

It's frightening how fast you begin to gain. Really frightening. It takes a very little increase in food intake after following KK to gain weight.

BTDT (been there "doing" that).
My blog: Weighing The Facts

Yucky said...

Not sure where to post this, so Mariasol feel free to delete it or move it, as you prefer. I was wondering about Gary. Why is he so zealously devoted to Heidi? Or at least so passionately defensive of Kcom? Has anyone checked into whether Gary is active in online BDSM or porn?

Like I said, feel free to delete this or move it elsewhere. Just been wondering about this whole Gary thing and trying to understand the motivation.

mariasol said...

I agree that Gary is a mystery. For sure his 90 years old, blind and deaf dad is non existent. I think you are right that Heidi and Gary had some other, previous connection. BDSM? Porn? Perhaps both. Do I believe that he lost 104 pounds? Not a chance.