Kimmer, a.k.a. Heidi Diaz recently stated:
"This is what I did wrong:
1) I used model photos to show Kimkins possibilities
2) I exaggerated my personal weight loss
That’s it. Hand to God, that’s it."
- To represent as greater than is actually the case; overstate: exaggerate the size of the enemy force; exaggerated his own role in the episode.
- To enlarge or increase to an abnormal degree: thick lenses that exaggerated the size of her eyes.
To make overstatements.
How can you "exaggerate" something that is non-existent in the first place? Kimmer went from this:
There never was any weight loss, so how can she "exaggerate" a weight loss? Fabricate seems to be a more fitting word.
Kimmer successfully fabricated a weight loss story that she stuck to for 6 years and posted fake photos to support her claim of being a slender 118 lbs young-looking woman.
"I've been at goal for nearly 6 years and my old 318-pound life seems like eons ago!"
And what about the first thing that she did wrong? Using model photos to show Kimkins possibilities? If the diet was as successful as she claims, where are all the real pictures from the 6 years she was promoting it? She always talked about receiving so many emails from people that thanked her for their weight loss. Were they all camera shy, like Kimmer herself?
"Hello, I'm Kimmer! I've studied weight loss plans for a lifetime, noting what worked. What didn't. And, most importantly, why. Not only from personal experience, but from the feedback of hundreds of unhappy, overweight folks."
I do think she knows what doesn't work. But not what does work. At least not for herself.