As you all know I did the Kimkins diet in Week 12 and lost 3 pounds, I noted I liked the diet .....there was a Class Action Suit filed and it recently settled.
Thank you Laura for forwarding the link to the information concerning the Class Action Suit against Kimkins and Heidi Diaz: http://saynotokimkins.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/press-release-from-john-tiedt/
To all Ducks
Today, October 29, 2010, Judge Rick Brown of the Riverside County Superior Court entered a verdict for the plaintiffs in a certified national class action lawsuit. The court entered a verdict against Heidi Diaz the owner of the diet website Kimkins.com for fraud and false advertising. The court awarded the class members restitution in the amount of $1,824,210.39. The court also awarded an additional $500,000 in punitive damages as well as attorney fees. The court then issued a temporary restraining order to freeze all of the assets of Ms. Diaz.
Most notably, the court also imposed an injunction requiring Heidi Diaz to post on all of her websites that: (1) she lied about her weight loss; (2) she lied about her after diet pictures; (3) she lied about testimonials on her website; and (4) she lied about the photographs used with the testimonials to promote the Kimkins website.
An injunction was also issued to prevent Heidi Diaz from contracting, harassing or cyberbulling the plaintiffs and the witnesses. A formal judgment will be entered before November 19, 2010.
The original complaint was filed over three years ago on October 15, 2007. I want to thank everyone who supported the class action lawsuit. The Ducks were wonderful. I met a lot of great people and made a lot of new friends fighting for a good cause. Heidi Diaz lied on her website and made the fatal mistake of lying in the courtroom. You cannot trust Heidi Diaz. I anticipate more legal (illegal) maneuvering by Heidi Diaz to evade the judgment. We will be prepared and I will be relentless. Again, I thank all you.
John E. Tiedt
TIEDT & HURD
980 Montecito Dr., Suite 209
Corona, CA 92879
Tel: (951) 549-9400
Fax: (951) 549-9800
I lost weight with Kimkins but I only did it for ONE WEEK. After reading above and some other things I found regarding the Kimkins diet I have to wonder if any of the people that had tremendous losses were real people.
As with any diet - you need to check with your doctor. You need to know if diet is healthy for you. You have to act on warning signs your body is giving you in any diet.
As I have said before - I am doing a Different Diet each week. I am doing each diet ONE WEEK ONLY. My doctor knows what I am doing and I am in contact with him as I need to be. From my own personal experience with Kimkins - I lost weight and was happy with that. I did not do long term (although again for myself) I probably could have done longer and of course because I did not do any longer than a week I do not know if my body would have responded differently.
***BE SAFE IN YOUR DECISIONS ON YOUR DIET... ALWAYS TALK WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST***