ss_blog_claim=ded1032afe4804d8c786343d92d4da42 Low Carb Weigh Of Life: September 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

2nd Day at Low Carb Discussion

Well, today is my 2nd day of posting at Low Carb Discussion a forum hosted by Jimmy Moore of Livin La Vida Low Carb. I found many former KK members there and hopefully I will be able to find the support that I need. I really relied on the forums at the Kimkins website, so hopefully this will help me get through the rough days.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

1000 Free Hits Just For Registering

I will give you 1000 hits just for registering at Simply register and then send an email to and I will deposit the extra 1000 credits into your account. You automatically get 200 credits for signing up, so your total hits will be 1200.

Have fun!

I was banned from the Kimkins Site

I can't believe it! I was banned from the Kimkins site for posting my goodbye message to all of my Kimkins friends. I didn't even think I said anything bad, but yet they still banned me for a "TOS Violation". There are very few of the original members there and the forums are so quiet now that everyone has been banned. It's really sad, that it got to this point. Things could have been handled so much better.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

I'm going to try a cycling plan...

It looks like the controversy regarding the limited number of calories and fats on the Kimkins Diet, has motivated Kimmer to working on a cycling plan. There are several members on the site who are already doing this and I think it would be great for me. The idea behind the plan is to alternate between Kimkins and any other Low Carb plan. For example, I am planning on alternating between Atkins and Kimkins so I must still keep my carbs under 20. I started this today, and I'll see how it goes. I will be out of town for the first part of week on business, so hopefully this will be easier to follow.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Kimkins Fundanentals Ebook

Congratulations! You have just received the e-book! Here you will read and learn all about the original Kimkins Diet, how and why it works -- and best of all, what it can do for you!

What Is the Kimkins Diet and What Makes It Superior to Other Weight Loss Plans?

Kimkins is the fastest major weight loss plan ever. Sure, we know you've heard claims like this before. That's one reason we have decided to put the original Kimkins Diet in this e-book. Try it and see for yourself.

Always ask your doctor before starting this or any diet plan.

Do I Have To Take Pills Such As Appetite Suppressants or Diet Pills?

Absolutely NOT! However, do speak with your doctor about quality nutritional vitamins and mineral supplements. In this day and age of depleting soil nutrients and processing of foods, free radicals and environmental pollution, we strongly recommend supplements for everyone -- dieting or not.

Will I Be Hungry?

No. The Kimkins Diet causes an effect termed “ketosis”. Ketosis is a natural body process and in simple terms means burning stored body fat for fuel.

When a person is in ketosis they often experience a sense of well being and experience little or no hunger. Ketosis is a natural appetite suppressant. Doing Kimkins a person can expect to be in ketosis in just a few short days. Symptoms normally include a copper taste in the mouth. Your breath will change as well.

Kimkins is certainly not the first low carb plan to introduce ketosis, but Kimkins offers a special advantage the other plans don't. Motivation even before ketosis sets in by giving you what you really want in a weight loss plan. Fast results! That's right -- fast! You can expect to see a drop of up to 1 pound a day or more per day (varies from each individual) on average and sometimes even more!

Losing 5% (or more!) of your total body weight within 10 days is commonly reported by members.

Of course sometimes people who are accustomed to eating large portions may still feel hungry despite ketosis. We can help you adjust your menu and portions to suit your individual needs. Your comfort is important to us as well as to your own success.

No One Understands

Most importantly, here at we know how you feel. We know the despair, humiliation and embarrassment that tend to go hand in hand with being overweight.

Maybe you have a high school reunion coming up and you want to look your best? Or perhaps the same clothes you wore last summer won't button up today? Or maybe you saw a glimpse of yourself in a storefront window reflection and you no longer recognize that person!

Worse, recent photographs and videos often shock us. Often we don't realize how our weight has spiraled out of control until we see the images on film.

Here at Kimkins we are made up of people who understand your situation because we've been there. Each and every single one of us knows what it's like to be over weight. We are succeeding and you will too.

How Can We Make Such Claims?

Just ask our members at! Our chat room is just one source of happy people who will tell you that Kimkins is highly effective and does deliver the promise of fast weight loss.

With nearly 40,000 members and rapidly growing, has the support you need. Studies have shown that losing weight with a support group is far more effective than going it alone. So, come on in to and start off by introducing yourself and head off to the Newbie Support forum to get started.

On the website you will find support, positive re-enforcement and helpful guidance from members and staff. These people started out just like you and they are succeeding! There’s always something interesting and fun goings on at on the challenge forums, too! What could be more motivational than a group of people who are all losing with you?

And there's more! We also offer weight loss challenges that benefit others in need -- just by your success!

At certain times you will find fundraisers (optional for you to join) which help fund non profit organizations. For example, we are currently planning a challenge to benefit diabetes awareness. Plus, we have a breast cancer walk coming up in 2008.

We will be posting more about these fundraisers on our bulletin boards very soon.

Proof It Works

Want more proof that Kimkins works as promised?

How about People magazine, January 3, 2007 entitled Half Their Size? Yes, we have a weight loss success story, Mary Smith, on the cover who credits the Kimkins plan as part of her success!

And on the June 5, 2007 issue of Woman’s World magazine, we proudly feature another success story on the cover! Christin is a mom of 2 and lost 100 lbs on Kimkins in just 5 short months!

At you will find many, many success stories. We hope the next one will be you!

Your Health

Even more important than your appearance is your health. Excess weight is a well known contributor to health problems and can cause a myriad of conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.

Excess weight can also be hard on the joints, can cause feet to swell and contributes to lower back problems. And let's not forget fatigue and depression. Kimkins can help with the cure.

Understanding Why

On almost any corner there is a fast food restaurant, doughnut shops or convenient stores stocked with candy, junk food, sugary drinks, etc. Turn on the television and you'll see plenty of promotions for unhealthy junk foods but rarely featuring an overweight host. It's misleading, for sure.

But at we can show you exactly which foods are making you over weight and unhealthy. We can also help you choose foods that will benefit your health as well as your weight.

Do I have To Buy Pre-packaged Foods?

No. Kimkins is simple. You will find everything you need at your local grocery store. Meal preparations are easy.

In fact, so easy and delicious that we have included a few sample recipes in the back of this book. Try them and see for yourself!

OK, What About Exercise? Do I have To Do It?

No. Exercise is a matter of personal choice. It is not necessary for weight loss while doing Kimkins. However, if you would like the benefits from exercising we do have an excellent exercise forum with like-minded members to encourage you.

But How Does Kimkins Work?

Kimkins is not just another low calorie plan. Nor is it just another low carb plan. Kimkins is unique. Again, we are proud to make the claim that there is no faster major weight loss plan -- NONE! Come see for yourself at

Overheard on Our Boards

"I tried Atkins but it quit working for me. I tried South Beach and it didn't work either. I even tried another low calorie diet called The Rotation diet and failed to lose anything. Then I found Kimkins and am proud to say today I have lost 112 lbs!"

Will I Gain The Weight Back Once I Hit Goal?

No. We will teach you what foods to eat to maintain your goal weight. Gradually you will be able to add more foods back into your diet until you find your own individual tolerances.

Will I Ever Be Able To Eat My Favorite Foods Again?

Yes. But, not every day or in the same quantity. Once you have reached your goal weight you will occasionally be able to treat yourself to a special food that was previously off limits during the weight loss phase.

Our maintenance plan offers a huge advantage over most plans. We allow a 5 lb span from your goal weight number. It's a good idea to drop to the lower end of your weight loss span first, before you indulge. Then, if a certain food indulgence causes your weight to go over your comfort zone, simply return to a short round of Kimkins until the weight is back to the lower end. Normally this only takes a few days.

We recommend you keep a sharp eye on the scales and pay attention to how your clothes fit. Be vigilant and you can stay slim forever.

What Is My Goal Weight?

At you will find a tool called My Virtual Model. The model is a replica of you according to your height and body structure. You can enter different weights and get an idea of what you will look like. This will help you determine your ideal weight.

Or, you may recall an earlier weight when you were most comfortable. Many already have that magic number in mind before they start Kimkins. Either way we can help you determine your goal weight.

A healthy BMI is just the beginning of the new you.

What If I Get Bored With Kimkins?

At we have alternative weight loss plans that are all just as effective as the original Kimkins plan. The choice is yours! Feel free to try them all and find your own personal favorite. We even offer vegetarian choices.

My Doctor Says Lose Slower

Introducing the slower but steady plan! Kimkins can be cycled with a higher fat and higher calorie plan. Some people find they are more comfortable using this plan and can stay on target this way.

You may not get the fastest results, but you will still succeed. Just ask us how at We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Original Kimkins Diet

As much lean protein as desired from the Kimkins Food List
0-20 total carbs per day (no fiber or sugar alcohol subtraction)
0-3 cups List 1 veggies per day OR
0-2 cups List 1 veggies + 0-1 cup List 2 veggies per day
Use minimal fat to make your menu work (careful, calories count!)
No alcohol or low carb products (sugar free candy, energy bars, frozen meals)
Your appetite will reduce naturally after 3-5 days
Take a complete multivitamin each day plus other desired supplements

Favorite Simple Recipes

Ham & Egg Skillet

2 eggs, well beaten
2 oz lean ham, minced
2 mushrooms, sliced
1 green onion, minced
1 oz cheddar cheese, shredded

Spray nonstick skillet with nonstick spray. Add ham, mushrooms and onion, sauté on low until tender. Add eggs and cook until set, stirring constantly. Transfer to a warm plate, sprinkle with cheese and serve!

Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

3 oz flank steak, well trimmed
½ cup broccoli florets, blanched or frozen thawed
2 tbsp beef broth
1 tsp lite soy sauce
¼ tsp sesame oil
½ tsp garlic minced
Salt and pepper to taste

Slice beef against the grain into 1/8 inch ribbons. Sprinkle with salt & pepper, set aside. In nonstick skillet add beef broth, soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic. Cook over low for 1 minute and then add beef. Cook quickly until no longer pink (about 2-3 minutes). Add broccoli, mix well and serve on warm plate.

And don't forget the pancakes for breakfast either!

Cinnamon Egg White Pancakes

3 egg whites
¼ tsp cinnamon
Nonstick cooking spray, butter flavor
Davinci or Torani sugar free syrup

Beat 3 egg whites and cinnamon until stiff. Spray small saucepan with nonstick spray. Spread egg whites evenly into pan and cook on low. Once the underside is golden brown, spray top of egg with nonstick spray, flip and repeat for other side.

We use sugar free syrups on these tasty pancakes. Davinci or Torani syrups are delicious on these and in coffee or meal replacement shakes, too. These syrups are available at Walmart stores in the coffee isle. We also recommend I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, Fat Free for these pancakes.

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

New Article Mentions Kimkins Diet

Check out this new post that I found on The Skinny Website...They mention Kimkins in the very last sentence. Doesn't sound like Kimkins to me because it's all high fat foods, but it's nice to see the mention of our WOE in a high traffic website.
It isn’t enough that Angelina Jolie has announced to the public that she does not, in fact, have anorexia. Now she has revealed that she eats plenty of foods - especially fried eggs, bacon and sausage.

Denying all the recent reports, the actress said that she has never been a fitness freak, and regularly eats fried eggs, bacon and sausages.

She has also been quoted saying that she doesn’t have to worry about her weight and can eat anything she wants.

The question is, does she? I doubt it.

Anyway, if one wants to get technical here (and I do), eating eggs, bacon and sausage only suggest that she can be on a low-carb diet. Those are NOT the foods that add unwanted poundage, so what’s the big deal if she eats them or not? Someone can eat those three items all day long and in fact lose a bunch of weight. (And trust me, I know, I’ve done it while I was on the Kimkins Diet.)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Recommitted and Losing Again

Hi, I had to restart the diet this week. I fell off the wagon for a couple of reasons, all of which when I look back are crazy. My friend from Indiana visited last week and I went off plan and rationalized that I would just start over when she left. I wanted the frozen drinks at Mai Tai, the fried seafood at Ocean Deck and that stupid hamburger at the pool deck of the resort. I have to learn to control my cravings better, but I have to say things have gotten better in that area. I will say that even though I ate bad stuff, I didn't eat the portion size that I would have before starting this diet. I never completely finished any of meals because I simply stopped when I got full. This wasn't something that I was able to do before, but that has definitely gotten easier.

Thursday was the Industry Recognition Luncheon, well as many of you know the fancy sit down lunches are usually a salad, entree and dessert that you have no control over. The salad was fine, it was a Caesar Salad but then the entree was brought and to my shock it was a stupid pasta dish. I could have died, I thought for sure they would do some kind of stuffed baked chicken or something and I could just eat the chicken. Well, I was wrong. It was a Chicken Parmesan(breaded) with ziti noodles and the dessert was a rich chocolate cake. I didn't eat the cake, but I was so hungry and I(well my boss) paid $40.00 for the lunch that I thought it would be totally rude not to eat at least some of it.

Anyway, so I started over yesterday and I've been doing fine so far. I'm meeting friends for dinner at Ocean Deck tonight and I am going to have grilled seafood this time and only 2 beers. I can do this! Then tomorrow will be my baking day and I will make some egg muffins and other goodies to take in my lunch this week. I love having pre-made grilled chicken in the fridge that I can just grab and throw in the microwave for a few seconds and then it's good to go. It makes it easier to stop cravings because I don't have time to think about what I am going to cook.

Well, have a great day everyone. I'll be back tomorrow to let everyone know how I do tonight. Keep your fingers crossed.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The pic of me in the shorts was taken last weekend, 30 pounds lighter

Here are some photos to show my results. It's nice to finally be able to see the difference.

My take on the Kimkins Controversy

I am aware of what is being said about the Kimkins Controversy and I want to take this time to give you my take on what is being said. I have read reports of hair loss, extreme fatigue and illness, and other horrible side effects, but then I have heard great stories of extreme weight loss with no side effects. I can tell you that since I started, I only had a small amount of sickness due to SNATT but it was over in just a couple of days. As far as the reported overuse of laxative, I think that is a personal choice. I take a vegetable laxative when I need it, but this is not every day.

There have been numerous claims that the Kimkins diet is unsafe due to extremely low calorie intake and low fat guidelines. There are three different versions of the Kimkins Diet: Kimkins, K/E, and Boot Camp. K/E is basically just lean meats and eggs, Boot Camp is an extremely regimented plan that specifies that you should stay in the 500 calorie range and still get 30 minutes of cardio daily. Kimkins is a mixture of lean meats, eggs, green leafy veggies and a few other items in moderation. I had my doctor look at the Kimkins plan, and he said that it is a VERY HEALTHY WAY OF EATING. This is basically what he has been telling me for years, but I didn't have the ability to actually follow it until I found the Kimkins website and all of the great people there. I occasionally do the K/E plan as a way to kickstart my diet, but I do not stay on it for more than a week at a time. With the Kimkins plan, I am allowing myself very small amounts of cheese and or nuts in an effort to get some good fats into my diet. This was a recommendation by my doctor, strictly because he wants me to keep my calorie content in the 900-1100 range.

As far as who Kimmer is, I really don't care. In my opinion, it doesn't really matter. She had the savvy to put her plan into action, she put together a great website and has helped thousands of people lose weight that have tried basically everything before. The forum alone is worth the money that I paid to join, but the added benefit of the great recipes, and comraderie of fellow dieters is priceless.

I do not care to argue over who is right or who is wrong, but I just wanted everyone to know my thoughts.

Thanks for reading.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Kimkins Sample Menu Plans

Denver omelette
Tomato slices
Chicken soup
Caesar style salad
Grilled salmon
Saute mushrooms

Chicken sausage
Zucchini cottage fries
Broiled turkey burger
Simple salad
Spiced pork kebobs
Steamed green beans

Ham scramble
Zucchini latkes
Tuna salad
Raw veggies w/ salsa Beverage
Chicken chili
Baby greens salad

Breakfast steak
Eggs any style
Grilled chicken thighs
Tomato & mozzarella
Asian chicken stirfry
Steamed broccoli

Grilled ham steak
Scrambled eggs
Turkey Cobb salad
String cheese
Cheeseburger chowder
Baby spinach salad

Turkey bacon
Mini omelette
Grilled pork cutlet
Grilled veggies
Tequila lime chicken
Zucchini noodles

Minute steak
Eggs any style
Spicy chicken over
Shredded salad mix
Roast chicken
Caesar salad

Monday, September 3, 2007

The Low Carb Pyramid

Here is a picture of the low carb pyramid that is recommended for those on a low-carb diet. The optimal amount of carbs varies for individuals, but it seems likely that most people can still receive the benefits by starting at a higher carb level, and avoiding some of the problems. While Kimkins and Atkins starts people at 20 grams of daily carbohydrate, the Eades of Protein Power say 30 grams, Diana Schwarzbein of The Schwarzbein Principle says at least 60, the Zone says 100 to 150, and Sugar Busters would probably be around 140 to 200 grams. All of these are considerably under standard nutritional advice, which is generally around 250 to 300 grams of carbohydrate daily (depending upon calories and other factors), and certainly you hear people on all these plans who are saying essentially the same thing about the positive effects –- decreased cravings, increased energy, etc.