Heidi K Diaz

Heidi Kimberly Diaz aka Kimmer is the founder of Kimkins1, a dangerous starvation diet. Heidi claimed to have lost 198 lbs in 11 months following this plan, a claim that she has since admitted was false2.

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There is no evidence she ever lost that weight, and currently, the founder of "No faster diet. None." weighs, by her own admission, 282 lbs3.


1.) Biographical Information

Heidi Kimberly Miller was born in 1958 and grew up in California. She attended a Los Angeles area high school, had a baby at 16, D., and graduated in 1976. Soon after graduation she married a Mr. Diaz and took his name. Together Heidi and her husband had another child, B., and they continued to live in southern California.

After sixteen years of marriage, on August 12, 1997, Heidi Diaz filed for a dissolution of marriage (divorce). Over the next few years she and and her husband fought bitterly in the courts over money and the terms of child support. By her own account, she topped the scales at 318 pounds by her 40th birthday, May 10, 1998.

In email interviews Heidi claims she took the initiative to lose her excess weight soon after her 40th birthday when her oversized belly lit the gas stove in her home as she reached up to a cabinet above the stove4.

Heidi has claimed to have attended law school for one semester, before being kicked out for bad grades, which would imply that she obtained an undergraduate degree somewhere along the way. She claimed on an early Kimkins.com biography to have a degree in 'public administration'5. She admitted to defaulting on a student loan for this law school, and court records associated with this defaulted loan indicate that she was, in fact, admitted to Western State University College of Law6. Interestingly, Western State College of Law was apparently not accredited as a law school during the time Heidi attended it7.

Heidi has claimed to be both a foster mother and a CASA (court-appointed special advocate) for foster children as late as 2007. While she was a foster parent in the past, there is no evidence she has cared for foster children in the last two years nor is she currently serving as a CASA8. It has been reported that one cannot be a CASA and a foster parent simultaneously in California due to a potential conflict of interest.

2.) The LCF Years

Heidi Diaz joined Low Carb Friends, a site dedicated to low-carbohydrate diet support, in November 2000. She quickly gained attention for her claims of rapid and spectacular weight lost, specifically, 198 lbs in 11 months, all while following her own 'tweaked' version of Atkins. This 'tweaking' involved very low calories and nearly no fat or carbohydrates, which results in a diet of almost pure protein. Heidi freely dispensed advice to others on the various forums, and had an ongoing thread called 'Ask Kimmer' in which she evaluated other people's diets and gave advice. She developed quite the little following of admirers, one of whom dubbed Heidi's diet 'kimkins.' Kimkins eventually gained its own place as an 'other' plan on the LCF website. She also gained several 'haters' with the result that Heidi left LCF in 2006 and started her own for-profit site, kimkins.com.

3.) Founding of Kimkins

Heidi K. Diaz founded kimkins.com on the suggestion of a fellow LCF denizen, who offered to set up the business for her9.

4.) Scam uncovered

5.) Current events

"Kimkins" Diet Fraud Unmasked


Heidi Diaz aka "Kimmer"


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