Keith Raniere often suggested to women in his orbit that they maintain a slender figure. He reportedly said that fat disturbs transference of spiritual energy from him to a too plump woman. Allison Mack was reportedly on an 800 calorie per day diet.
Ivy Nevares went on a calorie restricted diet of less than 500 calories per day. Catherine Oxenberg told me that India was on such a low calorie diet she stopped menstruating and her hair was falling out. Another witness at the time said her bones were sticking out from her skin. Sylvie testified that she had to report to Raniere daily her weight, which was some 20 pounds less than what she thought was healthy.
It is not clear why Raniere insisted on super-slender women but he definitely insisted that they be slender.
It was curious because Raniere himself was not always slender.
The 500 calorie diet might consist of a small quantity of plain low-fat yogurt and a small quantity of fruit in the morning. Lunch and dinner consist of foods such as plain squash, kale, cucumber, zucchini, fermented cabbage and radish [Kimchi], and shirataki noodles [10 calories per 4-ounce serving.] Beverages consist of lemon water with stevia, probiotics and Zevias, a calorie-free sparkling water.
Sugar-free gum can be taken after every meal for dessert.
The 500 calorie diet prescribed for women is less than half the calories prisoners at Auschwitz Concentration Camp received daily.
An anonymous commenter wrote the following under the heading:
The Skinny on DOS Diet!
By Not a Fan of Food-Deprivation
Frank Parlato has previously reported that not all of the DOS women were forced to adopt the extremely restricted diet contingent on being already naturally very thin. If I remember correctly.
That one factor alone would greatly influence both the mental state and individual experience of a woman in DOS.
Not many people in America or Canada have truly starved. Long term. Especially by choice. It really, really affects you.
Not just physically. Mentally. When you are that hungry, it is all you can think about. You fantasize about eating out of the garbage. You cannot sleep. Your emotions are on the surface. You will cry. Rage. There is no numbing those feelings with food. All of your willpower is exhausted just battling this deep primal self-preservation instinct driving you to eat. And live.
Children who skip breakfast do poorly in school. Adults who skip almost all meals can barely think at all.
Physically, You are very cold. You will grow fur on your body. Your heart will skip beats (arrhythmia) your ears will roar. You black out. There are hunger headaches. You can have periods of euphoria. You may lose your appetite at times. Because as the French expression goes, ” food brings appetite”.
You know how your stomach reacts when it’s empty? Imagine that all the time. Now add crazy bad Acid Reflux. Horrible “hunger breath”. Bowels a mess. Tooth decay from lack of saliva production. Tooth enamel destroyed from vomiting regularly.
No more period. Hormones messed up. Possibly permanently. The list of medical and mental consequences are from the roots of your hair falling out down to your feet that stripped of all fat lose their padding. Walking on bones is painful. So is sitting on a fat-free butt.
When the body starves, it eats itself. It will try to eat the ” less important parts” but it will eat muscle. Your heart is a muscle. It will affect your brain. Severely.
So many of these DOS women developed eating disorders. Purging is a very intense experience. It can create almost a drug-like response afterward.
Once starved, the body will rapidly store not burn calories when you return to “normal” eating habits. Now you have to battle a weight gain problem that you did not have prior to starvation. This can push a person back to binging and purging and/or anorexia. It will be a life-long problem. Like drug addiction. Or alcoholism.
You can go without booze. Or drugs. Just abstain completely.
But you have to eat to live. It can be a constant bite by bite battle. For life.
Reminds me of the fact that among the articles noted on my sister’s person at the time of her death by gunshot to the head was a pack of sugar-free chewing gum.
Gina (Hutchinson) was also anorexically thin and had been following the DOS diet. She was used as guinea pig experiment by KAR and his cohorts [redacted] Critical evidence recorded for the “Lost Women” Series also shows Gina may have recently aborted Keith’s baby and that she was undergoing NXIVM mind-conditioning, had officially taken a EM and Intensive within 6 weeks prior to her death.
Yep, I’d say the DOS diet is dangerous.
I’m so sorry, Heidi. What was done to your sister… It is hard to put into words how horrible it is… Again, I’m sorry.
Anorexia Nervous is a very serious mental illness and has, by far, the highest death rate of any.
I’m sick of all the body shaming hate on the internet. The models at the top of this post look absolutely gorgeous! Compare that to Allison eats too many Big Macs before she learned so much from Keith.
February 16, 2021 at 6:49 am
I’m sick of all the body shaming hate on the internet. The models at the top of this post look absolutely gorgeous! Compare that to Allison eats too many Big Macs before she learned so much from Keith.”
Is that why you married her?
Because she was gorgeously thin?
I love Big Mac sandwiches
Celebrity women, especially actresses, face pressure to stay thin for the 10lb-adding camera. Mack’s old pal Kristin Kreuk got thin, too thin, even before she joined Nxivm.
This apparently is another thing Mack was “misled” about. She was “misled” into believing it was empowering and feminist to be told by a man that she was too fat and that she had to go on a starvation diet so she’d be skinny and pleasing to him.
She lied to the judge about being misled. She was, in fact, a whole-hearted believer in Raniere and the Nxivm program. She likely still is.
She devoted her life to her man, Raniere. She willingly starved herself for him and she forced her slave women to do likewise. Her feminism was a lie, a pretense. She and Raniere are very much alike and the DOS horror show was very much their joint project. She deserves a lengthy prison term for her crimes.
A sign you might be in a cult – when you are told to do things that you know for a fact are harmful to you and do it anyway.
We see it today with the Trump cult. For whatever reason the brain just says “but he mah hero! He wouldn’t tell me to do something bad for me!” and uh yeah all cult leaders do. Its part of the joy they get out of having that power and the perfect sign of absolute power is getting people to do things they factually know will harm them.
Just substitute the word “democrat” in place of “trump”. Definitely a mental illness.
Nxivm, the cult of Keith Raniere, made their political donations to the Democratic party cult.
NXIVM also made substantial donations to Republican politicians — including “cash” and in-kind contributions.