Juan Pinillos

United-States flagMiami, FL, United States
My 4HB Goal: get to a healthy body fat %, feel better, enjoy life

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    Juan Pinillos replied to Moses Ong's question:

    Stalling suggestion and troubleshoot please!

    Hey Moses, Can you post what you eat every day? this way we can better gauge or spot maybe anything you might be doing which could be causing the up and down

    Oct 31st 2013
    Juan Pinillos replied to Daniel's question:

    The math & Black Beans?

    Hi Daniel! First of all welcome to the lifestyle! Black beans are totally allowed. They are one of the essentials of this diet, especially at the beginning when you are transitioning away from ...

    Oct 30th 2013
    Juan Pinillos replied to Josh Neumann's question:

    Replacement for carrots?

    Hey Josh, Yeah carrots are good to a limited amount, actually tomatoes fit this category too, they're not something to completely indulge in as they both have sugars. Snacks are a tricky thing ...

    Oct 29th 2013

    I think I will be leaning towards this. My birthday "cheat day" really wouldnt be a full-on cheat day like other times but more of a &q...

    Oct 29th 2013

    Yep, I know that plan B will lead to a fluctuation. Last year I actually managed to lose weight with a similar plan during the holidays but I comp...

    Oct 28th 2013
    Juan Pinillos asked a question:

    Cheat days and Holidays!

    Hello Everyone! The holidays are near and I think it is time to start preparing for the holidays and to make sure we somehow fit in delicious food before then. My cheat days are usually Saturdays...

    Oct 27th 2013

    I agree, never low fat for me either. If anything eating too little fat has been the cause for stalls before.

    Oct 27th 2013
    Oct 27th 2013
    Juan Pinillos replied to MamaCooks's question:

    Gluten free on "treat day"?

    This is a great experiment and something I've been bordering on doing. I've noticed the "Sick" feeling i get on cheat days tends to correlate to the amount of wheat I have throughout th...

    Oct 18th 2013

    agree with wombat, there is no real "light" beer. It still has carbs and sugars. Same thing with the beans. You already are eating ca...

    Oct 11th 2013
    Juan Pinillos replied to Karen Russell Rhodes's question:

    New to SCD: 30 in 30 question.

    Hi karen! First of all welcome to the site. Second, The meal isn't 30g of carbs, it is 30g of protein. The rule is within 30 minutes *or* one hour, 30 minutes being the golden mark (I've tes...

    Oct 9th 2013
    Juan Pinillos replied to Alexander's question:

    Book "Diet 101: The Truth About Low Carb Diets" by Jenny Ruhl

    Thanks for the tip! I just got finished re-reading Why We Get Fat and I was looking for something new to read on nutrition

    Oct 9th 2013
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    Oct 4th 2013

    Wombat! yes! it is one of the things i've been hearing of lately, that I look like the younger brother of my old self. I guess i do look a lot yo...

    Sep 28th 2013

    Hi Lucas, I am currently using a body fat monitor/scale. While not the most accurate thing it is good to keep track of changes over time. PSOne...

    Sep 28th 2013
    Juan Pinillos replied to Bette Charles's question:

    stamina strength decrease

    Hi Bette! Couple of questions. How long have you been on SCD? for most people who have started this, the energy/stamina doesnt really kick in after a week or two. It is almost like your body is...

    Sep 24th 2013

    Skuko, indeed. I now have a really big lunch on friday (usually add some good fats too) and won't eat anything until cheat day breakfast. On Sun...

    Sep 24th 2013

    Thank you Brenda! I highly recommend IF, it has made a huge difference in numbers for me. I'm pretty pretty close to where I want to be, I mainl...

    Sep 24th 2013
    Juan Pinillos commented on R B's reply:

    Thank you!

    Sep 24th 2013

    Thank you!

    Sep 24th 2013
    Juan Pinillos commented on G G's reply:

    Definitely. I think one of the biggest tips Tim gives in the book is to keep evidence and data of everything. Sometimes it is easy to forget ho...

    Sep 24th 2013

    Thanks Ben, You've made some amazing and inspiring progress yourself!

    Sep 24th 2013
    Juan Pinillos asked a question:

    One year, four months in. September Update!

    Hello Fellow Slowcarbers! My last check-in was back right after cheat week! Lots of things have happened since then! took a while to drop back the cheat week weight but boy I've had lots of posit...

    Sep 22nd 2013
    Juan Pinillos replied to Tomhole's question:

    Update 9/20/2013

    Great update Tom! 11.5% Body fat is great! Body fat for me is dropping steadily. Keep us posted with all your progress

    Sep 22nd 2013
    Juan Pinillos replied to Katherine C.'s question:

    What's with all the egg substitute?

    Completely agree. Been doing this for over a year now, my breakfast contains anywhere from 4-5 eggs whole. Lost over 100lbs so far. Never affected my weight loss, never affected my cholesterol

    Sep 14th 2013

    Cauliflower is still good and one of my mainstays. You can make a nice cauliflower mash or cauliflower "rice" to help complete your mea...

    Sep 10th 2013
    Juan Pinillos replied to skuko's question:

    been stalling since july

    Hi there Skuko! The 100kg barrier was a tough one to break for me too! it is doable. I completely agree that you should go strict SCD if you want to break through the stall. Two cheat days, as ...

    Sep 10th 2013

    According to their nutritional guide, guacamole should be good (I've seen a few people in this forum recommend half an avocado a day at most), but...

    Sep 9th 2013

    indeed, plus another problem is that the protein powder would leave me hungry shortly afterwards and I would have to eat more to make up for it. ...

    Sep 9th 2013
    Juan Pinillos commented on Jake's reply:

    completely agree. Please post what you are eating, drinking etc. Sometimes people think they are following the diet by the book and then realiz...

    Sep 9th 2013
    Sep 9th 2013
    Juan Pinillos replied to Alex Abernathy's question:

    Chipotle DIet

    Chipotle has been a mainstay for me whenever I don't bring my own lunch and have one nearby. Just watch out for the sauces which do have added sugars. As long as you stick to the meats and beans...

    Sep 9th 2013
    Juan Pinillos replied to G G's question:

    Finally Broke My Stall

    Good stuff man! WPI helped me break a stall in the beginning of the year. I usually mix it with a bit of coffee + Cinnamon and it kinda tastes like a coffee drink so it works for me. Nowadays I ...

    Sep 9th 2013
    Sep 9th 2013

    Nathan's has dextrose I believe so they're no good really. I've found Boar's Head has frankfurters that are pure beef and they have no sugar and...

    Aug 16th 2013
    Aug 16th 2013
    Juan Pinillos replied to Drewfis H's question:

    One Long Year...

    SO great to read this post man. You hit a lot of good points. Congrats man! that is a lot of success! When I started I was near 300lbs and I'm currently in the 180s too. It is amazing how this ...

    Aug 16th 2013