themiller

United-Kingdom flagEdinburgh, U8, United Kingdom
My 4HB Goal: Get from 193lbs to 173lbs and drop blood pressure into normal range so as I don't have to take medication.

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themiller commented on Arelleth's reply:

It seems to me that there are two possibilities: Either you are over-reacting - I mean, you really can hold a conversation without a cookie in you...

Nov 7th 2011
themiller replied to erin c.herbst's question:

sprouted spelt flour?

Spelt IS wheat - an older variety, but still wheat. It may have a lower GI than white flour, but it is still a almost wholly carbohydrate product (12 - 14 % protein max). So why ask the question? ...

Nov 6th 2011
themiller replied to Daan D.'s question:

SCD anti-social?

Although people might not be familiar with the details of the SCD, everyone has at least used to having friends who go on diets. So most people will be perfectly happy to excuse you. There might ...

Nov 6th 2011
themiller replied to steviespin's question:

Muscle-gain eating

On body building forums the difference between people who gain muscle and people who find it difficult to gain muscle seems to come down most often to how much protein they consume. SCD already pr...

Nov 6th 2011
themiller replied to dianne978's blog post:

Day 3, Part Deux

Presumably if you have decided to try the SCD you have already admitted to yourself that you are not happy with life as it has been up until this point. So when you say that food (or bad food) is ...

Nov 3rd 2011
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Nov 3rd 2011
themiller replied to kuriousjorj's question:

Gravy -- suggestions?

Manystock cubes are mostly salt - so not so healthy, and often taste very artificial. The way I make gravy is... chop up an onion finely and fry in a little oil until it caramelises. If you want...

Nov 2nd 2011
themiller commented on JJJ's reply:

Sorry I wrote the price wrong the first time - just checked the receipt and it was much more expensive.

Nov 2nd 2011
themiller commented on JJJ's reply:

Making it sounds like a great idea - but barely cheaper I'm afraid.

Nov 2nd 2011
themiller asked a question:

Almond Butter

Well I finally figured out how to get almond butter in the UK... I sells in Holland and Barret for £2.65 for 170gr. I think that makes it about the same price as cocaine, and does nothing to di...

Nov 2nd 2011
themiller replied to 4hBod's question:

Drastically Reducing Legumes (Beans a) Good Idea?

Cutting out beans would land you somewhere in the Atkins / Paleo territory. It would bring results, but quite a lot of side effects including very bad breath. I've noticed that even with modest w...

Nov 1st 2011

just read wikipedia - sounds nasty. Its banned in certain food applications in the UK and Europe - that should tell you enough.

Nov 1st 2011
themiller replied to Fab_50's question:

Eating Breakfast.

You get up at 5am!!! just a quick question, how much sleep do you get. I have found that when I get something like 8 hours in bed I don't loose much weight and if I stay in bed for 9 to 9 1/2 hour...

Nov 1st 2011
themiller replied to 4hBod's question:

Tired if bland food

Personally I don't do the bland thing. I don't spend any more time in the supermarket than before, but I always get a range of foods and every meal is different. Have you stopped cooking proper m...

Nov 1st 2011
themiller replied to Sam Green's question:

How do calories work on this diet, going crazy!

Yes, if your weight has massive fluctuations and you obsess about it and overdo diets, then it is possible that you have an unhealthy relationship with food and diets. But you might only need slig...

Oct 31st 2011
themiller commented on Jamie_p's reply:

To be fair if I had to stick to just a few boring meals, it is possible I would have lost a couple more lbs, mostly because I would have been sick...

Oct 31st 2011
themiller replied to Dmayoff Mayoff's question:

Funny breath?

Smelly breath is cause by ketosis - when you are burning fat, and exist to a greater or lesser extent in all lower-carb diets. If it is particularly bad, it might be that you are not getting enou...

Oct 31st 2011
themiller replied to dnice53's question:

Why am I doubting myself?

Of course if you were hoping for 20lbs in 30 days its easy to feel like a failure - I felt just this way even though I was following the diet totally strictly. BUT..... 7 lbs in as many weeks is ...

Oct 31st 2011
themiller replied to gurnzb's question:

Meal after workout

To be fair its going to depend a lot on the workout: If its a workout which really depleats the body of energy, then some carbs may be a good thing to stop the body canibalising muscle tissue for ...

Oct 31st 2011
themiller replied to GauchoPiper's question:

ice bat High Blood Pressure

Was this reading during or immediately after useing the ice pack, or did you wait until you had warmed back up? In order to reheat, the body is going to have to go into overdrive (that's partly w...

Oct 31st 2011
themiller replied to Vtine311's question:

Anyone knowledgeable of BPA?

There are a lot of things with that acronym - which BPA are you talking about?

Oct 31st 2011
themiller replied to bradypatterson's question:

Resistance vs. Weights

The trouble with body-weight exercises is, as you will have guessed, that their effectiveness depends on your body weight. If you are around 200lbs then you can do fairly serious exercise with air...

Oct 30th 2011
themiller replied to Fatguylittlecoat's question:

Keep building muscle mass and lose fat?

1200 calories is virtual starvation - you need way more than that to maintain your body. I personally am guestimating that my calorie intake is considerably higher than before. I struggle to finis...

Oct 30th 2011
themiller replied to steveblower's question:

Entrenched beliefs

I'm not sure that all of Tim's ideas are perfect or proven, or that the reasons he give will turn out to be the actual reasons they work. But most of them work. When it come to exercise and nutri...

Oct 29th 2011
themiller replied to trickymickey's question:

what exercise drops lbs of fat with no mass gain

When you are on a high-protein diet almost any exercise will stimulate some muscle growth. Some people put on muscle without any intentional exercise at all - it all depends on what you were doing...

Oct 29th 2011
themiller replied to Sondre's question:

Need some help and guidence!

I have a similar method as my only means of testing body fat. I'm sorry to say it but, all that you really proove by apparently putting on a kilo of muscle in 3 hours is that the machine is not i...

Oct 29th 2011
themiller asked a question:

Adventures in Blood Pressure

Context About a month ago I started having some very disturbing neurological symptoms which may have arisen as side-effects of being on Amlodipine, a common drug for hypertension. Within a few day...

Oct 28th 2011
themiller commented on Jake's reply:

Thanks - takes a while to find the image url, but I got it.

Oct 28th 2011
Oct 28th 2011
themiller asked a question:

Why can't I show an Image

So I hit the image button and paste in the url. I'm trying to show an image on Flikr and I've tried both the long and short url versions and neither works I'm seeing the code rather than the image...

Oct 28th 2011
themiller asked a question:

30 days results

I have now completed my first 30 days on the Slow Carb Diet, which I have done strictly. Well its hardly the claimed 20lbs in 30 days that's for sure, Starting Weight: 88Kg Ending Weight: 83.8Kg...

Oct 27th 2011
themiller replied to Max's question:

Making abs visible w/o flexing

Sorry posted this as a comment to someone else. I'll work out how the site works eventually. If anything the photos who over-development of your abs compared with the rest of your body. You reall...

Oct 18th 2011
themiller replied to AZLoser's question:

fell off the boat

Sorry posted this as a comment first, Right now - I think you need to get out you After Photos and see how you compare. I'm pretty sure that 10lbs will be fairly obvious and give you a little kic...

Oct 18th 2011
themiller replied to bailidawson's question:

Kettle bell swings hurt lower back?

If you are hurting your lower back it suggests you are performing the exercise with poor form - have someone look at you who has read the description, or take a video and post it. The key muscles...

Oct 18th 2011

Right now - I think you need to get out you After Photos and see how you compare. I'm pretty sure that 10lbs will be fairly obvious and give you a...

Oct 17th 2011
themiller commented on T-C's reply:

If anything the photos who over-development of your abs compared with the rest of your body. You really should develop everything in proportion. Y...

Oct 17th 2011
themiller commented on Dana W's reply:

Just a quick extra thought: how good is your coffee? If you feel like you need sweetener is suggests that your coffee is bitter. Coffee contains s...

Oct 17th 2011
themiller commented on justin's reply:

Even if it had no effect on metabolism (which I think it does), it is the main thing that makes you feel satisfied and removes cravings, and perha...

Oct 17th 2011
themiller asked a question:

Exercise for Blood Pressure

A few weeks ago I had severe side-effects from medication for Blood Pressure - I was advised to stop temporarily, but the doctor wants to put me back on them. So I'm trying to get my B.P. down so ...

Oct 17th 2011
themiller commented on 42Wired's reply:

Cardio is great for general cardio-vascular fitness - but not particularly for weight-loss. Heavy weights with minimal rests have an effect of boo...

Oct 17th 2011
themiller commented on JJJ's reply:

Glad you work out for health and strength and not just the 'mirror muscles' - remember, there's nothing worse for you than an unbalanced physique,...

Oct 17th 2011

Well, I had been concerned as to whether I was pooing enough - so I've added a lot more veg, and after a rather troubled night I lost a couple of...

Oct 17th 2011
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Oct 15th 2011
themiller replied to holla1ha's question:

When I start eating normally again, will the weight come back?

The problem with conventional/calorie restricted diets is that you tend to loose muscle - and so each cycle on and off the diet you increase body fat and loose muscle, getting progressively less h...

Oct 15th 2011
themiller asked a question:

Plateau - after 11 days

I've been on SCD for a few of weeks now. I was feeling rather tired and drained at the beginning - so tried a couple of days on 4 meals per day instead of 3 - this just pushed my weight up so I we...

Oct 15th 2011
themiller blogged:

Member intro: Daniel Davis

Musican and Sound Engineer in Edinburgh, the great city of the Scottish Enlightenment. Can't make a living doing what I love, so I usually prostitute myself to IT where I'm a .NET developer. hmmm ...

Oct 15th 2011
themiller is doing my tutorial!

Slow Carb Diet Initiation

This challenge is a must for anyone preparing to being the slow-carb diet. It will take you through all the necessary steps to successfully survive...

Oct 14th 2011