The Code Red Diet claims to help you lose 10 pounds per month without any meal replacement, shakes, fat loss pills, fat loss foods, or exercise. It was invented by Cristy Nickel, a popular wellness coach in the health and fitness world. It is a high-fat and low-carb diet, quite similar to that of the ketogenic diet and the paleolithic diet. However, what sets the Code Red Diet apartn is that it emphasizes plant-based foods. This article discusses the guidelines laid out by Cristy and the health benefits of this diet.
Rules of The Code Red Diet
Cristy has laid out 10 rules to follow for weight loss. The rules are:
Sleep at least 7 to 8 hours per nightDrink at least a gallon of water every dayTry to include vegetables with every mealRestrict yourself to 2 to 3 meals per day without snackingAvoid alcohol, candy, or sweetsSoda and sugary beverages must be avoidedSugary coffee, lattes, and mochas must be avoidedThe consumption of plain coffee must be limited to 2 times a dayBread is not allowed on this dietMeals should be taken before 6:30 pm
Weighing yourself regularly is important while following the Code Red Diet. Cristy says that weighing yourself daily will prevent you from eating unhealthy food. She suggests you measure your dry weight in the morning; remove all clothing and use the restroom to relieve yourself of extra body water before weighing. Keep a record of your weight for your transformation journey.
Junk food must be avoided on this diet (Image via Unsplash Towfiqu Barbhuiya)
Foods to Eat on the Code Red Diet
To get the best results from the Code Red Diet, Cristy Nickel recommends including the following foods:
1) Vegetables and other carbs
Almost all vegetables (except potatoes) are allowed on the diet. Cristy advises against eating potatoes due to their carb content as they can cause a spike in insulin levels and cause fat gain. Fruits should be avoided due to their sugar content. Natural sugars can also trigger a spike in your insulin levels and promote fat gain. Fruits available in the market contain more sugar due to genetic modifications.
Check out this list of low-carb vegetables to include in your diet.
2) Healthy fats
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