What is the Ketogenic Diet? (THE PROBLEM WITH KETO)

What is the Ketogenic Diet? (THE PROBLEM WITH KETO)


– Keto, it has become a buzzword in the health and fitness industry. Keto is not a fad, because it is healing
people from diseases. At Code Red we do use the concept of keto, and alter it a bit for a better
long-term sustainability. It’s all about the craze right now, and I can guarantee you that just like every other trend diet, it will die down and make
room for the next fad. One of the biggest
assumptions that people make about the Code Red lifestyle, is that because it’s a high-fat lifestyle, it must be keto, but that’s not true. Here are the biggest differences with keto and Code Red lifestyle, including why your weight loss will stall on a ketogenic diet. Before we dive deeper into this topic, I have a free resource
for you to download, The Code Red Lifestyle
Guide, in the link below. So the quick basic rundown, what is keto? Keto stands for ketosis. So what happens is when
your reduce your intake of carbs and sugar, to under a certain amount of grams a day, and raise your fat levels, your body switches from
burning glucose for fuel to now burning ketones for fuel. It’s a much cleaner source of fuel, and you’re able to drop
a lot of body fat on it. The biggest difference between Code Red and the typical keto diet is that on the typical keto diet, they keep the fat percentages
at about 75% of your intake. So there’s nothing wrong with that, but what we have found, is when you keep your fat
percentages that high, normally you have to sacrifice something, and that is usually vegetables, and I can’t lay my head
down at night knowing that I told somebody to eat
fewer vegetables and more meat, so it’s better for our planet, it’s better for us personally, if we have a lot of vegetables,
a more plant-based diet. So, on Code Red we have people keep their fat percentages
around 60% of their intake, and that would allow
more room for vegetables. Another difference between
Code Red and keto, is dairy. We do allow a small amount of heaving whipping cream per
day to put in your coffee, if you’re a coffee drinker, but other than that, we don’t allow dairy. And on keto you can have
copious amounts of cheese, as much as you want, and I just can’t get on board with that. Cheese will stall your weight loss, and it’s also inflammatory. We want to definitely reduce the amount of inflammation in your body. Let’s talk about marketing gimmicks. You’re encouraged to consume
a lot of other bullcrap, and are convinced that
you cannot lose weight unless you drink this keto
coffee, or mushroom mixes, or keto bombs. I just can’t get on board with that, look, I teach people to eat real food. Just because this whole
keto craze is going on, doesn’t mean you gotta get on board with the keto bars, keto drinks, keto exogenous ketones. I’m not down with that. I don’t believe there’s
a product out there that you absolutely must consume in order to continue to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. That’s where I draw the line. I can’t get on board with
the marketing gimmicks. But guess what? There are no marketing
gimmicks with Code Red, because it’s real food, water, and sleep, and we will continue to preach this for the rest of our lives. So long after this keto
craze has died down, just like all the other
fad diets died down, Code Red will be going strong, because real food, water and
sleep never goes out of style. If you want to keep falling
for marketing gimmicks that will be here today and gone tomorrow, I can’t help you. But if you want sustainable weight loss that has proven the test of time, I have a program for you. Download my free resource
today, to get started. If you liked this video
give it a big thumbs up, and subscribe to my channel. That way you are notified
when I release a new video. But listen, comment below, I want to hear, what is
the biggest difference that you’ve noticed
between Code Red and keto? Comment below, let me know, and I will see you on the next video. (light instrumental music)

6 thoughts on “What is the Ketogenic Diet? (THE PROBLEM WITH KETO)

  1. To me Cristy it's just what you said…shakes, bombs, powders all that's stuff. EXPENSIVE! COMPLICATED! Code Red is simple. I can't thank God, and you enough for what you are doing for all of us. CR is truly sustainable. I'm on maintenance and it's still easy.

  2. Code Red is totally do-able, it's real food and with a custom program you are given macros so it takes the guess work out of trying to figure out how much "real food" you should eat per day!! Thank you Cristy for all you do!!

  3. Sleep and water!! I feel soooo much better getting the 7-8 hours a night I should vs. allowing myself to pass by on the only 5-6 that I was allowing myself to get before. What I really LOVE about Code Red and you Cristy, is something that you will NOT find on any other plan… you are telling people that IT IS OK to put themselves first and to create better boundaries for themselves. Somehow, so many of us have to be TOLD that it's ok to not kill ourselves for everyone else's needs. Our society has trained us to do so, especially woman and Moms. I appreciate that voice in my head that has come from you and your coaches that allows me to NOT feel guilty when I tell my kids I am going to bed and that they are old enough to take care of themselves. 70# down this calendar year!! Thank you!!

  4. The biggest difference I notice other then what you mentioned is it's easier to "cheat" on keto and do "dirty keto." People have all kinds of drinks that are loaded with junk just because they say no carbs and no sugar. And yeah those random products you mentioned, don't need them. I haven't tried them, but I'm sure all the different flours like coconut and almond that are allowed with keto probably still stall weightloss. I just have a feeling.

    I've fallen off the wagon for a while. I struggle with my mental health and at the time not having a kitchen plus my dog dying traumatically was just too much for me. I chose my hard and health and weightless just wasn't it unfortunately. I'd probably be at goal by now if I found a way to pull through. I have a kitchen now and a list of my "why's" and I'm doing good. Working on finding counseling in my new location so I can be better prepared if someone dies not to have ptsd sabatoge my progress.

    Thanks for you videos. They're helpful. It's ok not to sound so nicely nice, I know you're nervous about that, but some of us need a firm voice guiding us. We didn't get this unhealthy by having good leadership. I don't see "Christy is so mean," I see a leader. You're going to be remembered long after you die. Keep speaking your truth

  5. It's better to have balance diet, because your body needs fruits and vegetables, that's where you get your vitamins, you need vitamins, along with fats, and proteins. Just watch a video on starvation and what happens to your body.

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