What Is This Episode About…
In this episode, I’ll be talking about how a sloppy diet leads to a sloppy life. Using my own personal experience, I’m always eating Code Red 90% of the time, but 10% of the time I find myself going off track especially during my international travels because it gets a bit hard to follow my diet when I’m in countries overseas. And I have noticed that when I get off track, and I start eating crappy food, everything else in my personal and business life becomes sloppy.
Sometimes I try to convince myself that if I eat crappy foods in moderation, that it’s not so bad, but it always gets out of hand and I find myself forgetting what moderation really is, and eating a whole lot of the foods that I’m not supposed to eat. And this is a widespread problem in America. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight while a third of them are pre-diabetic and obese. So we really aren’t so good with moderation. One has to completely commit to their diet 100% to succeed in achieving better health and wellness.
I also can’t highlight the importance of exercising enough. It may not have anything to do with weight loss, but it’s critical to maintaining the Code Red lifestyle. I’ll talk about the struggles I have with exercising consistently and tell you how I get affected so negatively when I don’t exercise on top of taking crappy foods. This episode will serve as a much-needed pep talk especially if you’ve been having the same struggles with maintaining that good diet. Stay tuned for more.
Key Points of Discussion
- Sloppy diet equals sloppy life: Cristy’s personal experience (01:00)
- You can't be sloppy in your health, weight, and maintaining wellness, and have the rest of your life be thriving (05:38)
- Although exercise has nothing to do with weight loss, it’s very important (09:00)
- It’s not about the number on the scale, it’s about feeling fantastic (12:00)
- One might fall off the wagon but it’s all about how fast they get right back on (13:33)
- It’s partly in our head and partly a chemical addiction (15:50)
- You’ve got to have accountability and don’t let yourself get into the crap (18:05)
Learn More About The Content Discussed…
Get the Code Red On-The-Go Guide here.
Join the next 10-Pound Takedown Challenge here.
When Was It Released…
This episode was released March 18, 2020
Disclaimer: This Transcript Is Auto-Generated And May Contain Spelling And Grammar Errors
It's so not about the wait for me you guys is so not about the number on the scale when it comes to keeping myself on the straight and narrow it is but it isn't mean the number on the scale is like down like number like the fifth one down. It is how I feel. It is how I wake up feeling when my diet is on track when I am eating Code Red and I'm on course
That I feel fantastic. But when I am not
Everything else just goes to the toilet.
I'm Christy Code Red and you're listening to revel weight loss and lifestyle where we believe food holds the power to heal or poison. And we believe our society has been misled regarding proper nutrition and weight loss. You're in the right place if you're looking for some straight-up truth, because I'm here to shed light on the lies and brainwashing that has taken place over the past five days. Thanks so much for listening.
Welcome back to rubber weight loss and lifestyle. I am Christy Code Red author, entrepreneur, retired professional boxer I'm sitting down so I can't do my normal. I guess I can kind of my normal I'm sitting on my stool. I'm sitting on my stool for this podcast. I've been standing up all day and I kind of got a little bit tired. Hello to all of you. I'm by myself for this podcast today. And I want to read a rating and review for you This is from this just came in a couple of days ago. This is from Mama tab. Mama tab says she says make it about the memories five stars. Your podcasts are both informative and inspirational. Thank you for your brutal honesty and your stories. We all have issues whether it's financial, emotional or food-centred, which in my case has made my waist expand because I have filled my face and not my heart or mind. Your stories remind me how connected we all are and what really matters you are absolutely write about the memories you create together. And that is life is all about. Thank you Amitabh, I appreciate that, guys, we would love your ratings and reviews. You know, that just helps other people. See people don't believe what they, what they hear they believe what they see. So it's really helpful when other people can get on a podcast and read what other people write. Same thing with my revolution book on Amazon. So I appreciate all of your ratings and reviews and you know, you got something you want to tell me that's not good. Put it on there. I'm not afraid of your criticism. Put it on there. You know, with an anonymous name. That's what people do they do some kind of a criticism with a nominee nonnamous name like what the heck Well, my gosh, that's so that's a coward move. Guys, I want to share something personal. I always do. But let's talk about sloppy diet equals sloppy life. Now, I have been very honest and transparent with you guys about my life. And how I have gone off the program a couple of times and it's you know, it's a kind of an online thing where, you know, 90% of the time I'm on the straight and narrow and I 90% of the time I eat code read. And then there have been a couple of times where I've gotten off the track a lot of times that has to do with travelling. And I'm not talking about travel every week, I travel all the time, every week, I'm talking about travelling overseas where I've gone 18 days to Croatia or Spain, or you know, travelling down the where I'm trying to my mind is drawing a blank I've been to Europe freaking nine times you think I'd be able to pull up one of those European countries. But that's usually what happens is just the ongoing travel and you're just you're just off of your routine and that's where I usually get off track or I can stay on track the first week and the second week, it just starts to go downhill. So I get it I understand. But what I have noticed with my own life, is when I get off track with my diet, when my diet and when I say the word diet by The way that the definition of the word diet is what a species habitually eats, diet in our society has become, it is negative. It has this negative connotation that it means losing weight. But no when I say diet, I mean what a species habitually eats. So when I say my diet, just what I'm eating right? Of course, in code red, we believe in the proper human diet. And that is real food. Anyway, when I have gotten off track in my diet, my entire life, every area of my life, get sloppy. And I'm not kidding. I don't mean maybe every area of my life gets sloppy. When I get sloppy with my diet, and I don't know if this happens to you. I don't know I know I'm not the only one but I don't know if this is happening to everybody. every area of my life gets sloppy. When I get sloppy with my diet. My life becomes sloppy That's why when I go speak to entrepreneurs, I am hitting it home. I am hammering at home. Yeah, you got to have systems in place. Yeah, you got to have a business coach. Yeah, you got to be able to post consistently on social media, like there are certain things that entrepreneurs need to do systems wise in order to grow their business. But if you are not taking care of you, then you can't level up your game every other area. It just doesn't work that way, no matter what, you know, entrepreneurs try to try to ignore their health. They try to ignore it, and then they wonder why their business ain't growing. You know, like it's you can't
you guys it goes hand in hand. You can't ignore your health. You can't be sloppy in your health and in your weight and maintaining your health and maintaining wellness, and have the rest of your life be thriving. You just can't it won't happen. It won't happen. I have been on this earth. At the time of this recording 43 years. I have been in the health and wellness industry for over 25 I have been doing Code Red, like hardcore for almost at the time of this recording for years. I know what I'm talking about. I have been able to grow massively doubling every year. So I know what I'm talking about. I have a right to speak to this.
And I am telling you right now,
it's just your when you let your diet slip in your health slip, every area of your life is going to decline. I can tell you right now, that for me, let's see. I said I was going to be honest, I guess they're better. I guess I better be totally honest here. You know, letting a diet coke slip in, you know, letting
Gosh, I'm trying to think of what I would let slip in here, letting you know tortilla shell slip in here and they're like, it doesn't take much for me, you guys for me to fall. I'm one of those people that I really need to stay on the straight and narrow 100% I can't have things in moderation and we've talked about this on other podcasts modern is total bullcrap I think everything in moderation bull crap, have you looked around? Two-thirds of this country is overweight. One-third of this country is pre-diabetic and obese. Like we don't have moderation nailed down. We are effing up moderation. That is not we just can forget about moderation because we aren't playing that role very well. And I don't in my life I do not do moderation very well. So for me for Christy Code Red just for me personally, it's not just one It seems like it's one. cracker miles just bought these crackers called nut thins. I guess they're pretty new. I don't know. they're new to new to him. And I had to ask them to keep them down in his office because I couldn't stay out of them. And it was one nothing turned into 12 nothing's then turned into nothing's in cracker and cheese. And then it turned into it. Well, they did. And then it turned it and then it turned into Ba ba ba ba and it was just a tsunami. It was just a vicious cycle. I can't do moderation you guys, and maybe you're like that, but I finally just admitted the fact that I couldn't do moderation. Everything in moderation. It just got to just have one. I just can't just do one. I can't show I got to do zero. It's zero for me. And so what I noticed a couple of times where my diet has gone off track, and I have let things slip is I have noticed that I start being sloppy with my marriage. Okay, I ignore Myles. I don't talk to him as much don't smile at him at him as much. I don't give him hugs as much I don't stop and just talk to him and hold on to him. I don't I don't do anything that we need to do to stay connected as a couple. I don't do those things. I don't feel like it. I don't want to talk to him. I in my head hurts. I just like just leave me alone. You know, whatever kind of a thing. If I let that slip, I let my marriage slip. I haven't a daily exercise routine. And although exercise has nothing to do with weight loss, we do want people in maintenance to exercise and we transition people to maintenance. In fact, I have a program for people in maintenance called from the couch to the gym. And it's a program where you can go from zero strength, fitness, stamina, knowledge, to all the way to bring yourself over the course of a 12 week period, to being able to enter a gym or orange theory or CrossFit or yoga or whatever you want to do, but there's a lot of people and I work out with you every day for 12 weeks. There's a lot of people that just aren't ready for that they don't have the knowledge they don't have the core strength, they don't have the confidence. So I take people through that but definitely for people in maintenance, we definitely encourage you to exercise regularly and I exercise regularly and every day. But when my diets off-track oh I missed the gym. I don't even bother to walk my dog. I definitely don't want to bother to take her for her runs. You know Annabel and I have a regular run routine. We're all run three miles plus with her. Sometimes seven, where I'm running with her, all that goes down the toilet. I quit going to the gym. Therefore I quit feeling good. I just quit going. When my diet is off track. I start getting up later. I'm an early morning riser. I love 5 am even earlier, I love it. I love the darkness of the mornings. I love the quiet still mornings. I love the fact that mornings bring such hope and a new slate. I love the mornings I thrive I am my best early mornings. I love it. But when my diets off track, I start sleeping in late. I start waking up later. I'm missing the first two hours of the morning like instead of waking up at 5 am waking up at seven. I don't even need like I would have had enough sleep. I stopped that very important part of my life. Stop waking up so early. Because this has happened to me recently, by the way, so I made a note of it in my mind of the things that were happening that I hated. When my diet goes off track, I quit going to bed early. I binge-watch, like Netflix. I just feel like such crap. I mean, I just my mind is mush. I don't like the person that I am and I just sit there and binge-watch like the frickin Gwyneth Paltrow goop incorporated stupid show that I'm like, Oh, this is cool. You know, like this is serving no purpose. And this is all because I've let my diet slip. I start getting snippy with my sister and my staff and the coaches. I get frustrated with them. I don't have a tolerance. I don't have patience. I don't have grace. I get snippy and short and rude when my diets off track. I certainly have no energy when my diets off track. I Wanna like I get tired during the day? My head hurts. I have a foggy brain. I wake up foggy-brained, I don't have a clear brain, I usually wake up with a clear brain. And I'm thinking that this has happened very very few times but enough for me to go Ah, it's so not about the weight for me, you guys. It's so not about the number on the scale. When it comes to keeping myself on the straight and narrow.
It is but it isn't mean the number on the scale is like down like number like the fifth one down. It is how I feel. It is how I wake up feeling when my diet is on track when I am eating code read and I'm on course,
then I feel fantastic. But when I am not
everything else just goes to the toilet. It goes down the drain. You know I got headaches all the time and I just wake up groggy, like I took too much of a sleeping pill icon over kind of a feeling. I hate that it's wasting time. When my diets off track. I don't create good content for Code Red. My job is to create content. My job is to be on Instagram and YouTube and Facebook and tick-tock and my job is to make sure that I am out there. And I'm contacting clients and I'm giving good advice and I'm coaching them. When my diets off track, I don't even want to talk to the code, red certified coaches. And my job is to coach them, they are my job. My job is to be there for them, and to bring them along and to help them level up but I don't I'm not levelled up. When my diet is off track. Everything suffers.
You need to understand this. This is gonna happen to you. This probably has happened to you. The problem was we get used to it. The problem is we get used to feeling this way. The problem is it just starts well that's just how I feel because you don't know any different. But once you've felt once you've been to the other side and once you felt the other side. You know you would think you would never want to go back to feeling crappy but we still do once in a while. Don't we? We still do we still fall off the wagon all of us do. But how quickly you can get back on is the key. I mean, like rocky says you're gonna get hit. But can you come back from getting hit? That's the key thing you're going to get hit. You might fall off the wagon but can you get right back on get detox get right back on, or are you gonna let it completely derail you? The wagon leaves and you're stuck buying a house in the town that you just fell off in, you know that the wagon is gone and you're so far from the wagon, there is no coming back for you kind of a thing. every area of my life declines every area. I am not exaggerating. When I say this, every area of my life declines. I don't even have conversations as well with people. You know, I'm walking through the mall. You know, my heads down. Usually, my head is up. I'm smiling. I'm making eye contact. People recognize me they come up and talk to me to get a picture with me. I mean, like I'm inviting. I invite conversation. I'm smiling. I'm happy. I'm putting out good energy, but when my diet is on track, I keep My eyes down. I mean, when my diet is off track, I keep my eyes down. Like I don't even make eye contact with people. I don't like the way I feel I don't like the person that I've become. And it sounds dramatic. It might sound crazy to you. But so much of my life is driven from how I fuel myself. I noticed everything is so downcast in my life, when I'm eating like crap, or when I let crap sneak in. And you know, your mind starts wandering about when you're going to get your next fix. Well, you know, you just had, like taco truck tacos, right? And all you can think about is now it's partly just your mind playing games with you. And it's partly chemical-related, because guys, manufacturers, they manufacture addiction right into food. They have this chemical addiction, and it's manufactured right into the food. These food companies are not dumb, they know what they're doing.
So partly, it's just in your mind, and it partly it's a chemical addiction to when you've had sugar or some sort of some sort of sodas have these addictive You know, chemical qualities to them. And so it's partly in your head and partly not, you know, partly you're not crazy, but that you're chemically addicted to sugar. And so when you allow that to come back into your life and into your body, it does hijack your mind, both chemically and mentally. And so when I have let myself get off track, all I can think about is my next fix. All I can think about is my next fix. When am I going to get my next hit? When am I going to get my next Diet Coke? When am I going to get my next tacos? I can't you know, when can I have some more carbs? No, maybe I can sneak into the C store get a bag of peanut m&ms. Maybe no one will see me. The bad thing having this blue Mohawk people see you everywhere I go, somebody recognizes me. So I don't want to be a slave to that. And it's getting worse as I get older, like the symptoms, you know, back when I was 20. I could get away with things. But you know, like, you know, when you're 20 you know, the weight just comes off. Remember those days. I mean, for most people, your metabolism is like you're just Like a frickin racehorse, you know, but you're just burning up everything you're eating. But no, not at 43 I am getting more sensitive more and more and more sensitive to gluten more and more and more sensitive to soda, more and more sensitive to sugar. And it affects me so bad. I can't even have one just like the Idaho math commercial. I can't even have just one and just hijacks me. And then every area of my life comes down. You know, Code Red is having a huge year, we're doubling in revenue and inreach every single year. I mean, I'm travelling every week we're doing events, big events, with hundreds of people coming out to see me. I'm getting opportunities to speak. I cannot be down on my game. I'm trying to maintain my marriage. I'm trying to be a good mommy to Annabel. I'm trying to spread this message of hope and healing. Every day is very demanding of me. We have like 62 subcontractors for code Read every day is demanding on me.
And I don't have
like all the time in the world none of us do. I want to make each day count. So when I let crappy food come back into my life, when I succumb to it, that I am, I'm just shooting myself in the foot. I am taking myself down a level in every area of my life. I'm so disappointed in myself when I do that. And I hate the word shame. But I'm ashamed. Christy, really, you? You're trying to lead this revolution of millions of people all over the world who are finding hope and healing through code read, and you gave in to that. Come on. And the good thing is, you know, you forgive yourself, just like Christ forgives us, right? You forgive yourself. And you say, all right, you pay the piper, your weight is up. You feel like crap. You got a read detox, and you get right back on that horse. But I am ashamed of myself when that happens. doesn't happen often. Thank you, Lord, because I'm getting wiser and wiser and wiser to it. I'm getting to the point where I'm in the Delta lounge, right? And they have free food, free drinks, I don't drink but free food free drinks. And I just say, you don't need it just because it's free. Christie, come on, no come off of a really stressful event. And when you're dealing with massive stress, or I just paid a really big tax bill, right? Come on, come on entrepreneurs, you know, the more money you make, the more you pay. It's a good thing. And it's a kind of you know, good news, bad news. My defenses are down and that's when I become the most vulnerable and that's why I have good accountability team around me to not let that happen to me. Whatever you do, don't let me go have that bear claw. Whatever you do, do not let me put that in my mouth. You keep that away from you. Keep me away from it. Got to have a good team around you. Right? You got to have accountability. Right. That's what we talked about on Code Red. That's what you guys have right turning in your weight every Friday. Me too. But the more I go through this lifestyle, the more years I do this, the more years I realized, it's just not worth it. I want every day to count my movement and my life is too important. My words that I'm saying to you, they're too important to be altered by a chemical substance in my body. It's too important. My message, my voice, my movement is too important, and so was yours. You didn't understand that. You might not be a company owner, but you're raising some kids and that is important. You are raising contributing members of society. You're raising kids, they're going to be entering into the workforce and entering into college and entering into entrepreneurship and entering into marriages and becoming parents themselves. You have got to raise those kids, right. And don't think you ain't in sales. Okay? You're in sales. You're selling peas and carrots that two and four-year-old, you're negotiating? Well, I hope you're not negotiating too much parents, because remember, you rule the roost, but you're negotiating with your kids. You need to understand that your voice matters no matter what you do. So don't let yourself get into the crap because it will take every level of your life down. If you don't believe me, if you think I'm crazy, think about it for yourself. I hate to say test it out yourself. I'm not gonna say that. But think about it for yourself. Think about the things that you have bet just I know. I know. I'm right. I know I'm right. I've been doing this way too long. I know I'm right. I don't have to. I know I'm right. You might not believe me because you might not be a rebel. You might not have gone through one of our challenges, and you have a detox from the crap and you might not have realized how good it feels to be off of that crap. But try it. See what the other side feels like and you'll know exactly what I'm saying. Everything gets better when you get the crap out of your life out of your dog. It all starts with food. It all starts with food. And nothing can get as high as you you cannot get as high as you want to go. If you are eating crap food, you can't. You can't achieve the levels that you want to achieve. You can't. It's going to be a ceiling, there's going to be a cap on what you can achieve. Unless you get yourself healthy. It's going to cap off I'm telling you, it's gonna stop right here.
That's what happens to me. That's what's gonna happen to you. I don't care what you do in your life. I don't care what you own or what you do or if you're a gas station worker or if you're a stay at home mom or if you work for NASA. I don't care what and every high-level earner every high-level influencer, every CEO, every high-level entrepreneur. Everybody at that level will agree with me. You cannot reach those high levels. If you are not taking care of yourself. bullcrap that's bullcrap. Anybody that wants Tell me, I will call bs on anybody that tries to tell me differently, it just can't happen because you just can't meet the demands. When you are loaded down with sugar and alcohol and you are loaded down with crap food, you cannot meet the demands on you. And again, I want to remind you this is not just entrepreneurs or high-level earners or influencers. This is every one of you listen to the sound of my voice. Every one of you this applies to standing in the driving in the pickup line picking up your kids from school. Parents, let me tell you something, you got a tough job. Everybody says that, oh, parenting is the hardest thing you'll ever do. Well, I don't know that part. But I'm telling you got a tough job. And I need you to raise some good kids because your kids are going to come work for me. So I need you to raise some good, respectful kids with good discipline and understand the consequences of their actions. So do not downplay being a parent. Moms. If you're a stay at home mom, you've heard me rant about this before. I don't want to hear your bullcrap about whether Just to stay at home mom, like you're sitting around watching soap operas. I don't even know if soap operas are on on the air anymore. That's what they used to do. That's just not the way it is. That's not the way it is. So every one of you this message applies to Do you understand me? There's no way you're going to be able to reach your goals. There's no way you're going to be able to reach that potential. There's no way you can do this. If you are eating like crap,
sloppy diet, sloppy life,
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