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Cristy “Code Red” Nickel, author of “The Code Red Revolution,” is a speaker, #2 world-ranked boxer (retired), celebrity nutritionist, award-winning personal trainer, and elite-level athlete.

In this podcast, I am going to share everything I've learned over the past 25 years in the health and fitness industry. I'm going to leverage my experiences as a professional boxer, NPC Figure competitor, MTV MADE Coach and celebrity trainer to share only the best and most effective tactics to ensure you achieve all your health and lifestyle goals in record time.

Be sure to check the website to learn more about how you can join the Code Red Revolution.

www.CodeRedLifestyle.com

Rebel Weight Loss & Lifestyle Cristy Code Red Nickel

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Cristy “Code Red” Nickel, author of “The Code Red Revolution,” is a speaker, #2 world-ranked boxer (retired), celebrity nutritionist, award-winning personal trainer, and elite-level athlete.

In this podcast, I am going to share everything I've learned over the past 25 years in the health and fitness industry. I'm going to leverage my experiences as a professional boxer, NPC Figure competitor, MTV MADE Coach and celebrity trainer to share only the best and most effective tactics to ensure you achieve all your health and lifestyle goals in record time.

Be sure to check the website to learn more about how you can join the Code Red Revolution.

www.CodeRedLifestyle.com

    48: Make It About The MEMORIES

    48: Make It About The MEMORIES

    So much of our celebrations and life experiences revolve around food. But we encourage you to make it about the memories and not about the food.
    In our society today, where there's so much processed food and so many restaurants to choose from and there's celebrations and anniversaries and birthdays and dinner, everything is so centered around food. That just wasn't our situation growing up.
    If you're caught in this cycle of making your life about the food instead of the memories, even if your family still is that way because we have families that are struggling with that right now. All the holiday traditions are about food and they're trying to lose weight. All of the vacations are about food and they're still trying to lose weight.
    If your relationships are built on memories and love and communication and fellowship and closeness and sharing of your spirit with each other, it wouldn't matter if Cari and I were sitting at a Denny's having a $2 meal or in Turks and Caicos having a hundred dollar meal - we would have the same experience.
    You can change the trajectory of your children. If you stop and change now, don't let any more time go by while you're on this current path. Turn and walk a different direction and start planning things differently. 
    Yeah, make life about the memories and your brain will start to shift away from food and you will be free. It's so freeing to be able to go on vacation, not be stressed about what you're going to eat and when you're going to eat it. Just go and have a good time.
    Stay tuned for more.
    Key Points of Discussion:
    When it comes to our childhood, we never think about the food part. And you too - Make it about the memories (6:16) Good job on Mom's part in really making sure that our memories were around the actual family times together (7:55) When you are eating processed food, processed carbs, and sugar, it does hijack your brain (17:52) Cari says when I tell her my story of going to Europe, it never has anything to do with the food that I ate there (19:55) Food was never more than fuel to them… (19:56) “Vacationing is just eating in a different place.” - Jim Gaffigan (21:20) They genetically engineer those foods to make you want to crave more… (23:13) Instead of going for a family meal, we're going to get to know about Army bases… (24:46) Do your research for sure on family vacations… (26:13) Start getting a different vacationing. Just make it a little different this time (32:08) Make life about the memories and your brain will start to shift away from food and you will be free (34:04) ---------------------------------------------
     Additional Resources:
    Get your FREE copy of the On-The-Go Guide for Code Red approved food here: http://bit.ly/on-the-go-guide  You can find out more about Cristy and the topic covered in this episode by checking out her website here. ---------------------------------------------
    Lose your first, next, or last 10 pounds with absolutely NO pills, powders, shakes, or exercise required. 
    Click here to take the 10-pound takedown challenge!
    Be sure to grab your copy of my book, The Code Red Revolution here. 
    Connect with Cristy:
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    • 35 min
    47: It's Not A Weight LOSS Problem; It's A Weight REGAIN Problem

    47: It's Not A Weight LOSS Problem; It's A Weight REGAIN Problem

    In this episode, Cari and I discuss the fact that there is n number of ways to lose weight. You can lose weight on the cayenne pepper and lemon diet. You can lose weight on Shakeology or Isogenics. 
    You’ll lose weight on the phentermine pills. You won't sleep, but you'll lose weight on those. You can exercise yourself to death six days a week doing an hour of CrossFit. But so many people regain their weight.
    And that's the thing. People gain it back. In fact, every single person, every single leader and coach that's ever left Code Red has regained their weight.
    Even the best of them fall and if you are not adhering to the rules, you are going to regain your weight.
    So how do you keep off the weight? It's all about accountability. It's about staying connected.
    Cari and I are accountable to each other every day. I tell her how I slept, I tell her how much water I'm drinking and what my weight is or if I'm fluctuating or how I'm feeling.
    Accountability and sustainability indeed are keys.
    The first rule to keeping your weight off is you've got to stay on that scale every single day. Number two, you always drink your water every day. And the third rule is you don’t allow sugar or junk food to stay in your house.
    Stay tuned for more.
    Key Points of Discussion:
    Keeping the weight off after you lose it is the real challenge (3:23) It's all about accountability (5:59) You will regain your weight if you go back to your old ways (9:27) Everybody's got a set of rules to adhere to (9:36) Besides accountability, sustainability is a key (10:36) Among founding members of Code Red, they’re now regaining their weight... (11:24) If a coach regains their weight, it's going to be harder for you (12:05) If sugar is within your proximity, you'll eat it. And it hijacks your brain (12:54) The three basic rules to keeping your weight off (15:05) If you want to come back to Code Red, just join a challenge (24:14) ---------------------------------------------
     Additional Resources:
    Course: What's Eating You Get your FREE copy of the On-The-Go Guide for Code Red approved food here: http://bit.ly/on-the-go-guide  You can find out more about Cristy and the topic covered in this episode by checking out her website here. ---------------------------------------------
    Lose your first, next, or last 10 pounds with absolutely NO pills, powders, shakes, or exercise required. 
    Click here to take the 10-pound takedown challenge!
    Be sure to grab your copy of my book, The Code Red Revolution here. 
    Connect with Cristy:
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    • 27 min
    46: Amazon Prime FAST Weight Loss

    46: Amazon Prime FAST Weight Loss

    People are so used to "Amazon Prime fast" that they automatically think weight loss is going to happen in a jiffy. But when you abuse food for decades, it's gonna take a hot minute to lose that weight!
    In many ways, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that Amazon Prime has been like the best thing that has ever happened.
    Amazon Prime gives us instant gratification. In fact, we have no lack of instant gratification in our society.
    Come to think of it: When you have to work hard for things, you have to earn it, you have to work towards it, and you have to make payments for something and get it at the end of the summer or get it at Christmas time and you have to wait 10 months for something or next year, you learn how to be patient. You really appreciate things on how to have to work for it.
    In Code Red, you can lose 10% of your body weight every month on a custom program.
    That's by eating real food. No shakes, no pills, no diet foods, no exercise. So it's remarkable. We are. Nobody gets weight off people better than Code Red. Nobody. I'll put up ourselves up against anybody around. Come on, let's go head to head. I'm telling you, nobody can come close to us.
    And yet, people get frustrated and we hear it every time. And we field so many frustrated people that are stalled. Like a girl says: “I'm so frustrated. I'm 5.5 pounds down and I'm stalled. I'm so frustrated.” I said: “How long have you been losing weight? And she said, nine days. And I said, you've lost 5.5 pounds in nine days, but you haven't lost any in the past too. And you're upset.”
    You didn't gain this weight overnight. You are not going to lose it overnight. You have to get rid of that quick-fix mentality that take a pill and it all goes away.
    How you feel now will be worth it when you get what you want later on. It will be worth how hard it is right now, in this moment.
    It cannot instantly be delivered to your home. It's going to take work. That work is going to change your heart and that is really the value of this. It's not being a size six. It's what comes inside when you change your way of thinking about life.
    Stay tuned.
    Key Points of Discussion
    We have no lack of instant gratification in our society (3:27) No one wants to play the long game for that delayed gratification (12:24) You have abused food for decades (12:34) A case of Diet Coke a day and you're two weeks on Code Red and you're wondering why your cravings haven't gone away (13:02) An addiction that person's had for years ain't going away with one month worth of Code Red (14:34) People don't want to put up with the crappy feelings now for how good they're going to feel later on (16:01) You can't detox tomorrow (16:46) What you feel right now is really worth how you're going to feel in the end (19:56) As long as you're moving forward with each failure, you're still moving forward (24:07) You can't have a fix it fast mentality on the way that your brain catches up with who you are now (24:54) It's not like all of a sudden, you get to a size six and you go, “Okay, I'm going to get used to who I am.” (26:46) It really is a soul journey. Give yourself some time physically… (27:53) You have to get rid of that quick-fix mentality (29:56) It's going to take work (33:38) ---------------------------------------------
     Additional Resources:
    Course: Loving the New You Get your FREE copy of the On-The-Go Guide for Code Red approved food here: http://bit.ly/on-the-go-guide  You can find out more about Cristy and the topic covered in this episode by checking out her website here. ---------------------------------------------
    Lose your first, next, or last 10 pounds with absolutely NO pills, powders, shakes, or exercise required. 
    Click here to take the 10-pound takedown challenge!
    Be sure to grab your copy of my book, The Code Red Revolution here. 
    Connect with Cristy:
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    • 36 min
    45: Pre-Diabetes: 1/3 Of Us Have It. What Is It And Why Is It Serious?

    45: Pre-Diabetes: 1/3 Of Us Have It. What Is It And Why Is It Serious?

    100 million people in the USA are pre-diabetic. This is a serious problem that no one is talking about. And the reason is that people don't quite understand it. So in this episode, Cari and I will explain this condition in layman's terms and tell you what you can do about it.
    We have seen people on our program decreasing their insulin demands, getting off their diabetic agents because they're choosing to eat the proper human diet.
    You’ve got to give up the sugar, whether you want to lose a hundred pounds or you don't want to be diabetic anymore.
    We're telling people to give themselves insulin to bring the sugar levels back down when the real answer is just to stop eating the crap food.
    On Code Red, we all eat like we're diabetics.
    If your doctor has said to you you're pre-diabetic, please do not lose hope. Please do not think that's a death sentence. Please do not wait for it to get worse. There is a better way.
    We teach on Code Red: "no snacking", and that does solve a whole lot of issues.
    We don't eat frequently on Code Red. What it does, it beats up your system. It causes you to secrete insulin all day long and your body cannot get it back down to baseline and you really are beating yourself up.
    Cut back on processed foods and sugar.
    Once you get on Code Red, you get completely detoxed from the crap - Let your blood sugars come down and just eat the two meals a day.
    Please follow the advice of your doctor as far as titration is concerned.
    Stay tuned to know more.
    Key Points of Discussion:
    One-third of people in the US are pre-diabetic (4:54) When it’s pre-diabetes, you’re still in the reversing stage (10:58) We’ve seen people on our program getting off their diabetic agents (12:36) They want to have their cake and eat it too. They're making themselves sicker (13:29) You’ve got to give up the sugar (13:53) When the real answer is just to stop eating the crap food… (15:07) Why Code Red is the answer to pre-diabetic or type 2 status (16:45) Why we teach "no snacking" on Code Red (17:36) Why we don't eat frequently on Code Red (18:48) You need to be in touch with your primary care provider (23:15) Be in contact with your doctors about titrating your medications (23:51) Once you get on Code Red, you get detoxed from the crap (25:13) And with high fat, you're going to notice a steady stream of energy (25:21) Do not quit taking all your insulin instantly (26:05) ---------------------------------------------
     Additional Resources:
    Get your FREE copy of the On-The-Go Guide for Code Red approved food here: http://bit.ly/on-the-go-guide  You can find out more about Cristy and the topic covered in this episode by checking out her website here. ---------------------------------------------
    Lose your first, next, or last 10 pounds with absolutely NO pills, powders, shakes, or exercise required. 
    Click here to take the 10-pound takedown challenge!
    Be sure to grab your copy of my book, The Code Red Revolution here. 
    Connect with Cristy:
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    • 31 min
    44: The TRUTH And LIES About Olive Oil

    44: The TRUTH And LIES About Olive Oil

    Olive oil is an excellent source of fat. But is your olive oil really olive oil? TJ Robinson, the owner of Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil, tells us how to find out, in this episode…
    As TJ says, many don't know what fresh olive oil tastes like. Most olive oil in the US is sub-par.
    He works with boutique family producers all around the world at the peak of freshness and harvest time because that's different in the northern and southern hemispheres.
    He works with those families to curate a trio of fresh oils every quarter. In fact, he has a club called the Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club.
    In this episode, he talks about how to taste your olive oil at home to say whether it's real olive oil or not, to help educate your palette and give some shopping tips.
    He also debunks the myth that you can’t use olive oil for cooking.
    Olives are fruit and you have to think of fresh olive oil as fresh fruit juice. Olives, when picked, are very temperamental. So that's a race from the moment you pluck an olive from the tree to its being pressed into oil. During that process, lots of things can deteriorate it or make the oil defective or sub-par.
    Stay tuned to know more.
    Key Points of Discussion:
    “My goal is to change your life with one taste.” (5:03) Back when TJ started the Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club in 2004… (8:47) Americans have been buying for lots of decades olive oil that's misrepresented (9:52) If you're buying a single estate oil, you know that's a family’s pride and joy (10:17) A lot of the oil at big-box stores is maybe diluted with a high inflammatory oil (10:47) It's best to consume independently certified extra-virgin olive oil when it's fresh (12:09) TJ says they sell high-polyphenol olive oil that’s very fresh (13:18) An aha moment in about 2004 when TJ was invited to an olive oil harvest party (15:01) Olives are fruit and you have to think of fresh olive oil as fresh fruit juice (16:26) TJ looks for small family farmers, people who have a lot of care and love (17:06) A lot of Code Red rebels are using olive oil as the backbone of their healthy cooking (21:01) Olive oil keeps you feeling full and healthy longer (31:02) Benefits of good quality olive oil (31:54) How to taste the olive oil you have at home so you can assess it (32:25) Educate your palette. Look for harvest dates, dark glass, a high-turnover place (44:59) ---------------------------------------------
     Additional Resources:
    CodeRedOliveOil.com "Extra Virginity" by Tom Mueller on Amazon "Slippery Business", an article in The New Yorker "The World of Olive Oil Is Murky. Here’s Help for the Home Cook", an article in The New York Times Get your FREE copy of the On-The-Go Guide for Code Red approved food here: http://bit.ly/on-the-go-guide  You can find out more about Cristy and the topic covered in this episode by checking out her website here. ---------------------------------------------
    Lose your first, next, or last 10 pounds with absolutely NO pills, powders, shakes, or exercise required. 
    Click here to take the 10-pound takedown challenge!
    Be sure to grab your copy of my book, The Code Red Revolution here. 
    Connect with Cristy:
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    • 47 min
    43: Being Free From The Problem Doesn't Mean It Is GONE

    43: Being Free From The Problem Doesn't Mean It Is GONE

    Just because you’re free from your addiction doesn’t mean it’s out of your life! You might run into the temptation over and over, so how do you handle that?
    We'll take sugar addiction, for example. That's a very common one. Most of us on the Code Red lifestyle are recovering sugar addicts. It's so hard because recovering drug addicts don't keep drugs in their pantry, but as for recovering sugar addicts, the sugar's everywhere. 
    So you might have kicked your sugar habit, but that doesn't mean that it's completely out of your life. It's not out of your life. It might be out of your pantry, your desk drawer at work, your glove box, your little hidden compartments. I have a relative that hide sugar all over the house.
    When you're getting rid of all that, you're rooting it out of your life, but it, unfortunately, is still in the world and it's still around us. So you've got to find a way to deal with the fact that you're still going to be bombarded by it.
    We put safeguards in place on the Code Red lifestyle to make sure you do not go back to your old ways and you're able to stay on the straight and narrow. 
    Our top three rules in Code Red - The first one is you always drink your water every day, the amount that you need. You always get on that scale every morning. And the third rule is you never, never, never say it with me. You never, never, never allow sugar to stay in your house. 
    And we put these safeguards in place to protect you, to protect you from you. Because willpower ain't enough. 
    Stay tuned to know more.
    Key Takeaways:
    You might have kicked your sugar habit, but that doesn't mean that it's completely out of your life (2:40) We put safeguards in place on the Code Red lifestyle to make sure you do not go back to your old ways; the top three rules in Code Red (3:35) We are telling corporates to quit putting sugar-vending machines, soda, and juice, in the break room (6:31) It does get easier the longer that you're in this lifestyle, but it doesn't go away (7:22) You don't go back to the same hangouts with the same friends that drink, but sugar’s everywhere… (8:59) You’re going to have problems. That's just how life is (10:38) You can put measures in place to make sure that you're not bumping up against that problem quite as much (12:57) It's important that you have a community, a support system, and accountability (13:16) The Code Red community is strong. We love you, and we'll come around you (14:08) You clean out your cupboard, your fridge, your glove box, and your desk at work (14:42) Don't get that righteous, that better-than-thou attitude (16:15) Let your testimony speak for itself. Don't judge people (16:43) You keep getting healthy. You keep your “why” in your mind (19:52) ---------------------------------------------
     Additional Resources:
    Get your FREE copy of the On-The-Go Guide for Code Red approved food here: http://bit.ly/on-the-go-guide  You can find out more about Cristy and the topic covered in this episode by checking out her website here. ---------------------------------------------
    Lose your first, next, or last 10 pounds with absolutely NO pills, powders, shakes, or exercise required. 
    Click here to take the 10-pound takedown challenge!
    Be sure to grab your copy of my book, The Code Red Revolution here. 
    Connect with Cristy:
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    LinkedIn
    YouTube
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

momma TAB ,

Make it about the Memories

Your podcasts are both informative and inspirational. Thank you for your brutal honesty and your stories. We all have issues whether it is financial, emotional and/or food centered, 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 are and what really matters. You’re absolutely right about the memories you create together are what life is all about. ♥️

Bondgirl79 ,

Abandoned

I bought a custom program and lost 45lbs. One day I went to submit my weight and it wouldn’t go through.. I asked my personal coach about it about she said she told me to submit a ticket to the help desk. The person that emailed me back was very nice and sent me a link to submit my weight. I never heard another word from my coach or anyone else saying that my custom program was up, or anything saying I should get an accountability program so that I could finish reaching my goal. I know there are a ton of people but when I heard today on the podcast that code red reaches out to let us know what’s available & that they don’t want to see you go it alone.. that may be you’d like to see happen, but it didn’t happen for me. I really like the podcast, just thought I’d let you know my experience so no one else falls thru the cracks.

ericmeri ,

Fabulous

Hello! Miss Brenda C. (Pocatello) Sent me to listen to you! I absolutely love your podcast! I’m struggling with any motivation because I just had a knee surgery and I’m stuck at home 24/7. I am hoping to keep listening for motivation in general. ❤️ IG: loveee.bug

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