Why do some people experience an initial increase in serum cholesterol when eating a high fat lifestyle?
Cholesterol initially goes high with eating a high fat lifestyle because...when we lose weight and our fat cells shrink, it releases triclycerides and cholesterol which are stored in fat cells. Our body can use the triglycerides for energy but we cannot use the cholesterol for energy. So it initially increases the circulating level of cholesterol in your blood stream until it can be digested and released through the bile in our liver. Over time, the serum levels of cholesterol go down. CODE RED is not a traditional “keto” diet, but this video is helpful to explain what is going on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkvxySUd_68
Cholesterol and the CODE RED Lifestyle
If you have spoken with a health care professional, it is not our intention to contradict their recommendations or opinion. However, the CR life believes a bit differently than traditional medicine. Here is what is best. Do you OWN research. Read ...
Should I be concerned about my cholesterol eating all of this bacon, eggs and fat?
Recent studies have shown that it is high blood sugar levels that cause damage to arteries, not the cholesterol you eat. This is a very complicated subject, but here is a video that will help explain. ...
Can I do this lifestyle if I am diabetic? Diabetes and CODE RED
Thank you so much for your email asking about CODE RED and diabetes. Below you will find articles and videos about our lifestyle and diabetes. Of course, we feel that CODE RED eating is the best thing for anyone (type I or II, prediabetes, etc) who ...
Living Without a Gallbladder & the CODE RED Lifestyle
Here are a couple of things that you might want to consider. BUT FIRST.. watch this video by Cristy! https://youtu.be/kbCl4DoZDAo The gallbladder is the “purse” that holds digestive enzymes that help break down fats when you eat them. Since we eat a ...
Why can't I have FRUIT? Does Cristy hate fruit?
Great question! NO Cristy doesn't hate fruit! We find (over the about 20K people we've coached) that fruit other than berries will SLOW weight loss. It is due to the high sugar content and glycemic index. We think these foods are AWESOME and you ...