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Hollywood Celebrity Trainer Vinnie Tortorich and his co-hosts nail down the skinny about everything health, diet, and fitness. Get fit. Get inspired. Get entertained.
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Mar 27, 2017

: Episode 785 - Anna Vocino joins Vinnie Tortorich to talk about natural alternatives to sugar (maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, etc), "diet or exercise?!?!", fake science, The Bachelor and more on this Monday episode.

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ANTHONY G. JAY

  • Vinnie interviewed this brilliant scientist
    • PhD in Biochemistry
  • Look out for the 1 on 1, coming out April 7th
  • Vinnie also just did a 1 on 1 with Nina Teicholz that came out recently
    • The two mimic the same thing

FAKE SCIENCE

  • Multiple doctors have told Vinnie that low fat is BS
    • Many of whom are Cardiologists
  • Often these doctors are not willing to come onto the show because of SAD
    • Too bad, because these doctors are the ones saving the most lives
  • It is hard to go against the 'norm', even when the norm is wrong
  • A lot of published science about cholesterol and sat fats is proving to be false
  • Sugar and grain industry fund many government health studies

NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO SUGAR

  • Anna reads a CNN article that claims natural alternatives to sugar are better than artificial sweeteners and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
  • Maple syrup, honey, date sugar, coconut sugar & molasses are recommended in this article
  • Often, these articles claim that these other forms of sugar have more vitamins and minerals than HFCS, but really it's just a diversion

    You don't need to eat sugar to get your B6 or your iron. You don't. If you want iron, eat a f**king piece of meat!" - Vinnie Tortorich

  • The bottom line: maple syrup, honey, date sugar, coconut sugar & molasses ARE STILL SUGAR!!!
  • Your liver doesn't know the difference!

SERENA'S ULTRARUNNING

  • Serena just had a personal best on a 50 miler
  • Ran in just around 10 hours
    • Took 1.5+ hours off of her previous best time
  • Won her division
  • This race had north of 4500 ft of climbing in it

THE BACHELOR

  • Nick picked the wrong woman
    • Vanessa challenges him too much
      • Relationship is already over
    • Raven would have been a better fit
    • Nick is also an idiot
Mar 25, 2017

: Episode 784 - Lonnie Beauchamp joins Vinnie on this Saturday show to discuss his role as a Super Fan, Facebook Page Moderator, and the NSNG Meetups in general.

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LONNIE BEAUCHAMP

NSNG MEETUPS

FACEBOOK GROUP

 

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Mar 24, 2017

: Episode 783 - Dr. Terry Wahls joins Vinnie for a second guest appearance on this Friday podcast. Dr. Terry Wahls, author of The Wahls Protocol, talks about her new book Cooking For Life, as well as using paleo and vitamins to combat MS.

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DR. TERRY WAHLS

LIVING WITH MS

COOKING FOR LIFE 

 

Please visit vinnietortorich.com for complete show notes.

 

Mar 20, 2017

: Episode 781 - Vinnie & Anna discuss a published study on sugar addiction of cancer cells in childhood leukemia, John Cleese rants on political correctness, and Vinnie sings with nuts in his mouth.

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VINNIE'S PERSONALITY

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

CHILDHOOD LEUKEMIA

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Mar 19, 2017

: Episode 780 - Anna Vocino joins Vinnie Tortorich this episode of vinnie's sunday school to talk healthy breakfast foods.

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BREAKFAST

  • Grains are not good for breakfast
    • You will be tired and hungry before lunch, guaranteed
  • It will give you more energy if you eat eggs, bacon, cheese
  • Break an egg into a little ceramic bowl, dollop of heavy cream, put some cheese in there, sausage, etc.
    • Put all of this in the oven
      • 400 degrees, 7-10 mins
  • Hard boiled eggs are good on the go!
Mar 18, 2017

: Episode 779 - Nicole Recine joins Vinnie today for what is regularly the Sunday show on this Saturday! Make sure to check out the Sunday shows with your kids every other week (tomorrow included).  The two talk smoothies and how in fact, smoothies are not healthy.

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SMOOTHIES

  • Places like Jamba Juice and Smoothie King are incredibly unhealthy
  • When you blend fruit, it is still just sugar
    • Super concentrated 
  • Nicole pulled up a smoothie at random
    • "Banana Berry Smoothie" - made out of ice cream 
Mar 17, 2017

 

: Episode 778 - The esteemed Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, joins Vinnie today to discuss the LCHF diet, the food pyramid, and Plant Bullies.

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NINA TEICHOLZ

PLANT BULLIES

 

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Mar 15, 2017

: Episode 777 - Andy Schreiber and Vinnie Tortorich talk the Twittersphere, PVC, and Vitamin B12 Absorption.

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TWITTER AND VITAMINS

VITAMIN B12 ABSORPTION

 

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Mar 15, 2017

: Episode 782 - Andy Schreiber joins Vinnie today to talk good bone broth and what to do with it, as well as Vinnie's ventures in bowling and biking!

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BONE BROTH

BOWLERO

BIKING

 

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Mar 13, 2017

: Episode 776 - Anna Vocino joins Vinnie this Monday to discuss glycogen loads vs. glucose spikes, unqualified trainers, wacky sauna conversations, and idiotic dietary recommendations by the American Diabetes Association.

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SUGAR LIES

  • Just because baked potatoes are not sugar, does not mean your body treats them right
  • Cutting back from 7-8 sandwiches a day
  • If something doesn't say 'sugar', that doesn't mean you are genuinely not consuming sugar

GLYCOGEN LOADS VS. GLUCOSE SPIKES

THE CRAWL

This is what happens when you've been riding the sugar train and run out of fuel...

 

Mar 11, 2017

: Episode 775 - Listener (Kim) Rooster Rossiter joins Vinnie today to discuss his daughter's story and the founding of Ainsley's Angels of America.

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WHO IS ROOSTER?

  • Rooster is from Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • He has served in the Marines for over 20 years
    • It is an honor and a privilege
    • Iraq, portions of Africa, all over
  • He is a Major 
    • "Mustang"
  • Has a daughter, Ainsley, who suffered from infantile neuro axonal dystrophy (INAD)
    • Nerves are slowly getting attacked
      • Progressive and terminal
    • Passed away in 2016 at the age of 12 (outlived life expectancy)
    • She completed over 100 races

AINSLEY'S ANGELS OF AMERICA

  • Holds races to help those who are not able-bodied
  • Allows such people to concentrate on the races and not on their next treatments
  • The participants are helped throughout the race by able-bodied people
    • Brings the whole community together
  • No discrimination against disabilities
  • Having an ailment or disability does not mean you do not want to accomplish things
Mar 10, 2017

: Episode 774 - Enjoy a recording of Vinnie's Big Fat Show in Claremont at Flappers Comedy Club on February 19th, 2017.  

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FLAPPERS

  • Many Flappers locations and Vinnie performs at a bunch!
  • Check Vinnie out on April 2nd
    • Sunday evening, 7 o'clock
  • This show will be at Flappers in Burbank
  • Gina Grad will be there, and probably Anna too
    • She will sign and sell books there
  • Vinnie and the gang will be fielding questions
  • Buy tickets here
Mar 8, 2017

: Episode 773 - Tallulah Tepper joins Vinnie Tortorich today to talk about her on and off NSNG journey, baseball, and the difficulties of health college dining.

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TALLULAH

  • Tallulah makes sure the podcasts are posted 
  • She is Vinnie's step daughter
  • Goes to UVA
  • She is a huge baseball fan
    • Has an internship in Washington with a minor league team this year
  • On and off NSNG
  • Tallulah tends to gain 5-10 lbs when she goes back to school
  • Dodger, the dog that Vinnie and Serena have been training, is going back to school with her
  • (Also this is Tallulah writing the show notes, and I am not a fan of 3rd person writing but here ya go!)

COLLEGE DINING

  • The dining halls around the country preach the Standard American Diet
  • All cheap, breaded food
  • Salads are old
  • It can be hard to eat healthy in college
  • Anna's Eat Happy Cookbook is a must for college students
  • Mixed drinks and beer also make college less healthy 
  • College restaurants consist of burgers, sandwiches, wings, cheap restaurant/bar food
  • The move is to buy ingredients and meal prep for the week because being in college, one is not home very often and is always on the move 
Mar 6, 2017

: Episode 772 - Anna & Vinnie talk about a ridiculous article about eating healthy at McDonalds, eating for travel, and some of the reasons Anna advises listeners to book a phone consultation with Vinnie...

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AMAZON WINNER

  • Buy through vinnietortorich.com, and submit what you got by e-mail
  • Gretchen won this week
    • She bought Altra running shoes & Polar FT1 heart monitor
      • Serena runs in those shoes and Vinnie with that monitor
  • She will win some NSNG/PVC Swag

UNHEALTHY MCDONALDS

  • You CANNOT eat healthy at McDonalds
  • Some options are healthier, but not healthy
  • Their meat is all coated in sugar and grains
  • Salad dressing covered in sugar
  • Chemical $#!%storm

EATING FOR TRAVEL

  • Definitely bring nuts
  • Time it out with fasting if you are an intermittent fasting
  • Try to avoid airport food if possible
    • Usually, you can take meat out of a sandwich or have a burger without a bun in most airport restaurants
    • Salad with olive oil at lots of restaurants
  • Plan ahead for road trips and airport trips 
  • Bring along an ice chest in your car!
    • Hard boiled eggs
    • Salami
    • Olives
    • Cheese
    • If you have a cooler, it is like eating at home!
      • Just prepare ahead of time

LOSING WEIGHT

  • Often, it is more difficult for women to lose weight
    • Check out your hormone levels
  • Plateauing is okay, book a consult with Vinnie to help fix it
  • Look at your waist line, not at the scale
Mar 5, 2017

: Episode 771 - Vinnie and Andy share some amazing stories about kids whose parents took them to play outside and the incredible impact it had on their future.

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PLAY OUTSIDE

  • You don't need to go work out in a gym!
  • Just get off your phone or laptop and go outside!
    • Go for a walk, play some ball, anything like that
  • Olympic athletes started their careers just by getting outside
    • Missy Franklin, the Olympic swimmer, for example
      • She started taking swim lessons just to get outside
    • Ginny Thrasher started her shooting career by getting outside and hunting deer
      • Her first day of hunting, she did great
  • Who knows what you will discover you're good at if you go outside!
  • Skinning your knee isn't a bad thing, don't worry
Mar 4, 2017

: Episode 770 - Jason Thomas joins Vinnie Tortorich this Saturday to talk about Jason's establishment of a market for Pili Nuts in the United States.

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JASON THOMAS

  • Was referred to Vinnie by Susan Masino
  • Has listened only to Vinnie and Jimmy Moore's podcasts
    • He is also on one of Jimmy's shows
  • Pili Nuts company owner
  • Used to climb big mountains!
  • Also a kitesurfer

PILI NUTS

  • These nuts are higher in fat than most nuts
  • In the Philippines, they sugar coat and fry them
  • He used to sell them fried in coconut oil
  • Now, he does not fry but they are 'seasoned' and 'soaked' and cooked for 24 hrs with coconut oil and Himalayan salt 
  • Super low carb
    • Less than 1 carb per serving
    • Filled with good vitamins and minerals
  • These nuts found in forests
Mar 3, 2017

: Episode 769 - Amazing ultra athlete Ken Posner joins Vinnie Tortorich this Friday to talk about Vinnie, Serena, and Ken's Ultra Story.

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KEN POSNER

  • Has a background in Finance and spent some time in the Army
  • When he turned 40, he decided he wanted to ultra run
  • Ken was fascinated by the country side courses because he loves the beautiful outdoors!
  • The google pictures made him want to go run
  • Running was his stress and mental health management technique because Finance is such a hard business
  • Ken was fascinated by how far the human body could take someone
  • When he decided he wanted to ultra run, he already had three marathons under his belt

VINNIE AND SERENA

  • When Vinnie and Serena started dating, Vinnie was training for Ultras
    • Race across Oregon, 545 miles
  • Serena had just started running
    • She was a nerd in high school, not a jock
  • Now Serena is an amazing athlete, running 100Ks and the like!

ULTRA STORY

  • Ken knew very little about the Ultra world when coming into it
  • He had to train himself to be strong enough both physically and mentally
    • Mental is possibly the harder part
  • Ken wanted to push himself and discover what he could really do
  • At age 50, Ken was astounded to find that he could run 100 miles!
  • Check out his book about running 350 miles and setting a record here!
  • Ken has run Badwater before
    • 135 miles

NOTE: Photography by Laura Casner Photography

Mar 1, 2017

: Episode 768 - Vinnie Tortorich and Wednesday cohost Andy Schreiber talk about all the hidden sugar in ready-made food...

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HIDDEN SUGAR

  • When Andy is super busy, he tries to buy some ready made and simple stuff to make for dinner
  • He often buys roast chicken
    • He decided to check the ingredients this time
    • 3 ingredients in, there was SUGAR
      • WHY DO YOU NEED SUGAR ON ROASTED CHICKEN?
        • Makes it addicting
    • Better to just make things yourself
    • Get a chicken, give it a Villa Cappelli rub with some herbs too, and roast that!
    • It truly does not take much longer
  • Tri Tip from Bristol Farms (which is higher end) even has hidden sugar in it
    • "evaporated cane juice" is just another way of trying to hide sugar
Feb 27, 2017

Episode 767 - Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich talk about awkward moments at the gym, rappers, the Amazon winner of the week, reducing inflammation and what it really is as well as some questionable science on the health benefits of weed.

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AWKWARD MOMENTS AT THE GYM

RAPPERS

AMAZON WINNER OF THE WEEK

INFLAMMATION

Please see vinnietortorich.com for show notes.

Feb 25, 2017

Episode 766 - Listener Jon Holmes from Canada talks about his NSNG success, suffers through Vinnie's Canada and porn jokes jokes, and agrees that people really do have the time for fitness.

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JON HOLMES

TIME FOR FITNESS

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Jon Holmes NSNG Success Story

Jon Holmes NSNG Success Story

Feb 24, 2017

: Episode 765 - Acclaimed author of The Wizard of Ads Roy H Williams joins Vinnie Tortorich today to talk about riding the political and societal pendulum, being remarkable vs. advertising, and what it takes to make it big in worlds such as podcasting, utilizing good ads and marketing.

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ROY H WILLIAMS

  • Roy is a best selling author
  • Marketing consultant
  • Wrote The Wizard of Ads trilogy
    • Business book of the year in 1998
  • Even a Lemonade Stand Can Brand Like Amazon coming in March
    • Amazon has amazing branding

BEING REMARKABLE VS. ADS & MARKETING

  • Vinnie embodied the most important principles of advertising and marketing instinctively
    • It is his nature
  • This trilogy talks about how to find success in regards to advertising, marketing, and service Corporate agility
  • Flexible
  • Customer-centric
  • Always retain an open mind
  • You can learn the main principles of advertising and marketing
    • You MUST care about the customer
  • It is possible to make a company great from scratch
    • Vinnie did it with this podcast and PVC
  • Vinnie wanted to make the Toyota or Honda of vitamins
    • Vitamins are built to last and work, but anyone can afford them
  • PVC has grown so quickly that Vinnie needed to hire employees to help run it
  • Vinnie is not too slick, which is a good thing - disfluency
    • People trust him!
Feb 22, 2017

: Episode 764 - Vinnie & Andy answer Twitter questions about Zevia sodas, LaCroix sparkling water, stevia in general, sawdust in pre-shredded mozzarella and more...

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LACROIX

  • LaCroix is a safe carbonated water
    • It will not harm you
    • Tons of flavors
    • Can buy at stores or more in bulk online
  • Zevia is full of crap
    • "No sugar, no artificial sweeteners"
    • The first ingredient after water is an artificial sweetener 
      • Technically you can say erythritol is a sugar alcohol
        • Acts the same as an artificial sweetener
  • Natural Stevia extract is the least evil, but STILL bad
    • It will keep up your cravings and feed your addiction
  • Also, sugar is sugar
    • Brown sugar is no better than cane sugar, etc.
  • Lemon oil, tequila, and soda stream is another good option
    • Any citrus oil is pretty good
    • Citrus rind is also an option

 

Feb 20, 2017

: Episode 763 - Vinnie & Anna evaluate a Twitter-promoted bro science video on masturbation before working out and reveal how COMPLETELY IDIOTIC bro science really is. Vinnie & Anna also talk about Vinnie's early drinking years and the bad diets of our current and former Commander in Chief's...

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BRO SCIENCE

  • Conveniently, the initials are BS
  • This video is absolute nonsense
    • Features the 3 dumbest people ever
      • Somehow has 7 mil views
      • Bad Kobe rape jokes
  • This video is a perfect example that this apparent 'science' has no scientific backing

VINNIE'S DRINKING PAST

  • Vinnie did not drink in college at all
    • He was a D1 athlete
  • Vinnie one night had 3 or 4 beers at didn't feel much
    • He drove on a curvy road and could suddenly really see the road 'falling away'
      • Really scared him
    • DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!
  • Pretty much always drank in moderation
  • Now he pretty strictly drinks whiskey and scotch

PRESIDENTS

  • Lots of presidents exercise and such, but do not eat right
  • Presidents look about a million years older after serving
  • Obama aged 20 years in 8 years
  • Trump eats junk and only sleeps 4 hours a night (see recent podcast on the importance of sleep)
Feb 19, 2017

: Episode 762 - On this episode of Vinnie's Sunday School, Vinnie and Andy talk eating breakfast, and asking for bacon and eggs instead of pancakes or cereal.

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BACON AND EGGS

 

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Feb 18, 2017

: Episode 761 - Listener Paul Boston joins Vinnie this Saturday to discuss finding this podcast, his journey, and cold weather training.

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PAUL BOSTON

  • Hails from Toronto
  • Found Vinnie 4 or 5 years ago
  • He is an ultra athlete and triathlete 
  • An expert at winter training, because Canada gets so darn cold!

COLD WEATHER TRAINING

  • Firstly, exercise is a poor way to lose weight
  • If you want to lose weight while exercising, though, Zone 2 is the way to go
  • Also the best way to train in cold weather
    • Not too little, not too much
  • A comfortable cold is around 20ºF for Paul
  • Layers are key!
    • However, want to make sure you don't have too much on
      • Want to start a little cold because you will warm up
      • If you get too hot, you will sweat too much and that will end up making you colder
  • Paul will wear compression tights and shirt underneath his fabric clothes
  • Jacket depends on wind
  • His winter running coat has a windshield in the front which is crucial
  • Gloves incredibly important
    • Vinnie and Paul both use his cross country ski gloves
      • Wind-stopper technology 
  • Hat covering ears and mouth is helpful
  • On his feet, he wears spiked trail shoes for traction on ice and snow
    • Built-in carbon tip spikes
  • Vinnie had spiked tires for his early morning mountain winter bike training
  • Make sure to drink enough water during cold weather training

 

 

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