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Fitness Confidential with Vinnie Tortorich

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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Sep 30, 2016

: Episode 380 - Dr. Jeff Gerber joins Vinnie today to discuss the health system, low carb high fat diets, and chronic metabolic disease.

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DR. JEFF GERBER

  • From Littleton, Colorado
  • Check out his website right here
  • Family Medical Doctor
  • Grabbed food with Vinnie, Serena, and Ivor Cummins 
  • Focuses on diet to cure a lot of metabolic and heart disease
    • Low carb high fat, ketogenic, paleo diets & more 

CHRONIC METABOLIC DISEASE

  • The biggest killer
  • This is Dr. Jeff's focus 
  • People are just getting heavier and heavier
  • People around Vinnie and Jeff's age have been fed the worst nutrition information over the years 
    • Due to the fact that the amount of time spent on nutrition in med school is minimal, and only preached reduced fat and reduced calories 
  • Chronic diseases have exploded recently
    • People only given 'bandaids'
  • Dietary approach is really the only way to make that chronic disease go away/be manageable 
    • It is a lifestyle change, just like NSNG is 
  • Difficult to convince people LCHF is the way to go when doctors prescribe heart healthy grains and calorie cuts 
  • The confusion between ketoacidosis (bad and not related to low carb diets) and dietary ketosis (good, what happens when you seriously limit carbs)  does not help LCHF's case
  • A lot of this misinformation comes down to money 
Sep 28, 2016

: Episode 679 -- Andy Schreiber joins Vinnie Tortorich today to talk about Jimmy Buffett, burgers, Chipotle, and more!

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JIMMY BUFFETT

  • Vinnie LOVES Jimmy
  • He was a Parrot-Head back in the day
  • Loves Margaritaville
  • Went to tons of concerts

BURGERS

  • When Vinnie is talking about burgers, he isn't talking about crappy patties
  • For example, McDonald's patties are full of sugar and wheat even without a bun
    • You can have this on occasion, but it's sort of a treat 
    • In N Out Protein Style is still a treat
    • Special sauces are chalk full of sugar 
  • Vinnie is talking the good stuff
    • Real beef and beef alone
  • Also, fries are pretty carby 
  • Gastropubs tend to have a good burger without a bun

CHIPOTLE

  • Chipotle can be healthy or unhealthy, depending on what you are doing
  • Get a bowl or a salad bowl
  • No rice, beans every once in awhile are ok
  • Avoid the corn salsa 
  • Andy gets guac, cheese, sour cream

 

 

 

Sep 26, 2016

: Episode 678 -- Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich host this Monday show, and the two talk Vinnie's trip to Europe, Eat Happy, Nutella, Vinnie's radio show, wrongly blaming fat instead of sugar, and cholesterol.

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VINNIE'S EUROPE TRIP

  • Vinnie and Serena were in Europe for a week and a half or so
  • They started their trip in Oslo, Norway
  • Serena was at a Bond convention
  • It was Serena, a few other bond girls, and George Lazenby
  • Oslo is an incredibly expensive but amazing city!!!
  • Europeans all asked about Trump!
  • Also went to England and France for Serena's nieces wedding and to visit family
    • The French do not like Americans, and Vinnie didn't love the French
    • Wedding was absolutely phenomenal 
  • Ran in the French countryside 
  • Vinnie ate such amazing cheeses in France!
    • Put a bit of life into living (croissant) and regretted it
  • Got to go on the Chunnel 
    • English Channel Tunnel to France 

EAT HAPPY

  • Buy the book here
  • Book can be bought overseas as well
    • Must get it through amazon.COM
  • Hard copy comes out TODAY!!!!
  • There is also an e-book version

NUTELLA

  • Picture of baby with Nutella
  • Baby stuffing its face with Nutella
    • Nutella is essentially straight sugar
  • It is addicting and makes you feel bad 
  • The most unhealthy stuff on the planet

VINNIE'S RADIO SHOW

  • Vinnie now has a Sunday night radio show on KABC
  • It is also streamed live online
    • kabc.com
    • 7pm Pacific Time
    • Call in at 1-888-ABC-KABC (1888-222-5222)
  • Anna was on it last night 

BLAMING FAT

  • New New York Times article
  • Read the article here
  • Sugar industry paid people off to blame saturated fats in the 1960s

CHOLESTEROL

  • A similar thing with cholesterol causing heart disease
    • People are so misinformed on cholesterol
    • When you get your cholesterol tested, you really need all your particle numbers and such 
      • Nicole Recine can likely look at your panels
      • Dr. Jeffrey Gerber also does this for a cost

 

Sep 24, 2016

: Episode 677 - Eddie Braun jumps Snake River Canyon and lives to tell Vinnie the whole story!

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SNAKE RIVER CANYON

  • Eddie was on the show a few weeks ago
  • Was recreating the Evel Knievel jump
    • Evel could not complete the jump, however:
  • EDDIE WAS SUCCESSFUL!
  • "I may not be the smartest or most talented stunt man, but I can take a beating" -Eddie Braun
    • We think he's pretty much the smartest AND most talented!

 

 

 


Great news footage of the jump:
https://youtu.be/_E1wtLoysxc

Great footage from Eddie's cockpit:
https://goo.gl/EQtJuD 

Sep 23, 2016

: Episode 676 -- Dr. Ted Naiman, Low Carb High Fat expert, joins Vinnie to talk about how to burn fat not sugar with a LCHF diet.

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TED NAIMAN

  • Family medicine physician
    • Was first a mechanical engineer
  • Helps Vinnie answer Twitter questions -- people ask him the same question
  • Helps a lot of patients with metabolic issues
  • Agrees with Vinnie that only about 20% of people can get away with eating much of what they want without getting fat
  • Check out his website here

BURN FAT

  • Believes in a low carb high fat diet much like Vinnie
    • Nutrient dense!
  • About 15 minutes of exercise (body weight resistance) 2 days a week
  • He has seen incredible results both in changing one's body and changing one's health with this diet
  • LCHF can help diabetics, anemic people, etc.
  • Eating this way burns fat instead of sugar
  • Agrees that veganism is kind of like cannibilism -- you are eating stored body fat to make up for what you are not consuming
    • Ends up being a high fat, high protein, highly carniverous diet
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Sep 21, 2016

: Episode 675 - Andy Schreiber joins Vinnie Tortorich today to discuss testosterone replacement therapy and specifically, testosterone on this episode of podcast.

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TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

  • Andy used to apply a testosterone gel
  • It was supposed to help his sluggishness
    • It did give him a bit more energy
  • for "Low T" (BS marketing)
  • Doesn't use testosterone therapy anymore because it stopped working
  • And, his insurance stopped paying for it
    • No generic version at that time
    • The alternative was injectable
  • Then Andy started "shooting up"
    • Did that for a couple years, and it did bring his levels way up
  • Eventually stopped taking it ultimately he didn't have health insurance for a brief period
  • Never went back on because he levels were high 200s and that is good enough
  • Now,  testosterone replacement therapy is marketed as being needed for so many men who do not need it
Sep 19, 2016

: Episode 674 - Vinnie & Anna argue about avoiding carbphobia and rant about AHA sugar recommendations, McDonalds Egg McMuffins and the recipes in a cancer cookbook.

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BACK CURVES

  • Three ways your back can curve
  • Lordosis 
    • curving inward of the lower back
  • Kyphosis 
    • the "hump" back
  • Scoliosis
    • sideways curvature of the spine

AHA SUGAR RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Says most kids are eating 3x more sugar than they should be 
  • No more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar (25g), kids under age 2 no sugar at all
  • Finally, some sense!!!
  • This is confusing, though, because they post lots of conflicting info
  • While this is a start, Vinnie does not think this is enough
  • Much sugar comes from cakes, cookies, sports drinks, sodas, etc.
    • Just one can of coke goes over this!
    • Vanilla yogurt hits 6 teaspoons
  • July 2018, labels will be more accurate

AVOIDING CARBPHOBIA

  • You do not need to freak out about all foods with some amount of carbs
  • For example, if you eat a tomato, you are fine!
    • However, if you eat a ton of tomato sauce, it gets carbier
      • Can be bad for people with A1C problems
        • Type 2 diabetes and such
        • You are concentrating the sugar when you turn it into a puree  
      • Still not nearly as bad as some other foods with added sugars
  • Don't freak out about what you eat -- as long as it is NSNG, you're on the right path
  • What Vinnie always says, "nobody ever got fat from just eating fruit"
  • EAT YOUR BROCCOLI
  • Can't take all food at face value
    • For example, if you are eating corn on a cob it's certainly different from puree corn, popcorn, and corn chips 
  • It is ok to top your zucchini pasta with some tomato sauce!

MCDONALD'S EGG MCMUFFIN

  • In their new ad, in the middle they say they will be putting cage free eggs in their McMuffin's
    • Small font says *by 2025
Sep 17, 2016

: Episode 673 -- Betsy Page joins Vinnie Tortorich for a second Saturday show, to talk about her journey and quitting Diet Coke.

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NATURAL SLEEP AIDS

  • Vinnie recommends taking melatonin and PVC Magnesium together

BETSY PAGE

  • Her whole life she has been thin -- didn't understand how people got fat
  • As she got older, she has started to gain weight
  • She is 5'7" and 147 lbs
  • She has now taken it upon herself to begin to care what she ate 
    • Learned how to cook little by little
  • Found Vinnie and Gary Taubes
  • She hasn't lost weight yet, but also doesn't follow NSNG perfectly

DIET COKE

  • Betsy was very addicted to coke
  • Still drinks a lot of diet coke
  • Diet Coke DOES have the same effects, and worse because of the extra chemicals!
  • Can hurt heart health, likely link to cancer
  • Will also make you fat -- your body still thinks it is sugar
Sep 16, 2016

: Episode 672 -- Low Carb Dietitian Franziska Spritzler joins Vinnie Tortorich to talk about low carb diets, the benefits of such, and more!

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FRANZISKA SPRITZLER

  • She is a dietitian
    • Usually, Vinnie advises people against dietitians, BUT Franziska is an exception!
    • She teaches low carb, and helps folks with a variety of metabolic/blood sugar issues
  • Also a certified diabetes educator
  • Resides in Los Angeles as well
  • Check out her website here! 

LOW CARB DIETITIAN

  • Went back to school in her mid-30s to become a dietitian after being a court reporter for many years
    • She didn't used to eat low carb, although she did always eat a lot of veggies
      • Once she went low-carb, she started eating meat again as well
    • Went to Cal State Long Beach
  • She learned a lot about chemistry and biochemistry and how food is absorbed
    • Did not learn about actual diets until the very end
  • She realized that what she learned about metabolism and what diets she learned to prescribe were very different
    • She was taught that low fat and whole grains are good
      • That did not make sense with the metabolic processes
  • Realized that people were gaining weight from that recommended diet, and people could not get off of medications
  • Once she and her husband got life insurance, she realized her blood sugar was higher than she'd like (near diabetic), and then dove into the world of low carbs
    • Did her own research and realized brown rice and 'healthy food' shot her blood sugar straight up
  • She has found great success helping diabetics, those with metabolic syndrome, and those with PCOS through a low carb diet
  • Carb restricted diet containing a good amount of fat has amazing results for everyone, especially those with issues controlling blood sugar
  • Began a private practice

 

Sep 14, 2016

: Episode 671 - Vinnie rants to Andy about people trying to instigate a twitter debate with him, LGBT definitions, Dee Snider, a bogus bad review and more.

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LGBTQ COMMUNITY

  • The Q is only found sometimes
    • Some LGBT people want to bring the word 'queer' back to take it back, per say
  • Transgender simply means you identify with the opposite gender
    • Genitalia is irrelevant
    • Whether or not you transition is not relevant
  • Will there be more letters on to LGBTQ+
  • Dee Snider was NOT trans, just liked to put on make up

TWITTER DEBATE

  • There is a twitter user trying to instigate debates between Vinnie and people who have differing views from the NSNG crowd 
  • Vinnie is not going to get into a conversation of semantics 
  • Vinnie won't bring anymore non-NSNG vegans on the show either -- they don't budge, he doesn't budge, it doesn't work out 
Sep 12, 2016

: Episode 670 - Vinnie and Anna host this special Monday edition of the podcast, where the two talk about cleaning out your pantry and the genesis of Anna's new cookbook Eat Happy

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EAT HAPPY

Eat Happy by Anna Vocino

CLEANING OUT YOUR PANTRY

 

 

Sep 10, 2016

: Episode 669 - Listener Betsy Page joins Vinnie today to ask about magnesium and the effect it has on sleep.

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BETSY PAGE

  • Active on the FB page and got a Twitter to interact with Vinnie
  • Betsy is 30, from Georgia
  • Betsy has been having trouble sleeping
    • Very sensitive to light and noise
    • She has tried everything to no avail

MAGNESIUM

  • Betsy already takes the PVC Multicap 
  • She wants to know if she should supplement the PVC Multivitamin WITH Magnesium
  • Americans tend to have low magnesium levels
    • One of the reasons is due to depletion of the soil
      • People don't rotate crops or anything like that anymore
    • Not getting proper amount of magnesium in the foods we are eating
  • Our bodies NEED magnesium
  • Vitamin D is also necessary 
  • Milk of magnesia helps constipated people pass their bowel movements
    • Causes a relaxing effect
  • The PVC Broad Spectrum Magnesium relaxes you but not enough to poop your pants
    • Has a calming effect and people sleep better
  • Obviously not a cure all- while it can definitely help and supplement other sleep aids, if you have insomnia or other sleeping issues, you may need more than just magnesium
Sep 9, 2016

: Episode 668 - Vinnie talks to Jen Bricker about her new book Everything is Possible, her life, and her sister Dominique Moceanu.

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EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE

  • Follows Jen's growth, how she overcame the impossible
  • Incredibly inspirational
  • Buy the book above in the first little blurb!
  • "I hope to inspire & motivate others to BELIEVE that anything is truly possible.”
  • Goes far beyond her story and delves into her heart

JEN BRICKER

  • Vinnie's hero
  • Check out her website here
  • Born without legs, and with her heart on the opposite side of her body
  • One of the most amazing athletes
  • Never let anything stop her
  • Acrobat and aerialist

DOMINIQUE MOCEANU


 

Sep 7, 2016

: Episode 667 - Vinnie & Andy conduct a supplement C4 review and discuss post-exercise nutrition, another Vinnie fat shake, and more.

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IRVINE IMPROV

PHONE CASES

VINNIE'S LEG DAY

  • Did squats with a bit of weight (4 sets 15 reps)
  • 3-4 sets of lunges, some with weight, some with bar
  • Then moved on to 4 sets of leg press
  • 2 or 3 sets of heel raises

ANOTHER VERSION OF THE FAT SHAKE

  • 12 oz of coffee (hot coffee)
  • A bit of cinnamon 
  • Raw egg 
  • Gelatin

C4 REVIEW

  • A bodybuilding pre-workout supplement
    • Big sell on the front: "explosive energy for extraordinary workouts" 
      • unbelievable muscle pumps
        • So NOT scientific
  • 5 calories, 1g of carbs
    • No fat and no protein
  • A few vitamins and calcium
  • Caffeine, L tyrosine, theacrine (purine alkaloid)
  • Full of a bunch of stuff you don't need, does NOT have what you need, fat and protein
  • Some classic Bro Science 
  • Citric acid, Sugar, artificial flavors, calcium silicate, silicon dioxide (SAND), sucralose
    • Full of crap
Sep 5, 2016

: Episode 666 - Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich host this Monday show, and the two discuss the entertainment industry, Vinnie's Fat Shake today, bro science, and more!

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AMAZON WINNER OF THE WEEK

  • Listener bought the Ultra Edge which Andy endorsed
  • Click through the Amazon Banner on the website and send in what you bought 
  • You can win NSNG Swag!

FAT SHAKE

  • Vinnie ate at 5am this morning
  • At around 11:30am he hit the gym
  • Before going to the gym he made a fat shake with:
    • Coffee
    • Butter 
    • Gelatin
    • That's it!!
  • Every time his fat shake changes
  • His post workout meal was water

BRO SCIENCE

  • You don't need to always 'refuel'
  • That is some bro science
  • If you eat enough fuel before (fat, protein), you will be good to go afterwards

THE IMPROV

  • Vinnie will be at the improv in Irvine on October 27
  • Buy tix now because otherwise they'll sell out 
Sep 3, 2016

: Episode 665 - Jess Britt shares his story about how he became motivated to lose 135 lbs with the NSNG lifestyle. Jess is also doing a bike ride to beat cancer!

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JESS BRITT

  • Has found incredible success with NSNG
  • His highest weight was 360-370
  • Now he ways 230 because of NSNG
  • He has lost 135 and is still going!
  • Realizes how addicted he was 
    • Gets easier and easier every day
    • Becomes a reality for how you're going to live your life
    • He doesn't even need to think about how he eats anymore
  • Jess tried a number of diets, but had a big change when he had his first child and realized he would not be around for much of her life if he continued at the weight that he was
  • Found Abel James through paleo people, and heard Vinnie on Abel's show 
  • So happy that he has been able to give people hope and inspiration
  • Jess is very active on the FB page 

BIKE TO BEAT CANCER

 

 


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Jess Britt - Before & After Face

Sep 2, 2016

: Episode 664 -- Stuntman Eddie Braun joins Vinnie Tortorich today to discuss Evel Knievel, stunts, and the two discuss Braun's upcoming try at completing the Snake Canyon River jump stunt which almost killed Knievel years ago.

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EDDIE BRAUN

  • Hails from Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Met Evel Knievel as a kid and was inspired
  • Did bike tricks with trashcans as a kid because of Evel Knievel
  • Is a great stunt man, featured in works such as "The Avengers" and "Two and a Half Men"

EVEL KNIEVEL

  • A real-life superhero
  • Became one of the most famous people in the world in a matter of years
  • All extreme athletes (X-game athletes) have Evel to thank for a career path
  • Unbelievable stunt performer and entertainer
  • More famous for his failures than his successes
    • Taught kids that as long as you got up after you fell down and kept trying, it was okay
  • Also taught kids to go build things and adventure
    • For example, Vinnie and his friends would try to make ramps and such to do stunts
    • Taught kids to problem solve and do things properly

THE STUNT

  • Braun is going to attempt the Snake Canyon River jump that Evel could not complete
    • Evel's parachute deployed prematurely
  • This stunt requires a rocket launch
  • The jump is .25mi+
  • He is replicating Evel's stunt
  • Near Twin Falls, Idaho
  • Will be occurring September 17
  • Slash covered "Rocket Man" to help Braun raise money
  • Stay up to date here!

 

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