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Dec 31, 2016

: Episode 732 - Listener and NSNG success story Jess Allen Britt returns to talk about his weight loss journey, making NSNG a lifestyle instead of a diet, and developing grit.

JESS ALLEN BRITT'S JOURNEY

(3:00) - Jess tells his story

  • Led a very sedentary life playing video games, drinking beer and eating ice cream during times of under employment.
  • 370 lbs (6' tall), depressed, and so unhealthy that he'd throw his back out just walking around
  • Has been trying to lose weight since daughter was born 5 years ago. 2 years ago he started to be able to keep it off

IT'S ABOUT LIFESTYLE NOT POUNDS

(6:00) - Vinnie works with a lot of large people and a loss of 100lbs seems to be the turning point where people start gaining the weight back.

  • Jess believes that looking at a specific number of lbs to lose as a goal is not necessarily the way to go.

The end number is not the way to look at it. You have to look at it like you're an addict, your an alcoholic and you can't function on alcohol so you just stop and you never go back to it. And that's kind of how you have to look at it with sugar and grains or you're never going to succeed - Jess Allen Britt

 

 

 

 

 

(8:30) - Jess feels that you have to change your expectations of what life's about so that eating without sugar and grains is not the worse thing in the world to you.

  • Jess eats just meat, eggs, veggies and cheese.
  • He's basically been in dietary ketosis since Jan 2016
  • Vinnie agrees that NSNG is NOT A DIET. It's a lifestyle.

Eating this way is not that hard. I just eat meat, eggs, veg's, cheese and stuff like that and, honestly, as long as I don't mess around with grains or sugar...I've been in ketosis since January - Jess Allen Britt

 

 

 

 

INTERMITTENT FASTING & EXOGENOUS KETONES

(10:50) - Other doctors are more strict than Vinnie with ketosis and medical fasting

  • Jess does some intermittent fasting by not eating breakfast because that works for him.
  • He had to work up to that by extending the fast half an hour until he was only drinking coffee until lunch (no breakfast)
  • A lot of people jump into the fasting thing and mess themselves up by doing so .
  • Vinnie says people who are morbidly obese may want to follow a Ron Rosedale or Jason Fung
  • Vinnie thinks many people are using intermittent fasting as a form of trickery instead of part of a lifestyle change.
  • Some people are taking exogenous keytones to get into ketosis and Vinnie doesn't think you need that.
  • Vinnie believes you don't have to be in deep dietary ketosis to lose weight
  • Jess once wrote on the NSNG facebook group:

Taking exogenous ketones puts you into nutritional ketosis as much as putting a strap-on on a woman makes her a man - Jess Allen Britt

 

 

 

  • Exogenous keytones were made for Navy Seals who needed to use them in the field.
  • Vinnie doesn't think it's healthy to jump right into dietary ketosis

 

THE TRANSFORMATION

(15:00) - Jess has put on a lot of lean body mass and lost a lot of fat.

  • Started at 370 lbs and is now 210 lbs
  • Now wearing a medium T-shirt and size 32 pants
  • Starting to see more definition.
  • Vinnie can see the huge difference even in his face
  • Used to have debilitating depression but hasn't needed any ant-depressants in a year
  • Jess feels like a significantly different person mentally and emotionally when he's not eating sugars and grains
  • Has more grit now.

(20:00) - Vinnie feels good that people like Jess Britt are having changed lives as a result of NSNG

  • Dean Lorey cajoled Vinine into writing the book and he is very grateful for it
  • Jess would like to help other people who are going through the same thing.

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Vinnie's Big Fat Show at Flapper's in Burbank, CA, featuring Gina Grad from 100.3 The Sound and the Adam Crolla show and podcaster Chris Laxamana

Dec 30, 2016

: Episode 731 - Best-selling author and investigative journalist Gary Taubes returns to talk about his new book The Case Against Sugar and how the medical community and government are resisting the overwhelming evidence of sugar's harmfulness.

(3:15) - Taubes talks about how he was initially reluctant to be on Vinnie's podcast a few years ago because his message is so important he had to act like an adult. He acknowledges that Vinnie's podcast is "a thing" because he makes it fun and also let's the anger towards the people perpetuating lies about nutrition come to the forefront. It's a hard tightrope to walk sometimes.

GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES

(4:20) - We have a fundamental problem because there are so many countries with government-sanctioned nutritional guidelines that are based on bad science. Anyone who gives dietary advice contrary to the popular beliefs is labeled as a radical.

(8:00) - How do you respond to people who point to Southeast Asia as examples of high-grain, low saturated fat cultures that have a historically very long life span and fewer cases of obesity, diabetes and heart disease? Dr Taubes points to the fact that these cultures also have a significantly lower sugar consumption and are about 100 years behind the Western world. Their heart disease rates are very similar to what ours were 100 years ago when we were consuming a similar amount of sugar.

(13:00) - Today, breakfasts are essentially a variation on dessert. (breakfast cereal, etc)

MODERN SCIENCE RUINED BY OLD TECHNOLOGY

(14:15) - 

Modern nutrition science is based on all these belief systems that, in turn, were products of the technology of the time. This whole idea that obesity is an energy balance, a calorie problem is because for the first 50 years of modern nutrition from the 1860's to the 1920's, all nutritionists could do were measure energy in foods and the  energy expended by people

 

 

 

 

 

 

- The idea that sugar okay to add to foods (like milk) because sugar is "empty calories" and at least kids will get the "good stuff" is 100 year-old thinking.  This ignores the bad stuff and the consequences of eating all the sugars and refined grains.

 - The prevalence of obesity has increased 900% in the U.S. since the 60's. Essentially, it is a pandemic.

(18:40) - The World Health Organization has stated that the statistical likelihood of curbing this trend is zero. But they won't really get around to the truth of the matter. There is much internal institutional resistance to anyone who believes differently than they do.

(24:30) - The sugar-hypothesis wasn't fully-formed enough in the 60's and 70's to counteract the fat-hypothesis that became institutionalized at the time. At the time, the consensus was that dietary fat caused obesity and heart disease.

CAUSE OF INSULIN RESISTANCE

(32:00) - Even though physicians recognized 2 different types of diabetes as far back as a couple thousand years ago, it wasn't until the 1960's that doctors realized that Type 2 Diabetes was actually a disease of insulin resistance, not insulin deficiency. That is when there appeared some compelling evidence that the fructose component of sugar (sugar is roughly half fructose, half glucose) was the primary cause of insulin resistance.

 - That is the primary hypothesis Gary is presenting in The Case Against Sugar:

If sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, because of the fructose and the speed in which we consume them...if they cause insulin resistance, then they cause Type 2 Diabetes and they cause obesity and they at least exacerbate, if not cause, the diseases associated with them.

 

 

 

 

(39:30) - The "If-Then Problem 1 & 2" - If sugar causes causes these problems then we should get them the hell out of our diet.

(41:00) - It is possible that the people who lose a lot of weight on a vegan diet MAY have lost all the weight because the gave up the Coca-Cola, beer and sugary sweets etc that they would also have given up on a low-carb or paleo diet. So the question is did they lose all the weight because they gave up red meat or because they gave up the other stuff

(44:00) Vinnie often takes calls from Vegans who are complaining of low energy and stalled weight-loss. Gary explains that the issue is complicated and that one can't come up with a certain solution just based on observation. Controlled medical studies are needed to prove anything conclusively.

GOOD SOLUTION VS. BAD MOTIVES

(48:00) - We live in a world where the same people who have overseen this horrendous national epidemic are also the ones winning awards and being lauded by the medical community and the government.

 - The only people who stand to gain from getting the story right except for the patients.

 - Taubes spoke at a convention with a very prominent vegan owner of a large grocery chain. When Gary tried to get him to start a program designed to help get people off sugar, the person refused to talk about anything other than the meat issue.

(50:50)  - There is progress in the anti-sugar and Taubes predicts we will be consuming 50% less sugar in 20 years. The problem is how to fix the people who are already broken.

(54:30) - Several of Vinnie's guests feel that removing sugar from America's diet would solve the obesity problem very quickly. Gary finds it crazy that we have this dietary intervention that is so effective but the medical and health communities have defense mechanisms in place that prevent them from accepting it.

It's crazy that you have this dietary intervention that is so remarkably effective, and yet you've got all these defense mechanisms in place by doctors, by nutritionists, by dieticians, by the pharmaceutical industry and the medical industry and the organizations so that they will not accept it.

 

 

 

 

 

 - Many researchers in the nutrition science initiative are programmed to think one way that they can't escape their paradigm and will never be able to see the truth.

(1:00:00) - Doctors assume that patients would rather take a drug than try to change their diets to a ketogenic diet. Also, it's easier for the doctor to prescribe a drug than go through the effort of changing the patient's diet.

 - Doctors are afraid to rock the boat  because of liability issues. Low-fat diets are considered "standard of care" and doctors will get in trouble if they don't follow it.

 - On the other hand, doctors really do care about their patients and really want to see them get healthier. It is the job of people like Vinnie and Gary to show doctors that it is safe.

THE CASE AGAINST SUGAR

(1:08:05) - Taubes wouldn't describe Good Calories, Bad Calories as "boring" but rather a "long and difficult read" :-)

 - While most in the medical industry agree that sugar isn't all that great for you and it probably should be eaten in moderation, the question is how bad can it really be and what could our population look like if we didn't have sugar.

 - The first chapter of The Case Against Sugar is called "Food or Drug"

 - The book captures the history of the controversy over sugar and the role the sugar industry played behind the scenes using tactics very much like the cigarette industry.

 - Mothers have been passing along the predisposition to become obese and diabetic to their children in the womb.

 - It's a fairly short but comprehensive and understandable book that explains what the role of sugar plays in the diet and society.

 - There is even a discussion about how tobacco used to be soaked in sugar before turned into cigarettes.

 - A child of a woman who is diabetic during pregnancy has a massively higher chance of becoming diabetic by the time they're 30.

 - Add sugar to ANY diet, vegan, carnivorous, whatever, and eventually you will get obesity and diabetes epidemics.

 - You can see Gary Taubes book tour events here at GaryTaubes.com

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Dec 28, 2016

Episode 730 - Vinnie and Andy answer Twitter questions about intermittent fasting, cortisone shots, and the RICE method of injury recovery.

(1:10) - Andy laments when Vinnie claims he only invites him to the show when Vinnie can't get a hot piece of ass on the show :-)

(5:15) - Andy and Vinnie discuss myths and stereotypes on gay male sex drives vs. female sex drives.

INTERMITTENT FASTING?

(7:30) - There's a time and place for intermittent or medical fasts if you have broken metabolism is one thing. Fasting because you have 3 lbs to lose is more like dietary trickery and is not necessarily a good thing to do. Gaming the system doesn't work

CORTISONE SHOTS?

(11:00) - Vinnie has never had a cortisone shot and is not a fan of them. In the past, athletes would be injected with cortisone to mask the pain from an injury allowing them to continue to play. Masking pain with cortisone can do more harm than good, making the injury worse.  

(12:30) - Bill Walton broke his foot while playing for UCLA and John Wooten. They shot him up with cortisone so he could continue playing. Now he is a fan of ultra-cycling and the 508. He had a lifetime of problems with his foot as a result of that injury.

THE R.I.C.E. METHOD

(14:00) - Cortisone may have its place, but R.I.C.E.  may work just as well: Rest - Ice - Compress - Elevate. Ask your doctor if this is ABSOLUTELY necessary.

(16:20) - By Anna's book Eat Happy

(16:45) - You can subscribe to the old podcasts for only $2 per month 

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Vinnie's Big Fat Show at Flapper's in Burbank, CA, featuring Gina Grad from 100.3 The Sound and the Adam Crolla show and podcaster Chris Laxamana

 

 

 

Dec 26, 2016

: Episode 729 - Anna and Vinnie talk the day after Christmas about coffee, the holidays, and a few other topics.  We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

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THE HOLIDAYS

COFFEE

Dec 24, 2016

: Episode 728 - Dan and Bryan join Vinnie this Saturday to talk about the show in Irvine, their Sportscast podcast, pro athletes, and more!

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DAN AND BRYAN

  • The two were at Vinnie's show in Irvine
  • Bryan is black and Dan is Samoan so they stuck out at the show, and they laugh about it
    • Bryan and Vinnie even go into a little diatribe about African Americans and triathlons
  • The two have Dan and Bryan Sportscast on iTu
  • They found Vinnie via the Carolla effect and loved the NSNG lifestyle idea 
    • The two loved that NSNG was the opposite of what the SAD diet is
      • Vinnie is showing people the light!

SPORTSCAST

  • Dan and Bryan's podcast is all about sports
  • They talk about pro athletes and stories going on in athletics
  • Dan played college ball at University of Nebraska
    • He played against Eli Manning, who Vinnie used to train, in a bowl game
      • Vinnie trained the Mannings, and thought Cooper would be the best athlete although he could not end up playing for health reasons
      • Their dad was the quintessential dad, he did not push his kids!
        • Payton wanted to learn about the defense to become a good quarterback
  • 30 for 30s on ESPN are great!
  • They also put on interviews
Dec 23, 2016

: Episode 727 - Dr. Kenneth Ford joins Vinnie today to discuss Kenneth's works and artificial intelligence.

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KENNETH FORD

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

  • Artificial intelligence is a poor name for it
  • We are surrounded by machines that give us some form of intelligence
  • We don't even notice AI anymore!
  • Just because we have the technology to do a particular thing does not mean people want the thing to be able to do it for us
  • AI is a field, not an outcome
    • WE create the outcome
  • There is a point where it goes too far
  • At what point will we stop living life?
  • Even online dating is AI
  • Computers and other forms of AI are also addictive which is dangerous
  • People live in virtual worlds all the time - they can not think very well on their own
  • Artificial Intelligence can be a malicious thing
  • AI can also stand for amplified intelligence
    • That is what Kenneth and his work strive for
      • He is trying to improve the human mind as opposed to squashing it
      • Figuring out how to utilize all parts of the human mind
Dec 21, 2016

: Episode 726 - Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber talk NSNG and Arthritis on this Wednesday edition of the Fitness Confidential Podcast.

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NSNG AND ARTHRITIS

  • Lots of types of arthritis
  • Two biggest ones are rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
    • rheumatoid - comes on by itself
    • osteoarthritis - often due to injury, misuse, etc.
  • NSNG can help arthritis - it will not cure it, but it will decrease inflammation which in turn can lessen pain
    • Likely can help osteoarthritis more than rheumatoid, but there WILL be a clear minimization of pain in both when eating NSNG 
  • Vinnie has osteoarthritis, mostly from breaking things as a result of football and mountain biking 

BURSITIS

  • Andy suffers from bursitis
    • His hips would hurt a lot when hiking
    • Bursitis is a result of inflammation
      • Therefore, cutting out sugar and grains greatly decreases inflammation so he found help with NSNG
      • Also, Andy is a weekend warrior which makes it harder on hips and such 
  • Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa, a small fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between a bone and muscle, skin or tendon
  • Andy tries not to sit too much because that aggravates his hips in different places, as well, than hiking does
Dec 19, 2016

: Episode 725 -- Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich talk about Conrad Anker's heart attack at 20k feet and explains Zone 2 training and how to calculate your Zone 2 heart rate. 

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CONRAD ANKER

  • A hero of Vinnie's
  • Has climbed everything worth climbing
  • He is in a number of documentaries
  • First descent of Shark's Fin
  • Everest is a walk in the park for him 
  • He had a heart attack at 20,000 feet
    • Now he is afraid of fat because Mayo Clinic told him so
      • So aggravating as eating red meat does not cause heart disease!
      • Really, he potentially had a heart attack because he has been eating crap for years and the "Death Zone"  is dangerous 
  • The biggest bad-ass

AMAZON WINNER OF THE WEEK

  • Lyla Dulaney (sp?) won this week
  • She bought soap and some good oils
    • She will be getting the F#@& Quinoa shirt
  • Buy something through the Amazon banner on Vinnie's site, and e-mail what you buy to Vinnie
  • You can win NSNG swag!
  • Keep's the train rolling down the tracks

ZONE 2 TRAINING

  • Zone 1 - your heart rate is in between your resting heart rate and 69% of your possible heart rate
    • Can achieve this by simply doing every day chores
    • Walking around is zone 1
  • Zone 2 is 70% - 79% of your possible heart rate
  • Zone 3 is 80% - 89% of your possible heart rate
  • Zone 4 is 90%-your maximum possible heart rate
  • Zone 5 can only be for a very short time for people who are in incredible shape
    • This is going beyond your redline
  • Vinnie believes Zone 2 is the optimal zone to be in
    • Exercise is a poor way to lose weight, but if you want exercise to burn fat, Zone 2 is the way to go
    • You are burning fat, not worrying about sugar (you shouldn't be consuming that much sugar that it should matter, anyway)
  • Zone 2 is sustainable and reasonable, and it does not make you have cravings like Zone 3 or more can 

 

Dec 17, 2016

: Episode 724 - David Ramirez joins Vinnie Tortorich on this Saturday show to discuss serial killers, David's weight loss journey, and becoming a runner.

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DAVID RAMIREZ

  • Not actually related to Richard Ramirez
    • Enjoy the tangent about serial killers including Ramirez and Ted Bundy
  • Just completed a 50 mile ultra 
  • David has lost over 100 lbs
  • At his biggest, he was 260 lbs
    • He was 29 when he started his weight loss journey, now is 35
    • He is 5'6"
  • He kept losing weight and then gaining it back
    • He tried to convince himself he was okay, but internally was miserable and hated looking in the mirror 
  • David wanted to get healthy for himself and for the woman who ended up being his wife, and ultimately, his daughter as well
  • Initially, David calorie counted
  • Now that he is NSNG, he is not going back

BECOMING A RUNNER

  • When David started losing weight, he began to run
    • He had no idea what he was doing
  • David did a 10k and came damn near last, but he loved it
  • Then, he moved on to a half marathon after some other 5 milers and 5ks
  • He was losing weight until the half marathon training, at which point he was around 180 and the weight wouldn't budge
  • After his half marathon, he started gaining some weight back
    • He NEEDED a goal:
  • He signed up for the Chicago Marathon 
    • He went from 195 to 185 in training 
    • He justified his bad eating habits by the fact that he ran
  • After running the Wisconsin marathon (196lbs) where he was an hour longer than he wanted to be, he knew something had to change
  • David found NSNG through the fact that his brother did paleo
  • He is now at 160, doing better than ever, running ultras and feeling great while doing it!

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Dec 17, 2016

: Episode 724 - David Ramirez joins Vinnie Tortorich on this Saturday show to discuss serial killers, David's weight loss journey, and becoming a runner.

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DAVID RAMIREZ

  • Not actually related to Richard Ramirez
    • Enjoy the tangent about serial killers including Ramirez and Ted Bundy
  • Just completed a 50 mile ultra 
  • David has lost over 100 lbs
  • At his biggest, he was 260 lbs
    • He was 29 when he started his weight loss journey, now is 35
    • He is 5'6"
  • He kept losing weight and then gaining it back
    • He tried to convince himself he was okay, but internally was miserable and hated looking in the mirror 
  • David wanted to get healthy for himself and for the woman who ended up being his wife, and ultimately, his daughter as well
  • Initially, David calorie counted
  • Now that he is NSNG, he is not going back

BECOMING A RUNNER

  • When David started losing weight, he began to run
    • He had no idea what he was doing
  • David did a 10k and came damn near last, but he loved it
  • Then, he moved on to a half marathon after some other 5 milers and 5ks
  • He was losing weight until the half marathon training, at which point he was around 180 and the weight wouldn't budge
  • After his half marathon, he started gaining some weight back
    • He NEEDED a goal:
  • He signed up for the Chicago Marathon 
    • He went from 195 to 185 in training 
    • He justified his bad eating habits by the fact that he ran
  • After running the Wisconsin marathon (196lbs) where he was an hour longer than he wanted to be, he knew something had to change
  • David found NSNG through the fact that his brother did paleo
  • He is now at 160, doing better than ever, running ultras and feeling great while doing it!

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Dec 16, 2016

: Episode 723 -- Peter Shankman joins Vinnie Tortorich on this Friday show to talk self-starting, Peter's career, and Faster Than Normal, an e-world that works to help people's brains work faster.

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PETER SHANKMAN

  • Founder of HARO
  • Vinnie was on his podcast, as well
  • Check out his website here
  • "A Public Relations all-star who knows everything about the new media and then some." -NY Times
  • Google his Ted Talk!
  • "Stop chasing likes, start doing more likable things!"
  • Brand everything because if you don't brand it, someone else will

SELF-STARTING

  • Vinnie genuinely has no idea how the podcast and book have become so successful
  • Peter has his own methodology for self starting
    • You figure out what you're good at, and you do it a lot
      • Vinnie is good at talking and being controversial, so this makes sense
  • You set up systems to avoid doing the things that get you off course
  • Peter wrote his last two books entirely on planes
    • Nobody can bother him on planes 

FASTER THAN NORMAL

  • Peter works to help folks unlock their brains and make them work faster
  • If you know the intricacies of your brain, you can use your brain faster and more effectively
  • ADD/ADHD can be used as a gift 
  • Peter believes that because he knows his brain very well and has studied his brain, he gets about 3 extra hours out of every day
  • Scheduling is important!
    • Having a running clock is the way to go
  • Especially for those with ADHD, a physical reset can be very important
    • For example, Vinnie shoots or does archery to reboot his brain 
    • Peter will do some pushups before he goes into a meeting
    • Get your adrenaline going a bit
Dec 14, 2016

Episode 722 - Vinnie and Andy explain the difference between sugar content and added sugar as well as answer many listener questions such as the pros and cons of coconut oil vs. MCT oil, orange juice vs. oranges, and more.

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HUNTING

  • Tallulah foxhunts in Virginia
    • Involves a pack of hounds chasing foxes (or coyotes in California) with people on horseback following and keeping the hounds in check
  • Ducks Unlimited has done more to conserve and help ducks in the US and Canada than any other group

SUGAR CONTENT

  • You obviously want a lower sugar content, but sugar added is the worst
  • You need to see where the sugar is coming from
  • Sugar content is coming from lactose in dairy products
    • If your body can handle dairy, eating dairy products with sugar content but no sugar added shouldn't be an issue

MCT OIL VS. COCONUT OIL

  • They act in your body in the same way
  • MCT oil is more expensive, but coconut oil will do just as well
  • Vinnie actually think coconut oil has an advantage

ORANGE JUICE VS. ORANGES

  • When you juice an orange, it loses the fiber
    • The fiber is what slows down the glucose spike
Dec 12, 2016

: Episode 721 - Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich talk Amazon winner of the week, the holiday season, diet soda, & artificial sweeteners. Don't trust sugar or sugar by any other name!

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AMAZON WINNER OF THE WEEK

  • Go through Vinnie's website to Amazon
  • Buy something on Amazon and send what you bought to Vinnie
  • You can win some NSNG swag
  • Winner this week bought a bunch of books, including Eat Happy
    • Be sure to check out Anna's cookbook, great for the holidays!
  • Puts the coal in the fire and keep's the train moving down the tracks

DIET SODA

  • Vinnie has been yelling about diet soft drinks since the '80s
  • Full of carcinogens, chemicals
  • Any time you eat or drink anything processed, it is bad for you
    • When it is diet, it is extra processed and thus extra bad for you
  • Even when sugar is not called fructose, glucose, sugar, etc., it can still be sugar
  • Fake sugar can cause insulin spikes too!
  • You CAN get fat from "sugar-free" foods and "diet" sodas
    • Equal and Sweet n Low are horrible for you!!
    • It ain't about calories
      • Sugar is not about calories in particular

NSNG FACEBOOK GROUP

  • People have been losing crazy amounts of weight
  • There is a FB group -- not run by Vinnie but many pod-cast listeners and NSNG eaters use it
  • Lots of stories about people saying their significant others say the cholesterol will kill them
    • Cholesterol is NOT BAD
    • SO MANY people have had such positive results on their cholesterol looking at the ACTUAL numbers for their cholesterol eating NSNG
Dec 10, 2016

: Episode 720 - Craig Berndt joins Vinnie to talk about how NSNG is different from other low-carb diets, how Craig found Vinnie, traveling NSNG, and more!

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CRAIG BERNDT

  • Found Vinnie on Laxamana podcast, then through other Carolla shows
  • Subscribed to Vinnie's podcast pretty quickly
  • He also is a Twitter user
  • Craig's spinal surgeon told him he needed to drop a bunch of weight for bag surgery
  • Has lost 40 lbs so far with NSNG (in 3.5 months)

HOW NSNG IS DIFFERENT

  • Most low-carb diets work the same
  • NSNG is about eating no sugar (NO HONEY OR ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS) and no grains, nor grain-like foods like quinoa, or really potatoes 
  • NSNG is a lifestyle, not a diet!
  • NSNG isn't a 'brand' - Vinnie isn't trying to sell you a meal plan or a routine, he is just trying to help

HOW TO TRAVEL NSNG

  • Eat when you're traveling how you would eat at home
  • For example, at home, you would never consider McDonald's for a meal, but when you are traveling, you would
  • Try to avoid that!
  • Craig is in the airport a lot and has had to learn how to avoid sugar and grains while traveling 
    • He has to modify airport foods and make them NSNG
      • ex: just eat the meat off of a fast-food burger, grab a salad without dressing, etc.
Dec 9, 2016

: Episode 719 -- Danny Vega and Brian Williamson join Vinnie this Friday to discuss their websites and podcast, Ketovangelist & The Ketogenic Athlete.

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BRIAN AND DANNY

  • Brian's son has epilepsy and was put on a ketogenic diet
  • Brian started a podcast on being a ketogenic athlete
  • Danny is a power lifter and also is ketogenic, so now the two host the show together!

THE KETOGENIC ATHLETE

  • Check out the website for the podcast here
  • Danny was told forever when he started power lifting that he needed carbs
    • Eventually started carb cycling
    • Didn't like eating carbs, once he became keto, everything got so much better
  • It is completely possible to gain lots of muscle mass on a ketogenic diet
  • Danny does lots of distance stuff now and has not put life into living at all
    • He also only consumes half of the protein he used to consume
  • Brian learned a ton about a ketogenic diet because of his son, just like Jim Abrams and his son
    • Ketogenic diet can cure epilepsy for 30% of kids who are put on it
      • Another 30% have their seizures reduced to a manageable point where they can live a full life
      • It changes neural pathways
      • Ketones burn cleaner, easier on the brain 
  • Your brain does not need sugar to live
    • Your brain runs more efficiently on ketones than on sugar
  • In a ketogenic diet, after the keto flu that some feel, most will have mental clarity and better recall
    • For Danny, it has been a huge game-changer in his brain function
      • He is in "Doom God-mode"
    • For Brian, the ketogenic diet helped his depression immensely 
      • He felt near-euphoric within days of being in ketosis
        • He had battled depression for ages as he had been hooked on sugar and grains
Dec 7, 2016

: Episode 718 - Andy Schreiber and Vinnie Tortorich host this Wednesday podcast and talk about, cars, just cars, at the LA Car Show on the bromance episode.

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THANKSGIVING LIFE INTO LIVING

  • Vinnie put some life into living on Thanksgiving
  • He woke up the next day and felt like he'd been beat up
    • All of those old injuries flared up again
  • Now he is back on board!

BROMANCE EPISODE

  • Vinnie used to go to the LA car show with Scott, Tallulah's dad
    • He was a huge BMW fan, so when the two of them went to the car show, Scott would only want to look at the BMWs
      • Then maybe check out Bentley and Roll's Royce
    • He had a bunch of different models each year that he'd lease
  • This year, Vinnie and Andy went as they both love cars
  • The Maserati was pretty unimpressive
    • They seemed to be cheaply made, and the interior was especially bad
    • Definitely not worth the $130k+
  • Their favorite car was the new Corvette
    • Not the Grand Sport, but the same interior and amazing
    • Vinnie just picked up his Corvette, actually
  • Their second favorite car was a Mercedes S550 Coupe
    • Beautiful on the inside, it seemed like the lap of luxury and technology
    • Same price as the Maserati
  • G Wagons and big trucks used to wreak havoc in Los Angeles and in the canyons
  • Vinnie and Andy went 'car shopping'
    • At first, the employees did not help them well
Dec 5, 2016

: Episode 717 - Vinnie Tortorich and Co-Host Anna Vocino talk about Vinnie's colorful radio censorship conversation with KABC. They also discuss an article from a doctor who seems to be blatantly lying about dietary fat's effect on the body.

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AMAZON WINNER

  • Harlon was our winner this week
  • He bought a Makita 18V Lithium Combo Kit 
  • If you buy something through the banner at vinnietortorich.com, send an e-mail saying what you bought and you can win a t-shirt!
  • He will get a F#%K Quinoa shirt

RADIO CENSORSHIP

  • For those of you who don't know, Vinnie has a radio show on KABC on Sunday nights
  • On his show a couple weeks ago, he got into some trouble for not censoring himself enough, so they had to censor him
    • He used the word 'snatch'
    • He had a talking to after the show
  • He was also told he can never talk about the Kings
    • KABC and the LA Kings are associated tightly
  • A guy like Vinnie can't do radio, because they don't allow a guy like him on radio
  • AM listeners are generally older and more conservative
  • He will finish his current run, and then no longer be doing radio shows at KABC
    • It is a shame, because his show is very popular 
Dec 3, 2016

: Episode 716 - Listener Alyssa Klarman joins Vinnie Tortorich this Saturday to talk post-baby fitness using NSNG, the challenges and successes of that, and more!

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POST-BABY FITNESS

  • Alyssa weighs 131
  • She has 3 kids
  • Took her 3 months to lose the baby weight and she did it all NSNG!
  • She thinks of NSNG as whole foods/paleo+dairy 
  • Recently read the Obesity Code
  • Sometimes she has breakfast, sometimes she doesn't
    • Hard boiled eggs, bacon
  • Has a veg for lunch
    • Will cook things with bacon fat
    • Makes her own salad dressing with Villa Cappelli
    • Throws some left-over protein into her salads
  • Has a protein and a veg for dinner
Dec 2, 2016

: Episode 715 - Check out Vinnie's stellar performance at the Irvine Improv.  The Big Fat Show is a great one, and will be coming to more locations so keep in touch to hear if its coming to a city near you!

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