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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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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

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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

 

 

Feb 17, 2017

: Episode 760 - Jonny Bowden joins Vinnie Tortorich this Friday to discuss Jonny's role as the Nutrition Myth Buster, common nutrition misconceptions, Adam Carolla, and more! 

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JONNY BOWDEN

THE NUTRITION MYTH BUSTER

Please visit vinnietortorich.com for show notes.

 

Feb 15, 2017

: Episode 759 - Andy Schreiber and Vinnie Tortorich host this Valentine’s edition of the Fitness Confidential podcast. The two talk sleeping, natural sleep aids, dogs, and Valentine’s Day.

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SLEEPING

  • Sleep is the most important thing for your health
    • More important than power lifting and cardio
  • If you don’t sleep enough, all the exercise in the world will not be enough
  • The body regenerates when you sleep
    • Muscle builds the
  • Vinnie changed his sleep after leukemia
    • Sleeps a lot more these days
  • Vinnie takes some melatonin before bed (1mg)
  • Sleep will help you perform loads better at the gym
  • Magnesium is also a good sleep/relaxation aid
    • (Check out PVC)
  • When it is close to bedtime, get off technology!

VALENTINE’S DAY

  • Valentine’s Day can become a competition about who is the most loved
  • Can make many feel inferior
    • “Betsy’s husband wasn’t as good as Julie’s husband”
  • Valentine’s Day menus are such a hassle
    • A good way to rip people off
  • Vinnie treats Serena to a Valentine’s Day surprise a week or two before, and he gives her real, practical gifts

 

Feb 13, 2017

: Episode 758 - Vinnie & Anna talk about about psyllium husks, sugar in bacon, Anna's homemade ranch dressing, feeding Skittles to cattle and more!

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PSYLLIUM HUSKS

  • A listener asked about this in smoothies
  • Psyllium husks hurt your gut bacteria 
  • Also will make you bloated
  • We used to throw this away as byproduct, but somehow people found a way to market it
  • It does not do what is says it will do - it is a scam
  • If you need to process something to make it edible/consumable, it is likely bad for you 
  • Consuming this is like taking the shell off of a peanut and putting it in a drink
  • TLDR: DON'T consume!!!

SUGAR AND BACON

  • Often, companies will add sugar to bacon or sausages
    • Cheaper brands will do this more regularly 
  • Brown sugar, maple bacon, all of this is bad for you 
  • Look for PLAIN BACON

ANNA'S RANCH DRESSING

  • Anna uses 1/2 a cup of whole milk and 1/2 of a lemon's worth of lemon juice = buttermilk
  • Make your mayo at home if possible (don't use mayo with canola oil, if possible)
  • Whisk all of that together with dill, parsley, other herbs
  • 1/2 a tsp of onion and garlic powder each
  • A teaspoon of salt and pepper
  • Let it congeal in the fridge for around an hour 
  • Whisk again, and enjoy!

 

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Feb 11, 2017

: Episode 757 - Vinnie Tortorich and guest Aaron Alexander have great fun talking about Aaron's Align method and functional movement, his constant motion, his interesting mix of new-age technology, living in Santa Monica and more. 

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AARON ALEXANDER

Feb 10, 2017

Episode 756 - Enjoy today's podcast episode which features Vinnie's live performance Big Fat Show Burbank at Flappers with special guest Gina Grad! The two talk pasta studies, fake news, fermentation, protein, and more and take questions from the audience!

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BIG FAT SHOW BURBANK & CLAREMONT

  • Vinnie is doing another performance on February 19
  • This one will be at Flappers in Claremont 
  • Buy tickets here!
    • Use drop down menu to find Vinnie's Big Fat Show
Feb 8, 2017

: Episode 755 - Andy Schreiber joins Vinnie Tortorich this Wednesday and the two talk about Jason Fung, PVC's upcoming Sublingual B12 vitamin tablet, and more!

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JASON FUNG

  • Author of The Obesity Code
  • All of his books go in Vinnie's Book Club on the website
  • He is a big proponent of the ketogenic diet 
  • Check him out on the most recent Monday show!

SUBLINGUAL B12

  • Vinnie and Andy have been bombarded by questions regarding this vitamin 
  • PVC is coming out with a sublingual B12 vitamin
    • Put it under your tongue, and it will dissolve
  • It has taken so long due to the fact that they have to find out how to create a tablet
    • Tablets are harder than capsules, especially dissolving tablets
    • B12 much more effective if dissolved 
    • Tried to find no chemicals or substances you don't want in your body
      • Ended up being a pretty simple ingredient, but took awhile to find
        • All natural!
  • It will be very small so that it is easy to put under your tongue!
    • Created a new dye that is not bad for you
  • Soon they will be manufactured and bottled
  • Release date will be towards the end of March!
  • We will not allow people to White Label this vitamin
Feb 6, 2017

: Episode 754 - Dr. Jason Fung joins Anna and Vinnie this Monday to talk losing weight, twitter, Green Grocer, and more on this Monday episode of the Fitness Confidential podcast.

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TWITTER

  • Vinnie does all of his own tweeting
  • He had an assistant for about 5 minutes who messed his tweeting up
  • He likes to answer all of the questions, even if they are repeats
  • Received a funny tweet about vegetarians recently

DR. JASON FUNG

  • L0w-carb health and fitness expert
  • One of the most important luminaries in the field
  • Check out his blog/website here
  • His book, The Obesity Code, is a great and informative one
  • One of Vinnie's favorite people in the Health and Fitness world

LOSING WEIGHT

  • Exercise is a poor way to lose weight
  • If you are so concerned about calories, you will end up starving yourself and be incredibly unhealthy
  • The REAL way to lose weight is to trade out carbs for fats and cut out sugars and grains
  • It is hard because doctors are taught to blame the victim when really the doctors' advice is to blame
    • Ironic and sad at the same time
    • For example, Weight Watchers is a scam which puts the blame on the client
  • Ketosis is a very good option for many but is not necessary to lose weight
    • NSNG without ketosis often does just fine

 

Feb 5, 2017

: Episode 753 - Vinnie & Andy debut their first kid-focused podcast, vinnie's sunday school, and discuss the health problems associated with soft drinks like Coke or fruit juice and offer some healthy alternatives.

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NEW SUNDAY SHOW!

  • The Sunday shows will have different guests
    • Serena, Andy, Nicole, etc.
  • They will be 7-12 minutes
  • These will be age-appropriate shows with accessible information 

COKE

  • Don't drink soft-drinks!
  • Stimulant drinks (energy drinks) are the worst for you!
    • Full of chemicals that will make you sick and fat
  • When Vinnie was a kid, he had 10 cokes/year
  • In Vinnie's book, he told a real story about Kevin who was morbidly obese as a teen
    • He worked really hard to lose weight but could not do it
      • It turned out that Kevin did not realize he could not have soft drinks
        • Once he cut out the soft drinks it made all the difference

DIFFERENT DRINKS

  • Once you stop drinking these drinks, you actually won't WANT them anymore
  • Juice is not great for you either
    • Lots of juice add sugars, but when you juice any fruit, it loses all the things that are good for you
    • EAT fruit, do not drink it
  • Tea is a great alternative, and La Croix water is good, too
Feb 4, 2017

: Episode 752 - Author, podcaster and IronMan finisher Win Charles joins Vinnie to discuss her journey as a triathlete suffering from cerebral palsy.

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WIN CHARLES

  • Incredible IronMan triathlete
  • She suffers from cerebral palsy but does not let that stop her from anything 
  • Wants to help show others with disabilities that they do not have to submit to their disabilities
    • Disabilities can bring people together and make people stronger
  • Had great family support which was a major key for her

I,Win: Hope and Life my journey as a disabled woman living in a non-disabled world

Feb 3, 2017

: Episode 751 - David Diamond, PhD joins Vinnie to talk about the fallacy and bad science of Ancel Keys, the China Study and many other anti-fat studies.

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DAVID DIAMOND

  • David used to be incredibly unhealthy
  • He was urged to use statins and niacin
  • In 2006, he was told he MUST go on Lipitor 
    • Dr. Diamond was open minded at first, but wanted to look into it
  • Realized fat was OK, and changed his lifestyle!
    • He started with peer-reviewed medical journals
  • He was never scared of fat because he is so educated on it
  • Studied biology, has a PhD!

OLD GYMS

  • First of all, exercise is a poor way to lose weight!
  • For example, more gyms than ever, but more obesity than ever
    • Gyms have awesome equipment but so many are still so unhealthy!

DEBUNKING ANTI-FAT STUDIES

  • The bread is worse than the butter or cheese for the triglycerides
  • Anti-fat studies were paid for by sugar, grain industries
  • Ancel Keys conducted a study that only took into account countries that proved his hypothesis true
    • He, himself, ate a ton of fat
  • FAT DOES NOT CLOG YOUR ARTERIES!
    • It is carbs, not fat
  • The worst thing that happened to fat, is that someone named it fat
Feb 1, 2017

: Episode 750 -  Vinnie teaches a fit millennial the truth about insulin, fat metabolism and the unhealthy ingredients in energy drinks, all without making him cry or hurting his feelings...

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CHIP

  • Chip is actually named Dillon
  • He works for Pure Vitamin Club
  • Played some college ball in Georgia
  • Not really a millennial because he was born in 1989... but he is
  • Tries to keep grains out, but still drinks Rockstar energy drinks
  • Hits the gym very often
    • Took some pre-work out 
      • Makes you feel like Superman
      • Not good for you!!! Don't!!!
      • Gym rats that take insulin are users
        • It is a hormone and thus a steroid
  • Still learning about health and nutrition

FAT METABOLISM

  • Catabolic reaction that creates energy
  • When you eat lots of carbs, you have metabolic issues
    • Metabolic syndrome can be quite fixed by eating NSNG
  • You get all the sugar you need from fruit and veggies
    • If you don't, your liver will literally turn protein into sugar 
  • Fat provides almost twice the food energy of carbs! A MUCH BETTER and cleaner fuel!
    • More efficient to eat fat and much better for you 
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