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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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Apr 30, 2017

: Episode 807 - Vinnie & Anna talk about how kids can still have healthy pizza by eating the NSNG pizza recipes from Anna's book Eat Happy; 2 different NSNG pizza crusts as well as NSNG pizza sauce!

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NSNG PIZZA

  • You can still eat pizza when you are NSNG, AND you get to make it
  • Crust with almond flour and cheese
  • Crust with cauliflower
    • Tastes like normal pizza crust!
  • You can still put whatever you want on it
  • It is super fun to make your own pizza
  • Also make some home made pizza sauce to avoid the sugar

 

 


Eat Happy - Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb Recipes For A Joyful Life

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb Recipes For A Joyful Life
 
Apr 29, 2017

: Episode 806 - Vinnie helps listener Justin during a phone consultation and explains the importance of getting off the sugar train as well as not blaming himself; it's not lack of motivation, it's his hormones working against him!

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LISTENER JUSTIN

SUGAR TRAIN

  • Sugar is addictive
  • Taking that first initial plunge is what is hardest!
  • When we eat sugar, our hormones tell us to eat more sugar
  • Don't blame the person - it isn't necessarily lack of motivation or effort
    • Addictions are tough to break!
  • Best way to do it is cold turkey
    • Often, withdrawals will occur for a bit
  • Once you overcome these withdrawals, things will get easier
    • You will no longer crave sugar but if you eat it, it will make you feel bad
      • Sugars true effects

 

Apr 28, 2017

: Episode 805 - Vinnie chats with Physical Therapist Ray Klepper @dewey_klepper about how fat adaptation both prevents sports injuries and reduces recovery time from them. 

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RAY KLEPPER

  • Ray is a physical therapist from Chico, California
  • Does a good amount of work with chronic pain that hasn't been able to be fixed before
  • Ray believes that sugar and grains which lead to inflammation are a big issue for injuries
  • Ray was big into running and cardio
    • It caused stress and inflammation so he is into lifting at the moment

SPORTS INJURIES

  • Not only can you make better sports injuries, but you can prevent them through fat adaptation
  • When Ray fractured his elbow, he had very little pain because of his low carb diet
  • Tissue turnover is much better when you are fat adapted 
  • If you are not metabolically flexible, it really hurts inflammation
  • Chronic pain is nearly always made worse by the SAD diet
  • Sugar will kill us unless we do something about it
    • Vinnie doesn't want to sound like an alarmist
      • But if it makes our injuries so much worse, imagine what it is doing to the rest of our bodies
  • Ray tries to educate people on a better diet
    • Most of his patients have insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes
Apr 26, 2017

: Episode 804 - Andy joins Vinnie this Wednesday to discuss Specialized bikes, the fallibility of some vegan doctors, and more!

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SPECIALIZED BIKES

  • Vinnie has a bike from Specialized
    • The BEST Mountain Bikes
  • One of the guys who helped hooked Vinnie up with the bike follows Vinnie's way of eating
  • Two guys from Specialized are going to be on the show at some point, they also use PVC 
    • Sean Estes 
  • Mountain Bike guys understand the connection with the bike to the ground

VEGAN DOCTORS

  • Just to be clear, Vinnie works with a lot of vegans whom he likes very much
    • He just doesn't like the "bro" vegans 
  • There are doctors who say eggs and meat will cause diabetes, other health issues
  • A lot of vegan doctors are full of lies without real claims
    • Jimmy Moore once challenged a vegan doctor, and the doctor just ran him over 
  • Nutrition easily becomes conflated
  • Vinnie can't tell if some vegans are trolling him or not
  • Ethical veganism makes sense!
    • Nutritional veganism is often not supported by science 
Apr 24, 2017

: Episode 803 - Anna Vocino joins Vinnie today and the two discuss music, the Silver State 508 with Chris Kostman, weird race hallucinations, mountain bikes, and more!

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SILVER STATE 508

  • Chris sold the race to two guys in San Diego
  • It was so expensive to put on 
  • Chris Kostman was the youngest guy to compete in RAM and held that record for a long time
  • He and Vinnie are good friends now
  • This is a super hard race, but a fantastic one!
  • You can also do a 4 man team
    • Lots of those teams, more than solo

RACE HALLUCINATIONS

  • In ultra sports, competitors often experience hallucinations
  • Running or biking, you start to see things on your route
  • Can be scary or just plain strange
  • Vinnie and Serena have both experienced this, cycling and running, respectively 
    • Vinnie would see animals up ahead that really were not there 
    • Chris had this experience when he was not eating well, eating too much sugar, and he would see weird stuff
      • He had tactile hallucinations
  • Also stories of people being convinced that their crews are making them ride or run in circles 
    • One guy with less than 10 miles left had this problem and threw in the towel 
  • People really do lose their minds when they become sleep deprived
    • The brain really does need the time to rewire itself

 

 

 


Vinnie's factory bike:

Specialized S-Works Fuse 6Fattie

Specialized S-Works Fuse 6Fattie

Apr 23, 2017

: Episode 802 - On this episode of vinnie's sunday school, Vinnie and Anna discuss healthy vs. unhealthy crunchy snacks.

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CRUNCHY SNACKS

  • Parents should not bring cupcakes and sugary treats to sports games
  • Eat some fruit or some nuts at a sports game, it will actually make you feel better!
  • If you want a crunchy snack, try almond flour pita chips
    • They taste JUST like normal pita chips, but are healthier
  • Cheese crisps are also awesome
    • Grate some cheese, put it in the oven or microwave or cast iron skillet so it melts, then let it harden!
      • Any type of cheese 
  • Cut an apple into small slices and add some cheddar cheese!
Apr 22, 2017

: Episode 801 - Enjoy Vinnie's most recent April Flappers performance where he discussing breaking carb addiction and carb myths!

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CARB MYTHS

Apr 21, 2017

: Episode 800! - Nicole Recine joins Vinnie Tortorich this Friday for the 800th show to discuss her job, diabetes, blood tests, and more!

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NICOLE RECINE

  • Nicole is a registered nurse
  • She is also a certified diabetes educator
  • Stresses low carb high fat
  • Can read blood work numbers very well
  • Check out her website here

BLOOD TEST

  • Cholesterol numbers are not informative unless broken down and analyzed properly
  • Other numbers of hormones and the like found in blood tests can also explain health issues or weight loss issues 
  • Nicole can interpret blood test results
    • 30 min, 60 min, in person consultations
Apr 19, 2017

: Episode 799 - Andy Schreiber joins Vinnie this Wednesday and the two talk Andy's "health food shake" (called a Gibson), the new sublingual vitamin B12 and its slogan, Vinnie's speech impediment, Andy's eyesight, and more.

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ANDY'S HEALTH FOOD SHAKE

  • It is a martini
    • (Not actually a health food shake)
  • Really it isn't even a martini because there is no olive
  • It is a gibson with cocktail onion

SUBLINGUAL VITAMIN B12 -NOT SUGAR-COATED 

  • Sublingual B12 Vitamin has been a long time coming
  • This vitamin will be the first of its kind
  • Coming soon!
  • New slogan: "We're Not Gonna Sugarcoat This"

ANDY'S EYESIGHT

  • Andy had problems in school, people were worried he wasn't smart
  • Really, he could not see the black board
  • Went to optometrist, realized he had horrible eyesight
  • Things looked up from there
Apr 17, 2017

: Episode 798 - Anna joins Vinnie today to talk new tech, cars, taking time to become fat adapted, and eating fat to lose fat.

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TECH INDUSTRY

  • Seems that tech companies make things that break intentionally
  • Then you go and buy something else from them
  • Anna has been having Apple problems
  • Kids don't know how to fix things like cars these days
    • Vinnie knew how to fix a car, but doesn't really understand tech
      • Tallulah is the other way around

EATING FAT

  • You can't try and beat the system
  • If you are trying to become fat adapted, you really have to be careful
  • Also, you NEED to eat the high fat
    • Ex: don't try to take the skin off of your chicken
  • Little fat bombs are good
  • Do not shy away from fat!
  • Try it for 45 days or so before reassessing 
  • Try not to become too picky with things, or it can be unhealthy as well 

CARB QUIZ

  • Anna took a 'carb quiz'
  • Take a quiz to see how many carbs you should be seeing
  • The quiz says that they do not endorse low carb diets yet ask you what you are trying to do and give you info based off of that
  • Anna filled out the entire quiz, including age, weight, how much she wants to lose, how much she exercises
    • They did not give her a 'carb plan'
      • Just tried to sell her BS carb cycle plans

 

Apr 15, 2017

Episode 797 - Listener Chris talks to Vinnie about bike fitting, crank lengths, and other technical bicycle related topics on this Saturday's Fitness Confidential Podcast

 

 

 

Bicycle Crank Length: Lies, Misinformation and Old Wives' Tales

Apr 14, 2017

: Episode 796 - Anthony Jay PhD joins Vinnie this Friday to discuss his book, Estrogeneration, and the two talk about the harmful effects of estrogenics, chemicals that act as estrogens in the body and can cause weight gain, poor health, and more.

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ANTHONY JAY PhD

ESTROGENICS

  • Check out his book here!
  • Estrogenic foods and products can cause a ton of health problems
    • Like plastic that overheats and leaches
  • BPA plastic, for the record, is dangerous
  • Long term exposure is the big problem
  • Often, you will have to call companies to ask what their products are made of
  • Soy is quite an estrogenic food
    • Isoflavones
  • Stay away from recycle number 7
  • When you buy plastic bottles, go 2, 4 or 5
    • Glass is better though
  • Plastic baby beds contain phthalates
    • Similar levels in new cars
  • Switch to zinc sunscreen
  • Avoid benzophenone

 

Apr 12, 2017

: Episode 795 - Andy describes to Vinnie some hilarious mistaken customer service calls to Pure Vitamin Club, including an irate customer who purchased from a company that sold male enhancement spray.

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MALE ENHANCEMENT SPRAY

  • Andy responds to all e-mail support and phone call questions for PVC
    • He does it himself!
    • People are shocked
  • Someone angrily called Andy complaining about "Pure Vitamen"
    • For a product called "Vigor XL"
      • A "male enhancement spray"
        • Absolute scam
          • There is a spray and a tablet
      • Their website is BS too
  • Andy sees these angry e-mails not intended for PVC quite often
    • People scammed by other companies
    • PVC is not a scam, so that is good
  • Another good scam - man called about Pure Vitamins Store
    • NOT the same company!
    • Pure Vitamins Store told this man to call PVC'S number to COMPLAIN
      • The guy in fact was a previous customer and that is in part why the confusion occurred
        • Now he is likely to come back to PVC

 

Apr 10, 2017

: Episode 794 - Don't "Quit the Carton"! Vinnie and Anna expose some non-science nonsense perpetuated by militant vegans (and Vinnie has to have a new calming song), talk about the sexiest men, and discuss Vinnie's new mountain bike from Specialized, the -Works Fuse 6Fattie.

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QUIT THE CARTON

  • Vegan propaganda 
  • Says eggs cause diabetes
    • If you stop eating eggs, you won't get diabetes!
  • This is BS!!!!!
  • Honestly sounds like a joke 
    • One would think this video is a parody but unfortunately, it is not
    • The guy in it is eating lots of sugar, but says EGGS are the issues 

MOUNTAIN BIKING

  • Specialized Bikes provided Vinnie with a new mountain bike
  • Check them out for bikes and the best accessories
  • Vinnie is starting back up his mountain biking career
    • Plans on competing again 

Vinnie's new calming song: Breathe by Anna Nalick

 

Apr 8, 2017

: Episode 793 - Scott Mulvaney talks to Vinnie about living the Fired-Up Epic Life (LIVETHEFUEL), his podcast, CrossFit, unqualified trainers, mountain biking, they're mutual admiration society and much more on this Saturday edition of the Fitness Confidential Podcast.

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SCOTT MULVANEY

  • Owner of the LIVETHEFUEL Brand
    • Health, business, and lifestyle
    • "Fired-Up Epic Life"
  • He and Vinnie are big fans of one another
  • Scott is NSNG
  • Fell in love with Phys Ed
  • Became spinning instructor 
    • Even while working his corporate job
  • Ski race coach
    • Been a coach for years
  • Firefighting 

CROSSFIT

  • Big into crossfit
  • He drops in at other boxes

UNQUALIFIED TRIANERS

  • Lots of unqualified trainers out there
  • People can get a quick certificate online
    • Doesn't mean anything
  • Vinnie went to school for 4 years for this 

MOUNTAIN BIKING

  • Mountain biked when he lived in CO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 7, 2017

: Episode 792 - Marika Sboros, writer, blogger, and LCHF advocate joins Vinnie this Friday to discuss the Noakes trial as well as her LCHF website on which she provides LCHF resources from bloggers to doctors all around the world.

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MARIKA SBOROS

  • Strong believer that eating right (low carb high fat) can fix or alleviate many health issues
  • "Let Food be Your Medicine"
  • Has many LCHF resources on her site
  • Believes in the strength of eating right

NOAKES TRIAL

  • Dr. Noakes is a doctor in South Africa
  • He is facing trial because he prescribes LCHF diets
  • Sugar and grain industry use their influence to strike again
  • Marika Sboros is located in South Africa and is covering the trial

 

Apr 5, 2017

Episode 791 - Andy & Vinnie Tortorich talk about how Vinnie got into mountain bike racing and how Specialized is sponsoring him now. They also reminisce about the crazy bitch that indirectly got Vinnie into mountain bike endurance racing... 

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MOUNTAIN BIKE RACING

  • Vinnie got into the mountain bike racing from ultra cycling
  • He was a big guy!
  • Now, with a shoulder that can sustain this type of cycling, he is gonna get back into it
    • More stress than a road race
  • Specialized, a fantastic company, is providing him with a bike and gear
    • Go check out their bikes and accessories
  • Vinnie has taught a lot of people how to go long on road bikes
  • Worked his way up to the elite category for mountain biking
  • Took him awhile to figure out the whole water thing
    • Avoided the Gu's and Powerbars as much as possible
  • If you ride any bike long enough, the chain rings and the like start to wear down
    • Once every 5 or 6 weeks Vinnie used to have to get his bike fixed up
    • Good bikes like Specialized need less maintenance
  • People were shocked by how much Vinnie rode
  • Vinnie made it to some finals, did quite well, hated having to give it up

CRAZY BITCHES

  • Vinnie sure does love the song Crazy Bitch by Buckcherry
  • Vinnie had a bad relationship with a girlfriend and stayed out mountain biking for hours to avoid going home to her.
  • Andy said she was hot but definitely insane.
  • Name removed to protect the guilty...

 

Apr 3, 2017

Episode 790 - Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino talk Vinnie's strange brain and his recent road trip home to Louisiana, eating NSNG Mexican food, and Tales From The Sauna.

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VINNIE'S BRAIN

  • Vinnie constantly has one hit wonders stuck in his head
  • Today it was Come On Eileen
    • Tallulah really likes this song (in case anyone was wondering....)
  • He considers it an affliction

TRIP HOME

  • Vinnie made an impromptu trip home
  • Drove his Corvette to go surprise his dad
  • Vinnie loves road tripping
  • Threw olives and nuts in a ziploc bag
  • Cheese in another bag
  • Brought a little soft pack travel cooler
    • Ended up leaving it all behind by accident
  • Vinnie doesn't eat a lot when he's on the road
  • Stopped at Chipotle on the way
  • Cheap hotel eggs have flour in them
  • Counted on Starbucks to get full fat whipping cream
    • Good snack
  • Vinnie fasted all the way back
    • Vinnie has one thing against fasting:
      • He thinks there is a PLACE for fasting, don't use IF for trickery
      • Vinnie personally would not fast on a regular basis
    • Vinnie is super fat adapted

NSNG MEXICAN FOOD

  • NSNG Mexican food is very doable
  • DON'T eat chips or tortillas or the like
  • Avoid rice, eat beans in moderation
  • Load on some guac, sour cream, cheese, veggies, meat, salsa (no corn salsa though)
  • Chipotle can be very filling and NSNG
Apr 2, 2017

: Episode 789 - Nicole Recine joins Vinnie Tortorich this week on vinnie's sunday school to talk about Starbucks and the sugary drinks that they sell.

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STARBUCKS

  • A lot of kids and teenagers like to hang out at Starbucks after school
  • Most Starbucks drinks are straight sugar
  • Lemonade is NOT good for you!
  • Also, don't have cake with your sugary drink
  • Sugary drinks can make you crash
  • Lots of healthy drinks:
    • Lattes, no sugar added
    • Cappuccino, no sugar added
    • Unsweetened tea or Passion Fruit Iced Tea
    • Just leave out the sugar on the drinks!
Apr 1, 2017

Episode 788 - Steve Walker joins Vinnie today to talk being a Marine, losing his sight, living blind and getting a renewed vision for life through endurance sports such as triathlons.

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STEVE WALKER

  • Steve Walker is 34, a former Marine
  • He is legally blind and could not remain a Marine
    • Stayed behind a desk for awhile
  • Steve's brother was also Navy
  • Vinnie, for awhile, thought he would serve
  • Went to a school in middle school that was Marine Corps ROTC
    • Started from Cadet Private, went to Commanding Officer of Cadet Colonel as a Senior in high school
      • Wanted to go in as an enlisted and let it develop from there

LIVING BLIND

  • When he went into the Marine Corps, he did not know that his eyesight was getting worse
  • No history of bad eyesight in his family or otherwise
  • Started having delayed reaction times and the like at age 18
  • Steve ended up having a disease that was progressive

A RENEWED VISION FOR LIFE

  • Steve's wife told him that he had become a shell of his former self
  • Training for and competing in triathlons including the Iron Man gave him a renewed vision for life
  • He believed if he could accomplish and Iron Man as a blind person, then he could overcome any challenges in life that blindness presented him
  • He now feels like a whole man.
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