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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 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.
Mar 31, 2017

: Episode 787 - Gina Grad joins Vinnie today to catch him up on her amazing NSNG success, her viking bread experiment, the upcoming Big Fat Show at Flappers Burbank, getting cool swag from Specialized Bikes and, of course "breasticles"...

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GINA GRAD

  • One of the best voices out there, along with Anna
  • She has lost 36 lbs because of Vinnie
  • Gina is part of the Carolla gang
  • She will be at Vinnie's upcoming Flappers show!

VIKING BREAD EXPERIMENT

  • Raw unsalted mix nuts
  • Flax seeds
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • Half a cup of olive oil
  • Eggs
  • Baked
  • Gina and her friends hate it
  • Our brains make us think it is going to taste good, then it proceeds to not live up to expectations

SPECIALIZED BIKES

  • Specialized Bikes is outfitting Vinnie with an awesome bike, helmet, gear, etc.
  • Go check out their products!
    • AMAZING frames and bikes and accessories too
Mar 29, 2017

Episode 786 - Andy Schreiber joins Vinnie today to discuss road trippin' to Louisiana, radar detectors, fried fish vs. broiled fish and Andy's trip to Villa Cappelli.

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ROAD TRIPPIN'

FRIED FISH - LOUISIANA EATING

ITALIAN FOOD

 

Please visit vinnietortorich.com for more complete show notes.

Mar 27, 2017

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

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ANTHONY G. JAY

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

FAKE SCIENCE

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

NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO SUGAR

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

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

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

SERENA'S ULTRARUNNING

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

THE BACHELOR

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

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

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LONNIE BEAUCHAMP

NSNG MEETUPS

FACEBOOK GROUP

 

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Mar 24, 2017

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

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DR. TERRY WAHLS

LIVING WITH MS

COOKING FOR LIFE 

 

Please visit vinnietortorich.com for complete show notes.

 

Mar 20, 2017

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

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VINNIE'S PERSONALITY

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

CHILDHOOD LEUKEMIA

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Mar 19, 2017

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

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BREAKFAST

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

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

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SMOOTHIES

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

 

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

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NINA TEICHOLZ

PLANT BULLIES

 

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Mar 15, 2017

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

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TWITTER AND VITAMINS

VITAMIN B12 ABSORPTION

 

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Mar 15, 2017

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

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BONE BROTH

BOWLERO

BIKING

 

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Mar 13, 2017

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

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SUGAR LIES

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

GLYCOGEN LOADS VS. GLUCOSE SPIKES

THE CRAWL

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

 

Mar 11, 2017

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

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WHO IS ROOSTER?

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

AINSLEY'S ANGELS OF AMERICA

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

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

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FLAPPERS

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

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

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TALLULAH

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

COLLEGE DINING

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

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

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AMAZON WINNER

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

UNHEALTHY MCDONALDS

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

EATING FOR TRAVEL

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

LOSING WEIGHT

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

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

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PLAY OUTSIDE

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

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

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JASON THOMAS

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

PILI NUTS

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

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

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KEN POSNER

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

VINNIE AND SERENA

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

ULTRA STORY

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

NOTE: Photography by Laura Casner Photography

Mar 1, 2017

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

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HIDDEN SUGAR

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

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

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AWKWARD MOMENTS AT THE GYM

RAPPERS

AMAZON WINNER OF THE WEEK

INFLAMMATION

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