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Oct 15, 2018

 : Episode 1169 - Anna Vocino joins Vinnie this Monday, and the two talk a story from the 80s which demonstrates the power of unhealthy relationships with food, Vinnie's weird back problem, the NSNG consensus on potatoes, and more.



  • Vinnie trained a couple in New Orleans in the 1980s
  • The man was a cardiologist
  • They had a giant mansion with beautiful winding staircase as well as an Au Pair
  • The Au Pair, Elayna, was always training for marathons in her free time 
    • She started to do triathlons
    • She made a schedule and made Vinnie feel like a wimp
  • However, Elayna also had 40 or 50 lbs to lose 
  • Elayna seemed SO put together, but her apartment was filled with moldy pizza and crappy old food
  • Despite her amazing exercise routine and her Type A personality, she hid food and relied on crap to hide her feelings
    • Ate all night long
  • She had an eating disorder - an unhealthy relationship with food -- binge ate at night 
  • It was bizarre because they actually never saw her eat in front of others 
    • Really sad 
  • For many, food is a crutch
  • We have to be careful with how much we depend on food to help our emotions
  • Food IS addictive, and this is unhealthy when we let ourselves stay addicted
  • The good thing about NSNG is you don't need to calorie count or do other unhealthy behaviors 


  • Most white potatoes are between 90 and 95 on the glycemic index
    • 100 is straight sugar
    • DO NOT eat white potatoes on NSNG
      • For all intents and purposes, they're a grain
  • A yam is around 65
  • Boiled sweet potato is even lower! 
    • An okay treat
  • However, skip all fries!!!
  • Boiling is the way to have the lowest glycemic index
    • If you put it in the oven, it caramelizes and becomes extra sugary
  • Mash with butter after boiling
  • Sweet potatoes and yams should just be an occasional thing