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Feb 14, 2024

Episode 2449 - On this Wednesday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad discuss investing time to exercise and the lesson of "pay now or pay later", and more.

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Pay Now or Pay Later

  • Gina is feeling “soft and succulent” after being cooped up from all the recent California rain. (2:00)
    • Vinnie relays a story from when he moved in CA in 1991.
  • Vinnie recently spoke to someone whose philosophy was a bit different than his when it comes to success & money. (10:00)
    • It's not about "luck," it's about planning and putting in the work and having patience.
    • He relates buying a car to investing in yourself.
    • Gina understands betting on yourself in terms of delayed gratification. (16:30)
    • There’s a social media trend about “treating yourself”--but it all centers around not really delaying gratification.
    • Finances and health are very similar - you need to invest in yourself for the future. (20:00)
    • They discuss country musician Toby Keith’s passing away.
    • Because Vinnie works out every day, he is ready at any time for a physical challenge--he invests the time daily.

Mind Manipulation

  • Gina reads  and article about processed foods and how they are manipulated to be addicted. (25:00
  • "Salt Sugar Fat" by Michael Moss explains how scientists hired by Big Food help figure out “bliss points” of flavors and texture to keep you addicted.
    • You can purchase it easily by going to Vinnie's Book Club and buying here.
    • Don’t believe it? Eat a 16 oz. steak compared to a 16 oz. bag of Doritos and see which one satisfies you and keeps you full.
    • Your body keeps releasing insulin to cover all the food you eat, especially carbs. (28:00)
    • He explains ghrelin, leptin, and insulin with an example about beer.
  • Food addiction is tough because your body needs food as fuel to survive.
    • Vegetables naturally have carbs, so you don’t need pasta, bread, etc. (32:00)
    • Vinnie’s been enjoying eating fish all week.(33:00)
    • They talk about steak and finding deals.
  • Gina has a new Instagram @myextrafamily and a new website, https://myextraseries.com.
    • Go check out her socials--she shares some relatively recent news.

Check out Gina's book My Extra Mom. She also co-hosts with Bryan Bishop for @LAmag on the Bryan & Gina Show, which you can find on any podcast platform and YouTube.

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