Fitness Confidential with Vinnie Tortorich

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Fitness and weight loss expert Vinnie Tortorich, author of best-selling book "Fitness Confidential", dispels the widespread mistaken beliefs regarding weight loss and exercise and teaches us how to lose weight, get fit and reclaim our lives. Using his 35 years of experience in the fitness and weight loss industry in Hollywood combined with an absolute commitment to good health, Vinnie has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world lose hundreds of thousands of unhealthy pounds in an easy and sustainable way. His listeners love him for his fearless humor, tireless honesty, extraordinary nose for BS, and simple message. Join Vinnie and his inspiring guests - doctors, scientists. researchers, journalists, farmers, athletes and more - to hear the latest scientific discoveries and unravel the myths that have been hampering our health. Laugh your way to health and fitness with Fitness Confidential and Vinnie Tortorich.

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Children's Vitamins and Candy Consumption - Episode 1280
: Episode 1280 - Andy Schreiber, co-founder of Pure Vitamin Club and Pure Coffee Club, joins Vinnie today, and the two talk Vinnie's shrimp dinner, PVC's upcoming children's vitamins, the Beverly Hillbillies, candy consumption, and more on this Wednesday show. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club VINNIE'S DINNER (1:00) He had jumbo shrimp  Normally he forgets about shrimp as a main dish Tends to have chicken or beef or some other fish Had about 10oz of meat He's eating like a bachelor when Serena's away Some tarragon and butter - delicious! Now he's thinking lump crab meat, but that's expensive CHILDREN'S VITAMINS (9:20, again at 27:30, again at 41:00) We are making a unique formula for kids Not just cutting our other formula in half It will have things in common, but children need different nutritional supplements 8 years old is not the hard cut-off, just a ball-park the age from which we recommend people take our current formula  Need more for bones, etc. We are going to fit growing bodies' needs Children's vitamins normally have sugar - this is not right or necessary daily, we will not do that Chewable or gummy vitamins is like throwing candy at their kids - they also do not get that many nutrients  We looked into making one capsule smaller but we couldn't fit everything in As a result, to make them small enough, we recommend 2 vitamins a day Our recommendation will be one in the morning and one in the evening, but both at one time is okay too They also will dissolve in water, too CANDY CONSUMPTION (31:00) Vinnie's parents were teachers so he had some time to himself right after school Would go to the 711 after school However, he knew candy wasn't good for him His parents told him it would make him sick and rot his teeth He would still only get one a week Kids, think about self-regulating if you can! Vinnie would make candy/snack money by working in his grandpa's garden He would reward him with a quarter or two from time to time 
Mar 20, 2019
Fat Adapted Survival & Sexism in Elite Sports - Episode 1279
: Episode 1279 - Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich talk Eat Happy, podcast reviews, sexism in elite sports, fat adapted survival, the pay-to-attend school scandal, and more on this Monday show. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club Villa Cappelli F Bomb Crowd Cow SEXISM IN ELITE SPORTS A woman cyclist caught up with the men and they made her stop during the race In Belgium Only gave them 10 minute head start She wound up finishing 74th because they made her stop when she was leading to give the men more room, and she lost her momentum  At the end of the day, while we have made progress, there is still some unfairness in Ultra Sports When women got as good as men at double trap, Olympics was going to cut out the women's event Olympics committee kept saying no, but had so much pressure that they brought it out However, they brought it down to 160 while men were shooting 200 Marathons do this, too Send off elite women x number of minutes before the men If you catch up to the women there's a money grab FAT ADAPTED SURVIVAL People can benefit from being fat adapted if they then are forced to fast For example, people on Survivor should get fat adapted before going on the show The tiny bit of rice won't throw you out of ketosis, especially if you parcel it out over the day These people go into ketosis eventually anyway, but better to start in ketosis so you don't deal with keto flu on the island Electrolytes are a lot harder    Vinnie's Dyer Knife - custom-by Craig Dyer  Check out a video of the knife here!
Mar 18, 2019
Meeting Significant Others - Episode 1278
: Episode 1278 - Gina Grad joins Vinnie for this Sunday School episode, and the two talk life with children, meeting significant others, and more on this podcast. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club MEETING SIGNIFICANT OTHERS Vinnie met Serena at a Starbucks They met several times through mutual friends afterwards He called her, asked her out Was interested and forward enough Serena ran back into the house after their great first date She found a reason to call afterwards
Mar 17, 2019
Changing Diet Dogmas - Episode 1277
: Episode 1277 - Listener and NSNG®er Brett Enzensperger joins Vinnie to talk about his career as a production manager, Steve Miller, changing diet dogmas, creating a low carb community, and more on this great Saturday show. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club BRETT ENZENSPERGER Brett works as a Production Manager  Goes on tours, works in the music industry  21 years of tour with Steve Miller  Gets to work with some incredible artists like Steve Miller Band Brett has loved how he has inspired others to follow NSNG®, too  Just starts with one person, and soon tons of people are eating better and living healthier, too FB group is a great way to do this CHANGING DIET DOGMAS Brett was the perfect model of a guy who didn't have any real metabolic issues, but was super heavy 400 lbs, went into a gastric bypass meeting He walked into the waiting room and said "this isn't me, I'm not sick like this" Started WW and then went into high carb low fat Did lose a good amount of weight, but eventually it caught back up with him and he gained 100 lbs back Had to get over the CICO dogma Looked at the science and the book March 2017 he was feeling and looking pretty bad Started NSNG® on March 1st Weight poured off right away Lost 85 pounds, hasn't lost more in awhile but hasn't GAINED any more, either Had to learn he could do most of it with diet, not with exercise (which he previously didn't follow) Now, however, he could stand to do a bit more Zone 2 training Still has around 55 lbs to lose Some people can't handle dairy as well as others - a good thing to cut out if you are stalling or plateauing 
Mar 16, 2019
Keto Health Myths with Nina Teicholz - Episode 1276
: Episode 1276 - The amazing Nina Teicholz joins Vinnie this Friday once again and the two talk keto crotch, heart arrhythmia myths, the benefits of eating meat and environmental concerns ("meat-free Mondays"), Nina's work in journalism, and more in this fantastic episode. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club Villa Cappelli F Bomb Crowd Cow NINA TEICHOLZ Nina is a top journalist who works in the realm of health and fitness She has been on this show a number of times Check out her most recent appearance here Why does she do this? It's not about the money Principally, for her, it's about uncovering the truth The lies in health have such a huge, horrible impact Nina wants to get rid of that One of the most important issues to work on Nina is a huge part of Fat Doc KETO CROTCH Nina has analyzed the evidence behind these claims Claims are about how eating keto can make you smell bad down there There were 30 stories on major sites in 8 days This came out of NOWHERE These lies are also pretty awful for women Can discourage people from going for a healthy diet due to (wrongly-founded) fear of embarrassment All playing on insecurities - this makes this campaign particularly malicious Nina & colleagues believe this lie is generated by a PR company who represents someone like WW, or something like that Does not come from any science whatsoever ARRHYTHMIA MYTHS There is a new myth saying keto causes heart arrhythmias  Press release came out about an UNpublished UNpeer reviewed study The study has not even been presented yet Completely BS - should not even be talked about yet  A truly terrible study
Mar 15, 2019
Alleviating Heat Rashes - Episode 1275
: Episode 1275 - Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber talk alleviating heat rashes, our recent newsletter, and more on this Wednesday show. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club ALLEVIATING HEAT RASHES Heat rashes can be a common thing in ultra events Our electrolyte, UltraSalt, helps It is an amazing electrolyte complex We gave tons of our vitamins to ultra athletes at local events Spent tons of time figuring out the correct ph
Mar 13, 2019
In and Out of Ketosis - Episode 1274
: Episode 1274 - Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino talk the new Bohemian Rhapsody movie, Vinnie's KTLA appearance, being in and out of ketosis, aerobic exercise, getting in shape, and more. The two also do a little weight lifting demo for Anna. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club Villa Cappelli F Bomb Crowd Cow IN AND OUT OF KETOSIS When Vinnie visited Virginia, he put some LIL Had some onion rings, a few glasses of wine Didn't bring his ketone testing kits on his hikes (which he did many of) When you have been in ketosis or just low carb for awhile, you will start to feel like crud For Vinnie, he feels like he needs to be in ketosis now  Doing a good amount of work helps  If you live in ketosis most of the time, it's easy for your body to get back into it Just commit to it! This combined with some good Zone 2 exercise will help your heart tremendously Don't forget you do not need to be in ketosis to do NSNG!!! It works for some, for others not as much 
Mar 11, 2019
Cancer Fueled by Obesity - Episode 1273
: Episode 1273 - The amazing Gina Grad joins Vinnie to co-host this Sunday School episode, and the two talk cancer fueled by obesity, encouraging people to be healthy, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club CANCER FUELED BY OBESITY Young people are getting cancers connected to obesity Doctors seeing people in their 20s getting cancers that formerly were only for people in their 70s Vinnie will NEVER fat shame (nor should anyone) However, people should strive to be a healthy weight People may be uncomfortable in airplanes if someone who is too large for the seat sitting next to them People should be polite, but at a point, it isn't thin privilege We should not attack the people who do not struggle with their weight We are going to break under the weight of our own weight The problem with people getting fatter is they are also getting sicker Let's not fat shame kids who are fat, but encourage them to play sports, to get exercise, and to eat healthy foods 
Mar 10, 2019
Overcoming Breast Implant Illness - Episode 1272
: Episode 1272 - Listener and old friend of Vinnie, Michelle Ginsburg (Crosby), joins Vinnie to discuss her passion for fitness, becoming a triathlete and Ironwoman, her racing hobby, her journey from sickness to health due to breast implant illness, and more on this Saturday show. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club BECOMING A TRIATHLETE Vinnie and Michelle have known each other for decades She attended the Newman School Vinnie was one of her coaches in high school! Michelle does club racing, like Adam Carolla Has her own mechanic, etc. Wins plastic trophies! Got into fitness in the 90s Ever since then, she has been doing events like triathlons! From triathlons, went into an Ironman Vinnie got into weight loss stuff after he gained weight while working out a lot Work in health industry! BREAST IMPLANT ILLNESS Michelle was having real health issues Heart rate up, stomach problems, couldn't breath as well Doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with her Felt like her love for fitness was at risk Got sicker and sicker over the years Eventually realized it was breast implant illness There are about 63,000 women in this FB group dedicated to breast implant sickness Not a recognized sickness despite how many women suffer from it 467 documentations of cancer from breast implants Michelle is feeling better now  Had explant surgery There are highs and lows, but the upward trend is great  Putting in fake parts can make your body sick! Look like autoimmune disorders
Mar 09, 2019
On Being Naked and Afraid with Eva Rupert - Episode 1271
: Episode 1271 - Eva Rupert, survivor of Naked and Afraid, discusses her epic adventure, restoring our primal relationship with nature, becoming an outdoorsman, and more on this fantastically interesting Friday podcast! PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club Villa Cappelli F Bomb Crowd Cow EVA RUPERT She and Vinnie met through Ross and Kara - owners of the F Bomb product that both Vinnie and Eva love Eva was a participant on Naked and Afraid Spent three weeks naked, on national television Dropped in the middle of nowhere with stuff to make a fire, and that's about it Film them basically to watch how they survive A true survival test The camera crew genuinely gives them nothing  Watching you starve and watching how you deal with this survival process They were respectful about eating/drinking around the two adventurers  Didn't get too uncomfortable with being naked in front of all of these people Just felt primal Crazy facing the elements in the nude  Learned lots of survival skills prior to going on the show - especially regarding living more primally Now when we are in nature, we are like astronauts walking on the moon in our space suits With a guy from Idaho in Madagascar - she has a knife, he has a fire starter He had a good head on his shoulders  Down to earth and in it to make it to day 21 Checklist: shelter, fire, food Started her interest in survival skills in her early 20s with rock climbing in a gym in NYC Vinnie used to love rock climbing Shows like this are so popular because they're so foreign to people But it's weird that people would rather watch this on their couches than actually connecting with nature themselves We should all be able to adapt outside of our comfort zones
Mar 08, 2019
Ultra Salt at Ultra Events - Episode 1270
: Episode 1270 - Andy Schreiber joins Vinnie for this Wednesday show, and the two talk Ultra Salt at ultra events, staying hydrated, PVC's upcoming travel calendar, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club ULTRA SALT AT ULTRA EVENTS Ultra Salt has sponsored some ultras recently Badwater and Hell of a Half Marathon They needed the salt at Hell of a Half to keep people hydrated They ran out of IVs people were so dehydrated Our salt worked to bring people back around All of our salt got used at that second ultra  100 of the best ultra athletes using our products Pretty amazing to see the positive response "Best electrolyte I've ever taken" PVC is now all around the world! We will be sponsoring events this year too In May, Bay to Breakers  in SF Will also be at preceding Health and Wellness Expo We will give away thousands of samples and have a one time only deal 10s of thousands of people running this thing  Then, we will be at KetoCon in Austin in June After, PVC will visit Atlanta for AJC Road Race Will be at Badwater again, too The calendar is still a WIP We are still going to try to target participants in other ultras that we can't attend For example, promos for Boston Marathon racers even though we won't be there Stay on the look out!
Mar 06, 2019
The Making of the Fitness Confidential Podcast - Episode 1269
: Episode 1269 - This Monday, Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino talk the origin of the Fitness Confidential podcast, how Vinnie came to be a podcaster, the making of Eat Happy, Fat Doc, keto crotch, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club Villa Cappelli F Bomb Crowd Cow FITNESS CONFIDENTIAL PODCAST Vinnie was trying to sell a book He was told he needed an online presence Dean Lorey called him and told him this He took to Google and tried to figure out how he could 'go viral' so to speak Decided a podcast was the way to go He called Anna, and it's all history Back at the time, Anna was blogging gluten free Didn't realize why she was still gaining weight, etc Then adapted them all to NSNG and thus the cookbook was born  
Mar 04, 2019
Weather-Appropriate Hiking Apparel - Episode 1268
: Episode 1268 - Gina Grad joins Vinnie for this Sunday School podcast, and the two talk sweating, weather-appropriate hiking apparel, crazy stories online, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club HIKING APPAREL Vinnie has been doing a ton of  hiking to prepare for Mont Blanc He's been going up to rainy/snowy mountains Recently, he went relatively unprepared Didn't bring the rain slicker pants Moral of the story: always come prepared  Over-prepare for outdoor adventures - it is better than the opposite Gore tex boots are the best Remove the sweat from your shoes
Mar 03, 2019
Lowering Blood Pressure with Diet Over Time - Episode 1267
: Episode 1267 - Listener Jason Boggess joins Vinnie to talk Jason's weight loss journey, lowering blood pressure with diet over time, the Facebook group, and more on this Saturday episode. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE Jason found Vinnie through Adam Carolla Lives in Utah and is a pharmacy tech - works with elderly people and medications Found Vinnie when he was 6'4" and 320 lbs Now at 221 - has lost about 100 lbs His goal weight is 205 lbs He's tall - doesn't want to get too skinny His doctor likes Jason's weight loss but is skeptical about low carb high fat Ultimately told him to keep doing what he's doing because clearly it's working For Jason, the grain part was hard to wrap his head around Continued to listen, and realized the science with hormones and whatnot, makes sense to him now He has Type 2 Diabetes and amputations in his family - he knew this was something he wanted to avoid for himself and for his family Put on blood pressure meds at age 27 His blood pressure is still high but it is lower Will keep taking meds for now, but hopes to be off of them eventually Jason has found the FB group to be like another family Check it out: Vinnie Tortorich's No Sugar No Grains
Mar 02, 2019
Low Inflammation, High Fat Living with Nick Paterson - Epsiode 1266
: Episode 1266 - Nick Paterson and Vinnie Tortorich talk Nick's career as a Navy pilot and now a fitness trainer, low inflammation, high fat living, inflammation caused by dairy, unhealthy seed oils, and more on this Friday show. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club Villa Cappelli F Bomb Crowd Cow NICK PATERSON Nick had his own struggles and realized he needed to get healthy again He resides in Finland, used to fly planes for the royal English navy Everything changed for Nick in 2008 His work with aircrafts just crashed with the economy This is right around where Vinnie's life really changed, too - cancer followed by recession He and his wife have made huge lifestyle changes Nick has established himself as a trainer, his wife's career has seriously taken off He wants to be in a secure place if another recession occurs in terms of financials and health In 2012, he had GERD, hypertension, metabolic syndrome and many other health issues Realized he hand to turn his health around Found a low carb high fat diet from a friend Went from 236 lbs to 196 lbs in eight months It flew off The block on the weight loss for Nick was dairy Some people cannot handle it well For Nick, a big part of this lifestyle is fighting inflammation  Dairy caused the most inflammation with him, followed by other carbs  If you are having problems with weight loss, try cutting out dairy in addition to carbs Nick has found his daughter is also incredibly dairy intolerant  He also cannot use seed oils Used to use them to make mayo Stopped eating this type of mayo and the weight came off Realized it was the rape seed oil These are incredibly heart unhealthy
Mar 01, 2019
Getting In Shape In Zone 2 - Episode 1265
: Episode 1265 - Vinnie and Andy talk Twitter hate from vegans, getting in shape in Zone 2, getting your resting heartbeat down, and more on this Wednesday show. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club GETTING IN SHAPE Vinnie wanted to paddle the bayou However, an injury has derailed that plan He has pivoted - now going to climb Mont Blanc this summer with Don! He's training for that climb now Wants to be extra prepared Climbing Mount Wilson a ton Vinnie trained in Zone 2 in January, walking(hiking) 42 hours in 31 days In February, he is at 53 hours with a few days left in the month Only taking about 5 days this month Vamp up your exercise SLOWLY so you don't get hurt Will add another 12 or so % next month, and so on and so forth This will ensure he is very ready this summer He slows down and rests to make sure he stays in Zone 2 if he's carrying a lot of weight You'll see your resting heartbeat slow down over time If it goes up it could be: 1. Hydration 2. Overtraining 
Feb 27, 2019
Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease - Episode 1264
: Episode 1264 - Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich talk Anna's anniversary, Vinnie's hand modeling career, his mom's recent health scare (she is OK now!), sugary vegan food, the Whole 30 diet, ketosis vs. ketoacidosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, on this Monday podcast. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club Villa Cappelli F Bomb Crowd Cow HAND MODELING Vinnie has really manly hands However, he was a successful hand model for awhile Gave his hand VIP treatment Would make sure not to scratch it, not to fall on it Super careful when he cut his nails A few months later, there's a Seinfeld episode where George is a hand model and walks around in a mitt Vinnie knew the writer and she knew/had spoke about his hand modeling career Would never admit she got the bit from him, though THE WHOLE30 DIET Whole30 is essentially a low-carb diet Cuts out legumes and grains Anna had a friend doing this and had someone criticize this choice Whole30 really can be good But you don't need to buy meal plans to do low carb diets Can only eat real foods Much better than a vegan plan FATTY LIVER DISEASE People can get this from non-alcohol related causes Diet can be a reason A symptom of obesity Millions of people suffer from this in the US A silent killer 30 million have the full blown disease (NASH) Will take over Hep C as #1 reason for liver transplants CDC has not addressed crisis and FDA has no treatment However, low carb diets and NSNG can be a way to help this!
Feb 25, 2019
Crazy Food Bloggers - Episode 1263
: Episode 1263 - Vinnie and Gina Grad co-host this Sunday School episode, and the two talk the Brolin men, Inherent Vice, crazy food bloggers, the fact that a vegan diet lacks essential foods and supplements, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club CRAZY FOOD BLOGGERS Gina is getting into food blogging People recommended Medical Medium blog to her This person has NO background in science or medicine He has a 'spirit' who speaks nutrition to him He recommends crazy, sugary drinks and markets them as healthy Celery juice is sugar water - you do not need this crap  Has best selling books that essentially rip people off
Feb 24, 2019
Keeping Diabetes Away with NSNG® - Episode 1262
: Episode 1262 - Meagan Hawkes joins Vinnie this Saturday to discuss her consult, the Seattle Meet-Up, keeping diabetes away (Type 2) with NSNG®, and more on this podcast. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club KEEPING DIABETES AWAY Meagan has done a consult with Vinnie Super helpful She also helped set up the Seattle (Renton) Meet-Up with Jackie Jones and met Vinnie there Everyone was at this meet-up, it was great! Andy, Serena, Andy and Loren Really encouraging and reaffirming to meet people who live and eat the same way every day Started fully Jan 3rd of 2017! A1C was 7.6 when she started, and now it is 5.1! Diabetic-free now just from food (Type 2) Lost 115 lbs in two years Totally enjoying life which she wasn't totally before Hiking, being outside, super confident in herself She has older kids
Feb 23, 2019
Treating Epilepsy with a Ketogenic Diet with Gillian Szollos - Episode 1261
: Episode 1261 - Vinnie Tortorich talks with Gillian Szollos this Friday, and the two discuss treating epilepsy with a ketogenic diet, cutting out sugar to prevent the return of cancer, lipedema, her diet, exercise, and more on this fantastic show. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club Villa Cappelli F Bomb Crowd Cow GILLIAN SZOLLOS She is located in Canada Vinnie and Serena met her through Ross Taylor (F-Bomb guy) Presents at many conferences and conventions - lots of public speaking She has epilepsy and treats it with a ketogenic diet Had seizures as a child but subsided until she was about 44 Gillian will be 50 this year Was up to 130 seizures a month Suffered from seizures like the ones that they show in movies, and from other kinds, too Gillian encourages everyone to go online and learn what different seizures look like  About 50% of people can get seizure freedom from medication  This was not the case for Gillian Her neurologist told her keto diets only worked for kids - said she could try, but didn't think it would work She proved him wrong Keto diet is an incredible option for many who suffer from seizures  Better outcome than any single anti-epileptic drug out there, period. Before she started keto, she was also morbidly obese 270 lbs at 5'7" She's lost over 100 lbs, no longer has to take medicine for arthritis Also suffers from lipedema - she was told she could not lose weight Keto treats lipedema in an amazing way Need to get under 5g a carb a day Normally, she's around 25g of carbs a day Vast majority of the time she eats 2 meals a day and does lots of exercise Protein (50-70g a day), green leafy veggies, some cheese and a type of fat (loves lard and olive oil) Try lard and hot sauce with a steak! Exercise makes a difference on your bones, too!
Feb 22, 2019
Distributing Pure Vitamin Club in Europe - Episode 1260
: Episode 1260 - Andy Schreiber joins Vinnie this Wednesday, and the two talk Andy's recent trip figuring out how to distribute Pure Vitamin Club in Europe, the new PCC mug (which they are not currently selling), suggesting the Fat Doc on Netflix, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club PURE VITAMIN CLUB IN EUROPE They are using the same product they use here The product is getting stocked in advance for a few months in European warehouses We are going to establish a toll-free number for European customers SUGGEST FAT DOC ON NETFLIX Please check out this link Suggest "FAT: A Documentary" on this page and hit 'submit' You do not need to have a Netflix account to do this 
Feb 20, 2019
Food Politics and Factory Farming - Episode 1259
: Episode 1259 - Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich talk amazing Wagyu from Crowd Cow, food politics, their shared disapproval of factory farming, BS carb-friendly articles, some great recipes, and more on this Monday show. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Coffee Club Pure Vitamin Club Villa Cappelli F Bomb Crowd Cow DAVE FELDMAN He's a software engineer who has done a lot of research into low carb Going to be in the Fat Doc - one of the experts Dave had two burgers and some eggs for their recent dinner Had NO blood glucose change He measures everything because he's such a calculated, science guy He began his research with experiments on himself and then his friends Check out his website here They talked what it's going to take to get the world move in the right direction in regards to food FOOD POLITICS There are politicians who say everyone should be vegan People holding onto vegan identity They are right to dislike factory farming, but people eating more sugar and grains and no meat is not the answer (They do now realize that the Daily Caller is considered a very biased source) Like farmers made the switch from tobacco to something better/that people like, so, too, can sugar farmers and factory farmers CARBS ARE THAT BAD There was a Huffpo article that said why they weren't bad A BS article Talked about energy from sugar and starches ENERGY FROM KETONE BODIES IS BETTER Sugar and starches can also mess with your hormones - they don't talk about that The science is right but the context and full facts are not provided
Feb 18, 2019
BEST OF: Gina Grad & Breaking Plateaus - Episode 1258
: Episode 1258 - This Sunday, we re-air Gina Grad's first appearance on Vinnie's podcast from 2016. If you like what you are hearing, make sure to buy all of our old podcasts!  Vinnie interviews Gina Grad, co-host of Mark in the Morning on 100.3 KSWD The Sound in Los Angeles as well as the Adam Carolla Show, talk about her weight loss journey, her NSNG® success, and breaking through NSNG® plateaus. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club  Pure Coffee Club GINA GRAD Gina now co-hosts Sunday School with Vinnie In the Carolla Digital Family 'Newsgirl'  Also co-hosts "Mark in the Morning" Works out before work -- wakes up 'conservatively' at 4am SECOND best voice in podcast radio -- behind Anna Vocino of course  Experimented with all the different diets; calorie restriction, point system  Her favorite?  NSNG®! Works the best and is a lifestyle rather than a diet NSNG® PLATEAU Always quite a bit harder for women Often women have hormonal problems as well, as do men but more common in women  Most people do plateau and then give up because they lose faith -- one must keep on keeping on Test to see what works for you  take out dairy one week, fruits another, etc., to see how your body reacts to different foods
Feb 17, 2019
Supportive Partners- Episode 1257
: Episode 1257 - Facebook follower Erin Deppe joins Vinnie this Saturday to discuss losing weight, supportive partners, the Facebook group, exercise, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club SUPPORTIVE PARTNERS Found Vinnie via the Carolla effect Started NSNG awhile after that Had issues with sugar but it was tough for her to stick with low carb She had lots of false starts Eventually, she just felt like it got out of control Her supportive partner also got on board 5'7" and 186 Started at 256 Trying to get down around to 160 Her youngest daughter has ADHD issues She's now on NSNG and she's seen improvement  
Feb 16, 2019
Vinnie and Anna's State of the Union - Episode 1256
: Episode 1256 - This Friday, Vinnie and Anna provide their own remarks of the state of the union, discussing some behind-the-scenes stuff, the history of the podcast, the Eat Happy cookbooks, the Fat Doc, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club Villa Cappelli F Bomb Crowd Cow STATE OF THE UNION This podcast has been around for 7 years It was slow and steady along the way Had to grow the audience organically Now, people are copying their style of podcasting  When they started this, they didn't know each other well Chemistry luck Anna took her own pictures for her cookbooks Took a course, learned how to take pictures of food Trying to figure out how to layout the next cookbook so it isn't too long with all of the pictures! Anna is going to be doing these cooking videos - at least once a week, do a recipe, answer some questions She's interested in helping people on a micro-level One family at a time, with their health Fat Doc will be out soon Figuring out who distributors will be so it can reach the most people!
Feb 15, 2019
Scarily Sugary Drinks - Episode 1255
: Episode 1255 - Andy and Vinnie talk coffee, sugary drinks at coffee shops, breaking under the weight of our own weight, and more on this Wednesday show. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club SUGARY DRINKS Starbucks and other coffee shops have 'seasonal' drinks Really just riffs of other drinks they have year round Vinnie came across a nutrition guide for these drinks while he was waiting on a breve cappucino Rose Hazelnut Latte, 16 ounces, 66g of SUGAR More than a 12oz coke! People drink this for breakfast! This drink is like 3x the sugar of a Snickers bar Rose Hazelnut Ice Blended Drink, 16 ounces, 82g of sugar This is more than anyone should be eating!!! People will get the BIGGER versions of this  Cookie and Creme 16oz, over 100 grams of sugar This is actually terrifying This is why we are breaking under the weight of our weight This is why people have diabetes, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease Because eating and drinking things like this daily has been normalized
Feb 13, 2019
Cleanses Steal Your Good Intentions - Episode 1254
: Episode 1254 - The wonderful Anna Vocino joins Vinnie this Monday, and the two talk about Vinnie's cancer trials, bro science, Nina Teicholz, cleanses, various muscle-building exercises, the Fat Doc and Netflix, and more.  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club Crowd Cow Villa Cappelli F Bomb VINNIE'S CANCER TRIALS When Vinnie had cancer, they thought the chemo would kill him He thought to himself, what have I done with my life? His clients were avoiding sugar and grains, but he was so nauseous all the time he just had to eat whatever he could keep down Asked his doctor if antioxidants or anything like that made a difference because that was the buzz word regarding cancer prevention at the time  A sort of bro science Collagen protein and others came after - Anna's functional doc told her this stuff was all BS CLEANSES Buying 'cleanses' are total scams Yes, if you stop eating bad food, your body will start to recuperate You don't need any $450 fancy juices to make this happen In fact, a juice cleanse is just a week eating only very small amounts of sugar Cleanses are the definition of good intentions being stolen Spend the money on healthy food at the grocery store and don't starve yourself or eat overpriced crap PLEASE GO PUT IN A REQUEST FOR "FAT: A DOCUMENTARY" ON NETFLIX TO HELP THIS DOC REACH MILLIONS.
Feb 11, 2019
Helping Playboy Playmates Lose Weight - Episode 1253
: Episode 1253 - Vinnie Tortorich and the wonderful Gina Grad talk some of Vinnie's most famous clients, his work with Playboy Playmates, and more on this PG-13 rated version of Sunday School. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club PLAYBOY PLAYMATES Vinnie started in Hollywood helping Playboy employees and Playmates lose weight First woman he helped worked at Playboy - Dana She lost over 100 lbs This is how Vinnie first became connected with Playboy Playboy had a bit of an overweight Playmate when Vinnie was working there She needed to lose weight - Vinnie was there to help Working with Playmates helped launch his career in celebrity fitness For example, it helped him get connected with Margaret Cho (not a playmate, a comedienne), who he helped lose a lot of weight 60 lbs or so came off 
Feb 10, 2019
NSNG® and Fasting - Episode 1252
: Episode 1252 - Vinnie Tortorich talks with Chris Sontag, and the two discuss his before and after, losing tons of weight doing NSNG® and fasting, getting the Fat Doc on Netflix, and more on this Saturday show. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club NSNG®AND FASTING Chris has had an amazing journey He heard about Vinnie after doing some intermittent fasting Went 375 (6'3") to 335 by doing this in his early to mid 30s Would only eat between 12 and 8 but not really changing his diet Started at the gym after that Before he did NSNG®was still eating Subway twice a day Salad and grilled chicken breast sandwich  Then, Chris got into Vinnie's podcast and book Did NSNG®AND intermittent fasting and the weight really fell off for Chris  He listened to every podcast, and tore it all up Once he was on the NSNG®wagon, eating about one meal a day, with a more carnivorous diet, he got down to ~227 lbs He has lost about 150 lbs!!!! Largely thanks to NSNG® The best thing for Chris now, is he knows how to keep it off If he sticks with this life style, he can stay at this fantastic, healthy weight NETFLIX If we want to get FAT: A documentary on Netflix, we must take it into our own hands The Netflix execs will look at the Fat Doc soon Let's help them make their decision  Go to THIS LINK and suggest "FAT: A Documentary" This is how we cause the paradigm shift 
Feb 09, 2019
Dogs, Dog Food, and Dogma with Dan Schulof - Episode 1251
: Episode 1251 - Dan Schulof, founder of Varisty Pets and Ketonatural Pet Foods, joins Vinnie this Friday to discuss his fantastic book Dogs, Dog Food, and Dogma, nutrition for pets, the pet obesity epidemic, raw dog food, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club F Bomb Villa Cappelli Crowd Cow DOGS, DOG FOOD, AND DOGMA Daniel Schulof has a FANTASTIC book that every responsible dog owner should read Dan became really interested in dog health in 2012 when he got his first dog He first got a rottweiler - a fantastic dog, who needed lots of exercise to stay in control A responsible dog owner, Dan did some research into dog health He found that obesity in animals was incredibly prevalent "We are loving our pets to death" Scientific health records hadn't made their way into pet health at that point Pet stores are full of fancy 'healthy' foods now There are so many choices - how to choose food? First, find dog food that contains the nutrients dog needs Second, food that allows to keep lean muscle mass- this is what allows dog to be healthy Most people who worry about 'too skinny' dogs are just used to seeing fat dogs A lot of 'healthy' no grains foods are filled with other carbohydrates A bit of trickery  Makes it cheaper It is true you will likely pay more for less carbs It is worth it for the health of your pet  Carb content has only been provided since last year Preliminary results saying treating cancer in pets with keto has positive ends Raw ingredient diets can be best for pets They don't need the carbs or starches to make ingredients stick together like in kibble They can deliver to your doorstep, too Can be super expensive  Dan has released his own kibble dog food that is good for your pets - shop here! Buy at Amazon, at this website, on Chewy Discount code vinnie20  80% less carbs than other lower carb foods 
Feb 08, 2019
Beauty Contests and Body Image - Episode 1250
: Episode 1250 - Vinnie and Andy co-host this Wednesday show, where the two talk beauty contests, body image, Andy's time at Playboy, corporate responsibility, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club BEAUTY CONTESTS The two recorded this from Miami There are two beauty contests going on  Miss Florida and Miss Teen Florida US The older girls are all stunning - all could be in the Miss USA contest! All of these girls walking around in sashes and high heels even though this is not where the competition is being held Makeup and hair done to the 9s Younger girls seem to be wearing clothing way too mature and old for them OR they look like they're wearing 1980s prom dresses  So many psycho pageant moms in the hotel Stage moms on steroids, living vicariously through their kids Many of these young girls seem miserable  These contests are being set up for failure These pageants can be super damaging for body image and the like  Can affect young girls really negatively  Vinnie wishes he could interview some of these girls (but he couldn't) More than anything, these kids' good intentions have been stolen Lost their childhoods as their parents sexualize them 
Feb 06, 2019
NSNG® Drinks and Training Over Time - Episode 1249
: Episode 1249 - Anna Vocino and Vinnie talk NSNG® drinks, training over time for aerobic events, Vinnie's profuse sweating, gym confrontation, eating according to how one feels, and more on this Monday episode of the podcast.  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club Villa Cappelli Crowd Cow Vinnie's favorite dinner Anna is ordering today! Gets free wagyu with the steak she buys F Bomb NSNG® DRINKS Vinnie doesn't drink much Has water and coffee regularly Loves his soda stream to make fizzy water The carbonation is really satisfying He'll also make ginger tea Really just adds ginger root (whizzed up, sometimes with HWC or butter) to near-boiling water Ginger does help nausea (and has other medicinal purposes) Helps him when he goes on the ocean - he gets very sea sick TRAINING OVER TIME Vinnie is going to climb Mont Blanc this summer He has begun specific training for this Did about 42 hours of on his feet training for this in January Took 4 break days throughout the month (mostly for traveling, but he does believe in break days) Does around an hour per day, or two on the weekends  Building up his aerobic fitness On this particular regiment, he is going to do around 10% gains per month - i.e, doing 46 or 47 hours next month, and 52ish in March Slow and steady! Everything he did for this training in January was in Zone 2 Depending on your goals, you can train in other zones - it isn't 'bad'
Feb 04, 2019
Finding What You're Good At - Episode 1248
: Episode 1248 - Gina Grad co-hosts this Sunday School episode, and the two talk walking as exercise, finding out what you're good at, failure, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club WALKING AS EXERCISE Walking can be a good form of exercise Gina loves walking 3 or 4 miles at least a day It makes her feel so much better Hiking is another great way to get exercise without running or going to the gym A good way to start getting into shape, too! Or if you are in shape, walk a ton! Take the dogs for long walks, etc. FINDING WHAT YOU'RE GOOD AT "Find out what you're good at, and do it on purpose" Don't be afraid to fail Sometimes you need to fail to figure out what you are good or bad at Vinnie figured out he was bad at music, and that's how he found football He wasn't good when he first started, but knew he had potential Did perfect practice and got good!
Feb 03, 2019
BEST OF: Dr. Kendrick and the Great Cholesterol Con - Episode 1247
: Episode 1247 - This Saturday, we feature a "best of" show from 2015, with cholesterol expert, Dr. Kendrick. This episode is one featured in the "Cholesterol Collection" 10 for 10. For more amazing podcasts like this, please check out the collection here. Welcome to the Friday edition of The Angriest Trainer.  Today, Vinnie’s guest is Dr. Malcolm Kendrick.  Dr. Kendrick is a Scottish doctor and  author of the book, “The Great Cholesterol Con“.   You can visit his blog at ““.  DR. KENDRICK The post Depression, Type 2 Diabetes, Happiness and the The Great Cholesterol Con with DR. MALCOLM KENDRICK appeared first on Vinnie Tortorich. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club  Pure Coffee Club
Feb 02, 2019
Low Carb, Natural Bodybuilding with Robert Sikes - Episode 1246
: Episode 1246 - Bodybuilder Robert Sikes joins Vinnie this Friday to discuss competitive natural bodybuilding, eating keto vs. carbing up, gaining muscle sustainably, his Keto Savage brand, his diet and work out routine, and more on this fantastic episode. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club Crowd Cow F Bomb Villa Cappelli NATURAL BODYBUILDING Robert is a natural bodybuilder Vinnie was on his show, check it out here on his Keto Savage podcast! Most bodybuilders don't do this Most use steroids and other products This is the healthy way to engage in these competitions It may take longer but it is so much better for you Also sustainable to have these ripped bodies this way Most bodybuilders think they need to carb up TONS then cut for 30 minutes of looking good Robert eats keto all the time, and this is what keeps him looking so amazing and feeling so good He's been ketogenic for 5 years Robert used to do high protein high carbs, low to moderate fat This is VERY inefficient Messes with your hormones, too The guys who do this look like zombies - takes the life out of them Things that come easy and faster aren't usually the best things Realizing this removed the temptation from the steroid route for Robert  He doesn't take a lot of supplements Takes Vitamin D and makes sure he gets enough salt, potassium, calcium in his food Everything you put into your body matters Taking a wholesome approach is the way to go He takes his work outs seriously One of the big things is squatting For his chest: starts out with dumb bell flies, then onto cables, then bench press and similar things Doesn't use more weight than he can handle
Feb 01, 2019
Eating NSNG® in the Airport - Episode 1245
: Episode 1245 - Andy Schreiber joins Vinnie Tortorich on this Wednesday episode recorded in Florida, and the two talk eating NSNG® in the airport and on planes, the recent advertisement shoot, food choices in Miami, the gym while traveling, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club AIRPORT Vinnie usually packs food for airplanes and flights He brought a little bottle of Villa Cappelli, some macadamia nuts, some keto crunch He'll see what they have on the plane before he goes to the nuts he brought  If they have a little cheese plate or something like that, he'll do that Had a hard boiled egg in there, too ADVERT SHOOT They filmed a commercial in Miami for Ultra Salt Hear more about this on last Wednesday's show We filmed a million takes! Out in the hot sun, trying lots of different things We hope you guys will be impressed with this ad! Hopefully the first of many if it works
Jan 30, 2019
Controlling Hormones and Auto-Immune Diseases - Episode 1244
: Episode 1244 - Anna joins Vinnie this Monday and the two talk knives, fat bombs, a proper cup of coffee, controlling hormones and auto-immune diseases with NSNG®, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club Villa Cappelli F Bomb Crowd Cow KNIVES As we all know, Anna is an amazing chef She has one fantastic chef utility knife When her mom passed away, the first thing she wanted from her was her great knives Rather than buying a ton of different knives, just get a chef utility knife A knife sharpener is the move Anna and Vinnie recommend this Work Sharp one  You can get a razor finish on these knives Can get to kitchen grade, or to carving grade Check out the video of them sharpening Anna's knife below HORMONES AND AUTO-IMMUNE DISORDERS Anna has had hormonal issues, as well as other inflammatory issues, as have so many others Many with hypothyroidism can benefit from NSNG®  Lucy, for example, needed help Didn't make sense to give her more grains or sugars Cutting down on sugar and grains lowers inflammation, helps get hormones into check  
Jan 28, 2019
Red Meat and Heart Health - Episode 1243
: Episode 1243 - Gina Grad joins Vinnie for this Sunday School episode, and they discuss Cajun language and dialect, red meat and heart health studies, the vegan propagandist agenda, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club HEART HEALTH Study showing less red meat will prevent heart disease Cleveland Clinic study, published in European Journal of Heart Health This is ridiculous! Kids, red meat is good for you The study claims TMAO is what is so bad However, TMAO is more readily found in veggies If they say TMAO is bad, they should be saying DO NOT eat veggies TMAO is actually good to prevent heart attacks Your body needs this Any study done by Harvard, Minnesota University, and Cleveland Clinic are all unreliable sources Heavily funded by corporations, vegans, etc. Whether the article is for or against you, disregard it if one of these institutions came up with it 
Jan 27, 2019
Podcasting and Assisting Lonnie's Family - Episode 1242
: Episode 1242 - Lonnie Beauchamp, an NSNG® original, joins Vinnie this Saturday, and the two talk Vinnie's ascent to podcasting, Lonnie's current family situation (please support his GoFundMe here), and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club ASCENT TO PODCASTING Getting a blackberry was Vinnie's first step He realized how addicted we are to our phones Vinnie thought, how can I use this addiction to technology for good? Using the internet, iTunes to help change peoples' lives He also started writing a book Computers can help oneself and other people, and for free LONNIE'S FAMILY The reason that the FB group exists is because of Lonnie He basically runs that community of over 20,000 people Lonnie has helped countless people Also arranged some of the first NSNG meet-ups His mother has been really sick His mom needed to go to the hospital because she was in unbearable pain She needs medical care and the bills have been extensive  Vinnie started a GoFundMe for the many expenses Please support it here Any help is greatly appreciated This lifestyle would NOT be the same without Lonnie, so let's pay that forward  She is close to death, and we need to do anything we can to help her Lonnie and his wife have really shouldered a lot of this 
Jan 26, 2019
Uncovering the Truth with Nina Teicholz - Episode 1241
: Episode 1241 - The absolutely amazing Nina Teicholz joins Vinnie this Friday to talk uncovering the truth about health and fitness, vegan and vegetarian BS, opportunities to change the world, and more in this fascinating podcast. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club Villa Cappelli F Bomb Crowd Cow NINA TEICHOLZ She has been on this show a number of times Check out her most recent appearance here Why does she do this? It's not about the money Principally, for her, it's about uncovering the truth The lies in health have such a huge, horrible impact Nina wants to get rid of that One of the most important issues to work on Nina is a huge part of Fat Doc UNCOVERING THE TRUTH There is so much science behind the low carb high fat diet The vegan and vegetarian diet promoters are uninterested in the facts It is ideological to a fault So much PR, but no rigorous evidence behind this 'healthy' diet  Backed by HUGE corporate interests Including 40 of the worlds largest companies Unilever (vegetable oils), BASS (world's largest chemical company), Bayer (drug company - make money from people being sick), many other similar ones Vegans and vegetarians have become the hapless proletariat unknowingly Great analysis by Zoe Harcombe finding that a vegan diet can NOT sustain human life Serious issues with recommending this to the whole diet Our nutrition expert community has to stand up to such BS diets Where is the conscience? How do we stop this movement towards non-evidence based diets? All starts with dietary guidelines for Americans They affect everything Considered 'the gold standard' around the world  Get politically involved with this  We need to get a good committee to change these guidelines Vinnie's going to try to get Sarah Hallberg on this show (and maybe Sonny Perdue)
Jan 25, 2019
PVC'S New Ultra Salt Commercial - Episode 1240
: Episode 1240 - Andy joins Vinnie this Wednesday, and the two talk Vinnie's new puppy, the new Ultra Salt commercial, the amazing quality of the Ultra Salt product, and more.  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club  BONZO Bonzo the Vizsla  Vinnie and Serena's new puppy! Vinnie has been taking care of him himself  When it's raining, it's a pain to take him out He is still young enough that he has to pee every two minutes  Bonzo has an instagram - check it out at @bonzothevizsla NEW ULTRA SALT This product has been selling very well Even scientists are amazed by how great this product is We put so much research into it Just got back from Florida where they filmed a commercial Made sure it was their brand, that the production company didn't change their vision We are airing it first in the US, and if it works well, it may make it to the UK The salt is THE highest quality (as is the product in general) Unparalleled in the market 
Jan 23, 2019
Fat Pets and Girl Scout Cookies- Episode 1239
: Episode 1239 - The wonderful Anna Vocino joins Vinnie this Monday, and the two talk the upcoming Ultra Salt commercial, the Beauchamp family GoFundMe, pageant life,  new Jillian Michaels news, dog food and fat pets as the key to understanding human obesity, girl scout cookie season, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club BEAUCHAMP FAMILY Lonnie and Trey Beauchamp are huge parts of why this podcast is so successful Lonnie essentially runs the Facebook group which has over 20,000 members The brothers' mother is very ill and they need some financial help Vinnie made this GoFundMe so that some of the people who love this podcast and the FB group can help out Please donate anything and share here  Vinnie and Andy have donated around $2,000 cumulatively thus far PAGEANT LIFE Vinnie ran into a lot of beauty queens recently These ones were in their early teens Girls of all shapes and sizes Didn't seem like they went to school Pageants consume some people's lives  It's a divisive thing in America People either love or hate it  Might be considered a dated past time  JILLIAN SLAMS KETO DIET She criticized the diet However, her criticism was filled with errors Al Roker essentially responded that she pushes people til they're practically dead, so she really shouldn't be criticizing a healthy diet  She called him a jerk, basically  Jillian does anything to make money  FAT PETS  Check out this article In Vinnie's book, Fitness Confidential, he talks about domesticated animals Wild animals don't get fat, only those in our homes  Certain dog foods are better for dogs than others Salt can be too rich for them We actually have a podcast coming out soon with an animal expert Understanding why our pets get obese can explain why we are getting so fat, too Look what's happening to your dogs, and don't let it happen to them or you GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SEASON It's that time of year Cute kids are selling cookies on the corner and making you feel guilty for not eating them  If you feel the need to buy for the kids, just donate money and don't take any cookies, or donate them, or throw them away Don't make excuses to eat crap Don't keep putting NSNG off - just DO it Gluten free does not make it okay They just add more sugar 
Jan 21, 2019
Taking Care of Nature - Episode 1238
: Episode 1238 - The amazing Gina Grad joins Vinnie for this Sunday School episode, and the two talk taking care of nature, the benefits of hunting, being too hard on one's self, and more this week. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club TAKING CARE OF NATURE We need to make sure the great outdoors is there for the next generation Clean up after yourself - don't litter! Kayakers and paddle boarders pick up trash out of the ocean, but they can't save the world It starts with you All of that wildlife that lives in marshes, bayous, etc., is essential for ecosystems  Every day, people lose about 100 yards of land in the swamps  Hunting matters Make sure you don't shoot lead shot into water Population control is also important for ecosystems  Can also be good to teach kids where meat comes from  Don't waste, etc.
Jan 20, 2019
Steve Owens and Fascination Street - Episode 1237
: Episode 1237 - Steve Owens joins Vinnie this Saturday, and the two talk Steve's podcast, Fascination Street, his NSNG® journey, terminal diagnoses and pre-diagnosis health, and more.  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club FASCINATION STREET Steve is a podcaster Check the podcast out here! He came out to LA to start a podcast Interviews fascinating people on the pod Had Opi's father on it before he passed Some other huge names Clint Howard His most recent episode was with Adam Carolla (100th episode)! He converted a closet-type space for his podcasting Interview with Peter Pardini coming out soon! STEVE'S NSNG® JOURNEY Took him awhile to get into it Found him from the Carolla show Nothing was working for him at the time When he started NSNG®, he was 235 lbs (@ 5'10"), had horrible asthma  He didn't go cold turkey First cut out milk and sugar from his coffee  Now he weighs about 195 but still has some weight to lose His pulmonologist is also on board which is great  Down to 1 inhaler from 3 This is a lifestyle change, not a diet  Gaining weight continuously can just be a slow, awful way to die Make sure you take care of yourself while you can! PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE FAT DOC
Jan 19, 2019
Natural Healing with Dr. Paul Schulick- Episode 1236
: Episode 1236 - Dr. Paul Schulick joins Vinnie this Friday to talk natural healing, utilization of herbs for healing, food as medicine, skin and bacteria, addressing pain head on, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club Crowd Cow F Bomb Villa Cappelli DR. PAUL SCHULICK Had bad digestive problems Bought a health food store in 1979 Started with some of the leaders of the time Ultimately, most of them new nothing He got worse He started using herbs Turmeric helped him greatly  More than Vitamin E He's seen so many patients insanely improve from natural medicines  Became a devotee of the herbal kingdom in the late 70s What you eat has the potential to heal or hurt you He wrote a book about ginger He believes it helps health greatly Chews on ginger every day You have about a trillion beings hanging on to your skin These are all very important You are very virus-ey and bacteria-ey Incredibly important for creating compounds Making you much healthier than you think Ought to take care of all of this  A cold shower is good for you Especially after a tough workout Dr. Paul feels that it resets him Helps metabolism Helps the mind Meditation is also important Having a healthy mind is important for having a healthy body Weight loss and brain health can go hand in hand CBD products can be good depending on your issues However, many of these products are not what they claim to be Make sure you're getting the real thing Know where your products are coming from  Understand why you are feeling the way you are Don't look to mask pain, look to address it 
Jan 18, 2019
Reducing Inflammation with NSNG®- Episode 1235
: Episode 1235 - Andy Schreiber joins Vinnie this Wednesday, and the two talk their Florida trip to film a commercial for Ultra Salt, reducing inflammation with NSNG®, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club ULTRA SALT COMMERCIAL The two are currently in Florida Ultra Salt has been their breakout product  They are currently working on a commercial for this electrolyte product Vinnie and Andy wanted to make the pure electrolyte product It is the top of its class This product has done amazingly Athletes can't get enough of it  Hoping to take this to the next level with this commercial REDUCING INFLAMMATION Andy has some bad tendinitis in his arm Wants to use food to make it go away Immediately, NSAIDs can reduce some pain Important is icing it 3-5 times a day A low sugar, low grain diet is the longer term solution  Lower carbs, less inflammation Vinnie finds grains are worse than sugar for him  Olive oil can also act as a great anti inflammatory Dark leafy greens Fish oils and fish Coffee This is a health food drink
Jan 16, 2019
Stolen Good Intentions and Weight Loss - Episode 1234
: Episode 1234 - The best voice in podcasting, Anna Vocino, joins Vinnie Tortorich this Monday, and the two talk some angry tweets, Cheryl Tiegs, stolen good intentions when it comes to crazy diet plans,  calorie BS, zone 2 training benefits, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club Villa Cappelli F Bomb Crowd Cow CHERYL TIEGS Vinnie knew he wanted to leave Louisiana Most people don't get out of the swamps He was really inspired by the Cheryl Tiegs SI Cover Where was she? Vinnie wanted to be there, on that beach He worked hard to get to a place like that, and did it Vinnie ended up meeting Cheryl Tiegs in a place in LA overlooking the ocean  STOLEN GOOD INTENTIONS People who want to lose weight are often desperate Anna has noticed one way intentions are stolen are through BS diet plans "Doctors" come up with these crazy plans that are super complicated but absolutely don't work Ex: NutriMost  Supplements, lose toxins, fat burning state, cellular level, etc All of these buzzwords are traps!!! It's usually around this time of year that people fall into these traps Don't do it If you've recently started NSNG, stick with it It can take 30-60 days for some people for everything to normalize and stabilize, depending on how metabolically damaged you are (and other factors play in, too) Paradigms have to shift with NSNG NSNG not a diet - nobody is stealing any good intentions ZONE 2 TRAINING Anna found an article that disputes weight loss benefits of Zone 2 training as compared to high intensity training Vinnie agrees with some parts of the article, as he believes exercise is a poor way to lose weight CICO does not work - this is why Vinnie doesn't think HIIT works for weight loss well Zone 2 exercise helps you build up aerobic capacity mostly Can assist in weight loss
Jan 14, 2019
BEST OF: Dr. Shawn Baker Talks Carnivore Diets - Episode 1233
: Episode 1233 - This Sunday, we take a look back at one of Vinnie's fantastic luminary podcasts, his second interview with Dr. Shawn Baker recorded early last year. This podcast is particularly relevant to the upcoming Fat Doc, as part of the discussion in the documentary focuses on the vilification of red meat and animal fat in general. Dr. Shawn Baker joins Vinnie, and the two incredibly healthy meat eaters discuss all-meat (carnivore) diets, benefits of eating animal fat, hate mail, the myth that we need carbs, and more! PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club Thrive Market Villa Cappelli MEAT EATERS Shawn has only had coffee a handful of times Tried Vinnie's coffee, his first coffee in the last 15 years Shawn is a doctor (a surgeon, in fact), and also quite the athlete Bit of a world famous rower Broke an indoor rowing record recently Continues to beat Concept 2 records He is 51 and the 20-somethings have trouble keeping up with him  772 lb dead lift Drug free organization About 20 years ago Discus/track & field champion Agrees that you do not need to carbo load before working out or competing Shawn eats meat - ALL the time! Also tries to fight Bro Science in nutrition and sports Those who say "don't eat too much meat" are well-intentioned but misguided This research is based on bad science Ignore the fact that CARBS might be making these peoples' health bad Shawn has muscles for days He is also in peak health condition Part of the "zero carb" movement Extreme ketosis Shawn definitely does receive hate mail It's pretty polarizing, but he tries to laugh about it If you tell people we should eat meat like we have been for the last millions of years, people attack you! The epidemiology that says eggs and meat will give you disease is awful work The research that "supports" such hypotheses is cherry-picked and ignores variables that actually cause disease, such as sugar intake and the like No direct association Ex: you get a sunburn from eating ice cream Our bodies do not require carbs Our body can turn fats and proteins into glucose Fiber is also not a necessity Can be helpful depending on what your diet looks like  Fun fact: Shawn has smaller bowel movements, as do most who are low/no-carb because you are using up more of your nutritious food, and there is less waste!
Jan 13, 2019
The Raw Food Diet Doesn't Work - Episode 1232
: Episode 1232 - Listener Chris Jannuzzi (CJ) joins Vinnie this Saturday, and the two talk his weight gain and weight loss journey, his raw food diet attempt, ultra events, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club RAW FOOD, ULTRA EVENTS, AND WEIGHT LOSS Vinnie and CJ had a consult Wanted to ask how to fuel up when dragging in workouts Best piece of advice was to slow the hell down and do it in zone 2 After college, CJ gained a good amount of weight  Ended up 235+ lbs at 5'8" Could afford to lose 50 or more  Ate like a teenager, wasn't really exercising He played a lot of golf when he started to lose weight the walking helps, but drinking beer and eating hot dogs doesn't Exercise is a poor way to lose weight  CJ tried out the raw food diet Vegan by nature Tried it to lose weight  Didn't cheat for about 6 weeks Realized how incredibly unsustainable it was Even in ultra events, there is so much sugar being consumed People still have fat around the middle And, they poop their pants during the races CJ found this trickling sugar thing did not help him lose weight  He was a middle of the packer Would have 12 bottles of gatorade over a 6 hour bike ride STRAIGHT sugar  The two met at Carolla's guac competition CJ was almost a Type 2 diabetic before finding Vinnie 
Jan 12, 2019
'Fat: A Documentary' State of the Union - Episode 1231
: Episode 1231 - Filmmaker Peter Pardini joins Vinnie to discuss 'Fat: A Documentary' progress, buying real food, his own weight loss journey, distribution, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Pure Coffee Club Villa Cappelli Crowd Cow F Bomb FAT: A DOCUMENTARY We are receiving lots of questions about the doc This doc is great because it's so straightforward One of the things it focuses on is the importance of real food It's hard to find high quality and affordable food However, not going out and eating crap will save you some $ in many places  We don't hammer doctors in this doc However, we do discuss how little they know about nutrition Most doctors learn close to nothing in med school about nutrition, so they just default to the SAD This doc is not a "Eat NSNG" video - it's not promotional like that Doctors never explain why fat causes heart attacks Largely because there isn't sound, clear science behind this Most nitrites you eat come from vegetables Peter has personally lost the most weight cutting down on vegetables  Movie is done! Just putting all of the names from the Indiegogo in the credits! We are looking to distribute this wide-scale In talks with many different distributors Have to cut through all the BS Law firm looking through contracts, vet distributors, etc. We will come out with this documentary as soon as we can! WE ARE STILL TRYING TO RAISE A FEW MORE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO USE TOWARDS THE MOVIE. WE MAY HAVE NEW PERKS COMING SOON, TOO, AND WE HAVE OLD ONES AS WELL. PLEASE DONATE HERE! IT ALL ADDS UP.  
Jan 11, 2019
Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Levels with Dr. Fung
Dr. Jason Fung speaks with Vinnie Tortorich on today's Angriest Trainer podcast concerning the effects of diet and insulin. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Squatty Potty Villa Cappelli DR. FUNG Kidney specialist  Works often with type 2 diabetics -- biggest cause of kidney nephropathy Type 2 linked closely with obesity  Insulin has negative effects  Visit his website here  DONALDSONVILLE People all on tons of meds All have a sugary drink and some awful food in their hands MISUNDERSTANDING OF WEIGHT GAIN Obesity links tons of diseases together Dr. Fung started by asking: What causes obesity? The Aetiology of Obesity Lectures  Sugar is the enemy, not calories  When you eat less calories, your energy expenditure (and thus fat/fuel usage) goes down  You simply get hungrier Takes time to lose the weight  Cortisol is a stress hormone -- encourages getting fat Leptin -- produced by fat cells, regulates how much fat is in the body If you have lots of fat, leptin is released and tells your brain to stop gaining more weight When you are quite fat, your body stops responding to leptin  Secondary hormone -- doesn't pass the causal test  Ghrelin is another one of these secondary hormones No lasting effect so doesn't pass the causal test  FASTING People always ask Vinnie about IM fasting Intermittent fasting should happen every day 3 meals a day -- fast in between literal "break - fast"  Snacks don't allow your body to process everything  Shorter fasts are not enough  Insulin levels not sustainably down  We obsess to much about what we are eating, we need to think about when we are eating 
Oct 23, 2015
Obesity, Hormones, and Triathlons
Vinnie Tortorich and cohost Anna Vocino discuss lack of medication, hormones, and NSNG helping people on this Monday episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Pure Vitamin Club Squatty Potty vinnie15 Villa Cappelli  DONALDSONVILLE Vinnie's hometown Last time he visited, he commented how many people were overly obese and all were on at least 3 medications There was initially some backlash, now many are NSNG and getting healthier Vinnie is visiting again soon and will do a show with some NSNGers there  LISTENER DEXTER Listener had food, pain, and other problems  Now, he does cardio, eats healthy, and feels way better He supports NSNG and PVC!  AMAZON WINNER OF THE WEEK Andrea Roberts is the winner She bought period underpants that are stain proof through Vinnie's website  She has also been doing NSNG to help her health issues She will win some NSNG/PVC garb  CREATINE  We get creatine from meat Your body also makes it If you start taking creatine, your body stops making it (bad) If you take anabolic hormones, your body will stop making them SQUATTY POTTY Thousands of click throughs through the website, but no purchases through it All fixed now, go buy your potties!  NICK CICHERCHI (sp) live Cleveland is getting better with progressiveness and health and fitness Gay Games hosted there  Co-author of The Macca Model About Chris Mccormack and MaccaX Triathalon and ultra events  Competition now about personality, but also the confidence to be a business man out of it Calling upon sponsors, etc  Most of the pros show up to these events on their own time  Ironman makes tons of money from these events but does not pay those who place at the top  Chris is still racing but doesn't train like he used to     
Sep 21, 2015
The Obesity Epidemic with Gary Taubes
Gary Taubes makes a second appearance on the Friday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast with Vinnie Tortorich. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Villa Cappelli Pure Vitamin Club GARY TAUBES & HIS MUST-READS Why We Get Fat: And What to do About It Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health Diet Delusion Gary is a reporter/journalist (NY Times) and a controversial guy, has done one of the best interviews in this podcast's history Writing another book currently -- so is Vinnie!  Went to Harvard, Stanford, Columbia  Ivy League education definitely affected him  VINNIE'S READING Reads incredibly slowly but comprehends way more than the average person Scientific brain -- he doesn't assume, he knows  Ended up allowing him to not pay attention in class, just read the books NUTRITION WRITING He was doing nutritional pieces for science sections  He looked at evidence and saw whether or not it really was supported Gary wrote a controversial article calling out the nutrition world for saying low fat was bad  Initially was researching what caused the obesity epidemic? Two hypotheses: high fructose corn syrup, shift to low fat diets LOW FAT DIETS ended up being the issue, clear in his research Even in the 60's, people weren't fat  In the early 1900s, only ~1/20 people were obese  Only 2 Obese kids in Gary's middle school 60's : baked potato was fattening ; 80's: baked potato was a heart healthy food  At first, people didn't realize that high fructose corn syrup was sugar  When heart health came into question, fat became (incorrectly) bad, and carbs/sugar became (incorrectly) passable  WHY WE GET FAT The general idea is calorie in / calorie out and thermodynamics Just like you can't think of wealth/poverty in terms of money intake vs money spent, you can't think of calories that way either  We secrete insulin in response to our carbohydrate intake 
Aug 14, 2015