53 episodes

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.

Fitness Confidential with Vinnie Tortorich Vinnie Tortorich

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 2K Ratings

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.

    Comparing Notes - Episode 2245

    Comparing Notes - Episode 2245

    Episode 2245 - On this Wednesday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad are comparing notes about both of their 12-Hour Walk experiences, their takeaways, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/comparing-notes-episode-2245 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS COMPARING NOTES Vinnie and Gina start the show by chatting about some music and entertainers. Gina starts to share her 12-Hour Walk experience: what she did, where she went, and how she felt. (7:45) She also mentions after awhile it was easier to keep moving rather than to sit; as a result, Vinnie chats a bit about Tony Portera and the Badwater 135. (21:30) Vinnie takes his turn and shares what he did for his 12-Hour Walk. (27:00) He also shares a story regarding the University of Virginia. The two chat about some of the thoughts they had during their walks and what their takeaways were. (36:00)  [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  

    • 48 min
    Bad Studies & Good Questions - Episode 2244

    Bad Studies & Good Questions - Episode 2244

    Episode 2244 - On this Monday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino talk about bad studies and good questions when they chat about epidemiological studies and answer questions while doing a Live Instagram, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/bad-studies-good-questions-episode-2244 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS BAD STUDIES & GOOD QUESTIONS Vinnie starts the show by discussing a recent episode of the Adam Carolla show that he was on.  (3:45) They discuss a recent study that states that previous studies have been wrong, and that red meat is good for you. Vinnie, Anna, and others like Nina Teicholz have been discussing this for years! Epidemiological studies should be questioned when they don't include checking participants' blood work. Vinnie and Anna switch to answering questions while they record a Live Instagram. (18:00) Questions include: Lunch meats. (18:00) Supplementing for testosterone and hormone disruptors in the environment. (24:30) Soft cheeses vs. Hard cheeses: does it matter? (33:00) The top two best fats to add to your protein? (besides Villa Cappelli, of course!) (34:30) Can either Vinnie's or Anna's products be shipped out of the U.S.? (36:36) What to do if you are *underweight* and on NSNG®. (44:00) What to do if you're addicted to diet soda? (45:10) Anna has some suggestions about turkey and also addresses cooking with wine or other alcohol. (50:10) Does removing sugars, grains, and seed oils improve body odors? (55:00) Vinnie addresses a question regarding his favorite weight-lifting moves. (59:15) Why gum-chewing isn't helpful. (1:02:30) What to do about beans. (1:03:30) Vinnie also describes a segment of a recent debate between Ivor Cummins and Michael Gregor. (40:00) Don't forget to order your NSNG® hats in either graphite gray or orange. Pre-orders closing soon!! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  

    • 1 hr 14 min
    No Free Lunch with Drugs - Episode 2243

    No Free Lunch with Drugs - Episode 2243

    Episode 2243 - On this Sunday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad chat about a popular injectable drug used for weight loss, no free lunch with drugs, how some celebrities shouldn't influence, muscle soreness, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/no-free-lunch-drugs-episode-2243 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS NO FREE LUNCH WITH DRUGS Vinnie and Gina start the show by chatting about their behind-the-scenes conversations. (1:20) Gina wants to talk about the drug Wegovy, which many celebrities and influencers are touting as a weight loss drug. (3:00) Vinnie gives his take on it, and the two discuss all the side effects that have been reported. There is NO FREE LUNCH with drugs! They chat about the ridiculous influence some celebrities have. Vinnie and Gina discuss delayed onset muscle soreness. (17:15) Vinnie makes recommendations about climbing hikes, and the issue Gina is having. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  

    • 23 min
    Definition of Insanity - Episode 2242

    Definition of Insanity - Episode 2242

    Episode 2242 - On this Saturday's show, Vinnie Tortorich speaks to Shelley and Scott Seavers who share their previous struggles, their successes, the definition of insanity, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/definition-insanity-episode-2242 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS DEFINITION OF INSANITY Vinnie welcomes Shelley and Scott to the show and after chatting about a few colleges, Scott shares a little of his background, how he and Shelley met, and their time in the military. (1:30) Vinnie asks how they discovered NSNG®. (18:00) Steve and Shelley found Vinnie through the Mike Rowe podcast. They also tell him about what struggles with health and weight they have had, even as kids. Shelley has lost 55 lbs. and Steve has lost 60 lbs. since hearing Vinnie in April 2022. Vinnie asks what advice Shelley and Scott would give to any newcomers. (28:45) Throw what you *think* is true away, and listen to Vinnie; they offer other reminders, too. Vinnie shares a story from his experience skeet shooting, "miss it somewhere else"; meaning, try something different! To keep trying all the other unsuccessful methods of weight loss is the "definition of insanity." They share a few more health benefits that they have enjoyed as well. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  

    • 38 min
    Your Fasting Questions Answered with Dr Jason Fung - Episode 2241

    Your Fasting Questions Answered with Dr Jason Fung - Episode 2241

    Episode 2241 - On this Friday's show, Vinnie Tortorich speaks with Dr. Jason Fung and gets your fasting questions answered, including why CICO doesn't work, the "dawn effect", hormones, and much more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/your-fasting-questions-answered-dr-jason-fung-episode-2241 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOUR FASTING QUESTIONS ANSWERED Vinnie welcomes Dr. Jason Fung back to the show and they chat about misconceptions about what fasting is. (2:00) Dr. Fung explains what fasting is and how CICO (calories in, calories out) is an epic disaster. Weight loss isn't about calories, it's about hormones like insulin and allowing your cells to work. Vinnie asks Dr. Fung about thermodynamics and CICO. (9:00) Thermodynamics has nothing to do with weight gain; it applies to physics, but not physiology. If CICO worked, then all of the "diet businesses" (like Weight Watchers) would be out of business. They explain that fasting affects hormones, which is why eating throughout the day is bad advice. Vinnie and Dr. Fung discuss intermittent fasting as well as medical fasting: what it is, how it works, and some of its benefits. (29:00) They clarify whether or not fasting affects muscle growth. They also discuss what is happening in a "dawn effect". (40:40) Vinnie brings up measuring ketones and Dr. Fung's thoughts on that. They switch to discussing the hormones ghrelin and leptin, what each one does and how each works. (47:45) Dr. Fung clarifies what indeed breaks a fast. (55:30)   [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  

    • 1 hr
    Welcome Info for Newbies - Episode 2240

    Welcome Info for Newbies - Episode 2240

    Episode 2240 - On this special edition of Wednesday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino talk about a wide variety of things including Vinnie's video for Prager U, welcome info for newbies about NSNG®, a special playing of "Alice's Restaurant", and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/welcome-info-for-newbies-episode-2240 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS WELCOME INFO FOR Vinnie and Anna start the show with the exciting news of Vinnie's video for Prager U now being available. (2:40) There's a discussion of the video filming process which includes Anna's background in acting and voice-over work. Anna also encourages anyone who is a "Rowebie" to post their progress on Twitter and the NSNG Facebook group--we want to hear about your successes! Vinnie has a story about the song "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie; as a result, he also tells a story about attending Thanksgiving at a vegan friend's house. (8:30) For new listeners, Vinnie shares his background for NSNG®, a bit about his career, how his eBook came about, and how it led to the podcast with Anna. (15:55) Anna and Vinnie summarize some of the main points of NSNG® and how it empowers you. (35:50) because all the basic info is there and links to more resources to learn. They share a list of some of the FREE resources to help support you. This leads to chatting about some ideas of how to use Anna's products to make easy, flavorful, real, whole-food meals. (40:00) Anna chats a bit about how her cookbooks and products came about and how she wanted to avoid junk ingredients. Anna talks about her Thanksgiving Roundup for all kinds of NSNG® recipe ideas, available on her . (54:00) Vinnie emphasizes that you do NOT need to purchase their products to have success; both Vinnie and Anna provide plenty of free resources, and they just happen to also sell great products. (51:00) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  

    • 1 hr 15 min

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