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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.

Fitness Confidential with Vinnie Tortorich Vinnie Tortorich

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 2.2K 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.

    BEST OF: Testing Metabolism with Dr. Paul Kolodzik - Episode 2492

    BEST OF: Testing Metabolism with Dr. Paul Kolodzik - Episode 2492

    Episode 2492 - BEST OF: On this Friday's show Vinnie Tortorich speaks with Dr. Paul Kolodzik about testing metabolism with CGMs and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/05/testing-metabolism-kolodzik-epsiode-2492 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   You can watch this episode on Vinnie's Fitness Confidential YOUTUBE channel - TESTING METABOLISM Vinnie shared a recent Instagram post he posted about 3 things not to have for breakfast and received a lot of backlash about it. (2:00) They talk about the problem with oatmeal. Any proteins from oatmeal or similar are insignificant compared to animal protein. Dr. Paul Kolodzik MD  shares what his concerns are as an Emergency Response doctor, and it’s primarily metabolic health. (8:45) Television news covers more traumatic things like gunshot wounds, overdoses, etc. Most of what he sees every day is because of vascular disease, obesity, or other metabolic issues. They discuss some of the complications of COVID due to metabolic issues. (11:45) They discuss the issue of CPAP machines and the increase in usage. (17:00) This moves to a discussion on cholesterol and current medical care–it’s more like “disease maintenance”. Most of the time, treatment is just doctors trying to do what they are told they need to. BENEFITS OF CGM TESTING Paul is working similarly to a concierge model of health so he can give complete and proper care to patients. (24:00)  He has licenses in Ohio, Indiana, Arizona, and Florida, and plans to expand. You can find him at . Paul and his team are advocates of utilizing a CGM (continuous glucose monitor) to help people reach their health goals. (29:00)  It gives immediate feedback so clients can see how different foods affect them—they are fantastic tools. Vinnie equates the ability to view the results similar to reading a tachometer—it’s like a human RPM gauge. CGMs aren’t necessarily needed long term. Testing metabolism is a positive step for an investment toward your health. Once you know, you have to make a change. They discuss being “metabolically broken” and exactly what that means. (35:30) They discuss the “dawn effect” as well as how the hormones leptin and ghrelin work. Vinnie and Paul talk about the benefits of strength training and how it affects metabolism. (48:00) Paul has a book out called "The Continuous Glucose Monitor Revolution" and you can find it .   [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) 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!  

    • 58 min
    Easy Got Us Sick - Episode 2491

    Easy Got Us Sick - Episode 2491

    Episode 2491 - On this Wednesday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad discuss bicycles, Vinnie's "Dirty Keto" documentary, how "easy" got us sick, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/05/easy-got-us-sick-episode-2491 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - Easy Got Us Sick Where the term “Soft and Succulent” comes from. (2:00) John Muir named the trail he created for non-mountaineers to reach the top of Mt. Whitney. They switch to talking about bicycles, gears, penny-farthings, and the Tour de France. (6:00) Gina got to preview Vinnie’s new documentary “Dirty Keto”. (14:00) She addresses Dr. Drew’s appearance in the film. They discuss MCT oil and cardiology. (17:00) Cholesterol is not a bad thing; every cell in our body needs it. (22:00) Heart disease has almost nothing to do with cholesterol. All the names for sugar was a powerful point for Gina. (27:00) Honey is not better than any other sugar—the liver is a meritocracy. Gina shares some points she loves; mostly that Vinnie encourages you to learn more. Also, changing may not be easy, but it’s worth it. Making things easy (with processed foods) is what got us sick. Don’t forget about the NSNG® Foods promo code! Use promo code VINNIE at the checkout and get 15% off. The promo code ONLY works on the NSNG® Foods website, NOT Amazon. Gina has a new Instagram and a new website, . Go check out her socials--she shares some relatively recent news. Check out Gina's book . She also co-hosts with Bryan Bishop for @LAmag on the Bryan & Gina Show, which you can find on any podcast platform and . Vinnie's rumble channel: Vinnie's X/Twitter channel: Vinnie shares an update to his website that you’ll want to check out: a VIP section! Go to   to join the waitlist! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) 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!  

    • 43 min
    An Attempt To Polarize - Episode 2490

    An Attempt To Polarize - Episode 2490

    Episode 2490 - On this Monday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino chat about the media's attempt to polarize health and diet, share a Vinnie update, answer listener questions, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/05/an-attempt-to-polarize-episode-2490 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOU CAN WATCH ALL THE PODCAST EPISODES ON YOUTUBE - An Attempt To Polarize Vinnie is talking about business and a brief health update. (2:00) Nina Teicholz posted on X an article from the New York Times which claims that no women paticipate in the carnivore lifestyle. (5:00) It’s ridiculous how the media makes an attempt to polarize health and fitness. (6:30) Working together is how you help people. (11:00) To get some perspective on the idea that “life is hard”, go to a children’s hospital. Anna proposes that more Trixie posts (Vinnie and Serena’s new puppy) is a pretty good remedy for anyone. (17:00) There is more explanation of some of Vinnie’s treatment. (19:00) He finds that kefir and yogurt seems to help his stomach. Anna asks a listener question regarding having a “stall” in weight loss. (29:00) You can’t eat with impunity, and processed ”keto products” are no good. They discuss salt and an encounter Anna had about her sauces. (34:00) This leads to a second question about age, joint pain, and cutting out dairy (43:00) There are tests available that will show you if you are having an inflammatory reaction to foods. Public Service Announement: The avian flu is back, so be sure to cook your eggs completely, and not leave runny yolks.(48:00) There's a new NSNG® Foods promo code you can use! (53:00) The promo code ONLY works on the NSNG® Foods website, NOT on Amazon. Anna’s upcoming Eat Happy Italian book is on the way. You can go to: —upload your receipt and get bonus content.  You can preorder it from . [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) 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!  

    • 53 min
    BEST OF: Finding A Flow State with Colin O'Brady - Episode 2489

    BEST OF: Finding A Flow State with Colin O'Brady - Episode 2489

    Episode 2489 - BEST OF: On this Friday's show, Vinnie Tortorich welcomes Colin O'Brady and they discuss the 12-hour walk, Colin's books, limiting beliefs, finding a flow state, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS FINDING A FLOW STATE Vinnie welcomes Colin O'Brady, author of "" and "". (2:00) Vinnie asks Colin to give some backstory on how he got into athletics and what led him to try all the things he does. (3:00) Colin's dad always reminded him to be active outside, because "Nature is Free." They chat about coming from a modest upbringing then going to a large university. (5:00) Colin suffered an accident that affected his life and outlook. (8:15) He shares how his mom inspired him and what his goal became. They discuss mindset and lifestyle and what they each decided was important to them. (16:55) Hint: It wasn't money, luxury items, or keeping up with the "Joneses". Vinnie was inspired to take on the 12-hour walk after he heard Colin on the Adam Carolla podcasts. (30:30) Colin explains his trek across Antarctica and how the idea of the 12-Hour Walk got started. (32:50) He shares thoughts that were his takeaway from this experience.  Colin chats about a few of his other adventures. (40:20) Covid hit, and it affected Colin in a way that surprised him. (41:15) He's not against tech, but it was a relief to unplug for a while. He found himself in a "flow state" after a while. Colin's 12-hour walk turned into a 12-hour reset! (43:50) He found out it inspired a few friends to try the same thing. Vinnie can totally relate and discusses his own idea for a reset. (47:15) They share some of the ideas that crossed their minds during each of their walks. Colin explains that his book The 12-Hour Walk also talks about mindset, limiting beliefs, and more. (56:20) He realized when researching that he got the same 10 or so answers thousands of times. A COUPLE MORE THINGS Vinnie asks Colin a little more about his trek across Antarctica; as a result, Colin chats about what he ate. (1:00:00) Vinnie shares his own history and how he came up with Ultra Fat®. You can go to to read more about the challenge, get inspired, and sign up! Vinnie tells Colin to read the book called the by Goram Kropp. [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 11 min
    There Is No Cheat - Episode 2488

    There Is No Cheat - Episode 2488

    Episode 2488 - On this Wednesday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad discuss coffee drinks, a health update, how there is no cheat or shortcut, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/05/there-is-no-cheat-episode-2488 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - There Is No Cheat They spend a little time chatting about musician Cat Stevens (aka, Yusuf Islam). (2:00) Vinnie’s started making his iced coffee again. (14:00) He uses soda water and sometimes tequila; yep, he said tequila. Gina assigns the name “The Tortorich” to the beverage. Gina asks Vinnie about his health. (24:00) Vinnie will have a fraction of the chemo he had before; however, he will have to go into an isolation mode to avoid infection for a few weeks. He made it 17 years without it coming back; he had been told it would be back within 5 years. His choice of lifestyle has helped keep it at bay for that long. Gina has a story about an old wives’ tale. (36:00) It’s a question about resistant starch and freezing bread. Some things can be done to certain foods to reduce their glycemic index; however, their effect is still too much for metabolically broken people. (38:00) So if you have a sluggish or damaged metabolism, they aren’t going to help you. They will still likely hinder your progress. There is no cheat! People who are addicted to food will make up any “cheat” to allow themselves to eat any food. (42:30) Don’t forget about the NSNG® Foods promo code! Use promo code VINNIE at the checkout and get 15% off. The promo code ONLY works on the NSNG® Foods website, NOT Amazon. Gina has a new Instagram and a new website, . Go check out her socials--she shares some relatively recent news. Check out Gina's book . She also co-hosts with Bryan Bishop for @LAmag on the Bryan & Gina Show, which you can find on any podcast platform and . Vinnie's rumble channel: Vinnie's X/Twitter channel: Vinnie shares an update to his website that you’ll want to check out: a VIP section! Go to   to join the waitlist! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) 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!  

    • 46 min
    Gut Reactions - Episode 2487

    Gut Reactions - Episode 2487

    Episode 2487 - On this Monday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino chat about Vinnie's cancer protocol, probiotics, the gut reactions to fecal transplants, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/05/gut-reactions-episode-2487 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOU CAN WATCH ALL THE PODCAST EPISODES ON YOUTUBE - Gut Reactions Some Steve Perry (the musician) discussion. (2:00) Chemo check-in: the Ups and Downs. (4:00) Vinnie compares the last time he had cancer to this time. He shares some of his treatment protocol. He will continue to eat as cleanly as possible (NSNGAF)  and exercise to his ability. (14:30) Speaking of clean eating, they chat about a recent recipe Serena made. (15:00) Vinnie’s documentary “Dirty Keto” is ready! (20:00) He talks about the pricing of buy vs rent on Amazon. They switch to talking about probiotics. (25:00) They both have seen the documentary “Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Gut.”(28:30) The message at the end of the day is to eat real food! There’s info about the gut-brain axis. If your gut has been damaged, it will take a long time to heal. (32:00) The documentary addressed fecal transplants. Anna has noticed some changes in her gastric issues since having her hysterectomy. (38:00) Vinnie shares how he would handle an upset stomach. (40:00) There's a new NSNG® Foods promo code you can use! (53:00) The promo code ONLY works on the NSNG® Foods website, NOT on Amazon. Anna’s upcoming Eat Happy Italian book is on the way. You can go to: —upload your receipt and get bonus content.  You can preorder it from . [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) 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!  

    • 51 min

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So far so good

Been listening for three years and started following nsng 22months ago. I lost 30 pounds, dropped my statin and no longer use my cpap machine

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Straight shooter! Love the guests and all I learn throughout. Can’t wait to see Dirty Keto

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