00:00 You’re listening to the live happier, longer podcast, episode 20. Welcome to the live happier, longer podcast. We’re your hosts, Molly Watts and and Angela McDade. We are here to help you build the habits of the happier, longer life starting now,
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01:18 Hey Angela. Hey Molly. How you doing? I’m doing well. Doing grand? Nope. Oh my. I am grand, doing well. Oh, Gotcha. I said that wrong. Huh?
01:31 Well, maybe I said it wrong because I’m just a bit gobsmacked to be honest a little bit. This episode is coming out in January, first week of January, so hello 2019 and January. We wanted to focus on healthy lifestyle and diet in the sense of different ways of approaching and healthy diet. Yeah, we know it’s a time when people are often focused on losing weight after the holidays. That isn’t really the focus of what we want to talk about, but we did want to acknowledge that there’s a lot of different approaches to a healthy diet. What you put into your body. Yeah. And and so my husband Joe reached out to one of the industry leading kind of icons in diet and fitness. Vinnie Tortorich. Yeah. Trainer to the stars. Yes. And so today on our podcast, vinnie Tortorich, who also hosts his own podcast called fitness confidential and he has his own brand called NSNG is going to talk with us about what Nsng is and just a little learn a little bit more about him and to say that we are, we’re out over our skis on this one.
02:50 Reaching a little higher than we were comfortable with would be an understatement. So thank you joe for the shove and the nudge because we just had a great time talking to Viinnie. We talk about how you should reach for the stars because you know, it’s like everything. If you don’t ask, you don’t get. So here’s Vinnie Tortorich.
03:10 Hey Vinny. Hey Vinny.
03:12 How’s it going ladies?
03:14 Wow. Yeah, it is excellent. We are absolutely thrilled to have you here with us today on live. Happier longer. And we talked a little bit before we got on our recording about reaching for the stars and not being afraid to ask for an interview. And I shared with you that I wouldn’t have done this without my husband, Joe, so I better give him a shout out right here at the beginning because he’s the one that connected with you and you were kind enough and gracious enough. Did you just want to prove him right in and say you can do this
03:49 You know how us guys are, every chance you get to mansplain to you guys because you don’t get it. Yeah. It’s funny because, um, we were talking about this off the air for you. That’s the way you get anywhere in life. I’m not such a big deal, but I should be a good lesson that when you go after real big deals, you’ll get them. It’s not that hard. You know? I’ve been around celebrities my entire life. I’ve, I’ve, I’ve worked in the service of celebrities out here in California. And then one thing I learned is that they’re not unapproachable. They, a lot of times they’re hoping someone will come to them and say, hey, would you like it? Because people think, oh, they’re living up in their big ivory castles now they’re making a lot of money and they won’t even speak to the little people. So on and so forth. When I can, I can speak for my buddy Howie Mandell. He loves to be around people. You can go. I’m sure if you went to Calabasas right now with the starbucks is probably sitting there talking to whoever walks up. My Buddy Andy Schriber goes once a week to a coffee bean over at studio city because there’s these, uh, these old actors that he met in the whole thing just walking into that store one day and they fell in love with Andy’s dog and he’s been going back there for I think seven or eight years. Once a week you go after whatever you want because even if you shoot for the stars and you fall somewhere in between, that’s still good. That’s way better than doing nothing.
05:29 Absolutely. And it’s great advice for the beginning of the new year, right? Just in terms of getting yourself started in in a new year to create some new habits and we say make the rest of your life the best of your life all the time around here. So it’s. There’s no better time than the present.
05:44 I love that. Write that down and steal that from you.
05:49 I think I stole it from Brian Tracy, so I’m not really going to say I said it, but you know, whatever. It’s all good. So as we mentioned, January is kind of our focus month on talking about different forms of diet and because he had a pretty typical that people. And when I say diet, really we want to talk about it in terms of an overall lifestyle, right? Because getting on a diet to lose weight, just to lose the weight and then regain it is really not good for anybody. Correct.
06:23 The word diet has been bastardized. Diet meant, what it used to mean, What an indiginous people eat. You could have the diet of the people of the West Indies, what the typical diet of American Indians and so forth. That’s what diet used to mean. But now the word diet means drudgery, I hate life, and I’m going to have to do whatever this diet tells me to do, whether it’s eat five bananas before breakfast and then drink water the rest of the day or whatever We decided these wacky diets are. And I’ve gone out of my way. You know, my, my thing on the Internet has kind of exploded over the years. And the one thing I won’t allow my deal, we call it NSMG, no sugars no grains but um, people will go, well, isn’t that kind of like the Atkins Diet, the Atkins Diet as a diet? This is not. Isn’t that kinda like Paleo. Paleo is more than a diet that’s become a religion. Almost like veganism became a religion. Now you can print Vegan on any package. And people who, oh, this is healthy because it’s Vegan, where it could just be a pile of sugar because sugar is actually from a vegetable. You know, same thing with Paleo. You can put Paleo and stuff and you go, well, this is what the Paleolithic people ate. Really? Because it seems like a snickers bar to me that caveman was having to eat, you know? Oh, but it’s made with honey and they had honey back then. There were bees, right? I don’t know, the was the Tundra, they were living through the ice age. So I need to look at the whole bee thing. So anything can become anything when it comes to diet. Right. So yeah, you do have to be careful.
08:27 So you mentioned briefly are, you just said your, your thing Nsng. Um, and I know it stands for no sugar, no grains. Uh, tell us a little bit more about how you came onto Nsng your background and where that you know, how that came to be kind of your, you know, your lifestyle.
08:48 Well, I’ve been in this game now for since th early 1980s. Yeah. I have a degree in exercise physiology and nutrition, just a bunch of degrees that just made me an overpaid PEteacher for lack of. I wasn’t qualified to do anything else. Then I started off life as a PE teacher. I worked at Newman school kids. When you have two of them became super bowl mvp.
09:18 Nice. Do you take credit for that?
09:23 Yeah, absolutely, those kids would be nowhere without me! Actually I give a lot of credit because I knew Archie Manning well and Olivia, their parents, uh, if you don’t think parenting means a lot when it comes to creating mvps, think again because they were great parents. And the third son I’m sure would have been an MTP. The oldest cooper, but he had a bone marrow problem of some sort and he couldn’t play. He was at ole miss when he figured out he couldn’t make.
09:55 Yeah, I watched a story in that. It was super interesting.
10:01 What did the story say? What is it about all three of the kids?
10:04 Yeah, it was all three and how the brother who is not, who was not the NFL player. He was phenomenal player and, but yeah, it was, he was told that, yeah, if you want to continue to be alive, you, you can’t, you can’t do this. So
10:22 yeah, I, I actually chaperoned Cooper Manning for a Spring break trip one year, great kid, and I would say out of the three was the best athlete.
10:33 Yeah, that was, that was their take on it. It was,
10:36 yeah. As he actually could run, he had speed. He was a wide reciever, the other two couldn’t run out of sight in a week. They are great at quarterback skills.
10:46 Yeah. I love Peyton. He’s so, he’s, he’s a brilliant, you know, he’s, he’s all strategic thinking. His mind is just amazing to me. And when he, when he was playing so,
10:56 They all are, and their dad is the same way. Archie is like that. you guys are too young to remember Archie. I grew up in Louisiana and watched him play a kid, but archie was like that. They’re very smart players. But yeah, Cooperwas a different species. He was kind of like Archie more of that kind of athlete and uh, uh, yeah, it just didn’t work out for him and he’s gone on in their life and been very well otherwise. So people don’t know him as an MVP, but guess what? He’s done really well.
11:29 Alright. So that was that we were on the background. Yeah, exactly. So you were easily.
11:35 I do that..Yeah. And that, what were we talking about?
11:40 You’re talking about being a pe teacher, which is where your, your background and how you got to Nsng
11:46 You know I, I started learning early on. It didn’t take long for me to figure out in the early eighties when people talking about, well, if you don’t eat fat, you can’t get fat, like, well, what should you eat? And then they would go. Eat a lot of starches. And I was like, wait a minute. Just a few short years ago, I remember my grandmother who has no education. ” Don’t eat starches, you’ll get fat.” Now all of a sudden this paradigm shift to start to, well, how did this come about in five minutes? You know? And we had all these books coming out. I’ll never forget, I was training people early on before I started training celebrities in Hollywood. It’s Kinda how I got the Hollywood. One of my New Orleans clients brought me to Aspen a one summer and it was around 1984, 1985. I can’t remember exactly which year it was. And I was, I was leading these ultra rich people, you know, people with helicopter money and jet money is, I like to call it up, these 14,000 foot peaks.
12:48 And um, when you’re going up mountains with these people all day and you’re their guide, you know, I would end up telling long cajun stories and the whole thing, but people wanted to know more about health and fitness and they would say, what do you think about this Eat To Win book and I was talking about, I haven’t read it yet. And one of them gave it to me and I went back that night. I started reading Eat to Win book by Robert Haas and I, I literally thought the book was joke and we, this is obviously a joke being played on the American people because there’s no way in hell you can. He was saying things like, fat burns in favor of carbohydrates and if you don’t eat fat to get fat and all this kinds of stuff. And I was like, is this a joke? It was obviously a parody on the truth, right?
13:41 But no, he really meant it. And it wasn’t long before industry started going, you know, like, I’ll never forget about summer in Aspen. It was a restaurant called Mezzaluna. You may remember the name Mezzaluna because, uh, there was one in Brentwood and that’s where I’m OJ’s wife was before someone mysteriously killed her. They’ve never found the Killer, but there looking. I think OJ is looking right now, but that’s where she was. There was a mezzaluna is in Brentwood and there was one in Aspen and I remember that summer watching people walking in and they were just serving mounds of pasta. Minus meat or shrimp or fish or anything. I’m like, what’s happening to the world today? I remember watching it happen in real time and thinking, well, this will last five minutes because people will get right back to meat. There’s no way. If you would’ve told me that this would have become what it’s become, I wouldn’t have ever guessed that I would’ve said no.
14:43 This was just a hope being played on the American people. But it lasted a long time. And here we are. You know, we now live in the fattest nation in the world. We now have diseases that did not exist, a fatty liver disease. We have sleep apnea. Do you guys, you’re younger than them. I’m 56. You guys are way younger than me, back in this town.
15:10 Bless you but that’s not quite true.
15:13 I won’t even ask but you guys don’t look it. um, if you remember back in the seventies, it’s very interesting. If you look at commercials and television, there was cigarette ads and a lot of booze ads, but you didn’t see ads for, you know, statins, see ads for a c pap machine because I’m pretty sure c pap machine didn’t even exist back then. Now you see ads for stuff to clean your c pap machine, right? There’s a whole industry around this. So when we had cigarettes and television, nobody needed a c pap machine.
15:53 And by the way, people really need these machines or they will stop breathing and die in the night because they’re so fat that they can’t breathe on their own. So what’s happened between then and now? Well, the only thing that’s happened is what’s happened. You know, people like Robert Haas playing this joke on us going, you can’t get fat if you don’t eat fat and you can take it back even further to go to the 1960s and, and look at, you know, what Ancel keys was talking about. I mean, I just completed a whole movie on this.
16:29 We’re going to go there later, but tell us about FAT the documentary.
16:35 I get this whole movie and people kept saying, hey, you need to do the anecdote to cowspiracy and forks over knives and what the health and all these vegan propaganda films. And I kept saying, no, I don’t because I’m not going to tell a lie in the opposite direction to try to convince anyone. So then I went down this crazy road of, what if I just told the truth.
17:02 fancy that!
17:03 Why not just, I’ve been telling you the truth anyway. How about get the best doctors in the world on camera and just have them tell the truth. And that’s what I did. You know, we have, um, from Europe, we have Dr Ian felt we have Dr Shear, we have Gary Taubes and nina teicholz and, and Dr Westman, you know, some of the top experts in the world just openly talking about what the problem is.
17:34 And the crazy thing is, is that when I put this movie together, some of these interviews went two hours, 90 minutes long, so you have to figure out what you got to put on camera. And our told Peter Pardini at the end of it and Peter is the director. He also directed a documentary about the band Chicago called now more than ever, more than ever. And I said, Peter, this seems too fantastical. Once this movie comes out. I want to release each one of these people’s interview in its entirety so that people can see that we didn’t, we didn’t take anything and twist it.
18:17 right? Yeah, it’s not out of context. Yeah.
18:20 Yeah. Because nothing is taken out of context. I said once this thing is burning gas, one status, nay sayers and everything. I to start releasing Gary Taubes in full. Nina Teicholts in full. Ian felt in full, you know, Bret Sher in full. We didn’t put words in anyone’s mouth. We sit down. Barber EAD, Georgia Ede in full. Yeah. Really didn’t put words in anyone’s mouth. These are experts going, here’s the truth. Here’s where we went wrong.
18:51 So tell us about the difference of like, I mean obviously, so a lot of people have heard, all right, I feel like it’s very popular and in fashion these days to be a Keto, right? To have a ketogenic diet, to have keto. So what is there is arensng and keto the same, similar. They’re obviously similar because Ketos no carb or low carb.
19:13 I tell people all the time, I don’t care if you call it keto, I don’t care, if you call it paleo, I don’t care if you call it Atkins, I don’t care if you call it low carb, high fat. I don’t care if you call it an NSNG. I’ve purposely, I own the brand NSNG. I purposely kept it free.I don’t Charge so people can call it people. Aren’t you upset when people call it Keto? I’m just as happy because they all circle around the same idea and I’m not trying to make money on my brand. And by the way, I’m. You’re looking at, you ladies are staring at the dumbest businessman on the planet.
19:57 Weekly I get offers from big food companies because they want to leverage my nsng brand, my trademark, onto foodstuff, the way you can have a keto bar. You can have paleo bar, a Vegan bar, you have an nsng bar, and I’ve been offered hundreds of thousands of dollars and I could have easily made millions on just doing it myself. And I said, no, I’m just keeping this pure, you know, I hope people go on and buy my coffee and buy my vitamins because I want to keep an NSNG pure. I want to keep the brand what it is and not. I want people to be able to get it for free. But to answer your question, yeah, they’re all circling around same wagon
20:51 and so, and I mean, and I’ve actually, I, my son was a, did keto, uh, basically this whole last year. So I was investigating it with him and I was really interested to find out, and I’m sure you’ve, you’ve, uh, research that you’ve talked to people to Vinnie,that, that this started. keto started. I mean, way back in the early 19 hundreds was actually developed to treat conditions like epilepsy. I know you did a podcast episode with a family who was treating their son with a ketogenic diet where no sugar, no grains diet. And saw great results in terms of his, uh, epilepsy symptoms.
21:31 Yeah. Uh, the Mayo Clinic started using it back in the 19 twenties and thirties. It was the gold standard for reversing. Listen to those words, reversing epilepsy, especially in kids. It works 100 percent, 33 percent of the time, it will cure epilepsy. It works very well. Another 33 percent of the time. The last third of people that doesn’t work at all. So yeah, it’s like a 70 percent cure rate, which medicine is unheard of. It’s just unheard of. Uh, also Otto Warburg found back in the twenties, the Ketogenic Diet can help stave off and reverse cancer after someone had cancer. He, he did it with mice and it worked like a charm somehow during world war two, all of this stuff just got buried and we don’t know why or how it got buried. We’re on the opposite side of it. The drug companies started coming out with anti seizure drugs and the whole thing.
22:45 And of course, when you have big money behind the drug, you’re going to push the drug and you’re going, oh, that’s old school. They were talking about that in the 20s, try this drug. By the way, we talked about this in a movie we have in the movie. Jim Abrams, the guy who started the Charlie Foundation. We tell history. We told a lot of stories in this movie. Jim Abrams is on camera. We have all the footage from the Charlie Foundation. We have the footage of the doctor. The doctor who said, you know, he’s being interviewed saying, yeah, the reason we didn’t try the keto guy with Charlie Abrams was because we were still getting him drugs and none of the drugs were working and we had already done one surgery, but they wanted to go back and cut another piece of his brain out and Jim Abrams it so that people know who jim Abrams is, He’s the guy that did all these movies back in the seventies, airplane and hotshots and all those famous funny movies.
23:48 And he had the money to go anywhere and he found. He just opened the book one day and saw the ketogenic diet. He asked his doctor, why haven’t you tried this? Doctor said, uh, because you know your kid’s going to end up hating you because he doesn’t get to eat a Brownie or whatever. So Jim found out that the mayo clinic was doing stuff for this and he brought his kid to the Mayo Clinic. We have it on film. Going back to that doctor saying, why didn’t you try this? It works 70 percent of the time. And he was like, oI don’t know, we’re just using drugs and we were going to have a surgery cut another piece of his brain out. Can you imagine your kid is less than 10 years old and they want to go in and chop a piece of your kid’s brain out. It’s, this is what medicine, I know I’m getting excited here.
24:39 This is ludicrous. It’s absolutely ludicrous. And another part, I don’t know if you, if you’ve probably, I’m sure you’ve watched it, the documentary, the magic pill.
24:48 Absolutely. I’m a big fan of that.
24:52 Yeah, I mean it’s, it’s incredible because again, it says the same thing. It’s not only the pharmaceutical companies that have pushed these diet, these wonder the carbohydrate diets, carbohydrate based low fat, right? All these 100 calorie product snack products and everything else in the magic pill, they talk about missionaries that were sent over in the 19 seventies to aboriginal tribes in Australia, toting along Coca Cola and you know, pop tarts and all these things that these people had never. They thought that they were being given the gifts of the, the white man, you know, this was like, this was like the most prestigious thing that they could give their children. So they started feeding their children who had never had anything except the fish that they caught and the plants that they grew in their diets and suddenly 30, 40 years later now they have all these diseases and those existed before those missionaries were funded by, you know, we’re given product by major, you know, these big companies, these big companies that produce lots of things with sugar in them.
26:00 And if you remember that film, have they talked to a couple of the aboriginal women my age and they got them back on what they ate before, their indigenous food and then they all started going, oh my God, I remember this. My mom used to make this and, I’m 56 ,Oh my God, and you see these women going, you know that they’re not saying, oh my God, because they’re speaking in their native language, but this is what we used to eat. I forgot about this. This is so good. And now they’re, they’re reversing their health back to good health again. Just by getting them off of the processed Coca colas and junk food and everything else. You know, it’s just crazy that we’re downthis highway and you know, the train is running out of control and as Jim Abrams said in my movie, there’s powerful forces at play that have nothing to do with any concern with us being healthy.
27:03 And that’s a problem because as I yell on my podcasts all the time and whenever I go do Adam Corolla’s podcast and all these other shows, we will break under the weight of our own weight. And I’m not saying that to be funny. We will not be able to fund a military because all of our funds will be going to try to save people’s lives here. And then any other country will be able to just come in here and take us over. And if we, if you think that I’m being some kind of crazy guy, some flatland or who thinks there’s Illuminati out there, I’m not that guy. I’m telling you this. If we keep going down this road, what else could happen? Look, when I leave, I, I live. I live in a fairy tale of a bubble. I live in Calabasas. I lived half a mile away from calabasas.
27:58 I owned another property there. Um, Calabasas is Kardashians Ville. Basically everyone is in shape and everyone has a boob job and butt plants and everyone looks perfect. But when I leave this little bubble and I traveled a lot, I see people in electric strollers because they can’t walk anymore. I stop and ask those, Because I’m not afraid to talk to people. When I see a 400 pound man in a stroller, I’ll say to him, what’s your illness? Did you lose your ability because you, your spinal cord was wrecked or say, no, I can’t support my weight. Every single case. And you know, you walk into a target, you walk in and I know because this is what you see these people, so I’ve been doing this a lot. You walk into a target and you walk into a Walmart and people are on strollers and if you’re looking around thinking this is normal, it’s not normal. And if you interview those people, that’s going to be my next thing is to take a camera and go interview. These people are, if not for the way, could you walk? And in every case they go, yes, I can’t walki because of the weight their feet, their feet are rotting, which means they have type two diabetes, those feet are going to be cut off at some point. We showed that in the movie.
29:26 None of this is normal activity. I didn’t mean to get all worked up and you show, but you, you ladies got me all worked up on. We’re especially interested in it because we’re all about aging and aging with optimism. And you know, the baby boomers are turning 65 at the rate of 10,000 per day and they’re going to keep doing that until 20, 35. And at that point in time, for the first time in history through, in our country and throughout the world, the population age will be shifted to 65 and older as opposed to under 18. And if I mean if we don’t come up with solutions for people to take care of their own health, the impact of that, of that population hitting, you know, being older because type two diabetes, you just, I mean that, that’s a, a chronic health condition that can, a lot of times be managed by lifestyle change. At least, you know, not always, but it certainly helps. And in, I don’t know what percentage of the cases can be changed by diet influenced, but I’m sure you know it. And it starts, it starts now. It starts in your, you know, it, it doesn’t start when you turn 65 and 70. If you get there and you’ve, you know, it’s, it’s, it just gets harder and harder every year to make, you know, to start. Right. Just like you said, people walk in their strollers because they’ve gotten to that point. They’ve gotten to 400 pounds. It’s like you have to start, you know, you have to stop doing what you been doing and figure out something that’s going to work.
31:06 [inaudible] I’m glad you said that because people think that guys like me, anyone who’s read my book, he does ultra cycling events and that kind of thing. And they think that we have some kind of. We’re not mortal, we’re mutants of some sort that can do all this stuff, but at 56 I have to put carrots in front of myself to continue on because I don’t want life to end. The carrot this year. Well, I have two of them. I’m doing this long kayaking trip down the bayou I grew up on. It’s 100 miles long and I don’t know, if you guys could see it, but right behind me, kayak I know it looks like a rowing machine where you sit there for hours, there’s a television right in front of it and I’ll sit there for hours and paddle and on Saturdays and Sundays I go get my water in the Pacific Ocean in battle, the swells in a sea kayak to train myself if I have to put something in the future to make that happen.
32:20 The other thing is, um, last summer while I was climbing Mount Whitney for the umpteenth time up the same mountain for anyone outside of the United States, because you’ll learn from your podcast that you’re going to have an international audience at some point. Um, Mount Whitney is the highest mountain in the contiguous United States, uh, just under 15,000 feet. And my buddy don, who’s almost exactly my age, who lives in New York, we were climbing up that mountain for like the third time together or whatever. And we started thinking, what else, what else is out there? And we both like going to Europe in this kind of thing and he’s done gran paradiso and he’s done the Matterhorn a whole thing. And I said, have you done Mont Blanc? And he said, no, but it’s on my lists because I love Chamonix and the whole thing. So right then and there. And we said, okay, next summer. No Whitney. Mont Blanc.
33:20 Today, this morning, I just sent my, um, my money in to a guide company, you know, to guide me up Mont Blanc. I’m now, it’s real. The guy who’s not an immortal, I’m a mere mortal. I put a kayak trip in my way and I put Mont Blanc in my way and I’ve paid a lot of money for both. I had to buy this machine behind me and I had to buy a kayak. Well, I’m halfway lying. Stellar kayaks gave me a kayak, but I have to buy all the other quarters. I’ve invested in that.
33:59 Yeah, and I think that’s the key is you invested whether it’s money, time, longterm goal. It’s the fact that you’re invested in that’s, that’s the key. You have to be invested in yourself to, to actually make the goal and then reach the goal.
34:15 Yeah, and you know you have a daughter Angela, a champion cyclist, and I know from cycling and under track cycling hurts and it hurts folks if you’ve never felt pain. I’ve always said there’s two sports that will put you in pain like no other. One is cross country skiing at a high rate and the other is track cycling more now that you cannot control. You ever see the spit coming out and your daughter’s mouth because she kept.
34:44 It’s 36 seconds of sheer power and pain.
34:51 Yeah. Look, most people, just to give you an audience at a level, we all have four levels when it comes to aerobics, we have a level one which is up to 69 percent of your capacity. Level two’s, zone two is 70 to 79 percent. Zone three is, you know, up to 90 percent and zone four is up to 100 percent, right? Well a track cyclists goes into zone five and there’s only a few mere mortals in the world that can do that and they have to train themselves to go beyond aerobic zone into an anaerobic threshold to where literally you cannot control the other functions in your body for several seconds. You’re an oxygen debt. Think about that. If your daughter just showed up on race day, she would get nowhere. She’s got to show up all year long, early in the morning and get on that track and warm up and have some dude yelling at her while she’s not making her time stamps now is what happens when your daughter. How old is your daughter right now? Angela?
36:02 She just turned 21.
36:04 Okay. Unless she goes onto international competition, meaning of the world, so the Olympics, it could very well be over with, for her. Right? Is she going on or what is she doing?
36:17 You know? Um, up until the last nationals it was, it was a great way for her to compete at high level. She’s a collegiate athlete, so she gets to do that. What she loves. Um, but you know, it’s not a ridiculous notion that she could potentially go forward. Not immediately, but it’s not, it’s a possibility. Who knows? Up and up until this last collegiate nationals, it was, you know, we didn’t think that, but she kinna, she stepped up, this last competition and it’s, you know, it gives her options.
36:56 Okay. Let’s say she does go on, right? So basically we both know it’s a four year commitment if you’re going to go, because when you start getting into the world. So this whole thing, and it’s at least a four year commitment, if not that for years, if she’s crazy and some of them get up close to a 30th birthday, they can do another four years. But at some point that international competition will be over with and then she’s got to spend the rest of her life, the rest of us figuring out how to dangle a carrot in front of. And I know a lot of athletes, you know, there are wider than they are tall and they’ll go, oh, you don’t understand. I was a collegiate athlete. I was a volleyball player and a wrestler or this or that. A swimmer. And you look at them now and you go, really? When the, when the competition stopped, they stopped. Yeah, that is a problem.
37:59 Yeah. And I will say that my husband is a keen cyclist aswell, it was actually through my husband that she get into it, but he does every year he has, like you were saying, the Mont Blanc challenge, he has done Haute Route tours which is various tours in Europe. Where it’s a week long cycle and you’re doing 100 mile plus days, you know, so he has, although it’s next, next summer, he’s talking about doing, um, I think it’s down. It’s the cascade 100 mountain bike. So, you know, that’s my head. So I, that’s something that they will always do together. She’s, she is not a climber the way. He is, he’s, he, he loves going up and down mountains. She’s short and fast, but we have a very keen track scene here in Portland. So, you know, every weekend. Yeah, weekend in the summer, there’s races going on all the time. So this will be a lifestyle thing for her. She loves it, you know, which is great. That I think I’ve read in one of your um, uh, pieces of information. Then it’s just like, what’s the best kind of exercise to do the one that you’ll keep doing, the one that you loved, the one that you love, the one that you, uh, actually wanted, that you want to do, right? Yeah. And that’s for us daily action number one move. We don’t promote any one thing at another. It’s finding something that you like the works for you. The, I’m going to keep doing that for many people. Just like the people, you know, you were the people on the scooters, you know, walking is the first one, right? I mean, just simply getting out and walking, it has to be incremental, right? If you haven’t been doing anything, you have to start slow and build and. But you have to do something. Yeah.
39:45 Yeah. You bring up the scooter. When I first saw that I went, okay, this is a train wreck waiting to happen with lawsuits and injuries and of course all that’s happening I worry about the younger generation because again, it’s acute sense of this because this is what I do when when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I’m always looking at people and you can call it whatever you want, but you know, I started noticing kids with what I call the turtleback where they’re, they’re basically hunched over like this and then then that time that cranes up.
40:37 Well, even the non athletic when I was growing up, stood up straight posture to them. Well these kids are always craned over. I will looking at a phone or a pad or something and they sit there for so many hours doing this and playing these stupid games on the internet or whatever. They’re called the fortnight and we can sit here and joke and laugh about it, but it’s a real problem because your body was never meant to sit and do that for that long. And you could see how their bodies are morphing into the same and then the one time when they would have to actually get up and walk if you’re walking down the street to get to a restaurant, to a store or whatever. But what do we do? We put electric scooters and every street corner and said grab one of these and go, we’re doing this generation is doing everything they can possibly do to kill themselves.
41:34 Yeah. Oh, all in the name of making things easy. We’ve talked about that. We’ve, we follow, we’ve shared some informations, shared some information on blue zones and these, uh, the organic, you know, people in the museum, centenarians that live these lives and the reason that in these, you know, very isolated, kind of non a modern, exactly. Non Modern, uh, villages. And it’s because they, they spend their lives continually moving, you know, their, their whole life is about tending sheep or being fishermen. And doing these things and it’s an amazing concept, you know, but the, the obviously there’s a lot of information on how sitting and that whole hunching over watching the computer is, is worse for you than even smoking. It’s the new smoking epidemic.
42:27 Terrible. It’s funny. I, I, I buy, I always go and get my own firewood from this place. They chop it and everything, but I throw in the back of my pickup and um, because I can’t get a whole cord because of my situation here, I want to keep it to a certain place. I get about 100 pounds at a time and they also sell. You can buy bundles of kindling. They splinter it up for you so you can have kindling to start your fire. And I was with a buddy one time. He goes, why don’t you grab the kindling. And I have an ax at home. He goes, dude, come on, you’re your that cheap and has nothing to do with the money is kindling is very cheap. This is an opportunity to grab an ax and swing an ax. There are not many opportunities left in a world where a guy could swing an ax.
43:20 Gals as well. That’s one of my favorite things. My husband laughs at me. I love chopping wood.
43:27 You weren’t talking about a full body workout to start chopping wood and within five minutes you’re in oxygen debt, but it’s little things like that that we just, you know, making life too easy is not a thing. You know, it’s funny, we laugh about all this stuff, but um, you know, on the Internet people are, they’ll put up “hey. I went kayaking, canoeing.” When did that become a celebrated events that you speak up? You just did. You didn’t tell all your friends if you went to a party and I really did it. It wasn’t like five minutes of Go pro material on everything you said. And you know, people they post, hey, I like camping and I’ll lit my own fire. Ooh, wow. Really? You got you. You were able to start a fire. Oh my God. You know what everyone is looking at what life is supposed to be on the Internet when in fact you could just walk right outside to join in.
44:40 Yeah. Like you said, the younger generation, the millennials, Gen z, Gen y, Gen x, and right on up to the baby boomers, you know, our life has become all about creating convenience and ease. And if we look back at even our parents generations, you know, that’s just not the way they lived their lives. They just not the way they started their lives, they, they worked hard. They, they were, they worked physically and they didn’t have to have, you know, they didn’t have to have a post to like, I went out and did this because it was just a part of their everyday life. Everybody did it, you know.
45:19 Yeah. It is kind of strange, you know, I see it all the time now. People go out hunting and they got the big kill on the Internet. It’s like, got it. I always say to myself, I grew up hunting and I couldn’t imagine coming home and posting every time I got a rabbit or a deer or you know, 30 pheasants, you know, uh, why would anyone put. But now it’s all over the internet,
45:50 It just all seemed odd to me. It feels like I’m living in a dream that I’m gonna. Wake up from it. Realize it was all just a big nightmare.
45:58 Well, hopefully with your documentary, I know you, you know you are a your podcast, super passionate about teaching people the truth behind what’s going to help them lose weight, help them create a healthier diet. It’s the NSNG and you’ve spent a great amount of time with us today. We again, really appreciate. Super Awesome. Maybe sometime you’ll come back afterwards. I don’t know. You seemingly are probably gonna. Be Super busy from now on, especially after that documentary launches, but I’d love to hear about it when you go kayaking.
46:32 I’m just always here. You, you have my personal email address now if you want me back next month, I’ll come back on. You guys just started a podcast and you’ve got what? Twenty, 30 shows out?
46:46 Yeah, Low 20s. I think 20 is about that. I think you are maybe magic number 20.
46:52 Yeah. Here’s the thing. People always say to me because my podcasts became a really big at some point in your role, how do you grow a podcast and I just going when everyone else was podcasts and you guys should do the same thing, just go on everyones. As a matter of fact. Let me do this. I would like to invite you ladies onto my podcast, the Saturday show, and we can record that. We could talk about your show.
47:23 We would love that! we are. We are thrilled. We appreciate it very, very much.
47:27 That’s totally it. That’s the way it, you know, for people out there trying to compete in podcasting. I was like, no, the industry is still trying to grow. I would like to extend that to you guys and the only way that’s gonna happen is that right after this podcast, Molly, write to me and go, Hey, remember you said, because when hang up on this. I know you’re moving on to things I’m doing so I have to schedule it and we can schedule it sooner than later because I need to do some of those.
47:58 Well, that’s awesome. We appreciate it. We’ll definitely take you up on it. Let us tell your our listeners where they can connect with you easiest. So your website is pretty simple. I believe it is. Just
48:11 vinnietortorich.com, v I nnie t as in Tom, O r t again, or ich.com,
48:20 [inaudible]. And the podcast is called
48:23 fitness confidential.
48:26 fitness confidential. My vitamin line is called purevitaminclub.com. And if you’re a coffee lover, I have purecoffeeclub.com And uh, the movie’s called fat adocumentary.
48:38 And when’s it coming?
48:39 I just gave you everything I do.
48:41 And, and, and fat documentary is. I think I heard this. Yeah, it would just what you just in post production. And am I right?
48:48 We um, we have now finished. It is complete. We’ve done color correction, sound mixing, everything is complete. We have a complete movie and um, we’re now showing it around Hollywood to people like Amazon and Netflix and Hulu and everyone to see where it’s gonna land.
49:09 Okay. Awesome. Good. Fantastic. Well we will link to all of this in our show notes and definitely will send you an email. We look forward to being on the Saturday show with you. Vinnie, again, I mean, yeah, fantastic. Just great and so appreciate you taking the time to speak with us today.
49:26 Thank you guys for having me.
49:28 All right, thanks. Thank you. Thanks for listening to the live happier, longer podcast. Now it’s time to move, learn, share, give and let go. Five daily actions to make the rest of your life the best of your life. See you next week.