Interview with Vinnie Tortorich – Why Exercise is a Poor Way to Lose Weight

VinnieVinnie Tortorich is a Hollywood personal trainer and author of the book Fitness Confidential.

He has been a fitness trainer for over 30 years. Many of you will know him for advocating a no sugar no grains lifestyle. You can hear him on the Angriest Trainer Podcast found in iTunes and at

We brought Vinnie back on the show to talk about weight loss, clean eating, and answer questions sent in by Academy members.

I know you will love this interview!

Questions for Vinnie Tortorich

  1. I’ve heard you say the exercise is a very poor way to lose weight.  Why is this?
  2. Can you talk about the role that hormones play in weight gain and weight loss?
  3. What is your biggest complaint against the diet industry in America?
  4. When is the last time you ate a piece of bread?
  5. Walk us through what you eat on a regular day.
  6. A nephrologist I know says that being in ketosis can cause kidney damage.  Have you ever heard of someone getting kidney damage from ketosis? -Mark
  7. What about lentils and other legumes?  -Heather
  8. For people who follow a vegetarian diet, what are some good protein sources?  -Naomi
  9. Do you recommend any type of cleanse to get sugar out of the system? -Chris
  10. What would be the difference between a nsng and paleo eating plan?
  11. In the book you talk about your battle with leukemia.  What was it like to be such a fit guy and get a diagnosis of cancer?
  12. Why did you decide to go with the particular cancer treatment you chose?  What do you think about alternative/natural treatments?

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Other posts you will like . . .

Last Year’s Interview with Vinnie Tortorich

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Angie’s Battle with Sugar

3 Responses to Interview with Vinnie Tortorich – Why Exercise is a Poor Way to Lose Weight

  1. Brian S. November 7, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

    This guy gives personal trainers a bad name. His comment that Angie is “hot” and out of Trevor’s league was really disrespectful and in poor taste. He also joked about how he mocks other podcasters, insinuating that he’s so much better. Is this really the kind of person you want on your show? He’s also not the first person (far from it) to espouse the bennifits of NSNG.

    You guys have done a great job building a classy, family friendly podcast and I’ve really enjoyed listening. Please don’t give this egotistical clown or his book anymore airtime.

  2. Trevor Spencer November 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    Hi Brian. I really didn’t mind it when Vinnie said Angie was “hot” because I agree with him. Angie is a knock out (in my humble unbiased opinion). I didn’t feel disrespected but thank you for your concern.

    Also, he really didn’t mock any podcasters. Before we started recording he was talking about making the rounds on other shows. He’s miffed at a certain podcaster (who I had never heard of) because the guy never reciprocates any favors.

    Thank you for the nice comments about our podcast!

  3. Tina August 20, 2018 at 11:12 am #

    He is a jerk. Not a good look.

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