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Episode 1877 – On this Saturday show, Jason Irwin and his son Kyle join Vinnie to talk their family’s story, fitness and nutrition for kids, protein powders, vitamins and supplements, strength training, and more.
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- They found Vinnie through the Carolla show.
- Once the family watched the Fat Docs, they were all in.
- While they’ve fallen off the wagon a few times, Kyle, their son, sticks to it the most.
- He’s a high school athlete.
- He plays football and soccer.
FITNESS AND NUTRITION FOR KIDS
- The school advises the kids that they can have candy and soda so long as they’re active 30-60 minutes a day.
- This simply isn’t true.
- You can’t outrun a bad diet.
- Is a candy bar a bad diet? Probably not, but kids shouldn’t have these every day.
- Kids can get away with these things, but they’re setting themselves up for failure.
- Jason has had dietitians yell at him, saying Kyle is at risk of ketoacidosis (which is not true).
- If your kids want a hamburger after the game, let them!
- But encourage healthy eating and a healthy relationship with food the rest of the time.
- Vinnie wouldn’t suggest candy bars or chips for athletes who want to be in good shape or more successful.
- Kids don’t need to be in ketosis, but give them lots of red meat!
- Pork and fish are also up there, or other wild meats.
- Don’t forget eggs.
- Protein is great for kids.
- Vinnie would rather teens eat eggs than protein powders.
- Some whey proteins can be good after a workout or before a game. But get the unflavored kinds!
- Vinnie wouldn’t introduce kids to weights before they were 12.
- Weight-bearing exercises might be okay.
- But DO NOT overwork your kids.
- Kids shouldn’t need Tommy John surgeries in highschool!
- Keep reps high (and therefore weight lighter).
- Kyle is 14, so Vinnie would be comfortable with him doing some limited weight training.
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