You know that feeling when your stomach turns into a bottomless pit?
Even if you read food labels like a hawk, sneaky appetite-stimulating ingredients can be lurking in spices, sauces and other foods without ever being included on the label.
In fact, there are a number of ingredients food manufacturers aren’t required to disclose that might jeopardize your ability to moderate food intake.
So if you’ve ever found yourself mindlessly shoveling evermore food into your mouth without satisfying your hunger, propelling you into a vicious cycle of overeating, crashing and feeling wobbly for the rest of the day, this is the show for you.
After teaching people how to make delicious food from scratch for many years, today’s guest is starting a food revolution with her real food sauce and spice company, and she’s here to share unique insights into what exactly food manufacturers are hiding in widely available store-bought foods.
Returning to the show is the wonderful and talented Anna Vocino, a best-selling cookbook author, voice-over talent, stand-up comic and co-host of the Fitness Confidential podcast with our friend, Vinnie Tortorich. Anna has voiced thousands of commercials, cartoons, movies, promos, radio stations, and video games, which is her super cool day job to support her passion of food blogging and cookbook authoring.
In this conversation with Anna Vocino, we’re chatting about:
- The surprising truth about what’s NOT listed on ingredient labels
- Why the simplicity of “No Sugars, No Grains” works out so well for so many people
- Why we should buy from our local farmers as much as possible
- What continuous glucose monitoring experiments revealed about fried dry starches vs boiled starches
- Anna’s homemade Magic Bullion recipe for a delicious, clean flavor-starter
- How to say “no” when robots try to take our jobs away (it’s already happening)
- And tons more…
Alright, let’s go hang out with Anna.
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Where To Anna Vocino
Anna recently launched a real food company called Eat Happy Kitchen with 5 flavors of organic, no sugar added tomato sauce and 3 organic spice blends.
We just tried some of her sauces for the first time, and they are fantastic. Definitely give them a try.
Anna: I have PDFs of my books there too, which is probably the fastest and easiest way to get started… I love hardcover cookbooks, so I spend the money on them, but if you want to just get started with the PDFs of my books at EatHappyKitchen.com, super easy.'Try to get to know the people who make your food.' -Anna Vocino @AnnaVocino Click To Tweet
Her bestselling cookbooks “Eat Happy” and “Eat Happy Too” have 320+ easy to make low carb recipes that are all delicious comfort food free from sugars and grains. They’re definitely worth picking up.''People say, 'It's very expensive to eat this way.' And I was like, 'No, it's expensive to eat at restaurants.''' -Anna Vocino @AnnaVocino Click To Tweet
Be friends with Anna Vocino on the socials, including on Twitter @AnnaVocino, on Instagram @annavocino , and on Facebook. You can also check out Anna’s work on IMDB, as well on her website over at AnnaVocino.com.
Anna also has a Substack channel where you can find even more delicious recipes as well as interviews, livestreams and more.'The robots are coming for our jobs.' -Anna Vocino @AnnaVocino Click To Tweet
Anna Vocino also co-hosts the Fitness Confidential podcast with our friend, Vinnie Tortorich. Listen and subscribe to the Fitness Confidential podcast on VinnieTortorich.com, as well as YouTube, Apple, Google, and Amazon.
And one more time, be sure to head over to EatHappyKitchen.com to load up on favorites including Organic, no sugar added Marinara Sauce, Pink Crema Sauce, Puttanesca Sauce, BBQ Dust, Organic Taco Seasoning, Organic Ranch Seasoning, and more.
Before You Go
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This time it was the importance of a nutrient dense diet … and when attending to this my hunger goes away!
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I am eating pretty well now
Next area to work on is the binge area albeit on super healthy food!!
Once again thank you for sharing both your knowledge and passion.
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What did you think of this interview with our friend Anna Vocino? Do you make your own sauce at home? Are robots trying to take your job? Drop a comment below!
Abdul Rashid says
Well, I’ve always said there are a lot things the food is not telling us. And it is up to us to research and find out what’s best for us. It is good that brought all these up. This article is so revealing that I had to research a lot on what goes into my stomach.
Alyson Rose says
Totally agree with you. Thank goodness we can shop for foods from our local farmers, and it doesn’t get better than cooking from scratch at home.
I love Anna’s take on a flavor starter. Super simple — salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder — BAM, hard to go wrong there.