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Simplifying nutrition, health, and wellbeing by breaking down the concepts and actions we can all take to live fuller, more functional lives. From EC Synkowski, founder of OptimizeMe Nutrition.

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Simplifying nutrition, health, and wellbeing by breaking down the concepts and actions we can all take to live fuller, more functional lives. From EC Synkowski, founder of OptimizeMe Nutrition.

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    on the Belief that Eating Organic is Healthier

    on the Belief that Eating Organic is Healthier

    Some things seem so obvious we don't even question them, like whether organic food is healthier than not. But is it? To answer, we're talking about what the label means, regulations around food supply, and what the research says.

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    Referenced Episodes:

    On the Fear of Chemicals in Food
    On Artificial Sweeteners and Food Additives
    On Opportunity Costs of Poor Nutrition
    On Supplements and the Worried Well

    Referenced Studies:

    Smith-Spangler et al., 2012. Organic foods systematic review.
    Vigar et al., 2020. Organic foods systematic review.
    USDA, 2019. Pesticide Data Program report.
    Palacios et al., 2020. Hormones in food.

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    OptimizeMe Nutrition Products

    30 Days of the #800gChallenge® program
    30 Days of Lazy Macros™ program
    Masterclass program (8 Week program with live coaching options in Jan, April, and Sept)
    Gym Nutrition Challenges
    Corporate Wellness

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    About the Show
    The Consistency Project aims to simplify nutrition, health, and well-being by breaking down the concepts and actions we can all take to live fuller, more functional lives. Become a paid subscriber on Apple Podcasts and Spotify to access more!

    About EC
    EC Synkowski is a Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS), a Licensed-Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN), and Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach (CF-L4). She's the founder of OptimizeMe Nutrition and the creator of the #800gChallenge®.

    About Patrick
    The Consistency Project is produced and co-hosted by Patrick Cummings, a long-time CrossFitter, podcaster, and brand coach to gym owners & entrepreneurs.

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    • 33 min
    on Incentivizing Behaviors with Sugar Tax

    on Incentivizing Behaviors with Sugar Tax

    Bonus mini-sode

    Systematic review from 2021:
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34218837/

    Follow-up study in Philadelphia:
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32092982/

    on the Fear of Chemicals in Our Food

    on the Fear of Chemicals in Our Food

    Do the chemicals used in conventional food production negatively affect health? To answer, I'm talking about how natural doesn't always mean safe, presence doesn't always equal danger, why science is messy, and more.

    Sign up for the Masterclass here!

    Referenced Episodes:

    On Supplements and the Worried Well
    On Plant-Based vs. Animal-Based
    On Artificial Sweeteners and Food Additives

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    OptimizeMe Nutrition Products

    30 Days of the #800gChallenge® program
    30 Days of Lazy Macros™ program
    Masterclass program (8 Week program with live coaching options in Jan, April, and Sept)
    Gym Nutrition Challenges
    Corporate Wellness

    About the Show
    The Consistency Project aims to simplify nutrition, health, and well-being by breaking down the concepts and actions we can all take to live fuller, more functional lives. Become a paid subscriber on Apple Podcasts and Spotify to access more!

    About EC
    EC Synkowski is a Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS), a Licensed-Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN), and Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach (CF-L4). She's the founder of OptimizeMe Nutrition and the creator of the #800gChallenge®.

    About Patrick
    The Consistency Project is produced and co-hosted by Patrick Cummings, a long-time CrossFitter, podcaster, and brand coach to gym owners & entrepreneurs.

    Disclaimer: The information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. It is to educate you about general nutrition practices and as a self-help tool for your own use. It is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by a medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. Click for full disclaimer.


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    • 31 min
    on Figuring Out the Right Amount to Eat

    on Figuring Out the Right Amount to Eat

    I get lots of questions about food quantity and I thought an episode covering my best advice was warranted. We're talking through three things to figure out: how much to eat, how to know if it's the right amount, and why you may not be losing weight.

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    Referenced Episodes:

    On Weight, Health, and Worth

    On Water Weight

    On Reverse Dieting

    Referenced Studies:

    Example studies about underreporting: Study 1, Study 2, Study 3, Study 4.

    Metabolically healthy obese health markers study

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    OptimizeMe Nutrition Products

    30 Days of the #800gChallenge® program

    30 Days of Lazy Macros™ program

    Masterclass program (8 Week program with live coaching options in Jan, April, and Sept)

    Gym Nutrition Challenges

    Corporate Wellness

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    About the Show
    The Consistency Project aims to simplify nutrition, health, and well-being by breaking down the concepts and actions we can all take to live fuller, more functional lives. Become a paid subscriber on Apple Podcasts and Spotify to access more!

    About EC
    EC Synkowski is a Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS), a Licensed-Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN), and Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach (CF-L4). She's the founder of OptimizeMe Nutrition and the creator of the #800gChallenge®.

    About Patrick
    The Consistency Project is produced and co-hosted by Patrick Cummings, a long-time CrossFitter, podcaster, and brand coach to gym owners & entrepreneurs.

    Disclaimer: The information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. It is to educate you about general nutrition practices and as a self-help tool for your own use. It is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by a medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. Click for full disclaimer.


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    • 32 min
    on the Top 5 Marketing Claims Causing Confusion

    on the Top 5 Marketing Claims Causing Confusion

    What are the ways companies try to convince us that their foods are beneficial to our health when perhaps that's not true? To answer, we're breaking down the most pernicious food marketing claims that don't live up to the hype.

    Sign up for the September 12th Masterclass!
    https://optimizemenutrition.com/masterclass

    Referenced Episodes:
    On Food Additives and Artificial Sweeteners: https://optimizemenutrition.com/podcast/on-artificial-sweeteners-and-food-additives/
    On Low Carb vs Low Fat: https://optimizemenutrition.com/podcast/on-low-carb-vs-low-fat/
    On Biohacking, Optimization, and Other Shades of Grey: https://optimizemenutrition.com/podcast/on-biohacking-optimization-other-shades-of-grey/
    On the 3 Pillars of Nutrition Driving 90% of Success: https://optimizemenutrition.com/podcast/on-the-3-pillars-of-nutrition-driving-90-of-success/

    Quick Bites #08

    Quick Bites #08

    Your questions are back in the spotlight this week! We're talking about bulking and cutting, hyperawareness around how we "feel" after eating certain foods, GI distress on the #800gChallenge®, and a bunch more.

    Referenced Episodes:

    On Whether You Are Making the Right Choices (Diet Validation)
    On Plant-Based vs Animal-Based
    On the Difference Between Muscle Mass and Strength
    On Detoxes, Fasts, & Juice Cleanses
    On the Right Amount of Daily Added Sugar

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    OptimizeMe Nutrition Products

    30 Days of the #800gChallenge® program
    30 Days of Lazy Macros™ program
    Masterclass program (8 Week program with live coaching options in Jan, April, and Sept)
    Gym Nutrition Challenges
    Corporate Wellness

    About the Show
    The Consistency Project aims to simplify nutrition, health, and well-being by breaking down the concepts and actions we can all take to live fuller, more functional lives. Become a paid subscriber on Apple Podcasts and Spotify to access more!

    About EC
    EC Synkowski is a Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS), a Licensed-Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN), and Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach (CF-L4). She's the founder of OptimizeMe Nutrition and the creator of the #800gChallenge®.

    About Patrick
    The Consistency Project is produced and co-hosted by Patrick Cummings, a long-time CrossFitter, podcaster, and brand coach to gym owners & entrepreneurs.

    Disclaimer: The information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. It is to educate you about general nutrition practices and as a self-help tool for your own use. It is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by a medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. Click for full disclaimer.


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
239 Ratings

239 Ratings

Litras98 ,

One of my most favorite Podcast!

EC does an incredible job of explaining everything, and Patrick does an incredible job on asking questions as well! A perfect duo, great content!

AdamSauer91 ,

Good balance of real life examples and science

Love listening to Patrick and EC. As the title states, it’s a very good balance between real life and science. My favorite nutrition/fitness podcast out there.

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So Much Knowledge

Legitimately the only reason I even have the podcast app. EC is the 🐐

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