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The Consistency Project

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(BONUS) Dietary Protein for Weight Loss
Bonus episodes are accessible with a paid subscription. Each month, you get 1 full episode (last Wednesday) and 2 minisodes (every other Friday). Minisodes are solo, shorter from EC usually on new research articles. This minisode: New review article on dietary protein as a weight loss strategy for overweight/obese individuals. Concepts related to nutrition trials comparing macronutrients and whether controlled experiments really help real-life recommendations are also discussed. Referenced Article Hansen et al., 2021. Dietary proteins for body weight management.
14:27
October 22, 2021
on Whether a Calorie is Just a Calorie
To understand whether a calorie is just a calorie, we're talking through what CICO (calories in, calories out) means, why it's often misunderstood, the reason not all sources of calories are created equal, and much more. --- Referenced Episodes: On Why Diets Fail On Figuring Out the Right Amount of Food to Eat On Improving Body Composition Referenced Studies: Hall et al., 2016. Metabolic ward study high-carb vs. low-carb. --- Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick 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.
27:59
October 20, 2021
Quick Bites #09: Sweeteners & Additives Edition
We've got 5 listener questions in response to our food additives episode this week, talking about aspartame dosage, the natural flavors in seltzers, if the body processes real sugar and sugar substitutes differently, and more. Referenced Episodes: On Artificial Sweeteners and Food Additives On the Fear of Chemicals in Our Food On the Cancer Risk of Meat On the Belief That Eating Organic is Healthier Referenced Studies: Chappell et al., 2020. Synthetic food dyes approved for use by FDA and EFSA. Pressman et al., 2017. Food additive safety: A review of toxicologic and regulatory issues Graph of cancer rates by country. European study of cooking spray residue on food. --- Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
23:18
October 13, 2021
(BONUS) High Intensity Training & Bone Mineral Density
Bonus episodes are accessible with a paid subscription. Each month, you get 1 full episode (last Wednesday) and 2 minisodes (every other Friday). Minisodes are solo, shorter from EC usually on new research articles. This minisode: Many people shy away from high-intensity training and resistance training as they age. However, two studies show positive effects from it, particularly for bone mineral density on one of the simplest exercise protocols I’ve ever seen! Here are the studies: Women: https://asbmr.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jbmr.3284 Men: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32289518/
14:43
October 8, 2021
on How to Predict Optimal Performance
In the second part of our conversation about optimal performance, I'm focused here on how the most valuable indicator and predictor of athletic performance might not be the latest wearable device, but instead our actual performance data. --- Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
28:09
October 6, 2021
(BONUS) on Fructose, Fruit, and Sugar
Why has fruit gotten such a bad rap? To understand that, we have to talk about what sugar is, what the research says about sugar consumption, why we need to worry far less about how much fruit we eat, and a bunch more. --- Referenced Episodes: On the 3 Pillars of Nutrition Driving 90% of Success On the Right Amount of Daily Added Sugar Referenced Studies: Guyenet, S. 2019. Fresh fruit randomized controlled trials. Jang et al., 2018. Fructose is converted to glucose by the small intestine before it reaches the liver. Marriott et al., 2009. Dietary estimates of fructose 1977 – 2004. Semnani-Azad et al., 2020. Fruit versus soda (and juice) association study. Sievenpiper et al., 2013. Controlled feeding trials with fructose. Sun and Empie, 2012. Fructose tracer studies. --- Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
27:19
September 29, 2021
(BONUS) Exercise & Cognitive Decline
Bonus episodes are accessible with a paid subscription. Each month, you get 1 full episode (last Wednesday) and 2 minisodes (every other Friday). Minisodes are solo, shorter from EC usually on new research articles. This minisode: A recent study on nutrition & exercise to prevent age-related cognitive decline came out: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33052590/ We covered cognitive decline a bit in a bonus episode a few months already as related to nutrition; this one focuses a little bit more on the exercise component of this intervention.
11:45
September 24, 2021
on Measuring Recovery to Optimize Performance
Getting fitter means balancing the need to overload the athlete and drive new adaptation without negatively affecting recovery. Accurately finding that balance, though, is a challenge. I break down why that's the case here. Referenced Studies: European College of Sports Science and The American College of Sports Medicine, 2013. Joint Consensus Statement on Overtraining Syndrome Bellenger et al., 2016. Review article on HRV and performance. Grandou et al., 2020. HRV in resistance training. Shaffer and Gingsberg, 2017. A heart is not a metronome. Singh et al., 2018. Review article on HRV and performance. Four studies with guided HRV training: Study 1, Study 2, Study 3, Study 4. --- Subscribe for bonus content on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
29:25
September 22, 2021
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. --- 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. --- Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. --- Full disclaimer.
34:18
September 15, 2021
(BONUS) on Incentivizing Behaviors with Sugar Tax
Bonus episodes are accessible with a paid subscription. Each month, you get 1 full episode (last Wednesday) and 2 minisodes (every other Friday). Minisodes are solo, shorter from EC usually on new research articles. This minisode: Systematic review from 2021: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34218837/ Follow-up study in Philadelphia: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32092982/
12:31
September 10, 2021
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 --- Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
32:40
September 8, 2021
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. --- 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 --- Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
34:00
September 1, 2021
(BONUS) Train Low, Race High?
Bonus episodes are accessible with a paid subscription. Each month, you get 1 full episode (last Wednesday) and 2 minisodes (every other Friday). Minisodes are solo, shorter from EC usually on new research articles. This minisode: What does the research say about periods of carbohydrate restriction for endurance athletes? Meta-analysis article on periodized carbohydrate restriction.  Referenced podcast: Quick Bites #6, Exogenous ketone question is #5
14:21
August 27, 2021
(BONUS) on the Top 5 Food Marketing Claims Causing Confusion
Bonus episodes are accessible with a paid subscription. Each month, you get 1 full episode (last Wednesday) and 2 minisodes (every other Friday). Minisodes are solo, shorter from EC usually on new research articles. This full episode: 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! Referenced Episodes: On Food Additives and Artificial Sweeteners On Low Carb vs Low Fat On Biohacking, Optimization, and Other Shades of Grey On the 3 Pillars of Nutrition Driving 90% of Success --- Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
36:39
August 25, 2021
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 --- Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
32:06
August 18, 2021
(BONUS) Vitamin D Update and Mendelian Randomization
Bonus episodes are accessible with a paid subscription. Each month, you get 1 full episode (last Wednesday) and 2 minisodes (every other Friday). Minisodes are solo, shorter from EC usually on new research articles. Referenced Podcast: on Vitamin D Supplementation Referenced Articles: Grove et al., 2021. Systematic review (association studies). Butler-Laporte et al., 2021. Mendelian randomization study.
17:18
August 13, 2021
on Supplements and the Worried Well
Why do we worry about food additives but have so few issues with supplements? We're talking about why it might be a case of misplaced vigilance, regulatory differences, and the money made on convincing us we could be "better." Referenced Articles Bailey, 2020. Review of regulatory guidelines for supplements. Supplement contamination examples: aflatoxins in milk thistle, heavy metals in Ayurvedic medicines, THC in CBD supplements, and selenium toxicity. Referenced Podcasts: On Food Additives and Artificial Sweeteners On Biohacking, Optimization, and Other Shades of Grey On Exercise as an Anti-Inflammatory --- Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
38:15
August 11, 2021
on Artificial Sweeteners and Food Additives
Should we be worried about food additives? I'm unpacking that by talking about food regulations, how many daily Diet Cokes it would take to be truly unsafe, and why the anxiety created by fear of additives isn't helping anyone. Studies mentioned: Pressman et al., 2017. Food additive safety: A review of toxicologic and regulatory issues Ames et al., 1990. Dietary Pesticides (99.9% all natural). Lohner et al., 2017. (Review of sweetener health effects) Toews et al., 2019. (Review of sweetener health effects) Ahmad et al., 2020. (Gut health specific - Review of sweetener health effects) --- Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
33:19
August 4, 2021
(BONUS) Grab Bag: Three Follow-up Questions
Bonus episodes are accessible with a paid subscription. Each month, you get 1 full episode (last Wednesday) and 2 minisodes (every other Friday). Minisodes are solo, shorter from EC usually on new research articles or listener questions. This minisode: Three different follow-up questions from three different podcast episodes: 1) Collagen and soft tissue repair; 2) Effect of training on a women's cycle (the reverse of the original podcast); 3) Optimal intensity and volume for health. --- 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 --- 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.
20:20
July 30, 2021
(BONUS) Quick Bites #07
Bonus episodes are accessible with a paid subscription. Each month, you get 1 full episode (last Wednesday) and 2 minisodes (every other Friday). Minisodes are solo, shorter from EC usually on new research articles. Full episode edition: In this month's Quick Bites, we've got questions exploring the concepts discussed in our last episode, including ones on intensity and caloric deficit, training for life outside the gym, and a central challenge of all gym owners. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
29:18
July 28, 2021
on Training Intensity vs Volume
How are intensity and volume related, and how do they drive body composition and performance? To answer, we're talking about what drives performance adaptations, whether you should increase the weight or the reps, and more. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
35:22
July 20, 2021
(BONUS) Blood Sugar Dips, Hunger, and Energy Intake for a Personalized Nutrition App
Bonus episodes are accessible with a paid subscription. Each month, you get 1 full episode (last Wednesday) and 2 minisodes (every other Friday). Minisodes are solo, shorter from EC usually on new research articles. This minisode: "Big dippers" (those whose blood glucose dropped more significantly 2-3 hours after a meal) ended up being more hungry and eating more later that day. What to do if you are a big dipper? Find out about a recent study used for a personalized nutrition app. Reference can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2920077/ More questions? Feedback on these mini-episodes? Let me know at info@optimizemenutrition.com. Thank you! --- 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 --- 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.
11:22
July 16, 2021
on Training and a Woman's Cycle
Should women change their training based on their cycle? My answer has us exploring the general concern inherent in the question, what the research actually says, an analysis of the worst-case scenario, and much more. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick Mentioned in the show: Review Articles: Carmichael et al., 2021, McNulty et al., 2020, Blagrove et al., 2020 Example Strength Effect: Gordon et al., 2013 Example Metabolism Effect: Shakhlina et al., 2014 Example Temperature Effect - Endurance: De Jonge et al., 2012 Example Temperature Effect - Sprinting: Somboonwong et al., 2015 Referenced Podcasts on Beta-Alanine & Belief on the Cancer Risk of Meat 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.
28:59
July 14, 2021
Quick Bites #06
I've got 5 new listener questions teed up for this edition of Quick Bites, including ones on carbohydrate powders post-workout, realistic weight loss expectations, alternative coffee drinks, and more! Ketone study mentioned here. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
31:47
July 7, 2021
(BONUS) Follow-up Questions: on the Cancer Risk of Meat
Bonus episodes are accessible with a paid subscription. Each month, you get 1 full episode (last Wednesday) and 2 minisodes (every other Friday). Minisodes are solo, shorter from EC usually on new research articles or listener questions. This minisode: A few listener follow-up questions to the original podcast on the Cancer Risk of Meat (scroll back a few episodes to listen to the original). Today's questions are about: 1) How does risk increase with dose; 2) How does quality relate to risk (e.g., grass-fed, organic); and 3) Clarification on which cellular mechanism is specific to red meat and its importance for diet selection. Have questions you want to be answered? Use the message feature here on Spotify, click reply on any email sent from OptimizeMe Nutrition or message on Facebook/Instagram! --- 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 --- 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.
22:06
July 2, 2021
(BONUS) on Water Weight
Bonus episodes are accessible with a paid subscription. Each month, you get 1 full episode (last Wednesday) and 2 minisodes (every other Friday). Minisodes are solo, shorter from EC usually on new research articles. This full episode: What’s the deal with water weight? Unpacking that has us talking potential through the magnitude of typical day-to-day fluctuations, causes (from diet to body composition to hormones), why I recommend you weigh yourself a few times a week, and more. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
22:52
June 30, 2021
on the 3 Pillars of Nutrition Driving 90% of Success
What if the foundation of solid nutritional habits wasn't just the foundation, but almost the entire pyramid? We're diving into that this week, discussing the 80/20 rule, pointing our energy where it matters most, and more. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
32:20
June 23, 2021
(BONUS) Nutrition and Cognitive Decline (the MIND Diet)
Bonus episodes are accessible with a paid subscription. Each month, you get 1 full episode (last Wednesday) and 2 minisodes (every other Friday). Minisodes are solo, shorter from EC usually on new research articles. This minisode: Learn about the role of nutrition as it relates to cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. This bonus episode talks about the research regarding the Mediterranean Diet, the DASH diet, and the MIND diet. See the article here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31209456/ --- 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 --- 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.
17:40
June 18, 2021
on the Cancer Risk of Meat
Is there significant evidence that meat increases the risk of getting cancer? Answering that has us talking through how I unpack these kinds of queries, why the WHO labels red meat as "probably carcinogenic," and lots more! Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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 CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
40:14
June 16, 2021
on Collagen as a Supplement
What is collagen, and why is it such a popular supplement? Those are the questions we're looking at, talking through whether it counts toward our daily protein intake, how the science stacks up against the marketing, why I take it, and more. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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 CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
26:12
June 9, 2021
(BONUS) Animal vs. Plant Protein for Lean Mass and Muscle Strength
Bonus episodes are accessible with a paid subscription. Each month, you get 1 full episode (last Wednesday) and 2 minisodes (every other Friday). Minisodes are solo, shorter from EC usually on new research articles. This minisode reviews a recent article on animal versus plant protein for lean mass and muscle strength. Find out what the authors concluded and my takeaways for diet application. The article is "Animal Protein versus Plant Protein in Supporting Lean Mass and Muscle Strength: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials" by Lim et al., 2021. If you missed the full podcast on Animal vs. Plant-Based, check it out on the web here, or just scroll through the Consistency Project feed to find it. (We published it on April 29, 2021.) --- 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 --- 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.
10:51
June 3, 2021
on Beta-Alanine and Belief
Is beta-alanine a performance enhancer? After Mat Fraser went on Joe Rogan's podcast, sales of it skyrocketed due to his emphatic endorsement. So we're looking at what it is, whether I recommend it, the placebo effect, and more! Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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 CrossFit Level 4 Coach and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
27:29
June 2, 2021
(BONUS) on Nutrition Coaches, Certs, and Credentials
Bonus episodes are accessible with a paid subscription. Each month, you get 1 full episode (last Wednesday) and 2 minisodes (every other Friday). Minisodes are solo, shorter from EC usually on new research articles. This full episode: What should you think about before becoming a nutrition coach? What about before hiring one? Here's my take on both questions, talking about licensure, my own experience starting OptimizeMe Nutrition, the power of sticking to the basics, and more. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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 CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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. >> Get the episode by subscribing here.
37:32
May 26, 2021
Quick Bites #05
We're returning to your questions this week, talking about helping folks who are susceptible to falling for fad diets, living in an environment we don't have much control over, dealing with arthritis, and more! Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Ready to take action & take your consistency to the next level? Join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
27:26
May 19, 2021
on the Carnivore Diet and Mainstream Diet Books
Should we be eating like a carnivore? We're breaking down why some say we should. Along the way, we talk about why I recommend so few mainstream diet books, plant toxicity, and why the plural of anecdote is not data. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Ready to take action & take your consistency to the next level? Join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
41:22
May 12, 2021
on Plant-Based vs Animal-Based
Is plant-based a better diet than animal-based, and what do those classifications even mean? Those are the questions we're unpacking today, looking at each through the lens of nutrient density, evolution, and bioavailability. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Ready to take action & take your consistency to the next level? Join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
29:03
April 29, 2021
Quick Bites #04
Your questions are back in the spotlight this episode. We're talking about fat intake for improving performance, how shift workers can utilize the #800g Challenge, bone health, and why weighing and measuring is so important. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Ready to take action & take your consistency to the next level? Become a member and join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
44:07
April 19, 2021
on Intuitive Eating
What does the practice of "intuitive eating" get right and where does it go off the rails? We're looking at the 10 principles that underpin the philosophy, emotional eating, why bad diets don't make all diets bad, and more. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Ready to take action & take your consistency to the next level? Become a member and join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
36:09
April 9, 2021
on Weight, Health, and Worth
What is the Health At Every Size movement, what do they get right, and what do they get wrong? We're talking about weight being a poor proxy for worth, why health is multi-factorial, how much weight loss is a choice, and more. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Want to take your consistency to the next level? Join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
25:13
March 30, 2021
on Reverse Dieting
Can we overfeed our system and force our metabolism to adapt to needing more calories, thereby effectively speeding it up? We're answering that today, talking about why reverse dieting might be useful, but probably not for you. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Ready to take action & take your consistency to the next level? Become a member and join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
26:36
March 20, 2021
on Sodium Intake & Blood Pressure
How much salt is too much? That's what we're talking about today, diving into how sodium affects blood pressure and why it's unlikely you need to supplement your diet with electrolyte drinks. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Ready to take action & take your consistency to the next level? Become a member and join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
26:24
March 10, 2021
Quick Bites, #03
We're back to your questions today, talking about the relationship between weight and body fat, how to work on nutrition with kids, finding good sources of protein for vegans, and more! Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Ready to take action & take your consistency to the next level? Become a member and join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
33:56
February 28, 2021
on Loopholes & Other Ways to Cheat on Your Diet
Why do we commit to a new diet, only to then seek out the gray areas that let us cheat without guilt? That's what we're diving into here, talking about the #800g Watermelon Challenge, epic cheat meals, and doing the work. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Ready to take action & take your consistency to the next level? Become a member and join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
26:36
February 18, 2021
on the Right Amount of Daily Added Sugar
The USDA recently upset folks by not altering their recommended daily added sugar intake, despite being advised by scientists to do so.We dive into the reasons they didn't and my take on whether a change was necessary. Read the New Times article we talk about Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Want to take your consistency to the next level? Join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
22:04
February 8, 2021
on the Best Diet of the Year
Is there a "best" diet? CNN recently weighed in, and here's my take. We're talking about the challenges of nutrition research, the limits of hyper-specific advice, why science is always playing catch-up, and more. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Want to take your consistency to the next level? Join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
34:06
January 29, 2021
on Biohacking, Optimization, & Other Shades of Grey
Lots of people and products claim to help us "hack" our health. Are they legit? That's what we're diving into, talking about why these pursuits are so popular, the placebo effect, and the hacks that actually work. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Want to take your consistency to the next level? Join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
27:28
January 19, 2021
Quick Bites, #02
We're taking some more listener questions today, diving into whether nutrition needs to change post-menopause, if natural yeast has measurable health benefits, and tips for getting young kids to eat their vegetables. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Want to take your consistency to the next level? Join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
43:18
January 9, 2021
on Protein Timing & Muscle Protein Synthesis
What is muscle protein synthesis, how does it affect muscle growth, and why does it matter? Those are the questions we're tackling in this second of two episodes on protein digestion, absorption, and timing. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Want to take your consistency to the next level? Join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
23:06
December 30, 2020
on Digesting and Absorbing Protein
You may have heard the "rule" that the body can only digest 30g of protein at a time. Is it true? That's part of what we're talking about today in the first of two episodes on protein digestion, absorption, and timing. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Want to take your consistency to the next level? Join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
25:50
December 20, 2020
on Why Diets Fail
Statistically speaking, few people are able to maintain weight loss a year after losing it. Fewer still when looking two or three years out. That's obviously a problem. In this episode, we look at why that might be the case. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Want to take your consistency to the next level? Join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 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.
24:47
December 10, 2020
Quick Bites, #01
We're taking some of your questions in this first iteration of our Quick Bites format. Among other topics, we're diving into fasted workouts, caffeine intake, and whether or not I think oats are a good source of carbs. --- 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 --- 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.
41:37
November 30, 2020
on Nutrition During the Holidays
How do we get through the holiday season nutritionally intact? That's the conundrum we're talking about today, discussing how prevalent weight gain is during this time of year and some time-tested strategies we can lean on. --- 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 --- 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.
26:13
November 20, 2020
on Performance vs Longevity
At what point does elevated performance in sport or fitness diverge from long-term health? That's what we're diving into, talking about the Blue Zones, CrossFit®, and the challenges of knowing these things with any certainty. --- 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 --- 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.
27:46
November 10, 2020
on Whether the USDA Got Their Guidelines Wrong
What are the differences between internal and external accountability, and when do we need to lean more towards one than the other? Those are the questions we're tackling, discussing coaches, self-care, motivation, and more. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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. Join Us! Want to take your consistency to the next level? Join us on the leaderboard! About EC EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 trainer, has earned an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. She's the founder of OptimizeMe Nutrition and the creator of the #800g Challenge. 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.
36:29
October 31, 2020
on Low Carb vs Low Fat
Is it better to focus on low-fat or low-carb? That's the big question we're tackling this episode in anticipation of our next episode, which is all about whether the USDA got their guidelines wrong. --- 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 --- 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.
32:03
October 21, 2020
on Why It's Okay to Be Hungry
Do we have to accept being hungry to lose weight? Do we have to get uncomfortable to make a change? That's what we're diving into today, talking about using the dials of 'pressure' and 'dose' to get the outcomes we want. --- 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 --- 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.
21:54
October 11, 2020
on Exercise as an Anti-Inflammatory
What is inflammation and how is it affected by age, weight gain, and exercise? Those are the questions we're diving into today, trying to provide simple answers to something that's quite complicated and rarely understood. --- 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 --- 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.
24:15
October 1, 2020
on Whether You're Making the Right Choices
I get a lot of questions that go something like, "I eat pretty much [insert some variety of whole foods], and I eat small amounts of [insert less ideal foods]. Am I ok?" Here's why it's hard to answer questions like that, and what you can do to answer the question yourself. --- 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 --- 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.
22:25
September 21, 2020
on Vitamin D Supplementation
Why don't I offer a blanket recommendation for Vitamin D? I get that question a lot, and this episode covers many of the reasons why I don't think there is evidence for widespread indiscriminate supplementation. [As always, people should follow the advice of their qualified healthcare provider.] --- 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 --- 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.
31:05
September 11, 2020
on Convincing Loved Ones to Change
How do you convince loved ones to change their behavior or nutrition? I get asked that question a lot. The short answer is that you don't. This episode is the long answer as to why I've come to believe that. --- 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 --- 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.
20:44
September 1, 2020
on the Difference Between Muscle Mass & Strength
What should your nutrition look like if you want to get big? Or if you want to add strength? When I get those questions, I often need to take a step back to make sure we understand why they're two different pursuits. --- 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 --- 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.
22:13
August 22, 2020
on Improving Body Composition
Why do we default to apps, coaches, or trackers when judging our nutrition progress? That's what we're unpacking in this episode, talking about understanding your calorie count and why your body composition doesn't lie. --- 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 --- 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.
20:50
August 12, 2020
on Building Difficulty as You Go
When it comes to nutrition, where should you begin and what should you do next? Those are questions we're answering this episode, talking about the #800gChallenge®, Lazy Macros, and finding your minimum effective dose. --- 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 --- 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.
25:35
August 2, 2020
on the 10 Principles of Nutrition
What are the principles that underpin all my nutritional advice? That's what we're diving into today, talking about why I don't prescribe specific foods and my belief that we've been taught nutrition all wrong. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
20:54
July 23, 2020
on Opportunity Costs of Poor Nutrition
What's my dream? That's a question someone recently asked. My answer: That we do the basics better. Because we know how and because of the other challenges we could tackle when we stop having to respond to preventable disease. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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 --- 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. 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.
20:13
July 13, 2020
on Redefining Health
How is it that only 12% of Americans meet the recommended markers of metabolic health (without medication)? That's the question we're diving into, talking about vulnerabilities and why our definition of health needs to shift. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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 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.
20:40
July 3, 2020
on Gaining Muscle & Losing Weight
Why should strength-building be part of your weight loss plan? That's the question we're tackling today, talking about how muscles burn more calories, the benefits of being strong as we age, and why we need to work hard. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
24:19
June 23, 2020
on Accountability & Making Decisions
What are the differences between internal and external accountability, and when do we need to lean more towards one than the other? Those are the questions we're tackling, discussing coaches, self-care, motivation, and more. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
21:47
June 13, 2020
on Detoxes, Fasts, & Juice Cleanses
Is it possible to "detoxify" our systems through a 7-day juice cleanse? That's the question we're tackling this week. We talk about why that idea can seem so attractive and how marketing plays into our desire for easy answers. Subscribe for more on Apple or Spotify. Leave us a Voice Message. Find us on Social: EC | Patrick --- 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.
22:10
May 28, 2020