The Consistency Project

EC Synkowski

Simplifying nutrition, health, and wellbeing by breaking down the concepts and actions we can all take to live fuller, more functional lives. From EC Synkowski, founder of the #800gChallenge® and OptimizeMe Nutrition. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/support read less

on the Possible Benefits of Cultivated Meats (Hot Cakes, #4)
Dec 21 2022
on the Possible Benefits of Cultivated Meats (Hot Cakes, #4)
Hot Cakes is back! Patrick presents 3 ideas that have sparked his curiosity, and EC gives her thoughts. We’re talking the link between Alzheimer’s and diabetes, protein in the morning, and the FDA’s approval of cultivated meats. EXPECT TO LEARN:   📍 Why it might make sense to call Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes 📍 The four key actions that are likely to slow cognitive decline 📍 Why protein in the morning is an effective diet strategy 📍 To be wary of people who claim they’ve discovered something “new” 📍 Why cultivated meats might be a revolution for food production   🔗 Full show notes can be found here 🔗 Sign up for the email list  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.   ABOUT US 📍 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®. Find her on social media.   📍 Patrick Cummings is a long-time CrossFitter, podcaster, and brand coach to gym owners & entrepreneurs. Find him on social media.   Full Disclaimer --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/support
on Optimizing DOMS Recovery & Ice Water Baths
Dec 14 2022
on Optimizing DOMS Recovery & Ice Water Baths
When we talk about recovery from exercise, people often forget that the point of it is to improve performance. It’s easy to get caught up in crazes such as ice baths, but if it doesn’t make you run faster or lift more weight, is it a worthwhile recovery strategy? EXPECT TO LEARN:   📍 The key question when thinking about any recovery protocol 📍 How to reduce or improve DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) 📍 The least (and most) effective methods of recovery 📍 How realistic the hype around cold water baths for recovery is 📍 The signs of DOMS and how to decrease its effect on performance   🔗 Full show notes can be found here 🔗 Sign up for the email list  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.   ABOUT US   📍 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®. Find her on social media.  📍 Patrick Cummings is a long-time CrossFitter, podcaster, and brand coach to gym owners & entrepreneurs. Find him on social media. Full Disclaimer --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/support
on the Weight Loss Drug That...Works?
Dec 7 2022
on the Weight Loss Drug That...Works?
We’re talking about a drug that acts on appetite centers in the brain and gut and how it could be impactful for some people. We discuss what semaglutide is, how metabolism regulates energy balance, drawbacks of the drug, and more. Full show notes can be found here. — >> SIGN-UP FOR THE EMAIL LIST Get more info on the #800gChallenge®, Lazy Macros®, gym challenges, my masterclass – and more at https://optimizemenutrition.com/ — Full show notes can be found here. 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. 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®. Find her on social media. 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. Find him on social media. 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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/support
on Weight Training for Fat Loss (Quick Bites #18)
Nov 30 2022
on Weight Training for Fat Loss (Quick Bites #18)
We’re answering your questions about the practical application of training intensity. I answer questions about training in a caloric deficit or for fat loss, managing volume without hindering lifestyle activities, and more! Full show notes can be found here. — >> SIGN-UP FOR THE EMAIL LIST Get more info on the #800gChallenge®, Lazy Macros®, gym challenges, my masterclass – and more at https://optimizemenutrition.com/ — 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. 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®. Find her on social media. 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. Find him on social media. 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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/support
on the Rationale Behind the #800gChallenge®
Nov 23 2022
on the Rationale Behind the #800gChallenge®
We’re sharing a chat with Kyla of the Nutritional Revolution podcast. We get into the origins of the #800gChallenge®, why it’s not a perfect number (but that’s okay), an ongoing study to examine the plan’s efficacy, and more! — >> SIGN-UP FOR THE EMAIL LIST Get more info on the #800gChallenge®, Lazy Macros®, gym challenges, my masterclass – and more at https://optimizemenutrition.com/ — 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. 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®. Find her on social media. 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. Find him on social media. 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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/support
on Optavia 5 in 1, Keto, and Carb-Cycling
Nov 16 2022
on Optavia 5 in 1, Keto, and Carb-Cycling
Continuing our diet reviews, we’re looking at three diets to see what makes them similar, what makes them effective (or not), and why it’s important to understand that every diet controls quantity to varying levels of precision. Full show notes can be found here. — >> SIGN-UP FOR THE EMAIL LIST Get more info on the #800gChallenge®, Lazy Macros®, gym challenges, my masterclass – and more at https://optimizemenutrition.com/ — 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. 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®. Find her on social media. 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. Find him on social media. 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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/support
on Starting a Nutrition Side Hustle
Nov 9 2022
on Starting a Nutrition Side Hustle
We’re bringing you a coaching call exploring what it takes to turn a passion for nutrition into a career. We discuss the value of group coaching, why testing everything is valuable at the start, when to go “all-in,” and more! Full show notes can be found here. — >> SIGN-UP FOR THE EMAIL LIST Get more info on the #800gChallenge®, Lazy Macros®, gym challenges, my masterclass – and more at https://optimizemenutrition.com/ — 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. 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®. Find her on social media. 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. Find him on social media. 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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/support
on the Documentary, Game Changers (Quick Bites #17)
Nov 2 2022
on the Documentary, Game Changers (Quick Bites #17)
Quick Bites is back this week where we tackle 5 questions from our listeners and get to the nitty gritty of some topical nutrition debates. In this episode, I’m covering a whole range of topics including my take on the popular Netflix documentary The Game Changers, chicken chips, supplements, and more… Don’t miss it!  Full show notes can be found here. -- >> SIGN-UP FOR THE EMAIL LIST Get more info on the #800gChallenge®, Lazy Macros®, gym challenges, my masterclass – and more at https://optimizemenutrition.com/ -- 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. 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®. Find her on social media. 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. Find him on social media. 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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/support
on Aging and Menopause
Oct 26 2022
on Aging and Menopause
Once you approach 50 years old, it’s easy to resign yourself to what you believe is inevitable weight gain. This is especially true for women going through menopause, who simply accept weight gain alongside a vast array of other symptoms like brain fog, insomnia, and hot flashes. With a hormonal flux that can start several years before the final period and symptoms that can continue for years after the final period, we’re looking at close to a decade in which women can be experiencing symptoms. Due to this length of time, we get a significant blurring of lines between age-related and menopause-related symptoms, as the two progress concurrently. In this podcast episode, we uncover the truth behind what can cause weight gain during menopause and what we can do to prevent this from occurring. We answer some of the most common questions people have, including: 1. Does metabolism really slow down? 2. Is belly fat gain a real thing in menopause? 3. What are some menopause symptoms and how can I alleviate these? 4. What are some strategies I can implement in my diet and lifestyle to support me through this time? With the average age for a final period in the U.S. at 51 years old, people typically have nearly half of their lives left after their last period. This podcast episode answers some of the most common questions about menopause. We learn all about how our metabolism changes during menopause, whether belly fat gain is inevitable, how to manage and reduce common menopause symptoms like hot flashes and how diet and lifestyle changes can support the transition through perimenopause and beyond. Full show notes can be found here. — >> SIGN-UP FOR THE EMAIL LIST Get more info on the #800gChallenge®, Lazy Macros®, gym challenges, and masterclass here.   — 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. About EC EC Synkowski is a Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS), a Licensed-Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN), and a Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach (CF-L4). She's the founder of OptimizeMe Nutrition and can be found here on social media.  About Patrick The Consistency Project is produced and co-hosted by Patrick Cummings, a long-time CrossFitter, podcaster, brand coach to gym owners & entrepreneurs, and can be found here on social media.  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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/support
on the Top 5 Marketing Claims Causing Confusion
Oct 19 2022
on the Top 5 Marketing Claims Causing Confusion
What are the ways companies try to convince us that their foods are beneficial to our health when perhaps that's not true? To answer, we're breaking down the most pernicious food marketing claims that don't live up to the hype. Full show notes can be found here. — >> SIGN-UP FOR THE EMAIL LIST Get more info on the #800gChallenge®, Lazy Macros®, gym challenges, my masterclass – and more at https://optimizemenutrition.com/ — 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. 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®. Find her on social media. 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. Find him on social media. 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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/support
on Weight Watchers, the Zone, and Low FODMAP
Oct 12 2022
on Weight Watchers, the Zone, and Low FODMAP
>> SIGN-UP FOR THE EMAIL LIST Get more info on the #800gChallenge®, Lazy Macros®, gym challenges, my masterclass – and more at https://optimizemenutrition.com/ — Is [fill in the blank diet plan] any good? I often get a version of that question, so we’re going to start covering some of the most popular options, discussing what they are, what they get right, and where they go wrong. — Full show notes can be found here. 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. 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®. Find her on social media. 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. Find him on social media. 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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/support
on the Paleo Diet and the Ancestral Fallacy
Oct 5 2022
on the Paleo Diet and the Ancestral Fallacy
>> SIGN-UP FOR THE EMAIL LIST Get more info on the #800gChallenge®, Lazy Macros®, gym challenges, my masterclass – and more at https://optimizemenutrition.com/ — What is the Paleo Diet and does it live up to the popularity it's seen over the last ten years? To answer, we’re talking about dietary neuroticism, feeding our DNA, the glycemic index, and much more. — Full show notes can be found here. 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. 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®. Find her on social media. 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. Find him on social media. 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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/support
on a Minimalist Diet That’s Cheap and Effective
Sep 28 2022
on a Minimalist Diet That’s Cheap and Effective
>> SIGN-UP FOR THE EMAIL LIST Get more info on the #800gChallenge®, Lazy Macros®, gym challenges, my masterclass – and more at https://optimizemenutrition.com/ — How can we simplify our diet, be healthy, and not spend our whole paycheck? To answer, we’re talking about saving money without sacrificing health, my take on what a full day of diverse, cheap eating could look like, and more. — Full show notes can be found here. 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. 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®. Find her on social media. 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. Find him on social media. 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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/support
on Low Carb vs Counting Calories (Hot Cakes #03)
Sep 21 2022
on Low Carb vs Counting Calories (Hot Cakes #03)
>> SIGN-UP FOR THE EMAIL LIST Get more info on the #800gChallenge®, Lazy Macros®, gym challenges, my masterclass – and more at https://optimizemenutrition.com/ — This week, Patrick gives me with three questions he’s had recently to get my thoughts and opinions. We’re talking about the carbohydrate insulin model, daily protein targets, and good questions to get a sense of someone’s diet. — Full show notes can be found here. 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. 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®. Find her on social media. 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. Find him on social media. 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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconsistencyproject/support