Mastering the Fundamentals of Nutrition || Chasing Excellence

Mastering the Fundamentals of Nutrition || Chasing Excellence

In this episode: We’ve got EC Syncowski of OptimizeMe Nutrition in to talk about the fundamentals of a good diet, the 800g Challenge, and whether it’s more important to focus on the quality or the quantity of our food.

Show Notes:

05:13 – Learn more about OptimizeMe Nutrition here:
07:42 – What’s the one thing we should all be focused on in our diet?
09:52 – Whether quantity is more or less important than quality
11:03 – Where our understanding of nutritional science comes from
14:15 – What is the 800g Challenge?
18:29 – Whether EC is advocating for a plant-based diet or not
20:06 – Why the 800g Challenge doesn’t distinguish between fruits and vegetables
22:28 – Are elimination diets ever helpful?
24:32 – EC’s thoughts on the value and necessary of “boredom”
25:29 – The fundamentals of a good diet
27:36 – Talking about Intermittent Fasting
29:31 – Talking about gut health
33:11 – The role of fiber
34:36 – What is inflammation?
37:12 – Talking about kept
40:26 – What it means to be insulin resistant
43:14 – Can keto cause a nutrient deficiency?
44:52 – What EC would prescribe for somebody who need to lose a lot of weight
47:41 – Our Top Trends episode:
48:12 – Why EC thinks people are always looking for the next diet to try
51:39 – How to stay on track with our diets
54:43 – Follow EC on Insta:


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Chasing Excellence is a show dedicated to dissecting what it means to live a life of excellence, both inside the gym & out. On each episode, we’ll deep dive on various aspects of running a CrossFit affiliate, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.



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