The 800g Challenge
EC Synkowski joins us to talk about the 800g Challenge, lazy macros, and the easy ways we can make a big impact on our health with a simple nutrition approach. EC is the founder OptimizeMe Nutrition, a company dedicated to making nutrition easy through digital education products and corporate wellness programs. The mission of OptimizeMe Nutrition is to provide solutions for anyone to improve their weight, health, and overall wellbeing through sustainable diet methods. Thousands have used her #800gChallenge®, a diet free of restrictive rules, to eat healthily and have reported weight loss, increased energy, improved performance and more!
EC has an extensive scientific background, 2 masters degrees, and a CF-L4 certification which enables her to translate evidence-based scientific data into practical solutions for everyday success. She also recently did a Tedx Talk called An Elegant Diet, which is one of our favorite Ted Talks ever.
People, Studies, and Points of interest in the episode:
04:31 EC explains the 800g Challenge
06:55 EC’s Tedx Talk: An Elegant Diet
08:50 Nutrition basically all comes down to quantity and quality
11:19 Why 800g?; Aune et al., 2017 study
15:20 A day in the life of EC’s nutrition
17:08 What are we in the nutrition community getting wrong?
19:45 How does nutrition change as we age?
21:12 Micronutrients; Dr. Bruce Ames Triage Theory
22:46 Kids and nutrition
27:03 Most people don’t realize that they aren’t eating enough fruits and veggies
27:51 What are lazy macros?
31:38 The problem with marketing and labeling
34:40 Is this approach appropriate for those with a history of disordered eating?
35:38 Chronic disease; Covid19
39:54 Contrary to popular belief, the USDA actually has some good nutritional recommendations (that no one follows)
41:10 Potatoes count as a veg for the challenge, but not fries
42:28 You don’t need a scale to get started!
43:38 One of Kelly’s favorite pastimes is stealing co-worker’s measured out grams and seeing the reactions. Which are harsh.
46:09 Nutrition Essentials Masterclass
46:49 What’s next for EC?
48:51 EC’s Socials
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