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10 Principles of Nutrition

A well-known dietician within the health and fitness space is named Ec Synkowski. Her company, OptimizeMe Nutrition, is a personal favorite of mine as she takes a realistic, no-nonse approach to nutrition without going off the deep-end of any particular diet.

Recently, she released her “10 Principles of Nutrition” that every individual striving to live healthy should follow. I couldn’t agree more with these principles and wanted to share them with you this morning. They are in alignment with what our nutritionists teach at RxFIT.

10 Principles of Nutrition

1. The quantity of food you eat (in calories) determines your weight.

2. The quantity of food you eat (in macronutrients) determines your body composition.

3. Timing only matters to the extent it affects quantity.

4. The quality of food (macronutrient density) determines your health.

5. It is never one thing.

6. All diets control quantity to varying levels of precision.

7. Sustainability is the most important factor in diet selection.

8. The universal diet problem is processed food.

9. Your diet can’t be validated.

10. There are diminishing returns on attaining perfection.


Short, sweet, and to the point. Print them out and put them on the fridge.

I echo what Ec said earlier this week:”I’m not here to tell you what to eat (hence the fact that my 10 Principles do NOT list any single food). That’s where my approach is different. I’m here to give you nutritional information about your choices. You want to be plant-based? Great, there are things to consider. You want to be meat-inclusive? Great, there are things to consider.⁣”


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