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Fueling Success with Megan Poczekaj
Episode 4521st December 2023 • Performance Mindset • Amy Calandrino
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Amy sits down with entrepreneur and dietician Megan Poczekaj on today’s Performance Mindset Podcast. Megan is a nutrition expert who teaches entrepreneurs and high achievers how to enhance their productivity and performance through proper nutrition. She is also the author of The Optimized Life: A Nutrition Guide for Entrepreneurs and the co-host of the Nutrition Awareness podcast.

In her book, Megan shares her personal journey, which began with extreme dieting during college to maintain a low-calorie intake. Her expertise has been shared in the Orlando Sentinel, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Huffington Post, and she’s also been featured on television and radio programs, sharing her knowledge of diet and nutrition.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. Megan Poczekaj’s realization of the importance of nutrition as a high school athlete.
  2. The difference between a dietician and a nutritionist and the requirements a dietician must meet to practice.
  3. What Megan experienced with patients in the hospital who waited too long to see a dietician to change the trajectory of their health.
  4. Her decision to start her own business in 2011 after working in a hospital and how grassroots marketing helped her get off the ground.
  5. The steps Megan took to learn how to coach her clients effectively.
  6. Why nutrition is more about mindset--not the broccoli--and the value in listening to what your body is telling you.
  7. How the way you view self-care and exercise post-kids changes.
  8. Megan’s book, The Optimized Life, and what she hopes her readers will gain from it.
  9. The podcast Megan co-hosts Kait Richardson called Nutrition Awareness.
  10. The most important thing to her success is why a good support system is invaluable.
  11. The lesson Megan learned from her father when he lost his job and started a business to get by.

Connect with Amy Calandrino here:

Beyond Commercial

CREi Summit

Pamela Snook, MD

Arianna Becker, DO

Connect with Megan Poczekaj:

Orlando Dietician website

Nutritional Awareness website




The Optimized Life book

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

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On today's episode dropping at, Amy sits down with entrepreneur, dietician, author, and podcast host Megan Poczekaj. Megan is a nutrition expert teaching entrepreneurs and high achievers how to enhance their productivity through proper nutrition. Tune in to hear Megan's journey, the importance of mindset in nutrition, and the lessons she learned from her father's entrepreneurial spirit. #PerformanceMindset #Nutrition #Entrepreneurship #MindsetOptimization