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Client Testimonial: Mary Emma, Washington, DC

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Composition ID Washington DC client, Mary Emma, designed a sustainable, effective approach to nutrition after gathering data about her specific metabolism. Read on to see how she is able to work towards her health goals by following a tailored nutrition plan and still prioritize a balanced lifestyle. What diet/nutrition plan have you been following and…

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How to set the SMART-est goals in 2020

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Turns out there is a correct way to set a goal, proven scientifically and tested over time. Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, explains how setting SMART goals can achieve the greatest results, along with a few other goal-setting best practices. While there are several methods for goal-setting, few have as much scientific validation as setting a…

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DC Magazine: 5 Questions With Fitness Guru Tiffany Harlan

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Composition ID founder & CEO, Tiffany Harlan, sat down to speak with DC Magazine about her path in business and health, including her top wellness tips and how making a plan to reach your goals is key. Read more in an excerpt from the January/February spread below, or pick up an issue near you! 5 Questions…

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Your Guide to Nutritionist-Approved Holiday Cocktails

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Forget falling off your nutrition plan over the holidays. It’s possible to indulge responsibly on boozy libations or mocktails and still make your nutrition coach proud. We’ve put together a list of our favorite holiday cocktails with a healthy twist that won’t veer (too) far from your nutrition plan. Rosemary Gin Fizz Both classic holiday…

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Lessons from Nature: The Power of Nutrition & Mindset along the Country’s Toughest Terrains

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Matthew Stofko, also known as Pinwheel PCT, pushes the limit. An avid hiker, Matt has taken on two of the most famous U.S. trails in the past 6 years: the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. However, according to Matt, both experiences were worlds apart. Read on to learn more about how two different approaches…

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Client Transformation: Sherry Yu, Washington, D.C.

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Back with another client perspective from our series of body composition transformation journeys with precision nutrition! We’ve been asking Composition ID clients how they have used strategic nutrition planning to transform their body composition. We were curious which plan worked best to reach their goals, and what advice they would give to anyone focusing on…

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Is Red Meat Safe to Eat Now? Our Experts Weigh In

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Studies on the health impact of consuming red meat and processed meat are pervasive in nutritional science these days, with much evidence linking over-consumption to cardiovascular disease, obesity and cancer. So why do new guidelines now say there is no need to cut back? Our expert scientific contributor, Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, weighs in on…

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Client Transformation: Deb Carstoiu, Washington, D.C.

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We asked Composition ID clients how they used strategic nutrition planning to transform their body composition. We were curious which plan worked best to reach their goals, and what advice they would give to anyone focusing on precision nutrition within their overall health and fitness journey. Read on to hear Washington, D.C. client, Deb Carstoiu’s,…

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5 Recipes to “Trick” Yourself with “Treats” this Halloween

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There’s no denying, Halloween comes with a slew of obstacles for those who are committed to a healthy diet. But with a few tweaks and creativity, you can stay on track while still “indulging” in the holiday spirit. We’ve compiled our favorite takes on spooky recipes that provide a range of macro and micronutrients to…

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CEO Spotlight: District Performance & Physio Interviews CompID’s Tiffany Harlan

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Composition ID Founder & CEO, Tiffany Harlan, speaks with District Performance & Physio on the importance of finding a fitness and nutrition plan that works for your lifestyle, and finding a team of experts to help reach your goals. She also opens up about her own health journey (losing 7% body fat in one summer!)…

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Partner Spotlight: MightyMeals Interviews CompID’s Rafi Al-Dajani

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Composition ID’s Managing Partner, Rafi Al-Dajani, spoke with DC’s premier healthy food preparation company and Composition ID partner, MightyMeals, about improving health and fitness through a science-based approach. Dive into their conversation below and connect with MightyMeals for more information! (This post was originally published on the MightyMeals website.) “This week, we caught-up with Rafi…

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Do Protein Needs Change as We Age?

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The human body changes dramatically with age. While we don’t have control over the passing years, we can control important factors that keep us healthy and remain diligent about our body’s needs as we age. Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, is back again with a run-down whether or not our protein needs change as we get…

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Client Perspective: A 30-Day Transformation with CompID

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Sure, transformation occurs with consistent, intentional changes in nutrition and fitness, but it starts with knowledge and understanding of your unique body composition and metabolism. This was true for Composition ID Washington, D.C. client, Katie, who dropped 5% body fat in 30 days! Read more about her insights gained from working with our team and…

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Genetic Testing (Part 2): Will it Ever Live Up to the Hype?

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Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, follows up on her last guest blog on consumer genetic testing to discuss how close science is getting to using DNA to make informed health decisions around diet and exercise. While we’re moving in the right direction, it’s more complicated than we think. In a recent blog post we discussed some…

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Do “Cheat Days” Help or Hinder Results?

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Falling off a meal plan can feel like failure. We anticipate starting a “diet” to abide by the rules perfectly, with no room for cheating out of fear that results will stall. While sticking to a plan makes sense to achieve a goal quickly, being realistic and mindful about the long-term impact of strict guidelines…

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