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How to Support the Immune System with Nutrition

Wash your hands, keep your distance, stay inside: the typical script we’ve been hearing from officials as ways to protect ourselves from viruses like COVID-19…

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4 Strategies for Staying Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted much of our daily lives, and with this comes uncertainty around how to maintain healthy fitness and nutrition habits to…

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What is “Essential Fat” and Why Do Women Have More?

Have you ever wondered why women tend to have higher body fat percentages than men? Are you a relatively fit woman who measured your body…

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Is Aging “Treatable?” What You Need to Know

New science is unveiling a different, though controversial, way to look at conditions related to the inevitable aging process. Experts have been uncovering the root…

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The 5 Best Health & Wellness Apps to use in 2020

Technology platforms that support fitness, nutrition and overall well-being are a multi-billion-dollar industry – no exaggeration. Apps and software that help track behaviors or provide…

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Client Transformation: Gina E., Washington, DC

Gina E, Composition ID Washington, DC client, had just started her macro journey when she spoke to us about her first impressions with challenging but…

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Is it Possible to Build Muscle while Restricting Calories?

There is a general consensus in science that creating a caloric deficit leads to weight loss. However, not all weight loss is treated equally, metabolically…

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Client Transformation: Gigi, Arlington, VA

Composition ID Arlington, VA client, Gigi, tried several approaches to change her body composition until finding what works best for her body, and shifting her…

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How to Navigate the FDA’s New Food Label Updates

The FDA recently made updates to food labels after three decades of consistent labeling. The new labels reflect new nutrition science and more realistic eating…

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Client Testimonial: Mary Emma, Washington, DC

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…

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How to set the SMART-est goals in 2020

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…

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DC Magazine: 5 Questions With Fitness Guru Tiffany Harlan

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…

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Client Transformation: 2019 Fall Fat Loss Challenge Winner, Courtney V.

Arlington client and 2019 Fall Fat Loss Challenge winner, Courtney, transformed her body composition by partnering with Composition ID’s DEXA scanning, RMR testing, nutrition coaching…

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Your Guide to Nutritionist-Approved Holiday Cocktails

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…

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Intermittent Fasting vs. Frequent Meals: What Does the Science Say?

To eat (every 2-3 hours), or not to eat (at all, for hours)? That is the (huge) question. Fad diets can seem romantic, promising speedy…

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