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Client Perspective: 6 Ways to Create Structure & See Results

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Composition ID Washington, DC client, Monica, relied on one key component to drive her incredible results during quarantine: STRUCTURE. By intentionally planning workouts and meals each week, she was able to reduce body fat percent by 3% and increase muscle mass. Her advice to those struggling to get on track: educate yourself, find ways to…

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Client Perspective: How Nutrition Fueled My Results under “Lockdown”

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Composition ID Arlington client, Lauren, navigated quarantine by relying on what she found to be the key aspect of her body composition journey: nutrition. Read more about how she overcame challenges, developed healthy habits to support her body composition goals, and leaned on personalized nutrition coaching for continued success. 1. What has been your experience…

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Client Perspective: My Fitness & Nutrition Journey During Quarantine

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If staying motivated during quarantine has been challenging, you are not alone. However, Arlington, VA client, Patrick McNeely’s experience is motivating to say the least. Read more on how Patrick kept his routine and his drive for results alive as his lifestyle shifted to accommodate widespread regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What has been…

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Composition ID in Washington D.C. (inside 2)

What a Safe Reopening Means to Us: A Message from Our DMV Team

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As restrictions begin to ease in Washington, DC and Virginia, the Composition ID team has been preparing to safely reopen with measured precautions in place that put our clients first. Below is a message from our team about our safety promise and what you can expect when coming in for an appointment. Dear friends, Our…

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How to Safely Reestablish a Healthy Routine

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Although tentative plans to “reopen” society are beginning in some areas of the country, our world may not look the same for a long time. It’s not a surprise that with the changes in lifestyle, routines have shifted which may have brought on less than ideal habits around nutrition and fitness. It may be tempting…

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What to Expect when Working with a Virtual Nutrition Coach

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Follow any generic plan and you’ll get generic results – if any at all. Work by yourself and the odds of adhering to said “plan” are slim. When it comes to nutrition, everyone’s goals, lifestyles and preferences are different. Shouldn’t everyone’s nutrition plan be different too? A nutrition coach knows that for those dedicated to…

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What Does it Mean to be “Obese?”

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The question “What does it mean to be healthy?” is a much more comfortable conversation to have with ourselves if we understand the behaviors and measures that can help us reach our fullest health. Obesity is one aspect of health that is frequently discussed due to its overwhelming prevalence. So, what is obesity and why…

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How to Choose a Virtual Nutrition Coaching Program

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Regardless of how you feel about the “takeover” of technology, it’s clear it is serving us well in this era of social distancing by keeping us connected to family, friends – and much needed health services. Virtual Nutrition Coaching is helping many meet the challenges of being at home and maintaining healthy eating habits. We…

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How to Support the Immune System with Nutrition

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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 and other pathogens. Physical barriers and germ-fighting efforts are extremely beneficial, however, our bodies have a powerful immune system that, when optimized nutritionally, can be another first-line of defense against…

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4 Strategies for Staying Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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 stay on track with goals – while still staying safe from the virus. However, just like the over-pouring of news headlines, the influx of recommendations for staying healthy can be…

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

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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 composition and were shocked that your number was in the mid or even high 20’s for fat mass percentage? Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSSC, explains the differences between men and women…

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Is Aging “Treatable?” What You Need to Know

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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 of aging from a cellular level that can manifest in many of the diseases considered a “normal” part of getting older. From this, aging “treatments” in health have become mainstream…

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The 5 Best Health & Wellness Apps to use in 2020

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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 education have grown in sales and user base, but which ones are actually proven beneficial to consumers? We dug through reports to identify the top apps from the past year…

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Client Transformation: Gina E., Washington, DC

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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 flexible protocol. Read on to learn about her first takes on counting macros and what she recommends to keep on track when starting a new nutrition plan.  What nutrition plan…

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Is it Possible to Build Muscle while Restricting Calories?

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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 speaking. Maintaining muscle mass is important for overall health, so how do we avoid losing muscle while restricting calories to lose fat? Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS dives into the science…

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