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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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What does Consumer Genetic Testing Say about Fitness and Trainability?

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In our ever-evolving age of information, the promise of using DNA to answer many of our health questions incredibly intriguing. If we know which genes we have, and which genes we don’t have, we can know more about how to plan for the future. But is the science really there yet? Heather Huntsman, Ph.D. CSCS,…

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How to Strengthen your Core and Why It’s Important

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Sure, we all want abs, but what lies beneath is perhaps one of the most important structures in the human body: the core. Keeping core muscles strong and stable ensures good posture, functional movement and structural alignment. But strengthening this dynamic set of muscles takes more than a few crunches. Read on to learn about…

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Top 5 Tips for Healthy Summer Travel

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For some, summertime brings anywhere from lavish vacations to weekend road trip escapes. Either way, stepping outside the norm of a routine while trying to maintain a nutrition and fitness plan can be challenging. We’ve devised five go-to tips to help keep you on track while traveling. Plan Ahead It may go without saying, but…

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Can I Build Muscle While I Sleep?

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Is it possible to build muscle without any effort (or…consciousness)? Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, weighs in on two basic principles of muscle building rooted in research that could help you maximize lean muscle mass growth without lifting a barbell. As a scientist and a lifelong athlete who has tried just about everything to perform at…

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The Accuracy and Benefits (if any) of Wearables

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Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch — are activity trackers and wearable devices accurate? Do they actually affect behavior change and promote weight loss? Composition ID’s scientific contributor, Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, weighs in on the benefits and shortfalls these devices, and whether they can truly help you achieve your goals. Wearable Devices: Does Popular Mean Promise?…

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