Nutrition

Virus vs. Virus: What to Expect when COVID-19 and the Seasonal Flu Collide

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We’re about to enter flu season…during a global pandemic. Talk about a double-whammy. There is good news and bad news as we head into the colder months, however. Learn more about what to expect and how best to protect yourself against both viruses. The seemingly never-ending threat of COVID-19 still looms over much of the…

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Do Superfoods Really Have Super Powers?

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Are “superfoods” really “super” or are we all falling for a hoax? Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSSC, is back again to navigate the ever-trendy crazy of the superfood. Do they really have magical powers to prevent and cure disease? Yes and no. Read more to find out. When it comes to health and nutrition, some of…

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What you Need to Know about COVID-19 and Exercise

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Typically, when considering factors that support the immune system, rest, hydration, disinfection, and vitamin intake (through supplements or proper nutrition) are the most commonly discussed. Another factor – exercise – can also be a dominant force of protecting the body from potentially harmful invaders. However, experts are warning against exercising for those infected with SARS-CoV-2,…

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Top 10 Ways to Build a Healthy Immune System

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One of the most searched topics in health this year is the immune system, understandably so. This complex “organ,” so to speak, is a highly adapted and organized network that works continuously to keep our bodies safe from invaders and function smoothly. Just like any system in the body, the immune system is best supported…

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Why Nutrition is your Ticket to Optimal Health

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With all of the noise in the health and wellness industry, it’s easy to succumb to the latest trends that promise optimal health through a “quick fix” or a one-size-fits-all plan. A heavy emphasis on grueling fitness regimens and unregulated supplementation have taken over as the most significant way to achieve health and wellness goals.…

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What is Blood Testing and Why is it Beneficial to Health?

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Nutrition is a vast and surprisingly unknown field of science: it has been said scientists know more about space than the intricacies of the human body. Millenia of evolutionary history has shaped the physiology of our species and scientists are only scraping the surface of understanding how we function on a cellular level relative to…

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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 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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Client Transformation: Gigi, Arlington, VA

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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 mindset to transform her lifestyle – which in-turn transformed her body. By relying on data and staying realistic and motivated, she dropped 11lbs of fat and gained muscle – and…

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

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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 services. Read on as she describes how she leveraged data  and personalized support to reach her goals.  Describe your body composition transformation journey and why you began. I’ve always been…

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

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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 results with the least amount of effort. But do they work, scientifically? Heather Huntsman, CSCS, Ph.D., explores two in particular: Intermittent Fasting and Frequent Meals. How does the science hold…

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No Time? No Problem. Last-Minute Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes to Save the Day

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The holidays are a rush. And we’re not just talking about traffic. When life gets in the way of planning “the big meal,” we’ve discovered five of the quickest (and healthiest) dishes to balance tradition and your busy lifestyle. Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad What’s easier than throwing a pre-cut bag of shaved Brussel sprouts into…

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Is Buying “Organic” Really Worth It?

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There’s a never-ending debate in the nutrition world about whether organic products are “superior” to conventional products in terms of health. We all know buying organic can hurt our bank account a majority of the time, but do organic foods actually benefit our health, or are we better off sticking to non-organics (and saving our…

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From Plant-based to Paleo, Which Diet is Right for You?

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We’re flooded with diet plans that promise optimal health and weight loss, but how do you know if they are truly right for your body – and your goals? It’s hard to miss transformation stories on social media that show incredible results from a specific diet plan, but it’s important to know exactly what is…

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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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