Nutrition

How to Reset your Metabolism through Nutrition

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The metabolism: the body’s invisible force that controls how energy is transferred from food into action. It’s easy to believe we’re “stuck” in a metabolism that isn’t ideal for fat loss, but there are lifestyle factors that can influence metabolic rate over time. “Resetting” your metabolism, or bringing it back to its optimal function, is…

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6 Ways to Revamp your Nutrition Habits in the New Year

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New year, new you? The first part of January in any year typically signifies a renewal of a commitment to goals in the coming 365 days. Many “New Year’s resolutions” come to mind in late-December and – let’s be honest – trail off pretty soon after the clock strikes midnight on January 1. One of…

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Getting Back to Optimal Health (and Immunity) in 2021

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What’s the most reliable way to optimize your health and immunity in 2021, according to Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS? Nutrition. (This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise!) Read on to find out how goal setting around nutrition is your best bet in getting back to your best healthy and supporting your immune system.  Believe it…

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How to Know if Your Nutrition Plan is Working

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We know there is noise out there. It can be frustrating to know what nutrition plan will bring results, and what these results even mean. Our scientific contributor, Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, is back to share her thoughts on 1) how to find a nutrition plan and 2) how to know if it’s even working…

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Client Perspective: How Many Calories should I Eat to Lose Weight?

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Ever wonder how many calories you should eat to lose weight? Composition ID client, Tyler Lloyd documents his experience with Resting Metabolic Rate testing and compares his data to an online Total Daily Energy Expenditure calculator. Check out his video below!

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Top 5 Nutrition “Non-negotiables” for the Remainder of 2020

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There’s no denying that staying healthy has been an overarching theme of 2020. With the holidays approaching and the COVID-19 pandemic still as threatening as ever, nutrition is at utmost important as we head into the remainder of the year. For that reason, our experts devised a list of top 5 nutritional commitments to make…

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Can You Reduce Stress Through Nutrition?

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If you have been stressed out recently, you are likely not alone. With the current COVID-19 crisis and resurgence in some areas, political unrest and overall uncertainty of what’s to come over the next few months, stress is perhaps the number one health issue many people are facing. Strategies to reduce or even manage stress…

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How to have a Healthier Halloween in 2020

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Tis the season of tricks and treats. Emphasis on treats. When cold weather sets in and candy goes on sale, it usually signals our guard to go down when it comes to nutrition plan discipline. Being flexible with indulging once in a while can help balance the mindset around an otherwise strict plan, but for…

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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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