Guest Perspective: I Tried the “Carnivore Diet” and Here’s What Happened

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Candace Coclough, certified holistic health coach, certified personal trainer, keto advocate, and founder of Get Fit With Fat (formerly The Glow Getter), describes her journey experimenting with the “Carnivore Diet,” a nutrition plan that relies heavily on animal products. Follow along below to learn how the diet works and the results she observed with DEXA…

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Resistance Training vs. Cardio: How to Maximize Fat Burn

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Ever wonder what a scientist thinks about losing weight? Composition ID’s Scientific Contributor, Heather D. Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, discusses important factors about burning fat through resistance training and cardio, and what to focus on depending on your body composition goal. When it comes to exercise, the first question that many people ask is “what is…

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How to Stay Healthy During Ramadan

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Ramadan is a holy month of fasting for 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide. For 30 days every year, Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset (approx. 15 hours per day). This can be challenging for many individuals in this population who follow exercise and nutrition protocols with body composition goals in mind. Learn…

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How to Age Gracefully with a Healthy Body Composition

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Getting older – it’s something most of us dread. It seems as our number in age creeps up, so do new aches, pains, and wrinkles. Health is one of the most important factors in aging gracefully, from maintaining muscle mass, keeping bones strong and having good cardiovascular fitness. Science and technology can play an important…

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Client Spotlight: Michelle, Houston, TX

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At Composition ID, we take pride in helping our clients reach their goals. This week, we’re spotlighting our Houston client Michelle. She is a wife, a busy mother of two boys and a teacher who loves CrossFit. She is always on-the-go and often travels for her son’s baseball games. When Michelle joined us, she was shocked…

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Client Spotlight: Lezlie, Houston, TX

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At Composition ID, we take pride in helping our clients reach their goals. We’d like to spotlight our client Lezlie: a wife, mother of 3, CrossFitter, business-owner, and self-professed data nerd. Lezlie joined us during a nutrition challenge hosted by a Houston CrossFit gym. She was looking to make composition changes without stressing over every…

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Our Nutritionist’s Top 4 Tips for Dining Out in Houston

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Nutrition plans and dining out don’t always coexist smoothly. But they can with a little bit of effort and planning. Kayla Newnam, Composition ID Houston’s Certified Dietician Nutritionist, reveals her top 4 tips for staying healthy while dining out in Houston TX. “Are your weekends filled with date nights or evenings with friends and family?…

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Dietician Insights: The Good and Bad of “Fad Diets”

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You are not alone in your frustration around competing nutritional information. We are bombarded daily with new studies, articles, testimonials and blogs related to new findings in diets and weight loss. Asa House, a dietician at Composition ID Baltimore compares the facts around the most popular “fad diets” to examine their benefits, risks, and how…

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News Flash: You (Probably) Don’t Have a Slow Metabolism

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“I can’t lose weight because I have a slow metabolism.” We hear it all the time, and for some, this is very true. However, for a majority of the population, there are likely other factors in play. Why? As it turns out, it’s actually rare to have a substantially “slow” metabolism naturally. Falling victim to…

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Top 10 Trends in Health & Fitness for 2019

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A new year means new trends in health, fitness and wellness. We surveyed several leading health giants to find 10 of the most notable trends to look out for this year. Wearable Technology According to a study by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), wearable technology will be the top trend in fitness this…

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The Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

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Skip breakfast? It’s not exactly what the doctor would normally recommend. But could it be beneficial to your health? Health experts and wellness enthusiasts are abuzz with talks of “intermittent fasting” – spending periods of time without eating. This notion has challenged our common tendency to eat every few hours to ensure the metabolism runs…

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Proteins, Carbs, & Fats: How They Affect Your Performance

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Carbohydrates What may be considered the best tasting macronutrient can sometimes be misunderstood. We’re talking about carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are a fundamental macronutrient. Each molecule of a carbohydrate contains three elements: carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, and are classified into sugars, starches, and fibers depending on their chemical makeup and digestive characteristics. Simple Sugars (simple carbs) Simple…

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What Are Macronutrients & Micronutrients

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What Are Macronutrients & Micronutrients The food we consume contains molecules that build our bodies and support healthy cellular processes. Eating a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and healthy fats can provide the necessary macronutrients and micronutrients needed for healthy living. What are Macronutrients? Macronutrients are nutrients that our bodies use in…

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Holiday Weight Gain – 4 Tips for Enjoying Your Holiday Treats

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Believe it or not, the holidays are once again upon us. And that means endless social gatherings with family and friends to exchange gifts and good wishes, and of course, lots and lots of food. From Aunt Carol’s famous chocolate chunk cookies you just can’t turn down to the ever-growing collection of treats at the…

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Metabolic Testing for Weight Loss Goals

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Losing weight can be very difficult, but if it’s necessary to improve health or reach goals, it’s important to be equipped with the best tools available. One tool is a firm knowledge of your own metabolism. Everyone’s metabolism is unique to them, so each person’s approach to losing weight will be slightly different. Metabolic Testing…

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