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

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

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.,...

Is Aging “Treatable?” What You Need to Know

Is Aging “Treatable?” What You Need to Know

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...

The 5 Best Health & Wellness Apps to use in 2020

The 5 Best Health & Wellness Apps to use in 2020

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...

Client Transformation: Gina E., Washington, DC

Client Transformation: Gina E., Washington, DC

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...

Is it Possible to Build Muscle while Restricting Calories?

Is it Possible to Build Muscle while Restricting Calories?

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...

Client Transformation: Gigi, Arlington, VA

Client Transformation: Gigi, Arlington, VA

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...

How to Navigate the FDA’s New Food Label Updates

How to Navigate the FDA’s New Food Label Updates

The FDA recently made updates to food labels after three decades of consistent labeling. The new labels reflect new nutrition science and more realistic eating behaviors to better guide consumers in knowing what is best for their health. So what exactly is new about...

Client Testimonial: Mary Emma, Washington, DC

Client Testimonial: Mary Emma, Washington, DC

Composition ID Washington DC client, Mary Emma, designed a sustainable, effective approach to nutrition after gathering data about her specific metabolism. Read on to see how she is able to work towards her health goals by following a tailored nutrition plan and still...

How to set the SMART-est goals in 2020

How to set the SMART-est goals in 2020

Turns out there is a correct way to set a goal, proven scientifically and tested over time. Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, explains how setting SMART goals can achieve the greatest results, along with a few other goal-setting best practices. While there are several...