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An awesome media article on our client Nicole!
How I Got This Body: A Student-Athlete Working With GWU's Human Performance Lab to Lose Weight and Maintain Muscle | Washingtonian (DC) "I am now a lot more confident in my appearance and am just overall more comfortable in my own skin."
We do what we do because we love it and we know we are changing lives. Our passion is sharing our knowledge with others. This morning we got to do just that by sharing strategies based on and measurements at
We are grateful for every opportunity to present, teach, and empower others so we can change the weight management industry!
We are presenting at Villanova University's Hot Topics in Nutrition Research and Practice on July 9th. Topics include the gut biome, metabolic adaptation during weight loss, culinary medicine and cannibis. There is a live streaming option if you cannot attend in person. We hope to see you there!
You can't believe everything you see online, and understanding portions can shift your perspective.
VERIFY: Do 6 doughnuts really have the same amount of sugar that's in one bottle of soda? You have a sweet tooth. But should you go for both the doughnuts and a fully sugared soft drink? Our Verify team checked out the claim in this viral tweet.
So great to be working with Lesli Foster from WUSA!
Testimonial Time! While we love seeing improvements in body composition and metabolism, we take extra joy in seeing the shifts in people's mindsets and relationships with food. Because we know if we can improve those two things, then the body changes will happen easier! Check out what our 42 year old female client had to say recently:
"Today I had a new personal best at the gym and deadlifted 193 pounds! I am definitely getting stronger, so hopefully my next dexa scan will show muscle gain. My clothes are fitting much better, with some old favorites wearable again. And overall, I feel great. I love that I am getting better results with less time working out. While I am curious as to what the scan will show, I don't even care that much because I feel so much better than I did a few months ago. My food and exercise right now feels very sustainable. I greatly appreciate you helping me find the right balance for me."
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Interested in learning about metabolic adaptation? Todd and Stephanie will be sharing their knowledge and experience as part of Villanova University's COPE program in a FREE webinar on Wednesday 2/6 at 12 PM EST. Register here!
Webinar Series | Villanova University Standard interventions for weight loss include dietary calorie restriction and an increase in cardiovascular exercise but do not typically include a strategy for preserving metabolic rate during weight loss. Using weight as the primary measurement tool for success and compliance increases the risk o...
Tackling Weight Loss - Healthy You For many, the new year provides a perfect opportunity to start over or try something new in your life. But do New Year’s resolutions work? In today’s episode, we speak with Todd Miller, director of the Weight Management and Human Performance Lab at GW’s VSTC, and Stephanie Mull, a dietician at...
Genetic testing now available at our lab! Schedule your appointment here! You do not have to be a current client to take advantage of the service.
For those of you in the DC Metro area!
For those in the DC area!
THERE ARE ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT for the 1st annual GWU Body Composition and Metabolism Workshop on 9/28! Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn how to utilize novel, cutting edge approaches to weight management. Dietitians will receive 5.5 CEUs and lunch is provided! Follow the link below to see the full agenda!
1st Annual GWU Body Composition and Metabolism Workshop -
1st Annual GWU Body Composition and Metabolism Workshop Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn from experts in the field of body composition and metabolism manipulation. This workshop will provide you with a thorough understanding of nutritional and exercise strategies for maximizing fat loss while preserving or improving the metabolism. D...
GW Body Composition and Metabolism Workshop | University Calendar | The George Washington University GW Body Composition and Metabolism Workshop
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Great video on why BMI is only a small piece of your picture! Do NOT use BMI to determine your ideal body weight and do not use it as your only source of assessment. Body fat tests give you a more thorough picture of how your weight is comprised. Look for a familiar face in this video!
What BMI doesn't tell you about your health The way we define obesity is flawed. Read more about BMI's flaws on Vox.com: http://bit.ly/2nxeQ2U The body mass index, better known as BMI, is a measure of ...
Nutrient Timing for Exercise Recovery | VeloFit | Physical Therapy Stephanie Mull is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with a Masters Degree in Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion in g...
Increased protein intake could reduce muscle loss in elderly Increased protein in your diet can help aid in weight loss and build muscle mass, and while most of us get plenty of protein each day, one group isn’t
A great article written by a dietitian colleague of our's addressing high fat, low carb eating for endurance athletes.
Is a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet Best for You? | Motiv Running A low-carb, high-fat diet has worked well for some runners.
Linda is a 57 year old female who is vegan and manages chronic kidney disease, which means we need to keep her protein intake on the low end. Despite those challenges, Linda was still able to increase lean body mass and lose fat. In 3 months, Linda dropped 3.3% body fat! This is yet another client story to show you that eating to your metabolism and maximizing your workouts can improve body composition regardless of your challenges!
They offered to pay people to go to the gym. Guess what happened? Study finds financial incentives don’t work; social cues may be more effective.
This article was written by a dietitian colleague of our's. It supports our message that regardless of where you are, you can find something to eat to align with your food preferences and calorie/macro goals! An added bonus to the food options in this article is that budget was considered.
24 Healthy, Nutritionist-Approved Lunches You Can Find at Chipotle, Subway, Panera, and More And they're all under $15.
What you hear on the news or on social media is only a very small tidbit of the full story. Media plays on emotion. Try to remove your emotion and remain objective when interpreting information. The take home message from this article is:
"Amid the headline mania, if you want some surefire dietary advice to hold onto, Klurfeld predicts 'moderation and variety are the two nutrition rules that are never going to change.'" BALANCE is what we encourage on a daily basis!
Nutrition Science Isn't Broken, It's Just Wicked Hard My dad is an old-school rancher who uses a flip-phone, refuses to wear a seat belt and swears by the Atkins diet . Like many Americans on both sides of the political aisle, he's skeptical of science.
Who do you turn to for reliable information on nutrition? (hint, hint: it should be us!)
Perspective | Confused about what’s healthy? A new nutrition survey shows you’re not alone. Despite (or perhaps because of) a flood of information, Americans get a failing grade in nutrition literacy.
Our approach works for teen athletes too! Our 17 year old female client is a track and field athlete who is trying to manage high triglyceride levels. In just 8 weeks, she lost 9 lbs of fat and gained 2 lbs of lean body mass. Her primary goal is to get healthier but as a bonus she is a faster and stronger athlete! We are not having her track her food. She is following a general macro balance at meals and snacks that fits her needs and fuels her activity.
For anyone in the DC Metro area who is interested in "FAD-FREE" weight loss!
GW Strength and Conditioning June Webinar Hear from Dr. Todd Miller, the Program Director of GW Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning. Learn how this program can help you acheive your goals in the field of exercise science! During this webinar you will hear about admissions requirements, curriculum, and the goals of our program. ...
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