GWU Weight Management and Human Performance Lab

Offering the most comprehensive array of weight management and athletic performance testing services in Northern VA.

Mission: We provide nutrition plans that are customized to your individual metabolism and physiology. Testing services include DXA for body composition and bone density, and Resting Metabolic Rate. Book your appointment online here: https://vstc.youcanbook.me/

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How I Got This Body: A Student-Athlete Working With GWU's Human Performance Lab to Lose Weight and Maintain Muscle | Washingtonian (DC)

An awesome media article on our client Nicole!
https://www.washingtonian.com/2019/10/29/how-i-got-this-body-a-student-athlete-working-with-gwus-human-performance-lab-to-lose-weight-and-maintain-muscle/

washingtonian.com "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 #metabolismbasedeating strategies based on #metabolism and #bodycomposition measurements at #NSCACon19

We are grateful for every opportunity to present, teach, and empower others so we can change the weight management industry!

#nutrition #weightloss #gwuwtmgtlab #yesthatisarealemmy #chasethechicken #fatloss #passion #nutritioneducation

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!

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VERIFY: Do 6 doughnuts really have the same amount of sugar that's in one bottle of soda?

You can't believe everything you see online, and understanding portions can shift your perspective.
https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/verify/verify-do-6-doughnuts-really-have-the-same-amount-of-sugar-thats-in-one-bottle-of-soda/65-946718b7-e295-49cf-87cc-2c4a42a9031f

wusa9.com 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!

This post is about not judging a book by its cover. Four weeks ago, I embarked on a story/journey that involves tackling weight loss through a customized plan with a body scan and metabolism test. What it revealed is that I am considered #SkinnyFat.

To my surprise, the scan determined that I have 35% body fat. That is very high and can lead to other health issues if I don’t get it in check.

So, how did a vegetarian who is gluten free with digestive issues end up with such an imbalance? Good question. And it’s one I’m seeking answers to thanks to a dynamic team at the GW Weight Management and Human Performance Lab lead by Dr. Todd Miller and Dietitian Stephanie Mull.

I hope that what I learn will help you in your quest for better health and well-being.

I am changing my diet (which is hard because I love nuts and avocados - which are both high in fat), tracking everything I consume and doing a regimented strength training program 3xs a week.

I’m inspired by how many of you have reclaimed your health and I look forward to better days ahead too. Oh... and big paradigm shift in this plan. No scales ⚖️... @wusa9

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."

We want to help you get ready for summer! Don't wait to sign up for our 8 week Summer Slimdown! Register at: https://goo.gl/zx3KhQ

Webinar Series | Villanova University

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!
https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/nursing/centers/obesity/webinar_series.html

www1.villanova.edu 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...

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Tackling Weight Loss - Healthy You

play.google.com 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...

The Miller Method

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.
Https://vstc.youcanbook.me

Genetic testing for nutrition and fitness....take 3

GWU Weight Management and Human Performance Lab

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!
https://calendar.gwu.edu/gw-body-composition-and-metabolism-workshop

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1st Annual GWU Body Composition and Metabolism Workshop

1st Annual GWU Body Composition and Metabolism Workshop -

mailchi.mp 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...

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GW Body Composition and Metabolism Workshop | University Calendar | The George Washington University

calendar.gwu.edu GW Body Composition and Metabolism Workshop

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[email protected] Fitness Testing at the GW Weight Management and Human Performance Lab

What we do at the lab!
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[email protected] Fitness Testing

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What BMI doesn't tell you about your health

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!
https://youtu.be/z_3S2_41_FE

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 ...

VeloFit Physical Therapy

New Blog Post Up! One question I get all the time from people who are training is "what do I eat and when do I eat it?" Stephanie Dacko Mull of GWU Weight Management and Human Performance Lab who is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics writes on nutrient timing for exercise recovery. Optimizing those gains after workouts are vital to reap the benefits of your hard work. Click the link and share!

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Is a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet Best for You? | Motiv Running

A great article written by a dietitian colleague of our's addressing high fat, low carb eating for endurance athletes.
https://www.motivrunning.com/nutrition-for-runners/low-carb-high-fat-diet-best/

motivrunning.com A low-carb, high-fat diet has worked well for some runners.

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24 Healthy, Nutritionist-Approved Lunches You Can Find at Chipotle, Subway, Panera, and More

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.
https://www.washingtonian.com/2017/07/10/24-healthy-nutritionist-approved-lunches-chipotle-subway-panera-dominos-sweetgreen/

washingtonian.com And they're all under $15.

washingtonpost.com

Perspective | Confused about what’s healthy? A new nutrition survey shows you’re not alone.

Who do you turn to for reliable information on nutrition? (hint, hint: it should be us!)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/confused-about-whats-healthy-a-new-nutrition-survey-shows-youre-not-alone/2017/05/15/ad75f7e2-367e-11e7-b4ee-434b6d506b37_story.html?utm_term=.9e541eba7206

washingtonpost.com 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!

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GW Strength and Conditioning June Webinar

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gw-strength-and-conditioning-june-webinar-tickets-34333684976

eventbrite.com 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. ...

For those in the DC Metro area. Please share!

Tune in to the Miller Method today at noon EST!

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34 Surprisingly Delicious High-Protein Smoothie Recipes

So many of our clients enjoy a smoothie in the morning but it's very easy for a smoothie to be nutritionally imbalanced. This site has some great flavor suggestions but we are going to encourage you to do the following:
-minimize added fats (avocado, hemp, flax, coconut, peanut butter, and chia seeds)
-mix in significant sources of protein (Greek yogurt, protein powder, meal replacements powders)
-include fiber-containing carbohydrates such as oats and fruit
-veggies or greens powder can be included per your preference for a nutrient boost
https://greatist.com/eat/high-protein-smoothie-recipes

greatist.com With eight or more grams of protein and minimal ingredients, these drinks are perfect for a quick boost any time of day.

Subscribe and share!

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Study links emotional feeding in children to emotional eating later in life

Just today we talked with a client who was given food as a reward when she was a child. Many of you can probably identify with that. Understanding that food is your nourishment and fuel will help you develop a positive and healthy relationship with food. This needs to be translated to your kids! Watch what you say and be sure the appropriate message about the purpose of food gets across to them.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/study-links-emotional-feeding-young-children-emotional-eating/story?id=47019917

abcnews.go.com A new study suggests that comforting children with food may be problematic.

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Here's what happens to your body when you walk those recommended 10,000 steps

Lifestyle activity is so important!! Set an alarm, if needed, so you get up and walk every hour.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/nation-now/2017/04/14/what-happens-to-your-body-when-you-walk-10000-steps-health-fitness/99681306/

usatoday.com Even if you don't have a fitness tracker like a Fitbit, you've probably heard that you should strive to take 10,000 steps a day.

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Ask yourself the real reason you want to lose weight

We say this constantly - if you want to be different/better/healthier, then you must change something. The motivation to change must be intrinsic. It has to come from within you. It's the only way it will be a sustainable change.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-weight-loss-main-health-0503-20170428-story.html

chicagotribune.com We know how to lose weight: reduce calories and increase movement. Yet we don't do it. Or if we do, we gain it back. What's missing is your answer to why you want to lose.

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13 Meal Delivery Companies So You Never Have to Go to the Grocery Store

More of our clients are using a meal delivery service but too many ger wrapped up in the meal descriptions. You have to look at the nutrition information of the meals. Many are very high in fat anf low on carbohydrate. Yoi can try making special requests and modifications so the meals can fit your needs!
http://greatist.com/health/companies-healthy-home-cooking

greatist.com Take the stress out of cooking with these meal delivery companies that send food right to your door.

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