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Fit for a queen: A RuPaul’s Drag Race alum talks fitness, nutrition, and self-care
Drag performer Alaska Thunderf*ck, in Atlanta for a Pride-weekend show, shares her thoughts on exercise, meditation, and the rigors of “bucking and twirling onstage.”
Newfangled nutrition: Chuice chewable juice
Bottling out of Atlantic Station since 2013, Chuice (that’s short for “chewable juice”) seems poised to capitalize on the popularity of both juice cleanses and meal replacements like Soylent.
6 reasons to eat kiwis
Fuzzy, egg-shaped kiwis are actually large berries. Ounce for ounce, they contain more nutrients than most any other fruit in the grocery store. Here are some reasons to make this exotic treat part of your regular diet.
Test driving 6 Atlanta nutritionists and personal trainers
Our writer checks out three nutritionists to discover why he can't put on weight, while another writer seeks personal trainers to help her figure out why she can't do sit-ups.
Would grocery shopping with a nutritionist help people eat healthier?
Kristina Lewis, a medical researcher with Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, snagged one of the inaugural awards from the New York Academy of Sciences’ Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science.
Watch the Fat Map
No doubt you've heard a lot about the U.S. obesity epidemic. If you're tired of reading about it and just want to see it, check out the CDC's obesity-over-time map, sped up for your viewing pleasure.
What’s in your mac & cheese?
A couple of mom food bloggers are taking on Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, with an online petition demanding the company stop using the dyes that give the kid-favorite pasta its trademark neon yellow glow. Dr. Maureen Lamm, a Marietta doctor and mom is outspoken on the topic. She's founder of MomsABC, a site that gives parents information to make healthy choices for their kids.
Diet drinks gives bigger buzz to alcohol
Skinny sorority girls finally can blame science. According to a new study, mixing alcohol and diet drinks can get you drunker. The study, set to be published in the April issue of the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, found that people who drank their booze with diet mixers had higher breath alcohol content that those who drank with non-diet drinks.
Emory doc rates diets
For the third year, Emory cardiologist Laurence Sperling helped U.S. News & World Report rate the country’s top diets. Sperling joined a panel of 20 experts to evaluate 29 diets from Atkins to Zone. Fortunately for Sperling, medical director of Emory's Center for Heart Disease Prevention, he didn’t have to actually try all the diets.
We love our fast food
How much time do you spend in that drive-thru? On an average day, we get a little more than 11 percent of our calories from fast food, according to a new study from the CDC.