Diet Diva
Diet Diva

Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus. 

  • Sep 24 2012

    The Truth About the Paleo Diet

    People are always talking about the newest diet craze or fad diet that helped them drop that last 10 pounds they were struggling to lose. The magic plan that works for one person may not work for another. One of the diets many people (including...

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  • Jul 20 2012

    Super Nutrient of the Week: Protein

    Three nutrients make up the macronutrients that we must include in our diets daily--carbohydrates, protein, and fat. All have important functions and work synergistically in our bodies. While carbohydrates and fat are both necessary to include...

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  • Jul 13 2012

    The Color of the Plate Matters!

    Do you love having dinner parties like I do? Well, the next time you are planning what to serve, how much to serve, and who to invite, you may also want to take into consideration the color of the plates you will be serving your food on. Yes, t...

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  • Jul 02 2012

    Product Review: CocoaVia™

    No food on Earth can match the unique blend of flavanols that is found in cocoa, coining the term “nature’s most surprising superfruit.” That’s right: Cocoa is a FRUIT! Who knew? Cocoa flavanols are good-for-you phytonutrients that are naturall...

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  • Jun 27 2012

    New Product Alert: Special K Granola Bars

    People are busy. I get that. I am busy as a working mom with two young boys and nutrition isn’t always the top priority…even for me (shhh, don’t tell anyone!)! Today, when people are rushed in between meetings or just swamped with work in the a...

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  • Jun 25 2012

    Juicing vs. Blending: What’s Better?

    Are you confused on whether it’s better to juice or blend? The truth is they are both fantastic options to go with on our quest to “Live more fruitfully.” Whether you like to juice your fruits and vegetables or blend them, both are easy ways to...

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  • Jun 18 2012

    Bananas Beneficial During Exercise

    I am a huge believer in the fact that every athlete should have a banana a day and I preach this constantly to all of the athletes I work with. Bananas provide numerous health benefits and have been a long favorite source of energy for enduranc...

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  • May 11 2012

    New Product Review: Kashi Steam Meals

    Let’s face it, sometimes it is difficult to get to the kitchen to cook. Whether we are running errands, taking kids here and there, or just had a long day at work and the last thing we want to do is cook a meal for the family. Home cooked meal...

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  • Apr 27 2012

    The Art of Keeping Lost Weight off for Good!

    One of the biggest struggles people face in terms of dieting and fitness is how to maintain weight after losing it. Whether you have lost 100 lbs or 10 lbs, you want to make sure you keep that weight from creeping back up. Below are some helpfu...

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  • Apr 12 2012

    Loving on Some Soy

    What do you think of when you think of soy? Tofu? Soy milk? Edamame? Are you turning up your nose in disgust or reading on with excitement because you love soy? You don’t have to be a vegetarian to eat soy. In Asian countries tofu is often ser...

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About the Author


MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.

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