Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Aug 17 2012

    Five Second Rule: Myth or Fact?

    Most of you have probably heard about the “five second rule" -- if a piece of food or a utensil hits the ground and stays there for five seconds or less, it's still acceptable to eat/use. What’s your guess? Do you think it’s a fact or a myth? Wit...

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  • Aug 10 2012

    A New "Kind" of Nutrition Bar

    If you’ve seen the nutrition bar section at your local grocery store lately, you may have noticed an influx of different brands, each one claiming to be “healthy.” Choosing a convenient snack bar that is both nutritious and great tasting can be ...

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  • Jul 11 2012

    Superfood of the Week: Peaches

    While the summer months produce an abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables, one that often comes to mind that I cannot get enough of is peaches. With their fuzzy coats, this round and versatile fruit is full of nutrients and is worthy of bei...

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  • Jul 09 2012

    Diet Goes Downhill As Day Goes On

    Do you have intentions of eating healthy when you get up in the morning and then somewhere around 3 PM you hit the candy jar at work and it’s all over? You wake up in the morning, have a healthy breakfast, and try to plan for the day ahead. But...

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  • Jul 06 2012

    Where is Your Money Spent at the Grocery Store?

    Whenever I take clients on grocery store tours, I always talk to them about the following things: Fill the majority of your cart with plant-based foods--fruits, veggies, whole grains, beansNever go to the grocery store hungry to prevent impu...

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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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  • May 18 2012

    Magnificent Mangos: The Latest Super Fruit

    Many of us have spent a lot of our time trying to figure out what the magical food or diet is that will keep us both slim and healthy. Well, new research has emerged claiming that the mango may help you do just that. Comparing the diets of ov...

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  • Mar 26 2012

    Mother Nature Knows Best

    When it comes to food, Mother Nature knows best! I recently featured some of my favorite naturally nutrient rich foods on The Daily Buzz national morning show. Check out the clip and read below for more details and recipe links. PotatoesAt 11...

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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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