Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Apr 24 2012

    5 Foods you Should be Eating

    Opinions seem to change on foods everyday. One day a food is good for you, one day it is bad for you. In recent research, some of the foods once thought to be bad for you and that many people avoided, may actually help you lose weight! Eggs:...

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  • Apr 16 2012

    The Salty Truth

    Food without salt? Sounds gross right? When I work with clients who need to be on a low sodium diet due to medical reasons, I try to find ways to keep their salt intake in check with little tricks and tips instead of cutting salt out completely...

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  • Apr 16 2012

    Why You Should Juice

    Do you have a juicer collecting dust in your pantry? It may be time to dust it off and give it a whirl! I just recently started juicing and absolutely love it. Juicing allows you to pack more fruits and vegetables into your day thus helping y...

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  • Apr 16 2012

    4 Tested Tricks for Getting Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

    Nutrition researchers all over the country are constantly publishing studies on the benefits of eating more vegetables. Thanks to this research, we know that a diet that includes at least 3 servings of vegetables may reduce our risk for heart d...

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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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  • Apr 11 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Papaya

    There may be no better way to start a day than with a bowl of ripe papaya cut into chunks! This bright orange fruit is easy to digest, tastes great, and has a ton of nutritional benefits! That’s why papaya just happens to be my super food of th...

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  • Apr 09 2012

    Leftovers: Do you eat them or trash them?

    It’s evident that food prices are continuing to rise, and it’s easy to use that as excuse to not eat healthy. Do you know one of the biggest food costs? Throwing food away! Either we let it go bad without using it soon enough or we throw away e...

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  • Apr 09 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Raisins

    When thinking of fruits and veggies, you may automatically think fresh, but dried fruit can actually count too. Raisins are one of the most popular dried fruits today. These simple fruits make a convenient snack and are easy to tuck into a lunch b...

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  • Apr 04 2012

    Easter Candy 411

    After Halloween, Easter is the second largest candy eating holiday. When it comes to candy, there really isn’t one candy that is better than the other. At the end of the day to prevent packing on the pounds, it all comes down to calories. Many ...

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  • Apr 02 2012

    Celebrate National PB&J Day!

    Do you know what is celebrated on April 2? It’s doubtful you’ll get a day off of school or work for it, but it certainly is a fun one to celebrate! Historically this popular sandwich all started during WWII when American soldiers mixed their rat...

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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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