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Diet Diva

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

  • Sep 30 2011

    The “Dirty Dozen”

    The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a U.S. based environmental advocacy organization that developed a list in 1995 compiled of fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides. Referred to as the “Dirty Dozen,” the list of produce ...

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  • Sep 28 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Pistachios

    When the mid-day munchies hit and you’re tempted to grab a sugar-filled snack, bypass the candy bar or chips and reach for a handful of pistachios instead. When consumed in moderation, this tree nut can be effective in managing weight when comp...

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  • Sep 26 2011

    Want to Lose Twice as Much Weight?

    I knew I’d get your attention with that headline. Am I selling a “magic” cream or pill? Nope! Just old fashioned accountability in the form of: a food journal. Simply keeping track of everything you eat within a day can open your eyes to unhea...

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  • Sep 23 2011

    Make Fall Veggies Irresistible!

    Ever get in a rut eating the same darn fruits and veggies all the time? Break out of the rut with creative ideas to inspire you to eat your veggies! Fall is a great time to explore the flavors of the season: Eggplant: This purple beauty ...

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  • Sep 21 2011

    Super Food of the Week: Health Benefits of Butternut Squash

    Fall is the season of orange super foods—pumpkin, acorn squash, and this week’s super food of the week: butternut squash. This fall veggie is a powerhouse of flavor and nutrients. If this food has not made its way onto your dinner table yet, no...

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  • Sep 19 2011

    Your Daily WOW!

    I just started working with Jamba Juice, and I really love one of their key messages. They want everyone to have a “Daily WOW!” Put some WOW in your NOW! (They even have ambassadors of WOW!). Isn’t that fun? Ever since I heard that, I try t...

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  • Sep 16 2011

    Grocery Store Savings!

    Do you feel like every time you go to the grocery store you are spending a lot more money than you had intended to? Many Americans feel this way. Often, in the effort to save money, people cut nutrition. According to a recent study published...

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  • Sep 09 2011

    Food Safety Starts Where?

    With recent food recalls and caution against food contamination, it makes me wonder, where does food safety start? Many of you know of someone or have experienced yourself the unpleasant, gut-wrenching side effects of food poisoning. As someone...

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  • Sep 07 2011

    Super Food of the Week: Health Benefits of Whole Grains

    If you haven’t made the switch to whole grains yet, September is the month to jump on this bandwagon. Did you know that September is whole grains month? Whole grains are packed with nutrition! That’s why this week’s super food is whole grains....

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  • Sep 05 2011

    PACK It Up, PACK It In

    The end of another summer means new teachers, new school supplies, dreaded homework, and, of course, school snacks and lunches! This year, you can keep it simple and healthy by joining the public health initiative P.A.C.K. (Pack Assorted Colors...

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About the Author


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