Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
Mar 02 2012
Get your Plate in Shape During the Month of March!
Hello March! March just happens to be National Nutrition Month! National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attenti...
Feb 27 2012
Deciphering the Menu: How to Choose the Right Foods
Eating out can be a lot of fun, but when trying to stick to a diet or trying to eat healthy, it can sometimes be a challenge. Deciphering a menu can often be difficult with the large array of choices that often presents itself to us. Th...
Feb 24 2012
Moderate Exercise for Mommies-To-Be
Are you expecting and worried about not being able to exercise regularly for fear of causing harm to your baby? Well a recent study from John’s Hopkins University found that exercise during pregnancy is actually quite good for your baby! Res...
Feb 22 2012
Super Food of the Week: Health Benefits of Plantains
Plantains are best described as green counterparts of rich, ripe yellow bananas and are actually a natural super food that many people are unaware of! Although they look similar to bananas, they are actually quite different. In many tropical re...
Feb 17 2012
Fuel Your Body with Carbohydrates
With all the athletes that I work with, I preach about the importance of fueling your body correctly before, during, and after workouts. With all the fad diets out there, many of them try to eliminate the most important source of energy we need...
Feb 15 2012
Super Nutrient of the Week: B Vitamins
Many people toss the term “B vitamins” around without true knowledge of these powerhouse nutrients! What many people don’t know is that there are 8 vitamins designated as B vitamins, which include thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pan...
Feb 13 2012
Heart Your Cart
With the month of February being heart month, it is a good time to do everything you can to show your families’ hearts some love! A healthy diet is one of your most powerful weapons in the fight against heart disease. Building a heart healthy d...
Feb 10 2012
"Going Green" is a buzz phrase you are hearing a lot from people trying to find ways to help protect our environment now and for future generations. You may have started to switch your lightbulbs, unplug appliances, recycle papers, cans, and bott...
Feb 10 2012
Prevent That Flu This Winter
With little boys ages 2 and 4, I try to do everything I can to prevent them for getting sick. They are bringing home other kid’s germs daily from school. If I can do everything in my power to build their immune systems, I can keep them healthy!...
Feb 08 2012
Super Nutrient of the Month: Vitamin C
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is probably the most well known vitamin of all. It is a water soluble vitamin that not only performs as an antioxidant, but also plays a part in various body functions such as: Maintaining and re...