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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Jul 01 2011

    What are You Grilling this 4th of July?

    We’re going to the beach for the holiday weekend (I live in Florida) and I am so excited! My kids are young and love crashing in the waves and playing in the sand. We need a little vacation, so this long weekend is falling at the right time! ...

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  • Jun 29 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Chia

    Have you ever had a Chia Pet? Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! Did you realize that you can actually eat those seeds? I wouldn’t recommend the exact ones from the Chia Pet box, but you can find Chia seeds at your local health food store. Chia seeds are tiny,...

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  • Jun 27 2011

    All the Flavor with All of the Benefits

    Cutting calories doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite flavors. Try substituting these simple and healthier alternatives for their high-calorie counterparts. Get the flavor of bacon in your recipe without all the fat. Instead, use ...

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  • Jun 24 2011

    Summertime Flavor

    It’s summertime, which means it’s really easy to plan your meals based on what’s in season! More often than not, we buy our favorite foods when they aren’t at their peak ripeness. This means we eat our foods when they don’t taste their best, an...

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  • Jun 22 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Potatoes

    When you hear potato, what comes to mind? Starchy, white? Fattening and avoid at all cost? While starchy and white may be true, the latter is absolutely false! Over the years, the potato has gotten a bad rap thanks to the many diet fads and “no...

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  • Jun 20 2011

    The Dangers of Grazing

    Are you a grazer? If you read my blogs on a regular basis, you know that I am in favor of eating small portions and eating frequently throughout the day. However, mindless “grazing” can lead to calories going unnoticed throughout your day, beca...

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  • Jun 17 2011

    Rely on Convenience

    Does the thought of cooking or preparing a meal seem like a daunting task? If so, I’ve got a secret for you: it’s okay to “cut corners.” Convenience foods exist for the sole purpose of making your life easier, and it’s okay to let them do just ...

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  • Jun 15 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Walnuts

    When it comes to nuts, I have quite a few favorites, and walnuts are definitely on the list! Walnuts are a true powerhouse food, which is why they are the superfood of the week! They are shaped like a heart when you look at them in the shell an...

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  • Jun 08 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Acai

    One of my favorite things about berries is the array of types available to nourish our bodies. There are blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and one that is a bit off the beaten path: Acai berries! Many health claims have go...

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  • Jun 06 2011

    Debunking the Myth: Skipping Meals Helps You Lose Weight

    photo courtesy of the internetHave you skipped breakfast or lunch, thinking it’s a good way to lose weight? You’re saving calories, right? Not really. While your intentions may be good, they are misplaced.Even though skipping meals might seem ...

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MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

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

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