Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
Jan 13 2012
Super Nutrient of the Week: Why We Need Iron
For many of the populations that I work with (pregnant women and athletes), iron is an extremely important mineral that needs to be a part of their diets daily. Iron is required for a number of vital functions, including GrowthReproductionW...
Jan 11 2012
Go Bananas in 2012
Bananas are one of my favorite foods of all time. I believe everyone should have a banana every single day and I tell this to all my clients and athletes that I work with. Bananas are a fantastic super food as they are inexpensive, they taste g...
Jan 09 2012
Super Food of the Week: Health Benefits of Tuna
In the past, tuna has had a bad rap because of potentially high mercury levels and it seems to be a question I get all the time when I am recommending it as a good source of lean protein to clients. In fact, when consumed in moderation tuna off...
Jan 06 2012
Fuel Your Fitness Goals
Some people may think that getting into great shape means to only work out regularly, however if getting in shape is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, exercise is only half the equation. What you eat can make or break your fitness goals so th...
Jan 05 2012
Lose Weight Without Sacrificing Flavor
When you are trying to lose weight, every calorie counts. Just because you’re cutting calories doesn’t mean you have to cut good taste! The truth of the matter is that dieting does not mean you must abandon food or flavor but rather you must d...
Dec 30 2011
How to Make Your Resolutions Stick This Year
The New Year is upon us, which means new beginnings, a new start, and a new chapter in our lives. This is why so many people create resolutions to kick off the New Year. It’s a great opportunity for people to eliminate bad habits and to establi...
Dec 28 2011
Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Peanut Butter
I’ve always been a peanut butter fan since I was a child. I can remember eating it by the spoonfuls out of the jar! To this day, it is one food I’ve never gotten sick of. It’s tasty, satisfying, inexpensive, and even good for your health. That’...
Dec 27 2011
Boost Your Willpower
Dating all the way back to the time of Adam and Eve, individuals have struggled with self control. We eat too much, we drink too much, we gamble too much, and we even become addicted to things like drugs, smoking, and work. So what exactly is t...
Dec 23 2011
Calling All Chocolate Lovers
For those of you who know me, I am a CHOCOLATE LOVER! A day does not go by without me eating chocolate at one point or another. One of the many lessons I’ve learned throughout the years is that a little goes a long way! Dark chocolate o...
Dec 21 2011
Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Grapefruit
Nothing is better than a grapefruit to jumpstart your day with breakfast in the morning. Like other citrus fruits, grapefruits are packed with nutrients making it this week’s superfood of the week. Grapefruits contain numerous amounts of ...