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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Jun 03 2011

    Turn Your Pyramid Into a Plate

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Guide Pyramid, first developed in 1992 and modified since then, has officially hit the dust. MyPyramid was, in my opinion, difficult for people to follow and use as the guide to a healthy diet...

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  • May 31 2011

    Is Organic Really Better?

    Is anyone else confused about whether to buy organic or conventional food? With all of the conflicting information about whether organic or conventional food is better for you, it’s hard to know what to think! Read on for insight on the organic...

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  • May 26 2011

    Memorial Day: Grilling Season is Here!

    Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer grilling season. Have you dusted off the grill and fired it up yet? If not, get cooking! Backyard barbecues tend to involve highly decadent foods, but they don’t have to! With spring in the air...

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  • May 25 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

    You’ve probably heard people say that chocolate is good for you. I find that I don’t usually have to tell people that twice. For some reason, everyone remembers it the first time. Personally, I can’t live without my chocolate. Knowing that it’s...

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  • May 23 2011

    Sandwich Makeover

    Remember Joey from Friends? I can’t think of sandwiches without thinking of Joey! Mmmmm…..sandwiches! One of the staples of the American diet: the sandwich. It’s perfect for a quick, easy meal, and with so many varieties you’ll never get bo...

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  • May 18 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Oats

    They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so if you’re eating it (as you should), make it full of health and nutrition! My go-to way of incorporating a deliciously healthy breakfast into my day is to include oats. Either as...

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  • May 16 2011

    Food Tips for a Busy Week

    The idea of eating healthy gets a bad rap when it comes to providing meals in a pinch. A lot of people have the idea that preparing healthy food is time consuming—but it doesn’t have to be! So before you pull into the drive-through for a meal o...

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  • May 13 2011

    Beware of Liquid Calories

    We all know the importance of watching the calories we eat, but have you ever stopped to consider the calories you drink? Liquid calories can add up quickly and oftentimes they don’t contribute any nutritional benefits (especially if you don’t p...

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  • May 11 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Tomatoes

    Summer is around the corner and that means: tomatoes! Tomatoes go well on so many things: sandwiches, salads, pasta, chicken, Mexican food­—you name it! They are tasty and satisfying, and with its many uses it is one of the most multipurpose fru...

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  • May 09 2011

    Staying Healthy on the Job

    Are you eating well at home but being tempted by office treats? Clients often tell me that they have healthy home eating down to a science, but they have trouble staying on track when they’re in the office. With office snacks and unhealthy ven...

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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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