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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • May 06 2011

    Spring Cleaning: Cleaning Your Pantry

    It’s that time of year again: Spring Cleaning! It’s the time every year to rid yourself of the old and bring in the new. Maybe you’re clearing out old clothes, papers and electronics…but what about food? Make your spring-cleaning not only a purge ...

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  • Apr 25 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Salmon

    There’s a lot of hype right now about omega-3 fatty acids, which is leaving many people confused. Why do we need them? How do we get them? What’s the best form? Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy fats that are found naturally in various foods,...

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  • Apr 22 2011

    Earth Day 2011: Going Green With Your Food Choices

    Going green is more than just reducing your carbon footprint. It may help you improve your diet. The key is to start small by incorporating changes step by step into your daily life. A great book of reference is Go Green Get Lean by Kate Geaga...

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  • Apr 15 2011

    Eat Intuitively

    Whenever I pass any book store or magazine stand I am floored by the amount of new diet trends that I see sprawled across the pages of magazines and newspapers. There are low-carb diets, low fat, Atkins, zone, south beach, weight watchers, Pale...

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  • Apr 13 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Dates

    With Easter and Passover right around the corner, it’s time to celebrate with some traditional foods! Holiday foods often get a bad name since the focus tends to be placed on high fat, high calorie dishes. But what if I told you that there was ...

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  • Apr 11 2011

    Healthy Food Imposters

    Have you ever eaten a food because you thought it was super healthy? Make sure you look carefully at everything you eat and don’t be fooled by deceptive advertising! A few of our favorite foods may have been branded as nourishing, when in reali...

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  • Mar 25 2011

    Eat a Rainbow of Foods: Health Benefits of Colored Foods

    Many American’s plates tend to be beige and brown with meats, loaded potatoes and refined grains. A diet rich in these foods provides high fat and cholesterol, with little nutritional quality. So what can we do to improve nutrition and add some...

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  • Mar 21 2011

    The Small Change Diet

    The newest diet book on the market is one of the smartest ones ever written. Are you tired of making drastic changes to your lifestyle, only to get burnt out and then go back to even worse habits? Keri Gans, Registered Dietitian, saw that i...

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  • Mar 14 2011

    Tips to Curb Your Cravings

    One of the most challenging things about eating healthy and keeping fit is fighting off your food cravings! I am a chocolate lover myself, so I understand how hard it can be to deny myself my favorite treat. So how can we stop ourselves from o...

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  • Mar 02 2011

    National Nutrition Month: Eat Right With Color!

    March is upon us, which you may or may not realize is a very important month for dietitians everywhere. It is National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is “Eat Right With Color.” What does that mean? Simply add colorful foods to your plate....

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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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