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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Feb 28 2011

    Is There Anything Healthy in the Vending Machine?

    We’ve all been there. It's three in the afternoon and your eyes are drooping as your energy starts to fall. This can only mean one thing: it’s time for a snack! Since you’ve eaten all of the food you brought from home already, there’s only one ...

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  • Feb 25 2011

    Healthy Comfort Foods

    When you think of “comfort foods,” what are the first foods that come to your mind? For me, I think of soups and stews or chicken dishes. Something that warms you from the inside out. During these cold winter months, hearty meals are more appea...

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  • Feb 23 2011

    Eat This for a Healthy Heart

    The heart is one of the hardest working muscles in the body. It pumps an average of 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels each day. Instead of focusing on what NOT to eat, let’s look at what TO eat! Choose Heart H...

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  • Feb 09 2011

    The Flexitarian Diet

    Tara with Dawn Jackson BlatnerHave you considered the idea of becoming a vegetarian but can’t imagine a life completely free of meat? We all know how hard it can be to eat meat-free, so for those of you who enjoy your vegetables but still want ...

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  • Feb 07 2011

    On the Road Again: Eating Healthy While Traveling

    I am writing this post on a plane to Las Vegas for a speaking engagement. While healthy eating begins at home, being on the road is not excuse for letting it slip. As a busy professional myself, I know how hard it is to eat healthy while travel...

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  • Feb 03 2011

    Big Game No Guilt Snacking

    The Big Game is on for Sunday, and while the players will be burning it off, most people will be packing it on. Check out my latest appearance on The Daily Buzz TV show with my no-guilt Big Game snacks! The Super Bowl is one of the bigges...

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  • Feb 02 2011

    Super Bowl 2011: Healthy Snack Ideas

    Super Bowl Sunday could easily be renamed Super Snack Sunday. Most people don’t sit down to a meal while they’re watching the game—they are much more likely to fill up on snacks like pizza, wings, and chips and dips. You might start a riot if y...

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  • Jan 31 2011

    Eating To Prevent Cancer

    Cancer is scary because we don’t always know why people get it. Over the years, cancer prevalence has increased greatly, and that’s partially because of lifestyle behaviors that we as a nation have adopted. Although cancer may occur because of ...

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  • Jan 27 2011

    Eat Light, Eat Often

    Energy and performance are very important in my day-to-day work. In order to be an efficient full-time worker and full-time mom, I need to make sure I’m at the top of my game to provide the best for my family. For many people, the first go-to en...

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  • Jan 24 2011

    Portion Control: How Big is That Plate?

    Are you eating healthy, but still not seeing the results you’ve been hoping for? The reason could be portion sizes! Food portions have increased to two or three times of what’s recommended without us even realizing it. In order to get control o...

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About the Author


MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

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

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