Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Oct 31 2011

    Hiding Veggies–Good or Bad?

    Your kids don’t gobble up the veggies? We’ve all been there. Young children are just beginning to develop their senses, and vegetables have natural bitter components to them that don’t naturally taste good. Kids are very smart and very obse...

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  • Oct 28 2011

    Is It Possible to Have a Healthy Halloween?

    Halloween is approaching fast, and, if your kids are like mine, they love candy and would eat it as their meal if they could! Here are six tips for a healthier Halloween to prevent your children from filling up on non-nutritious foods all da...

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  • Oct 26 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Garbanzo Beans

    Whether you call them garbanzo beans or chickpeas, this addicting legume receives my superfood spotlight this week for some of the amazing health benefits it provides. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you already know about my bean obs...

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  • Oct 24 2011

    It’s National Food Day: October 24th

    It’s time to get real and eat real! Mark your calendars because October 24th is National Food Day. Thousands of Americans are gathering in schools, farmers markets, college campuses, and state capitols to talk about ways to improve and transfo...

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  • Oct 21 2011

    Enjoy Full Fall Flavors

    The air is getting crisp and the leaves are turning—it can only mean one thing: Fall is in the air! It’s harvest time for many fruits and vegetables in the fall, so take advantage of some of those fall flavors! I was on The Daily Buzz natio...

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  • Oct 19 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Pumpkin

    Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love the beautiful colors of the leaves, and of course the food! One particular food that comes to mind is pumpkins! Pumpkins are a true sign that fall has arrived. During the months of September...

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  • Oct 14 2011

    Got Oats?

    In a recent post, I talked about the amazing health benefits of oats, but what if you are stuck in an oatmeal rut? Oats are not only meant for breakfast. They can be incorporated into almost any meal to help you get the whole grains and dietary...

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  • Oct 10 2011

    Crave Healthier Foods

    What are some of your cravings? If you’re like the average American when it comes to food cravings, you turn to your favorite comfort foods—likely loaded with fat, salt, or sugar. I admit that quite often I have cravings for something downright...

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  • Oct 07 2011

    Denmark's Fat Tax

    On October 1, 2011, Denmark became the first country to issue a “fat tax” on certain foods to encourage healthy eating. Foods like butter, milk, cheese, pizza, meat, oil, and processed food are now subject to the tax if they contain more than 2...

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  • Oct 07 2011

    6 Simple Tricks To Being More Mindful

    Do you stuff down a sandwich in front of a computer screen while preparing for your next meeting? I am guilty of it occasionally, too, but I have learned to try to control this by being aware and mindful of the food I am putting in my body. ...

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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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