Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Jan 20 2011

    Strategic Grocery Shopping

    Healthy eating starts at your home, but in order to ensure that your home will be stocked with nutritious food you need to first learn how to shop strategically in the grocery store! Grocery shopping can be pretty overwhelming. With the nev...

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  • Jan 14 2011

    Simple Ways to be Thin by Spring

    Rather than focusing on the traditional New Year’s resolutions that are often a distant memory by March, this year, try making a few super simple changes that will provide long lasting benefits. Small changes100 calories per day = 10 lbs. pe...

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  • Jan 12 2011

    Healthy Restaurant Eating

    PTQGNTDJCYNV - Is it possible to eat healthy at restaurants? Absolutely! But it does take some careful ordering and possibly some discipline. Many of my clients do great when they’re cooking at home, but once that menu is in their hands, their ...

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  • Jan 03 2011

    SMART Goals for the New Year

    photo by Yuval Y., GFDLHappy New Year! It’s that time again for new resolutions and goals, so how can we choose goals that we’ll actually stick to? Make this year different by coming up with resolutions that are realistic for you and your life...

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  • Dec 28 2010

    Boost Your Immunity During the Holiday Season

    The holidays are a time for family fun and social gatherings, but with the hustle and bustle of the season, it can also be a time of stress and sickness. With the cooler weather paired with the stress of the holidays, it can be very easy to fe...

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  • Dec 23 2010

    Healthy Holiday Entertaining

    The LolaPTQGNTDJCYNV -The air is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and your jeans are getting tighter. How can you enjoy the holidays without gaining weight? Do some of your holiday favorites actually have some nutritional benefit?Hea...

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  • Dec 21 2010

    Tips for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

    Happy Holidays! “It’s the most wonderful time of the year……” Here we are, in the midst of the holiday season. How are you doing so far? We have a week left of celebrating before the New Year’s Resolutions will come to take away those extra...

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  • Dec 13 2010

    Are You Whole? Understanding Whole Grains

    One of the big buzzes in nutrition seems to be all about whole grains and fiber. As a result, there’s a lot of confusion about the two subjects. For example, just because something is high in fiber doesn’t necessarily mean it has whole grains. ...

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  • Dec 10 2010

    Smart Snacking: Lose Weight By Eating More Often

    Oftentimes the first thing that people do when trying to lose weight is cut meals and snacks out of their diet, but when you’re eating for health my philosophy encourages you to eat more throughout your day. Eating regular, portion controlled me...

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  • Dec 08 2010

    Sneaky Sodium: Why You Consume More Salt Than You Think

    Not many people actually know how much salt they are supposed to eat each day, or how much they’re getting from the foods that they eat. It’s almost impossible to tell, and the stats prove this! The recommendation for sodium intake is 2400 m...

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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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