Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Oct 05 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Eggplant

    If you have never bought or prepared eggplant before, believe me I get it. But don’t let those purple veggies be intimidating! Have no fear, you’ll get some dynamite ideas for the next time you want to make something just a little different for ...

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  • Oct 03 2011

    Go Meatless This Monday!

    The Meatless Monday movement is growing quickly! Never heard of it? Well, celebrities like Oprah, Olivia Wilde, Bob Harper, Simon Cowell, Gwyneth Paltrow, and many more are taking the pledge and jumping on the band wagon of avoiding meat on Mo...

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  • Sep 30 2011

    The “Dirty Dozen”

    The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a U.S. based environmental advocacy organization that developed a list in 1995 compiled of fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides. Referred to as the “Dirty Dozen,” the list of produce ...

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  • Sep 28 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Pistachios

    When the mid-day munchies hit and you’re tempted to grab a sugar-filled snack, bypass the candy bar or chips and reach for a handful of pistachios instead. When consumed in moderation, this tree nut can be effective in managing weight when comp...

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  • Sep 26 2011

    Want to Lose Twice as Much Weight?

    I knew I’d get your attention with that headline. Am I selling a “magic” cream or pill? Nope! Just old fashioned accountability in the form of: a food journal. Simply keeping track of everything you eat within a day can open your eyes to unhea...

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  • Sep 23 2011

    Make Fall Veggies Irresistible!

    Ever get in a rut eating the same darn fruits and veggies all the time? Break out of the rut with creative ideas to inspire you to eat your veggies! Fall is a great time to explore the flavors of the season: Eggplant: This purple beauty ...

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  • Sep 21 2011

    Super Food of the Week: Health Benefits of Butternut Squash

    Fall is the season of orange super foods—pumpkin, acorn squash, and this week’s super food of the week: butternut squash. This fall veggie is a powerhouse of flavor and nutrients. If this food has not made its way onto your dinner table yet, no...

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  • Sep 19 2011

    Your Daily WOW!

    I just started working with Jamba Juice, and I really love one of their key messages. They want everyone to have a “Daily WOW!” Put some WOW in your NOW! (They even have ambassadors of WOW!). Isn’t that fun? Ever since I heard that, I try t...

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  • Sep 16 2011

    Grocery Store Savings!

    Do you feel like every time you go to the grocery store you are spending a lot more money than you had intended to? Many Americans feel this way. Often, in the effort to save money, people cut nutrition. According to a recent study published...

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  • Sep 12 2011

    Flavored Milk over Soda Any Day

    As a mom of two young boys who can sometimes be picky, milk is something I won’t let them skip out on. Milk is packed with essential nutrients to help kids grow into strong healthy adults. Both white and flavored milks are excellent sources of ...

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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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