Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Mar 02 2010

    Do Carbs Make You Fat?

    It is National Nutrition Month--time for Registered Dietitians everywhere to bask in our glory of sharing nutritional wisdom with the world for 30 days (because we are really just sitting around eating bon bons the other 335 days of the year).In t...

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  • Feb 26 2010

    Is Raw Milk Better for You?

    My mother grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and she talks about drinking truly fresh milk, right after milking the cows. The taste, she says, is wonderful and unlike any other milk you can get today. Back then, she wouldn't drink the milk at ...

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  • Feb 22 2010

    3 New Products to Try: Fiber One Bars, Godiva Coffee, and Yoplait Greek Yogurt

    I am always on the hunt for new foods on supermarket shelves and I have 3 new products I have tried and want to share with you!Fiber One 90 calorie barsI was a big fan of Fiber One bars when they first came out. They were one of my go-to bars for ...

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  • Feb 15 2010

    Almonds Are In: Learn the Health Benefits of Almonds

    In honor of National Almond Day (February 16) I thought I would write about the wonderful nutritional benefits of almonds.Did you know that 100% of the almonds in the United States come from California? And 80% of the world's almonds are from Cal...

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  • Feb 07 2010

    Food Should Taste Good

    How clever is this for a brand name? Food Should Taste Good. Yes, it should!I have recently been introduced to these chips and they are fantastic! They sent me some samples and I was impressed with not only the taste and texture, but the nutriti...

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  • Feb 04 2010

    5 Steps to Lower Cancer Risk

    Today (February 4, 2010) is designated World Cancer Day to create awareness around cancer and how to prevent it. Over 12 Million people get diagnosed yearly around the world and 7.6 Million die from cancer. Cancer is responsible for 1 in every 8 ...

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  • Feb 02 2010

    Wear Red Friday, Feb 5

    February is American Heart Month and Friday, February 5, 2010 is the official National Wear Red Day designated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women AND men in this cou...

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  • Jan 28 2010

    New York City Proposes Soda Tax

    I blogged yesterday about how New York City is leading the country by legislating changes in restaurants and food companies to improve the health of it's citizens. They have banned trans fat, required calories to be listed on menus, started adver...

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  • Jan 14 2010

    Book Review: "Stop and Go Fast Food Nutrition Guide"

    I have written several times recently about how to eat better on the road and I just found another great resource. I was at a friend's house and saw this book sitting on their counter and picked it up. It is called the Stop and Go Fast Food Nutr...

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  • Jan 14 2010

    5 Healthy Snack Ideas: Are Popchips Really Healthy?

    Now that we are a few weeks into the New Year, I thought you may need a few new ideas for snacks. You are probably sick of your resolution to eat healthy and want some tasty alternatives to munch on. Here are a few of my favorite snacks that tid...

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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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