Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
Jul 05 2011
Small Changes, Big Results
Looking for a way to lose a large amount of weight and keep it off? Make small changes. Many people look for quick fixes and go on diets that deprive them of their favorite foods, which only leads to weight regain. To lose weight and keep it of...
Jul 01 2011
What are You Grilling this 4th of July?
We’re going to the beach for the holiday weekend (I live in Florida) and I am so excited! My kids are young and love crashing in the waves and playing in the sand. We need a little vacation, so this long weekend is falling at the right time! ...
Jun 29 2011
Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Chia
Have you ever had a Chia Pet? Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! Did you realize that you can actually eat those seeds? I wouldn’t recommend the exact ones from the Chia Pet box, but you can find Chia seeds at your local health food store. Chia seeds are tiny,...
Jun 27 2011
All the Flavor with All of the Benefits
Cutting calories doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite flavors. Try substituting these simple and healthier alternatives for their high-calorie counterparts. Get the flavor of bacon in your recipe without all the fat. Instead, use ...
Jun 24 2011
It’s summertime, which means it’s really easy to plan your meals based on what’s in season! More often than not, we buy our favorite foods when they aren’t at their peak ripeness. This means we eat our foods when they don’t taste their best, an...
Jun 22 2011
New Breakfast on the Block
Subway is known for a quick and healthy (easy on the sauces) option for lunch or dinner, but they have just launched a breakfast menu that is equally healthy and fresh.One of the things that I personally love about Subway is the ability to customi...
Jun 22 2011
Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Potatoes
When you hear potato, what comes to mind? Starchy, white? Fattening and avoid at all cost? While starchy and white may be true, the latter is absolutely false! Over the years, the potato has gotten a bad rap thanks to the many diet fads and “no...
Jun 20 2011
The Dangers of Grazing
Are you a grazer? If you read my blogs on a regular basis, you know that I am in favor of eating small portions and eating frequently throughout the day. However, mindless “grazing” can lead to calories going unnoticed throughout your day, beca...
Jun 17 2011
Rely on Convenience
Does the thought of cooking or preparing a meal seem like a daunting task? If so, I’ve got a secret for you: it’s okay to “cut corners.” Convenience foods exist for the sole purpose of making your life easier, and it’s okay to let them do just ...
Jun 15 2011
Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Walnuts
When it comes to nuts, I have quite a few favorites, and walnuts are definitely on the list! Walnuts are a true powerhouse food, which is why they are the superfood of the week! They are shaped like a heart when you look at them in the shell an...